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"Nuggets of Knowledge" Presentation Set for Nov. 5

Steven Rogelberg, professor and director of UNC Charlotte’s Organizational Science program, will be the inaugural speaker for the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association’s Bonnie Cone Faculty Speaker Series "Nuggets of Knowledge."

Rogelberg will discuss "The Power of One’s Thoughts: A Look Inside the Executive Mind to Promote Effectiveness, Innovation and Well-Being," from noon to 1:00 PM, Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 222 S. Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. Registration is $10 for this public event and includes the presentation and lunch.

Designated by the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees as the first "University Professor" for distinguished national, international and interdisciplinary contributions, Rogelberg has authored more than 80 publications that address issues such as team effectiveness, leadership, engagement, health and employee well-being, meetings at work and organizational research methods. He is the editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology and the "Talent Management Essentials" book series.

Smith Receives Award for Community Engagement

Heather Smith, professor of geography in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, is the 2014 recipient of the Provost’s Faculty Award for Community Engagement. Established in 2012, the award honors a tenured faculty member whose teaching, research and service embodies the University’s commitment to civic involvement and whose work strengthens the relationship between UNC Charlotte and the larger community.

In the 15 years since she joined UNC Charlotte, Smith has built an integrated teaching, research and service profile that places community engagement at its core. Her research explores how immigrants navigate new lives in new gateway locations, and how receiving communities respond to the needs, expectations and cultural diversity foreign-born migrants bring. Her engaged work in the Charlotte community focuses on the rapidly growing Latino immigrant population and challenges of inclusivity and access. For Smith, the research partnerships she establishes embrace trans-disciplinary and cross-institutional learning in a way that fosters sustained commitment to growth, innovation and the public good.