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Charlotte Business Buzz Podcast features Jill Yavorsky on Gender Inequality

The Charlotte Business Buzz Podcast presented by the Belk College of Business, seeks to highlight UNC Charlotte faculty, staff, alumni and industry partners who are making a difference in the Charlotte community. To start off their season 2, Jill Yavorsky –assistant professor of Sociology– was asked to speak on her research along with the unique […]

Faculty Spotlight: Asst. Prof. Dr. Zinobia Bennefield Interviewed by WBTV on Mistrust of COVID 19 Vaccine by POC

UNCC’s Assistant Professor of Sociology, Dr. Zinobia Bennefield, was recently interviewed by WBTV on why communities of color have shown a lack of enthusiasm for the development of the COVID-19 vaccine that was recently announced. Dr. Bennefield discusses how this is due to a history of mistrust from earlier medical trials such as the Tuskegee […]

Faculty Spotlight: Prof. Julian Montoro-Rodriguez featured in Inside UNCC article

On Friday, August 7th, Inside UNCC released an article featuring Professor Julian Montoro-Rodriguez focusing on his research involving Charlotte citizens aged 60+. Led by Montoro-Rodriguez and a team of scholars, Meck60+ is the first community assessment study in the area that includes data collected firsthand from both seniors and caregivers, focusing on key quality of […]

Sociology Lecturer Victoria Rankin Interviewed for Wallethub Article

In late July, Wallethub released an article online comparing the best and worst school systems in the United States. Their list ranks all 50 states and was compiled based on 33 key metrics ranging from performance and funding to class size and instructor credentials. Sociology lecturer, Victoria Rankin, was asked to provide insight on their […]

Inside UNCC Features Article by Professor of Sociology, Cynthia Hancock

Recently Inside UNCC featured an article by Professor of Sociology and Director of UNCC’s Gerontology program, Cynthia Hancok, Ph.D. In the article, Hancock interviews her mother, Joyce Riffe, about her experience with polio, the outbreak of Spanish Influenza in 1918 and how COVID-19 has had an impact on her life today. To read the article […]

UNCC Sociology Alum Shares Her Experience as a Nurse During COVID-19

Christy Murray Stromska, who is a graduate of both UNCC’s Sociology and Nursing programs, was recently interviewed for Inside UNC Charlotte about her experience working as a nurse during the current COVID-19 pandemic. After working as a nurse for almost 11 years at Regional Medical Center in San Jose, California, she has experienced multiple extreme […]

Prof. Anne-Kathrin Kronberg Recently Published on the Work in Progress: Sociology Website

“Do Gender Pay Gaps in Workplaces Narrow the Longer Employees Stay? (they don’t)” written by assistant professor Anne-Kathrin Kronberg was recently published on the Work in Progress: Sociology website. To read the article in full detail, visit here: “Do Gender Pay Gaps in Workplaces Narrow the Longer Employees Stay? (they don’t)”

Faculty Spotlight: Zinobia Bennefield featured in PBS NOVA Article

PBS NOVA published an article online discussing the link between chronic stress and an increased risk to COVID-19. More specifically, the article focuses on how chronic stress -especially the stress of racism- has affected minorities at an alarming rate within the United States. Native Americans are being hospitalized five times more than whites for coronavirus […]

Rachel Austin featured in Charlotte Observer’s Article Focusing on the Effects of COVID-19 on Communication

Read the article in its entirety here: “Even after the pandemic is over, will handshakes and hugs remain a thing of the past?”

Novel Coronavirus

The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and community friends remains UNC Charlotte’s top priority. The University has been monitoring the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been working in close collaboration with local and state resources. After careful thought and consideration, UNC Charlotte has decided to move instruction online. This was […]