Three College of Liberal Arts & Sciences faculty will be celebrated for their teaching excellence during an awards event on Monday, April 28 at 2:30 PM in Cone University Center 210.
The award winners are: Stanley Schneider, Biology, the inaugural recipient of the College’s Integration of Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award, which recognizes a tenure-track faculty member; Daniel Boisvert, Philosophy, recipient of the Full-time Lecturer Award for Teaching Excellence; and Rodney Stringfellow, Languages and Culture Studies, recipient of the Part-time Lecturer Award for Teaching Excellence.
"We invite the entire UNC Charlotte community, as well as the broader community, to join us as we hold up these faculty members for their teaching excellence," said Nancy Gutierrez, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. "These faculty members bring creativity, dedication and energy to the classroom, benefiting our students, their colleagues and the University."
In a joint press conference, the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and UNC Charlotte announced a partnership for an annual reporting on homelessness issues spearheaded by the University’s Urban Institute.
The institute’s Point in Time (PIT) report, which contained results from January, showed a 17 percent decrease in the number of homeless individuals counted from the year before. In January 2013, there were 2,418, and in January 2014, there were 2,104. Ashley Williams, a data and research coordinator for the Urban Institute, Institute for Social Capital, and Eric Caratao, a social research specialist for the Urban Institute, co-authored the PIT report.
"We are especially grateful to Jeff Michael and his team at the Urban Institute who are helping us to collect comprehensive data and organize it in an analytical framework that will help us make informed decisions as we move forward," said Charlotte Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey at the press conference. "This important partnership is critical to the success of implementing our 10-year plan as we focus on achieving specific and measureable results."