Economic development report: University City Partners has released its first Economic Development Report, detailing 61 public and private construction and renovation projects either underway or announced in the past 12 months in the University City Municipal Service District, plus 10 large property sales. Totaling $2.4 billion in investment, the projects range from the LYNX Blue Line Extension and completion of Interstate 485 to the headquarters expansions at Electrolux and Rack Room Shoes. “This compilation demonstrates the economic vitality of this marketplace,” said UCP Executive Director Darlene Heater. Charlotte District 4 City Council member Greg Phipps said, “This gives you the opportunity to see the interest in this corridor and the municipal service district. As the economy improves, it should portend even more development and activity up this way.” Details: http://bit.ly/1jdEUtQ. University City Partners
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‘Angels in America’: Carolina Actors Studio Theatre presents Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize- and two-time Tony Award-winning play in two parts at 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday. This is the first production by a Charlotte-based theater company in nearly two decades. Parts I and II will be performed with a break in between for dinner and discussion with directors, staff and crew. Another one-day performance of both parts will be at the same times May 25. For tickets visit http://bit.ly/1qDIwZX.
Each part is about 2 hours 45 minutes long, and each part contains a 15-minute intermission. Other performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays (Part I) and Thursdays (Part II), and at 8 p.m. Fridays (Part I) and Saturdays (Part II) through May 31. The theater is at 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 113, Charlotte.
Open mic: “Find Your Muse Open Mic” May 19 at The Evening Muse, at North Davidson and 36th streets, Charlotte. $3 admission. Sign up at 7:45 p.m. to get your time slot. See area up-and-coming talent perform their latest original works. The event features a special guest performer from around the region each week. This week: Caroline Spence of Nashville, Tenn.
New degree offered: The UNC Board of Governors has approved UNC Charlotte’s request to offer a Professional Science Master’s degree in Data Science and Business Analytics starting this fall. The curriculum is the result of a collaboration between the College of Computing and Informatics and the Belk College of Business, linking the science and business of data. The goal of the curriculum is to produce talented graduates to meet the 21st-century demands of business and industry.
The PSM in Data Science and Business Analytics program is the collaborative result of the university’s DSBA Initiative, which was created as an industry-university-state partnership to broaden and deepen North Carolina’s data science and business analytics talent, and position the Charlotte region as a leading big data hub for innovation and economic development. Details: http://dsba.uncc.edu.