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JCSU Awarded National Archives Grant to Create 3D Model of Former African-American Neighborhoods Decimated by Urban Renewal

Dr. Tekla Ali Johnson, Instructional Electronic Resources Librarian at Johnson C. Smith University has been awarded a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (National Archives) grant in the amount of $194,000. 

The grant will allow Johnson C. Smith University to lead the creation of 3D Modeling of a virtual site that will replicate African-American neighborhoods in Charlotte, NC that were destroyed under urban renewal. Brandon Lundsford, of JCSU’s James B. Duke Memorial Library will also contribute to the project, and JCSU undergraduate students will support the implementation of the grant once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.


CURE Fellows Present Research at SoTL Commons Conference

February 20, 2020– The 2019-2020 cohort of CURE Fellows presented their research during the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning academic conference. Their research evaluated the effectiveness of the courses they redeveloped during the Fellowship.

Research on the effectiveness of CUREs focuses on STEM disciplines, with little attention to the social sciences, arts, or humanities. Additionally, CURE research exclusive to HBCUs is lacking. This project fills this gap by introducing research on the efficacy of CURE across multiple disciplines at an HBCU.


2020 CURE Fellowship & Grant Application now due December 10th!

Apply for the 2020 Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) Fellowship & Grant Program. Up to 10 faculty who apply by December 10th and are selected will participate in six workshops, that will assist them as they redesign their courses to include an undergraduate research project in the curriculum. Faculty/teaching staff selected for the fellowship program who satisfactorily complete all components of the program will receive a $1000 stipend for their participation. Apply to be a CURE Fellow by December 10th!


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This year’s election is important and if you have not registered to vote in NC, you can register and vote if you vote early.

If you are not yet registered in NC- VOTE EARLY (by 11/05)! You may register and vote at any early voting location. Here’s how to vote in your state! (more…)

7 Undergrads dance “3 Faces” for Study on Professional Readiness

In the Spring of 2015, Professor Jaclyn O’Toole applied for the 15th Anniversary Gala year of the White Wave Dance Festival in New York City.  The work submitted was entitled Eve, which presents a women’s struggle with dissociative identity disorder.  Instead of taking professional dancers, Prof. O’Toole chose to take the JCSU Repertory Dance Company to NYC to perform Eve.  To help fund part of this trip, Professors Ebright and O’Toole co-wrote the Smith Institute grant “Evaluating Professional Readiness in Dance”.  (more…)

5 Simple Words Encourage Foster Youth College Attendance

Charlotte, N.C., April 5– Johnson C. Smith University hosted the 3rd Annual Phasing Up to Higher Education Conference to discuss Best Practices in Higher Education Supports for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care. Dr. Ronald L. Carter gave the welcome to an audience of higher education professionals, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools guidance counselors, Department of Social Services Youth and Family Services Division case workers, students and faculty.

Collaborative Research Cites Geography Cost & Economic Development as Impacting Food Security

Charlotte N.C., March 31, 2016– Key findings for the collaborative research project, State of the Plate assessment were presented to an audience of community members, policy makers, health practitioners, and researchers in JCSU’s HealthPlex, yesterday.
Speakers included Dr. Romano, Food Policy Council Chair Young-Sun Roth and Elliott Royal of the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Members of Charlotte City Council, Mecklenburg County Commission, and community stakeholders will also be present.


Dr. Williams to represent JCSU as 2016 Penn Center ELEVATE Fellow

Dr. LaTonya Williams, assistant professor of Political Science, has been selected as an ELEVATE 2016 Fellow! (more…)

Call for Applications: 2016 Summer Research Institute

Smith Institute invites applications from JCSU faculty, staff, and graduate students for the Summer Research Institute. Ideal applicants are enthusiastic about improving or enhancing the research skills of themselves and their students.

Applications are due by 5pm on April 29, 2016.

If you would like to participate in the Summer Research Institute, please complete the application form available HERE.


Poderosa International Conference on Cabo Verdean Women

International Conference on Cabo Verdean Women is first to be held in the United States.

Roughly 400 scholars will visit Providence College in Rhode Island Saturday, March 5th to attend Poderosa: International Conference on Cabo Verdean Women. The conference is a  collaboration between Johnson C. Smith University of Charlotte, NC the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and Providence College. (more…)