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Sociology Department Annual Awards Ceremony 2022

   May 9, 2022

On April 29th, 2022 the department of Sociology had the first in person Awards Ceremony since 2019. The department holds this ceremony annually to recognize Sociology students on their accomplishments.

 

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Gerontology Professor Dr. Cynthia Hancock interviewed by WFAE 90.7 About Staff Shortages in NC Nursing Homes

   March 21, 2022

On 03/21/2022, an article was published in regard to North Carolina nursing home staff shortages. Dr. Cynthia Hancock, Director of the Gerontology program at UNC Charlotte, was interviewed for this piece. In the article, Dr. Hancock emphasizes the issue of staff shortages in nursing homes and how the COVID-19 pandemic has inflamed the issue even further. 

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RSF-Gates Foundation Pipeline Grant Awarded to Dr. Anne-Kathrin Kronberg

   March 17, 2022

On 03/15/22,  Dr. Anne-Kathrin Kronberg was awarded a grant from the RSF-Gates Foundation as a part of their third round of the Pipeline Grants Competition. The purpose of the RSF-Gates Pipeline Grants initiative is to support tenure-track individuals in social science and promote the multifaceted aspects of diversity. With this award, Dr. Kronberg will be examining how...

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Dr. Julian Montoro–Rodriguez interviewed by 3 WBTV QcLife About Virtual Program for Family Caregivers

   December 15, 2021

On 12/13/21, Dr. Julian Montoro–Rodriguez was interviewed by 3 WBTV QcLife about the Caregiver TLC program being offered through Southminster. The virtual program aims to teach coping skills and strategies to family caregivers that focuses on improving their own self-care and quality of life while caring for loved ones.

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Assoc. Prof. Vaughn Schmutz Named As Top Finalist for 2021 Bank Of America Award for Teaching Excellence

   August 17, 2021

The 2021 finalists for UNC Charlotte’s top teaching awards are widely known for their student-centered approaches to teaching. Each fall, UNC Charlotte recognizes those outstanding faculty members whose talents have a positive impact on UNC Charlotte’s learning environment.  Vaughn Schmutz, associate professor, Department of Sociology was nominated as one of the top 3 finalists for the...

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