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Center to Help Students Transition to College

UNC Charlotte's College of Education received $12.5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education to create a new technical assistance center to help students with disabilities transition to college or careers. The center will be a partnership among UNC Charlotte and the University of Oregon, Western Michigan University, University of Kansas and Maryland-based TransCen Inc., which provides direct services to students with disabilities.

David Test, professor of special education and child development and the principal investigator for the project, explains that "We will be working with all 50 states and 10 U.S. territories to develop teacher training and professional development for workers in relevant agencies on proven strategies to achieve better outcomes for high school students who are transitioning into adulthood."

The National Technical Assistance Center on Improving Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students with Disabilities will begin formally in January 2015.

"Nuggets of Knowledge" Presentation Set for Nov. 5

Steven Rogelberg, professor and director of UNC Charlotte’s Organizational Science program, will be the inaugural speaker for the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association’s Bonnie Cone Faculty Speaker Series "Nuggets of Knowledge."

Rogelberg will discuss "The Power of One’s Thoughts: A Look Inside the Executive Mind to Promote Effectiveness, Innovation and Well-Being," from noon to 1:00 PM, Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 222 S. Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. Registration is $10 for this public event and includes the presentation and lunch.

Designated by the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees as the first "University Professor" for distinguished national, international and interdisciplinary contributions, Rogelberg has authored more than 80 publications that address issues such as team effectiveness, leadership, engagement, health and employee well-being, meetings at work and organizational research methods. He is the editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology and the "Talent Management Essentials" book series.