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Healthcare summit highlights opioid epidemic

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Healthcare summit highlights opioid epidemic

In front of a crowd of over 300 of North Carolina’s top healthcare executives, former congressman Patrick Kennedy, son of late Sen. Ted Kennedy, opened up about his struggles with a disease facing over 21.5 million Americans today: substance abuse disorder. He recalled growing up in a household with alcoholic parents where mental health issues […]

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Yazidi Survivors of ISIS’ Sinjar Massacre share their stories

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Yazidi Survivors of ISIS’ Sinjar Massacre share their stories

Jamal Ibrahim and Salema Merza, two members of an ancient Middle Eastern ethnoreligious minority, the Yazidis, were among few to immigrate to the U.S. and escape their hometown of Sinjar before attacks by ISIS. They visited UNC Charlotte last week to share their experiences. Merza is the deputy director of women’s affairs for the global organizations […]

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All hands in at “Helping Hands”

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
All hands in at “Helping Hands”

One of UNC Charlotte’s organizations, The Helping Hands Project, combines the newest technology campus has to offer with an interdisciplinary group of students with the goal of changing the lives of kids with disabilities. They utilize 3D printers in the Makerspace in Woodward Hall to create basic prosthetics that enable the kids to play sports […]

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Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks as part of Chancellor Speaker Series

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks as part of Chancellor Speaker Series

Former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert Gates, who worked under two presidential administrations, spoke at UNC Charlotte Sept. 21 as part of the Chancellor’s Speaker Series. Students, faculty and administrators gathered in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Union to hear Gates discuss his latest book “Duty” and both the serious and humorous aspects of a […]

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