NorthEast Coalition: Speakers will discuss the Charlotte airport, city budget and taxes, Panthers stadium upgrades, transportation needs and more at a Northeast Coalition meeting at 2 p.m. May 19 at the University City Regional Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd. Speakers will include City Manager Ron Carlee, Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Cannon, several City Council members and County Commissioner Trevor Fuller. Refreshments will be provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
NASCAR lecture: A panel including pit crew members of Alan Kulwicki will honor the late NASCAR champion at “Tire Talk: A Drive Down Memory Lane,” sponsored by the UNC Charlotte chapter of Motorsports Alumni at 3 p.m. May 19 in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center, 2100 University City Blvd. A scholarship in Kulwicki’s name will be awarded. Former Charlotte Motor Speedway president H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler will speak at a cocktail reception afterward. Discussion tickets are $14 in advance, $20 at the door. Reception is $77. Details: www.alumni.uncc.edu/events/tiretalk.
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Scholarship: Yousra Javed, a doctorial candidate in the College of Computing and Informatics Department of Software and Information Systems at UNCC, is the first student to win the Philanthropic Educational Organization’s International Peace Scholarship. The $10,000 award is given to students pursuing advanced degrees in peace-related research.
New system: The Urban Ministry Center has been selected to use the MeckFUSE program to help the chronically homeless with behavioral health issues find permanent housing and intensive support services. It will work with Recovery Solutions, a county jail program that diverts the mentally ill from the criminal justice system into stable housing and treatment.