The Graduate School is accepting applications for the 2014-15 Graduate Life Fellows program. Each GLF receives a $5,000 award for his or her contributions to the UNC Charlotte graduate student community during his or her entire year of service.
According to Graduate School officials, the mission of the Graduate Life Fellows (GLFs) is to help build a sense of community within the graduate student population. Coordinating activities and events on or near campus that foster diverse social and academic engagement is one of the most effective strategies used by the GLFs. They also work with incoming graduate students as mentors, offering guidance and first-hand experience with the UNC Charlotte academic system. The GLF program continues to provide engaging opportunities for graduate students to give back to the local Charlotte community via philanthropic efforts.
Applications for the 2014-15 cohort of fellows will be accepted until March 10. Both master’s and doctoral full-time students are encouraged to apply.
Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men author Michael Kimmel – considered by many to be the world’s leading researcher and author on men and masculinity – will visit UNC Charlotte on March 11 at 7:00 PM as part of the 2014 Women's and Gender Studies Guest Speaker Series. The talk will occur in McKnight Hall in Cone University Center and is free and open to the public.
“In today’s society, young men may find themselves adrift, as their transition to adulthood has been delayed,” said Lisa Walker, lecture committee member and chair of the sociology department. “Dr. Kimmel has interviewed over 400 young men nationwide, and offers guidance toward a more conscious adulthood.”
Dubbed a male feminist and known for his wit and candid critiques, Kimmel has been a featured guest on the TODAY show, to discuss Guyland, and other national news outlets.