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University Writing Program Schedules Conference

To address the complex issue of students' differing writing abilities, UNC Charlotte's University Writing Program will host writing instructors from throughout the region at its inaugural one-day regional writing conference on Friday, September 12. The event will be held at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. 9th Street, Charlotte.

"Bridging Inquiries: Research, Process, and Literacy from High School to Higher Ed" will offer panels and round-table discussions on topics such as commonalities in curricula, partnerships across institutions, academic literacies, inquiry-guided learning and teaching, academic transferability, and best practices in the teaching of writing. Presenters will include educators and scholars from Charlotte-area K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. Publisher representatives will offer writing resources for purchase, and lunch will provide a space for exchange and discussion.

Registration details and additional information can be found online.

Mellichamp Authors 'Native Plants of the Southeast'

Larry Mellichamp, director of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, has written Native Plants of the Southeast, which was published by Timber Press.

Billed as a comprehensive guide to the best 460 species for the garden, Native Plants of the Southeast features the most beautiful native plants that adapt well to garden cultivation, have multi-season appeal and attract native butterflies, birds and other beneficial wildlife, according to the publisher. The work includes profiles on hundreds of trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, grasses, aquatics and ferns, and it covers the entire southeast region of the United States.