Social Work Task Force Would Serve Charlotte Latinos
March 14, 2016
A pair of UNC Charlotte social work master’s students have unveiled a plan to help provide mental health services to Charlotte’s underserved Latino population.
MSW students Laura Pierce and Cameron Rifkin presented the plan at the UNC Social Entrepreneurship Conference after being...
CHHS Dean Talks Healthy Aging with Rotary Club
March 2, 2016
College of Health and Human Services Dean Nancy Fey-Yensan recently discussed healthy aging with the Rotary Club of Charlotte. Rotary club member George MacBain attended the event and wrote the following report, republished here with permission. It has been edited for length and format.
Seniors Learn Secrets to Staying Fit at Healthy Aging Workshop
February 26, 2016
Bridging the gap between health research and community outreach is an important mission of the College of Health and Human Services. As UNC Charlotte’s Wills Citty reports, a recent workshop attended by more than 60 area seniors was representative of that purpose.
UNC Charlotte School of Social Work Names Inaugural Director
February 22, 2016
The College of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Schnavia Hatcher as the inaugural Director of the School of Social Work.
Hatcher arrives at UNC Charlotte from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she served as a tenured professor in the School of...
"Infant Dividends" Workshop Investigates Early Childhood Development
February 15, 2016
“Nature or nuture” has long been a question of interest for developmental researchers, but a recent UNC Charlotte workshop is showing that the inquiry is more complicated than that. In fact, the way an infant is nurtured can affect the physical nature of their brain for the rest of their lives...
Online Nursing Program Jumps in National Rankings
January 26, 2016
The UNC Charlotte School of Nursing’s national profile received a significant boost this month with the online graduate program’s 33-spot ascendance in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Rankings.
The program jumped to 54 in the national rankings, up from 87 last year. Department Chair Dee...
Graduate Students Wins Statewide Award for Social Work
January 21, 2016
The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter (NASW-NC) has selected Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate student Aayla Alexander as the recipient of the 2016 NASW-NC Presidents’ Award.
The award recognizes Alexander’s dedication to the social work profession through her...
Multi-Million Dollar Belk Gym Renovation Benefits Kinesiology Department
January 13, 2016
A freshly upgraded Belk Gymnasium is open for business following a nearly $20 million renovation.
Students and visitors to the facility will find vastly improved spaces for learning and physical activity at the home of the Department of Kinesiology. The department directly...