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New Book by Music Professor Explores Whiteness in Mid-Century Jazz
Kelsey Klotz examines Dave Brubeck’s music, career, and life to consider race in America.
   January 24, 2023

A new book by Dr. Kelsey Klotz, lecturer in music and Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence in the College of Arts + Architecture, explores the creation, manifestation, and interpretation of “whiteness” in mid-century America through the study of jazz musician Dave Brubeck. ...

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Theatre Professor Shifts Site-Specific Focus to Charlotte
Fresh off a Florida production, Laura Waringer co-teaches site-specific Shakespeare.
   January 20, 2023

Assistant Professor of Directing Laura Waringer has returned to campus after a “reassignment of duties” last semester allowed her to finally bring her pandemic-delayed production of Into the Woods to fruition in November. Presented by Waringer’s company, Wanderlust, which puts musicals “on location” in site-specific,...

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Dean Muller to Depart CoA+A
Dr. Lee Gray, professor of architectural history, will serve as interim dean.
   January 19, 2023

Dean Brook Muller has announced he will depart the University effective June 30. Lee Gray, professor of architectural history, will become interim dean.  

"I would like to thank UNC Charlotte for giving me the opportunity to lead the College of Arts + Architecture,” Muller said. “I have learned so much from its magical constellation of...

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School of Architecture Director’s New Book Explores Pandemics and the Built Environment
“The Pandemic Effect” presents ideas, research, and proposals from 90 experts.
   January 16, 2023

A new book by Blaine Brownell, director of the David R. Ravin School of Architecture, examines the role of the built environment in both the spread and the mitigation of infectious disease historically, currently, and in the future. The Pandemic Effect...

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Research Fellow Wins 2023 ARCC Dissertation Award
Elena Vazquez Pena was honored for her research on kinetic screens.
   January 11, 2023

Elena Vazquez Pena, a research fellow in technology and design in the David R. Ravin School of Architecture, has received the 2023 Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) Dissertation Award. Founded in 1976, the ARCC is an international association of architectural research centers, academies and organizations...

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Dance Professor Receives NEA Grant to Bridge Indian Dance Techniques
Professor Kaustavi Sarkar will work with Maya Kulkarni to bring together Odissi and Bharatnatyam.
   January 11, 2023

Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar, assistant professor of dance, has received a $10,000 “Grant for Arts Projects - Dance” from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Sarkar’s project, “ShilpaNatyam: Creating a New Vocabulary in Indian Dance,” is in partnership with New York-based choreographer Dr. Maya Kulkarni.

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Professor to Perform in Opera Carolina’s Porgy and Bess
Sequina DuBose, who will sing the role of Clara, has also released a new album.
   January 8, 2023

Dr. Sequina DuBose, assistant professor of voice, will sing the role of Clara in the Opera Carolina production of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Performances will take place January 22-28 at the Belk Theater in uptown Charlotte’s...

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Theatre Students Perform with Charlotte Symphony
Logan Pavia and Sam Pomerantz sang on Holiday Pops program.
   December 20, 2022

Theatre students Logan Pavia and Sam Pomerantz were featured performers recently at the 2022 Holiday Pops concert presented by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. The annual program took place December 16-18 at the Knight Theater in uptown Charlotte.

Pomerantz, who graduated the same weekend, and Pavia are both participants in the College of Arts + Architecture’s Musical Theatre...

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Faculty Receive ASC Cultural Vision and Artist Support Grants
Five current CoAA professors are among the grant recipients.
   December 15, 2022

Five current College of Arts + Architecture faculty members and one retired professor are among the recent recipients of grants from the local Arts & Science Council (ASC). Associate Professor of Dance Tamara Williams has received a 2023 Cultural Vision Grant; Professor of Art Maja Godlewska, Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones, Professor of Art Lydia Thompson, Professor of Theatre...

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Architecture and Engineering Professors Launch Research Hub to Advance Green Building and Planning in Asian Nations
U.S. Department of State grant will fund three-year initiative.
   December 12, 2022

Professor of Architecture Kyoung Hee Kim and Assistant Professor Weimin Wang in the Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management have received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State to launch the “Green Buildings...

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