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'N.C. Coal Ash Forum I' Scheduled for Dec. 4

Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) and the UNC Charlotte Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC) will hold the “N.C. Coal Ash Forum I" from 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday, Dec. 4, in the EPIC building. A free public information workshop will be from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Wednesday, Dec. 3. Billed as an interactive forum, the event will give all stakeholders an opportunity to talk about the impact of the recently enacted coal ash management legislation and to facilitate future informed decisions around remediation and clean-up, stated organizers.

The Dec. 4 agenda will feature a keynote address by John Daniels, chair of the Lee College Department of Civil Environmental Engineering in the Lee College of Engineering. Panel discussions include "Where Policy Meets Practice" with Reps. Chuck McGrady, Rick Catlin and Mike Hagar joined by practice scientist and engineers; "Coal Ash Pond Closures: Considerations and Best Practices," with regional and national experts in the engineering and construction fields; and "Beneficial Use, Encapsulated Structural Fills and other Sustainable Approaches to Coal Ash Management" that will feature a discussion on current practices and innovative technologies.

Dance Department to Present Fall Concert

The UNC Charlotte Department of Dance will feature student ensembles in an exciting program of diverse dance styles for its Fall Concert at 7:30 PM, Thursday, Nov. 20, through Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts, Belk Theater. A 2:00 PM matinee will be on Sunday, Nov. 23.

Beginning with a famous 19th-century ballet divertissement and ending with an African-based work, the program also includes contemporary choreography by UNC Charlotte professors E.E. Balcos and Delia Neil, set to music by the Beatles, Bach and Yo-Yo Ma, as well as Martha Graham’ s dramatic 1936 piece "Steps in the Street."

Tickets are $14 for general admission, $9 for seniors and UNC Charlotte faculty and staff, and $6 for all students and can be purchased at the Robinson Hall Box Office, in person or by calling 704-687-1849, or online.