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La Vida Latina: 21st Century Life in Charlotte

UNC Charlotte and its Center for the Study of the New South, as part of our partnership with the Levine Museum of the New South, are hosting a panel discussion about Charlotte’s Latino population, engaging the audience in a conversation about the opportunities and challenges Latinos encounter living in Charlotte and the Mid-South. The event will begin at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Levine Museum of the New South.

The first in a series of community conversations this year that engages the museum’s ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South exhibit, the series kicks off with a discussion of the complexity of the Latino population in Charlotte and the Mid-South, contrasting the city’s “hyper-growth” for the past 15 years with our long history of Latinos with many different nationalities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds coming to our area.

This event is free and open to the public; click here to register.

University Awarded Grant to Aid Student Success

UNC Charlotte’s retention rates for first-year students have steadily increased during the past five years, and now University leaders look to build upon that success through a special grant from EDUCAUSE.

The University is one of 24 recipients of a three-year, $225,000 Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (IPASS) grant funded by the Gates Foundation and the Helmsley Charitable Trust. EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association comprised of IT leaders and professionals who are committed to advancing higher education.

According to EDUCAUSE, IPASS recipient institutions will research how to utilize current software and/or technology to improve educational planning, counseling and advising to promote an integrative approach to student success through "shared ownership for educational progress among students, faculty and staff."