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Dr. Candace Miller Featured in Installment of WCEG Diversity in Economics Series

   January 4, 2023

Dr. Candace Miller was recently featured in an installment of the WCEG Diversity in Economics Series. In this video, she discusses her work in economics as a sociologist and how her lived experience shapes her research. She also discusses prevalent questions regarding diversity and economics such as pathways to becoming an economist, retention in the field, and change in the...

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Graduate Student Alumnus Joseph Graham Featured in Congressional Film Documentary, "Grit & Grace"

   December 15, 2022

Joseph Graham, a former graduate student, was recently featured in the congressional film documentary, "Grit & Grace: The Fight for the American Dream". The film highlights the stories of three families lived experiences which shows the various ways people find and establish economic security in this country. Graham's story focuses on his early life and dealing with racism at a...

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ASA Magazine Publishes Dr. Teresa Scheid's Insight on Behavioral Health and the College Environment

   October 12, 2022

The most recent edition of Footnotes, a magazine of the American Sociological Association (ASA), featured an article by Dr. Teresa Scheid. The article titled "Behavioral Health and the College Environment" was published in the Fall 2022 edition of Footnotes. This issue of the magazine had a central theme of Sociological Insights on Mental Health. To read the article in...

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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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