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'Africa Rising' Topic of Maxwell-Roddey Lecture

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, vice chancellor of the United States International University-Africa, will address "Africa Rising: The Role of Higher Education and the Diaspora" at 5:30 PM, Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Rowe Arts Building, room 130. This free, public talk is the seventh Bertha Maxwell-Roddey Distinguished Africana Lecture, sponsored by the Africana Studies Department.

Zeleza is considered a leading African and Africanist public intellectual who combines groundbreaking scholarship with innovative academic administration and institution building, both in Africa and North America. Click here for more information about the lecture.

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."