This Week in LACS 10/2/2023

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the weather. 

Dates and Events this Week 

Monday, October 2, Deadline OEA Spring Affiliate Programs applications

Tuesday, October 3, Banner Self-Service Virtual Training 9:00-10:30 am (Zoom link)

Wednesday, October 4, 

  • 3:00-3:45 pm. CHESS Dean Search Listening Session with search firm, Denny 200
  • 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Study Abroad Fair, SAC Food Court
  • 11:15 am-12:05 pm. Conversation with Nico Amortegui & Valentín Ramirez: Being a Latinx Artist in Charlotte Register
  • 4:00-5:00 pm. Mural Workshop with Nico Amortegui

Thursday, October 5,  

Friday, October 6, 

Looking Ahead

October 7, due date Submission of Course Materials for Spring 2024

October 9, due date Inclusive Excellence Grants 

October 10, 10:00-10:45 am. (Zoom), CHESS Dean Search Listening Session with search firm

October 13,

October 15, 5:00 pm. Inaugural Phi Beta Kappa Lecture, “Selective Forces Shaping the
Evolution of Intelligence” McKnight Hall

October 20, due date for RFP for Aliaga-Buchenau Witness in Residence proposals 

October 24, due date to register for Collaboration in Action: Engaged Scholarship and
Student Impact Symposium 

November 1, 

November 2, 4:00-5:30 pm. Rani Singh (Head of Harry Smith Archive), Presentation,
Rowe 130 

November 3, 

November 6, due date Reassignment of Duties/Junior Faculty Development Award  

November 7-8, Engaged Scholarship and Student Impact Symposium, Student Union

November 13-17, International Education Week 

November 14, 12:00-1:00 pm. Brown Bag: Imagining Latinidad: Digital diasporas and community building among Latin American migrants – by David Dalton, Fretwell 290B or Zoom link

November 16, due date Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence and UNC Charlotte Award for Teaching Excellence online nomination form

November 17, 3:00-5:00 pm. JBusiness Forum

December 7, 10:30-12:00 pm. Department Meeting, 12:00-2:00 pm. Potluck

December 15, due date for applications for Summer Institute on Translation & Global Literacy


Congratulations to Chris Mellinger for giving the invited presentation “‘Tangled Translation’: Translation and Interpreting Technology as Disruptive Technologies” at Dublin City University, Ireland on March 6, 2023.

Kudos also to Chris Mellinger for giving the invited virtual presentation “Research Ethics in Translation and Interpreting Studies” for the Research Methodology in Translation and Interpreting Studies Webinar Series of the Association for Translation Studies in Africa on March 31, 2023.

Congratulations to Olga Padilla-Falto, Sandra Watts and Laura Viale for being included in the DIG Deep cohort for Fall 2023. 

Announcements & Updates

CHESS Updates:

The search for the founding dean of Chess is starting.  Interim Provost Troyer invites all faculty and staff to a meeting
Tuesday, October 3, 10:00-11:00 am in Cone 320. 

Additionally, the firm Buffkin/Baker who will assist with the search invite all CHESS faculty and staff to participate in an open college-wide listening session:
Wednesday, October 4, 3:00-3:45 pm, Denny 200
Tuesday, October 10, 10:00-10:45 am, via Zoom

Nominations for the dean position are welcome. Please contact Martin Baker at or Chelsie Whitelock at at the search firm directly with potential candidates or professional networks that they should tap to find candidates.

CHESS NTT Faculty Promotion and Reappointment Workshops
For NTT colleagues, who are going up for reappointment or promotion in 2024-25, please note that the College will be offering a Zoom workshop on NTT Promotion and Reappointment, on Friday, October 13.  If you would like to attend this session, please email Syreeta Taylor,, to receive the invitation. 

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by coming to the Conversation with Nico Amortegui & Valenín Ramirez: Being a Latinx Artist in Charlotte. Please register. You can also attend a Mural Workshop with Nico Amortegui. Thank you to Aura Lawson- Alonso and Paloma Fernández Sánchez for organizing these exciting events. 

Opportunity for Graduate Faculty
The Graduate School will offer Mentor Training for graduate faculty Nov. 3, 9:00-4:00 pm. The session will be held in the Student Union, Room 200.

SEACS Conference 

We are hosting SEACS (Southeastern Association of Cultural Studies) in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies on February 16 and 17, 2024. Please submit your proposals and encourage colleagues, graduate students and advanced undergraduates to participate. Please find here the SEACS CFP. Thank you to President Susanne Gomoluch and Local Arrangements Susana Cisneros and Jules Geaney-Moore for hosting.

Racial Equity Workshop

Applications are invited for the  Racial Equity Institute’s 2023-24 Racial Equity Workshop.  Please complete the REI Interest Form by Friday, Oct. 13.

One IT Training Sessions 

Need a refresher on Google Docs or want to learn more about zoom phones? Register for October OneIT training sessions.

Call for Nominations-Phi Beta Kappa

Please consider nominating faculty, staff or students to UNC Charlotte’s award-winning chapter of the Phi Beta Delta international honor society. The nomination form closes Friday, Oct. 13.

All the best,

Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau