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'Fighting Ebola in West Africa' Talk Set for April 7

The free community conversation featuring a medical professional and Serving in Mission (SIM) missionaries originally planned for February has been rescheduled for 6:30 PM, Tuesday, April 7, at UNC Charlotte Center City. RSVPs are requested for this event.

"Fighting Ebola in West Africa: The Charlotte Connection" will feature Debbie Eisenhut, a SIM surgeon with the ELWA Hospital in Liberia; Nancy Writebol, a SIM missionary and Ebola survivor; and her husband David Writebol, also a SIM missionary.

Nancy Writebol contracted Ebola in summer 2014 when working as a volunteer in the ELWA Hospital. She was airlifted to the United States for medical treatment and has since recovered. Eisenhut is among the doctors who had responded to the crisis who were honored as TIME Person of the Year 2014.

Graduate School Creates New Fellowships for Veterans

The UNC Charlotte Graduate School has added a new fellowship to attract military veterans to enroll in one of its extensive list of master’s and doctoral degree programs. Beginning with the fall 2015 semester, the Graduate School is offering two graduate fellowships designated exclusively for veteran students. Each two-year assistantship is valued at $36,000 to $45,000 and includes full tuition, health insurance and an assistantship stipend.

Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Tom Reynolds, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, stated he hopes this incentive will lead to additional programs of support for veteran graduate students. "UNC Charlotte already has a tremendous support structure for veteran students, but I’d like to see us doing even more," Reynolds said. "When veterans seek graduate education, I’m going to do everything I can to make UNC Charlotte their destination of choice, and I’ll encourage the deans of our other seven outstanding colleges to find more ways to attract the best of this population of gifted young men and women. I’ll also seek external partners to support additional incentive programs."

The application deadline for the fall 2015 is April 15. Click through for more information and to apply.