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Chancellor's Diversity Challenge Fund Grants

The Council on University Community is accepting proposals for the Chancellor’s Diversity Challenge Fund through Tuesday, March 17.

The fund supports initiatives that promote the daily value of diversity in the intellectual life of the campus. Faculty, staff or students are eligible to apply for awards of up to $5,000.

Potential uses for the fund include presentations, workshops, trainings, cultural programs, exhibitions, films or speakers that address issues of diversity; research on issues of diversity; programs to integrate diversity into the classroom or that increase diversity in the academic pipeline; or projects that increase diversity through linkages with the Charlotte community.

Robinson Named Africana Artist-in-Residence

Local painter Tommie Robinson is the 2015 Africana Artist-in-Residence; this year’s theme for the residency is "Art, Environment and Race."

Robinson will be in residence in the Africana Studies Department from Monday, March 9, through Friday, March 20. During his visit, co-sponsored with the College of Arts + Architecture, and in conjunction with the Latibah Collard Green Museum, Robinson will present "The Art of Environment and Race" at 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 19, in the Cone University Center, McKnight Hall. On March 20, at 6:00 PM., there will be an opening reception for Robinson’s exhibit "Environment and Social Justice" at the Latibah Collard Green Museum (720 Tuckaseegee Rd.) In addition, Robinson will facilitate a number of student-focused presentations on the relationship between his art and the environment, race and issues of social justice.

Described as the "first black artist in the Guild of Charlotte Artists," Robinson works in oil, acrylic, water color, egg tempura and graphite. His art addresses a wide range of issues, from the experience of the Africa-descended population in the United States to urban life, the environment, racism and sexism.