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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.

Study Shows Impact of Homeless Housing Program

A nationally recognized program to house Charlotte’s chronically homeless continues to help people and save money as it enters its fourth year, according to a UNC Charlotte report.

The 85-unit apartment complex at Moore Place provides housing for individuals who have extensive histories of homelessness and at least one disabling condition.

The new study led by Lori Thomas, professor of social work in the College of Health and Human Services, found that Moore Place effectively ends homelessness for the vast majority of its tenants; 81 percent of those who participated in the study remained in permanent housing after two years. Tenants were homeless an average of seven years prior to finding housing at Moore Place. Click here for more information about the study.