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People go to Libraries for More than Books - That’s Why Some are Hiring Social Workers

   January 13, 2022

by: Darian Benson, WFYI Indianapolis

Beth Wahler, director of the School of Social Work at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, works with public libraries across the country to understand their needs and suggests ways...

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UNC Charlotte Professor Elected to Serve on National Certification Board

   November 30, 2021

Professor Kathleen Jordan has been elected to the Board of Commissioners for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB).

AANPCB is an...

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Beyond the Spectrum: Autism, Exercise and the Miracle of Chris Fitzmaurice

   October 29, 2021

He couldn’t form a full sentence until he was 12. Now the UNC Charlotte alum helps cancer patients through exercise.

The prostate cancer had returned when John McGuire met Chris Fitzmaurice '09, '12 M.S. It’s a stubborn disease that can hide away for years, then come back when you thought you had it beat. After hurting his shoulder in an...

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New Certificate Program Will Deliver Competitive Edge for Undergrads Pursuing Sports Analytics Careers

   October 27, 2021

In America, the sports industry is estimated to be worth more than $500 billion. It’s also big business in Charlotte, where professional, collegiate and amateur sports and recreation inject more than $2 billion into the economy.

As data analysis has become essential to professional and college sports, UNC Charlotte has emerged as a leader in the field. The U.S. Labor Department...

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Dean Catrine Tudor-Locke Selected as Member of Hanger Institute for Clinical Research & Education Advisory Board

   October 26, 2021

Catrine Tudor-Locke, dean of the UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services, has been selected as a member of the external advisory board of the ...

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Department of Kinesiology Looks to the Future with New Name

   October 20, 2021

The UNC Charlotte Department of Kinesiology is now the Department of Applied Physiology, Health, and Clinical Sciences. The change comes at the end of a long research campaign aimed at settling on terminology that would enhance the possibilities for new programs, recruitment, enrollment...

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UNC Charlotte Receives Grant to Develop Suicide Prevention Programs

   August 26, 2021

UNC Charlotte will soon be able to build sustainable trauma-focused, resilience-oriented campus suicide prevention policies, programs and networks thanks to the three-year Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The grant totals about $300,000 over three years and will start on...

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Professor Honored as One of Field's Most Accomplished Leaders by American Academy of Nursing

   August 12, 2021

Professor Judith Bacchus Cornelius PhD, MS, RN has been selected to be a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career in which their accomplishments are honored by their colleagues within and outside the profession. Fellows are selected based on their contributions and impact to advance the...

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Kinesiology Chair Named Co-Editor of National Journal

   August 10, 2021

David Bellar, chair of the UNC Charlotte Department of Kinesiology, has been named an inaugural editor of the Journal of Health and Physical Literacy. The Journal is affiliated with the newly launched National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy, which seeks to advance health and physical literacy for all individuals. ...

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Recognizing National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

   July 20, 2021

Groups across the country are joining in recognition of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and bringing awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness. 

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