Harry Gilliard

Fulbright Gives Alumnus Opportunity to Grow Community Alumnus Stories build culture by preserving traditions and teaching future generations, UNC Charlotte alumnus Harry Gilliard says. Gilliard’s stories set their first roots in Sandridge, South Carolina, a rural Lowcountry crossroads community. “I arrived in college with little cultural competency,” says Gilliard, a first-generation college student whose roommate […]

Devin Clegg

Categories: Spotlights, Students

Student Perseveres In Research Student, Biology UNC Charlotte’s Devin Clegg sees a strong linkage between his selection for a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and lessons he learned when conducting biological sciences research and playing football with the Charlotte 49ers. Clegg, who completed his bachelor’s degree in exercise science at UNC Charlotte in […]

Adria Focht

Alumna Led Charlotte Museum of History Alumna, Anthropology and Art UNC Charlotte alumna Adria Focht served the Charlotte Museum of History as its president and CEO for four years before resigning in late 2021 to study permaculture design in an international program by Oregon State University. Focht came to the museum from the Kings Mountain […]

Luke Hardy

Categories: Spotlights, Students

Doctoral Student Integral To Biomedical Optics Research Doctoral Student, Physics and Optical Science Luke Hardy, who is pursuing a doctoral degree in optical science and engineering, is an integral member of a research team focused on biomedical optics and laser-tissue interactions, mostly in the therapeutic realm. With the incidence of kidney and bladder stones increasing […]

Glenn Boreman

Categories: Faculty, Spotlights

Researcher Elevated to IEEE Status Chair, Physics and Optical Science Glenn Boreman, chair of the Department of Physics and Optical Science, earlier this year was elevated to the status of IEEE Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, in recognition of his significant contributions to optical and infrared antenna technologies. The IEEE Fellow […]

Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau

Categories: Faculty, Spotlights

German Professor Impacts International Education Associate Professor of German To inspire transformational impact on international education at UNC Charlotte, Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau, associate professor of German and comparative literature, has focused on building partnerships that have impacted students, other faculty and the broader community. Currently associate chair of the Department of Languages and Culture Studies in […]

Shan Yan

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Biologist’s Work Holds Promise In Cancer Research Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Shan Yan, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at UNC Charlotte, has received a $1.7 million R01 research grant from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Findings are expected to offer insight into how cancers develop and […]

Bobbie Cavnar

Alumnus Wins National Top Teaching Honor Alumnus, English South Point High School English teacher Bobbie Cavnar describes teaching as 25 percent preparation and 75 percent pure theater. Lately, the UNC Charlotte alumnus has taken his place on the national stage, sharing his views of teaching, the humanities, the arts and issues confronting the nation’s schools. […]