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Professor Receives Award from Charlotte Chamber

Victor Chen, assistant professor of international management in the Belk College of Business, has received the 2015 Young Professional (YP) Educator Award from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals (YPs).

Chen received the YP Educator Award, which recognizes an individual who is a dedicated teacher, professor or administrator who has made a tremendous impact in the educational institution and community in which they serve. Nominees not only contribute to the academic success of their students but help to prepare students for a successful life as productive citizens in society.

At UNC Charlotte, he teaches both undergraduate and M.B.A. international business courses. His M.B.A. teaching adopts an engaged model, in which he advises his students to provide free consulting reports to major international business players in Charlotte. "As an educator in Charlotte’s urban research business school, my core mission is to make positive change in the business community through my teaching and research. My work helps to identify the gap between the knowledge and practice of international business and find solutions to business dilemmas faced every day," Chen said.

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.