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Social Sustainability Conference Set for June 8 - 10

A network of people from varied walks of life will come together in Charlotte and other U.S. and U.K. cities on June 8 - 10 to delve into transportation, connections with the natural world, the value of human well-being and security, and social and physical mobility. These topics and more make up the fourth annual conference of the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS). With a theme of “Communities and Connections,” the conference is open to the public at no charge, but registrations are requested.

The INSS encourages a greater appreciation for social aspects of sustainability with a particular focus on engineering and its allied professions. The network views sustainability as an integrated concept, rather than as separate environmental, economic, and social sustainabilities, in that each of these elements is inseparable from the others. Since social elements remain under-appreciated, the network works for greater inclusion of these in planning and practice.

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Seventh Class of Levine Scholars Named

Twenty young leaders from high schools across the United States comprise the seventh class of UNC Charlotte’s Levine Scholars Program. They will join the University starting with the fall 2016 semester.

The University’s most prestigious merit scholarship is valued at approximately $105,000 for in-state students and $155,000 for out-of-state students. It covers full tuition, fees, housing, meals, books and summer experiences. Additional funding is provided to support community service work and professional development during the scholars’ academic years.

"The response of top students from North Carolina and around the country continues to be outstanding," said Chancellor Philip L. Dubois. "As with the first six classes, the students who will join us this coming fall as Levine Scholars are among the very best that can be found. We are very pleased that they have chosen UNC Charlotte."