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Fall Plant Sale Scheduled for Oct. 14-15

Autumn is a great time to plant in anticipation of spring blossoms, and the annual UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Sale will feature a wide selection of shrubs, perennials, wildflowers, ferns, cool weather annuals and native plants.

The sale is scheduled for 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15, at the McMillan Greenhouse. Staff members will be on hand to answer questions. Sale proceeds support operations of the gardens and greenhouse.

Members of the campus community and stewards of the Botanical Gardens can attend a preview sale from noon to 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13.

Students Recognized at Data Analytics Competition

A team of four UNC Charlotte students was recognized with the People’s Choice Award in the 2016 Teradata University Network (TUN) Data Challenge, an international data analytics competition.

Laxmi Narayana Atluri, Sri Harsha Degala, Vrushali Sawant and Freddy Cabrera, all graduate students in data science and business analytics, demonstrated their findings at the 2016 Teradata PARTNERS Conference and Expo, and won the support of 3,500 of the world’s most advanced data and analytics experts and business leaders.

Student advisor and Belk College of Business Associate Professor of Management Information Systems Kexin Zhao said UNC Charlotte’s recognition is proof of the University’s success in preparing students to meet the demand for "big data" experts. "The outstanding performance of our students indicates UNC Charlotte's commitment and ability to produce the world's best analytics professionals," Zhao said.