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Film Receives Regional Emmy Nomination

UNC Charlotte researcher Margaret Quinlan and colleagues received a regional Emmy nomination for the film "Creative Abundance," which explores how art can redefine vocational opportunities and expand the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

Quinlan, an associate professor in communication studies and core faculty with the Interdisciplinary Health Psychology doctoral program, is a co-producer on the film. She was nominated by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the category "Documentary – Cultural/Topical," along with lead producer Lynn Harter, professor, Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University; and Evan Shaw, chief videographer / editor, WOUB.

“It is a huge honor in so many ways,” Quinlan said. “It is an honor that the individuals in the film allowed us to tell their stories. This documentary draws from years of research. Dr. Harter invited me into a research project she was working on in 2003 related to disability and sheltered workshops. My passion for creating these films started with that work over a decade ago.”

Botanical Gardens to Hold Carnivorous Plant Carnival

A two-hour family friendly Carnivorous Plant Carnival will be from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 25, at McMillan Greenhouse.

Organized by the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, this event will feature hands-on games and activities suitable for children ages 4 to 12 – including the chance to feed a Venus flytrap.

Tickets are $8 per child and can be purchased online (free for the accompanying adult) or at the door through noon on the day of the event (if available, attendance is limited to 100 children). All children must have an adult present.