Issue 50, February 15, 2019

Stake Your Claim Newsletter
Date Published: Friday, February 15, 2019
Issue: 50

Welcome to UNC Charlotte News, a newsletter designed to make it easy for you to stay connected with Charlotte's urban research university. Top stories, strategic priorities, current media exposure and social media connections are its key components, providing a snapshot of the impact UNC Charlotte is making on our community and the region.

Top Stories

Public Good


MPA grad Erika Ruane '14 recharges a city electric car
In the first segment of a three-part series, MPA graduate Erika Ruane ’14 works to make Charlotte’s future more sustainable. The other segments, accessible from this story, feature fellow graduates Andy Lucas ’00 and Pam Wideman ’06.

Engineering Legacy


Alan Kulwicki on pit road awaiting the start of the 1989 Daytona 500
NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Alan Kulwicki inspires a new generation of motorsports hopefuls at UNC Charlotte.

Passport to Possibilities


M.S. in Management student Hannah Milillo '18
Hannah Milillo ’18 is acquiring business skills to turn her passion for art into a career.

Construction Report


Demolition continues at the site of the new science building
Science building site readied, progress shows on Admissions and Visitors Center, and work continues on the Charlotte Research Institute entrance improvements.

Legislative Update


Interior of a Cameron Building science lab
Chancellor hosts newly elected officials on campus, UNC Charlotte’s top priorities in current legislative term.

Match Made at UNC Charlotte


#iLOVEUNCC: What do you love about campus?
Love abounds for this 49er family, with roots going back decades and continuing into the foreseeable future.

5 Cool Things


5 Cool Things
Pitching podcasts, de-stressing campus parking, successful startup and Green Tie Gala