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Conference Organized by Professor Leads to New International Journal
South Asian Dance Intersections launched September 23.
   September 26, 2022

UNC Charlotte’s J. Murrey Atkins Library is institutional host to a new international journal, thanks to the work of Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar, assistant professor of dance. South Asian Dance Intersections, which launched September 23, is a progressive, scholarly, blind peer-reviewed, and open-access journal that seeks to...

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Professor’s Visualizations of Air Featured in Exhibition
Catty Dan Zhang’s “Active Atmospheres” on view in Rhinebeck, NY.
   September 25, 2022

For nearly a decade, Assistant Professor of Architecture Catty Dan Zhang has been studying air as an important and active system to be foregrounded in the design process. An exhibition in Rhinebeck, New York, features tools and products of her investigations. Pamphlet Architecture: Visions and Experiments in Architecture at ‘T’ Space gallery presents works by the five finalists from...

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Emeritus Professor Creates Athletics Hall of Fame Art
Jamie Franki designed the award medals and rendered the portraits for the inaugural class.
   September 21, 2022

When the Charlotte 49ers Hall of Fame inducted its first class on September 9, we were most excited about the stunning portraits and award medals that retired illustration professor Jamie Franki created. 

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Tohoku University Musical Exchange Creates Lifetime Memories
Japanese students join Women’s Chorus to traverse geographies and cultures.
   September 14, 2022

Just two days into their two-week exchange trip to Charlotte, the 17 students from Japan’s Tohoku University were scattered across the floor of Robinson Hall lobby, sitting in circles with members of the Women’s Chorus and laughing as they discussed foods they would “never eat.” Professor Ginger Wyrick, director of the Women’s Chorus, also known as The Charlotteans, and orchestrator of the “...

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Rowe Galleries to Host MOCA London Show
"Nature Morte" explores the still life tradition through works by major contemporary artists.
   September 9, 2022

Rowe Galleries and the Department of Art & Art History are the first American hosts of a stunning exhibition developed by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in London. Opening September 21, Nature Morte:  Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition seeks to illustrate how leading artists of the 21st century have reinvigorated still life, a genre strongly...

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Journal Article Highlights Dance Professor’s Company’s Inclusive Virtual Dance Classes
Kim Jones is featured in the recent issue of Dance Education in Practice.
   September 8, 2022

“Moving to Live and Migrating to Survive Through Inclusive Digital Dance Practices,” an article that presents a conversation between Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones and Fen Kennedy, a dance professor at the University of Alabama, was recently published in the journal Dance Education in Practice. In their conversation,...

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Music Student To Present at American Musicological Society Conference
Emily Sheffield will present her paper at the Southeast Chapter meeting on October 1.
   September 7, 2022

Senior music education major Emily Sheffield has been invited to present her paper, “Hedda Grab-Kernmayer and the Intersectionality of Gender and Cultural Identity in the Nazi Ghetto of Theresienstadt,” at the Southeast Chapter conference of the American Musicological Society. The conference will be held on October 1 at N.C. State University.

Sheffield began her research as an Office...

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NSF Grant Will Further Development of Professor’s Webcam Lighting Studio
David Fillmore is developing high-quality, ready-to-use lighting packages for virtual productions.
   September 5, 2022

As a lighting designer for both theatre and dance, Professor of Theatre David Fillmore specializes in “large, environmental storytelling.” Consider, for example, the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s production of Dragons Love Tacos, in which he made fire-breathing dragons burn down a house.

But while he loves “bringing imagination to life,” Fillmore also knows how to make...

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Professor’s Microalgae Façade Research Continues with Increased NSF Funding
Nearly $1 million grant will further Professor of Architecture Kyoung Hee Kim’s work.
   September 2, 2022

A major grant from the National Science Foundation will fund the next stage of Professor of Architecture Kyoung Hee Kim’s development of a high-performing window system that reduces building energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant is Kim’s third NSF grant in...

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Dance Department to Host Lauren Anderson in Residency
The former Houston Ballet principal will teach classes at UNC Charlotte and Charlotte Ballet.
   August 12, 2022

The Department of Dance, in partnership with Charlotte Ballet, will host a residency with famed ballerina Lauren Anderson, September 14-18. The residency is funded by an Inclusive Excellence Grant from UNC Charlotte’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Anderson danced with Houston Ballet from 1983 to 2006, performing...

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