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Exceptional Faculty Receive College 2017 Teaching Excellence Awards

In recognition of their exceptional teaching, Ashley Bryan, Nishi Bryska and Ian Marriott have received the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ Excellence in Teaching Awards for 2017. Bryan, a faculty member in the Department of Religious Studies, has received the Outstanding Teaching by a Part-Time Faculty Member Award. Bryska, a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences, has... Exceptional Faculty Receive College 2017 Teaching Excellence Awards Read more >>

Outstanding CLAS Undergraduates Earn Goldwater Scholarships

Undergraduate students Mary (Tess) Overton and Nemah-Allah Saleh have received Goldwater Scholarships, as only the second and third students at the University ever to receive this award. The scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Saleh, a Biology Honors student, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology and... Outstanding CLAS Undergraduates Earn Goldwater Scholarships Read more >>

STUDENT RESEARCHER EXPLORES UNDERSEA WORLD

TYLER CARRIER, BIOLOGY PH.D. STUDENT Beneath the surface of the sea exists a vast world that UNC Charlotte student researcher Tyler Carrier seeks to explore through research at the intersection of evolutionary ecology, oceanography, and microbiology. “The questions I am attempting to answer are deeply rooted in fundamental evolutionary and ecological processes, and are... STUDENT RESEARCHER EXPLORES UNDERSEA WORLD Read more >>

Graduate Students Win UNC Charlotte Three-Minute Thesis Contest

Squeezing years of work and thousands of words into a three-minute talk, graduate students Shayan Nazari and Danny Yonto earned first and second place in UNC Charlotte’s inaugural Three-Minute Thesis competition. Nazari, who is pursuing her doctoral degree in Biological Sciences and won first place accolades, also earned the People’s Choice Award for her talk on “Breast Density: The Double-Edged... Graduate Students Win UNC Charlotte Three-Minute Thesis Contest Read more >>

Study Characterizes Key Molecular Tool in DNA Repair Enzymes

New research by UNC Charlotte scholar Shan Yan and colleagues has revealed the function of a widely shared enzyme component, the Zf-GRF domain, as a critical molecular tool necessary for manipulating DNA during repair processes. A living organism’s DNA needs constant maintenance. Every cell is in a state of fierce siege, as plentiful reactive oxygen compounds and ions constantly assault and... Study Characterizes Key Molecular Tool in DNA Repair Enzymes Read more >>