The Graduate School's role is to foster excellence in all dimensions of post-baccalaureate studies and is the primary advocate for graduate education and for graduate students at the University. Graduate education functions to explore and advance the limits of knowledge and define the state of the art in an academic discipline. Our purpose is to serve society's needs in specific technical and professional ways as well as the need for intellectual expansion. In accomplishing this mission, the Graduate School values integrity, collaboration, efficiency, innovation, and inclusiveness in all that it does.
A young man with crew-cut hair and a crisp red polo sits in Fretwell Café, contemplating the size and contours of his fist. This is the average size of a human heart, he explains, but Lance Armstrong’s is probably larger due to his intense athleticism. He says simply, “I just love the human heart.” This man is Spencer Green, and he brings this passion to his studies in UNC Charlotte’s Master of Science in Kinesiology program. He’s following the Clinical Exercise Physiology track.
Graduate Life Fellows (GLFs) serve as ambassadors for the Graduate School to increase awareness of opportunities and resources, and provide support for graduate students. The GLF program enters its ninth year with seven new Fellows.
The Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award committee is soliciting nominations for the 2017 award. This award was established in memory of Dr. Harshini de Silva, an associate professor of biology, who was noted for her deep dedication to the academic and professional development of graduate students.
The First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal Committee is soliciting nominations for the 2017 award. This award recognizes outstanding scholarship, creativity and/or research among senior full-time faculty members.