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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.

'Umbra' on Display in Student Union Art Gallery

The Student Union Art Gallery will display "Umbra," an on-site installation by Meredith Connelly through Sunday, March 8. A free reception with the artist will be at 4:30 PM, Thursday, Feb. 19; it will feature a performance by opera singer Kelly Hutchinson.

"Umbra" explores the pairing of light and sculpture with sound sensitivity. Though each sculpture is created specifically for the site, "Umbra" is a continuing series. The exhibit was first displayed at the Cornelius Arts Center last summer.

According to Connelly, "the word umbra is Latin for shadow and is used to describe a specific part of a shadow. The title of this piece is based on the idea of designing an illuminated form that pulls the viewer into the shadows of the work, through placement of negative space and the use of internal lighting in the sculpture."