A graduate of UNC Charlotte's English department will explore the connection between her liberal arts education and her election as the first African American mayor of Asheville during her keynote talk as part of English Major Days.
On Wednesday, March 12 at 4:30 PM in Storrs 110, Terry M. Bellamy will present "How an English Major from UNC Charlotte Became Mayor of Asheville, N.C." Students from all majors are invited to this talk and other events on these two days, which are free and open to the public.
Bellamy has said her studies gave her an appreciation for the diversity and complexity of ideas. "A liberal arts degree helps you understand not just how to connect the dots, but what happens when you connect the dots," she said.
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.