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N.C. Humanities Council Moves to Center City

The North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC) will move its administrative offices to Charlotte in early 2015, to take advantage of what its leaders believe are new and exciting opportunities for organizational development and collaborations in the state’s largest city. Effective Jan. 31, 2015, the council’s new offices will be in UNC Charlotte's Center City building.

Jerry Coughter, executive director of UNC Charlotte Center City, said the NCHC will be a welcome addition to the facility. "UNC Charlotte Center City has been essential to supporting the University’s broader mission of community engagement, urban research and contributing to the economic development of the region. I anticipate the North Carolina Humanities Council will develop a broad partnership with our College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and will help us grow our lifelong learning opportunities that we offer across the region."

NCHC is a statewide nonprofit agency that provides advocacy, grant-making and activities to support understanding of the humanities, especially literature, history, art, music and philosophy. It has been in Greensboro since its inception in 1972. Among the programs funded by NCHC are the "Let’s Talk About It" book discussion series, Roads Scholars speakers series and Museum on Main Street exhibit in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution.

Conference to Address Veterans' Health Services Needs

"Access to Culturally Competent Health Services: Serving Military Veterans from a Holistic Perspective" is a half-day conference scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in UNC Charlotte’s Cone University Center McKnight Hall.

Registration is open for this free, public event, which will bring together national experts on veteran’s issues as well as students, faculty, service providers and members of the general public to share information on military culture and coordination of health care services to meet the needs of veterans returning from active military service and to support their success at UNC Charlotte and their transition to civilian life.

Keynote speakers for the conference will be retired Maj. Gen. Marianne Mathewson-Chapman and Ilario Pantano, director of the N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs and a former U.S. Marine Corps second lieutenant.