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'City Walks' Connects Neighborhoods Across Charlotte
More groups of people will be out walking through Charlotte neighborhoods during May, telling stories and sharing experiences about the places they live, as part of the "City Walks" initiative.
City Walks are an effort led by PlanCharlotte.org, an online publication of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute. They are funded in part with a grant from the Knight Foundation. PlanCharlotte has partnered with several community groups to help organize and lead the walks. They include the Charlotte Museum of History, the Levine Museum of the New South and various neighborhood organizations. Click here for the full schedule of walks.
City Walks organizer Mary Newsom of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute said the walks are enriching: "It’s a great way for newcomers to the city and some of the folks who have been here a long time to connect. Those connections are not always easy to make in Charlotte or in a lot of cities."
Engineering Professor Receives Fulbright Grant
Bruce Gehrig, associate professor in the Engineering Technology and Construction Management Department in the Lee College of Engineering, has received a Fulbright grant to teach civil engineering and conduct water resource management research at Namibia University of Science and Technology in Namibia, Africa, in 2017.
The J. William Fulbright Scholars Grant program sends faculty of all experience levels and backgrounds to projects throughout the world. Gehrig will travel to Namibia from January to December 2017.