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Top Students Honored at Annual Research Symposium

The 15th annual Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) was held recently in the J. Murrey Atkins Library. This student-run conference showcased current student research taking place at UNC Charlotte. First-place winners received cash prizes.

The mission of the GRS is to provide an inclusive and competitive environment for UNC Charlotte students to present their work. This year’s theme, "Learning Across Disciplines," emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the symposium, where research from all fields is made accessible to attendees.

Click here to see a list of winners and learn more about their research.

Conference Explores Latin America / African Diaspora

The Africana Studies Department, the Department of History and the Latin American Studies program will co-host the international conference "Locating and Connecting Latin America and the African Diaspora" on Thursday and Friday, April 30 - May 1. The conference is free and open to the public; all activities will take place in the UNC Charlotte Student Union.

Conferees will explore comparative approaches that place North America and Africa in conversation with the Caribbean and Latin America on some of the pertinent transnational issues dealing with globalization and geographies of inequality; race and racism; community formation and citizenship; migration and cross-border movements; and the construction and performance of identity, arts and culture.