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Light Rail Extension Preparations Begin on Campus

The CATS Blue Line Extension project, managed by the City of Charlotte Public Transportation Department, continues around campus and toward Center City. Recently, preparations for the light rail to swing onto campus have begun.

Trees across from Miltimore Hall are being removed to accommodate rail tracks and the station that will serve the University community, when it opens in mid-2017 (based upon the current construction schedule). Once the campus station opens, University leaders anticipate re-planting trees where possible, without obstructing the rail lines.

Once the UNC Charlotte Main Station opens, members of the campus community will be able to reach UNC Charlotte Center City in approximately 20 minutes, while avoiding traffic congestion and additional parking costs. Click here for more information about the project.

Harvard Researcher to Talk Mobility and Equality

Nathaniel Hendren, assistant professor of economics at Harvard University, will discuss "Intergenerational Mobility and Equality of Opportunity in the United States" at 2:00 PM, Thursday, Oct. 2, in the College of Health and Human Services, room 159.

Hendren’s talk is sponsored by the University’s Project Mosaic, a social science research initiative. The Harvard researcher is a member of the Equality of Opportunity Project, funded by the National Science Foundation, the Lab for Economic Applications and Policy at Harvard, the Center for Equitable Growth at Berkeley and the Arnold Foundation.

The goal of the Equality of Opportunity Project is to document and understand the patterns of intergenerational mobility and equality of opportunity in the United States, with the long-run aim of informing government policy on improving economic opportunity for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.