Study Shows Homeless Housing Program Continues to Improve Lives, Save Money
April 29, 2015
A nationally recognized program to house Charlotte’s chronically homeless continues to help people and save money, according to a UNC Charlotte report.
Moore Place, Urban Ministry Center’s 85-unit apartment complex, provides housing for individuals who have extensive histories of homelessness and...
Professor, Cold Case Team Find Answers in Unsolved Murder
April 20, 2015
Police have filed charges in a Charlotte murder case that had been cold for nearly three decades, thanks in part to a UNC Charlotte professor and a team of investigators.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police last week served warrants on a suspect in the murder of Tommy Corum, a Charlotte taxi...
VIDEO: Building Healthy Communities
April 16, 2015
A leading voice in the movement to build the places we live with an emphasis on public health spoke at UNC Charlotte last week.
More than 200 people came to UNCC’s Center City Campus to hear Dr. Richard Jackson share his ideas for a radical rethinking of the physical structure of American...
Publication Spotlight: "Suicide by Cop"
April 10, 2015
A picture of the chalk outline of a body glows starkly from the cover of Dr. Vivian Lord’s new publication, an image that underscores the gravity of the work’s subject matter.
Suicide By Cop (SbC) operates in an arena of high-stakes decisions and subtle distinctions. There is even disagreement...
Ask an Expert: Kinesiology Tape
April 9, 2015
It first appeared in the public eye at the 2008 Summer Olympics. We wondered about the black lines stretched at bizarre angles across the bodies of the world's best athletes.
It took a few days for announcers and viewers alike to figure out that the tape twisting across the shoulder...
Researchers Examine Link Between Nutrition and Common Virus
March 31, 2015
A new study by UNC Charlotte scholars is shedding light on the connection between diet and a common childhood disease.
Using national health data, the researchers determined children who ate certain types of food or dealt with food insecurity may be more likely to contract the Epstein-Barr virus...
Foremost Expert to Discuss Built Environment, Public Health
March 27, 2015
“I believe we have built America in a way that is fundamentally unhealthy.” -Dr. Richard Jackson
As the treatment of chronic diseases nears 90% of all dollars spent on health care in America, and efforts at reform meet public frustration and challenges in court, there is an increasing focus...
Alumni Spotlight: Lynn Dobson
March 23, 2015
Those who know Lynn Dobson recognize her as a passionate leader who has long been an advocate for children and vulnerable populations. Hers is a career whose breadth of coverage is matched by its depth of impact.
Over the last four decades, she has spent much of her time giving back to others...