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Theatre Professor Choreographs Intimacy for Broadway and TV
Kaja Dunn is a national leader in a new field in the theatre, film, and television industry.
   April 27, 2022

In the past three years, Assistant Professor of Theatre Kaja Dunn has developed a national career in the new field of intimacy choreography.

Dunn, who teaches acting at UNC Charlotte, is associate intimacy director for the Broadway production of A...

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Health Monitoring System for Elderly Wins NSF Grant
Dr. Mona Azarbayjani (architecture) and Dr. Hamed Tabkhi (engineering) are co-PIs.
   April 24, 2022

A project co-led by Dr. Mona Azarbayjani, associate professor of architecture, and Dr. Hamed Tabkhi, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received a Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I (STTR) grant from the...

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Student Wins Purchase Award in National Juried Exhibition
Asia Hanon’s print, “As I Am,” was selected for the McNeese State University collection.
   April 21, 2022

A work by art student Asia Hanon was selected for the 35th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition and received the Lucy Brown Winfree Purchase Award as one of just seven pieces to be added to the McNeese State University permanent collection. The exhibition, which includes 70 works by artists from across the...

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Students Build Play Structure for Neighborhood Park
“Pastel Pile” turns upcycled tires into playground fun.
   April 13, 2022

A group of architecture students under the direction of Associate Professor of Architecture Marc Manack recently designed and installed a play structure for the Coulwood Hills Neighborhood Park in northwest Charlotte.

The "Pastel Pile” was made from upcycled tires, paint, and mulch from fallen trees (provided by Mecklenburg County). Materials were funded by a public grant obtained by...

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INES PhD Candidate Recognized at Research Conference for Interdisciplinary Project
Roshanak Ashrafi is mentored by Dr. Mona Azarbayjani and Dr. Hamed Tabkhi.
   April 12, 2022

Roshanak Ashrafi, a Ph.D. candidate in the interdisciplinary Infrastructures and Environmental Systems (INES) program, recently received third place for her oral presentation at the 2022 Graduate Research Symposium. The INES program is housed in the William Lee States College of Engineering and includes faculty from multiple departments...

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UNC Charlotte to present East Coast premiere of “Violins of Hope” Song Cycle
“Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope” is inspired by music professor’s book.
   April 11, 2022

A new song cycle about violins recovered from the Holocaust will be the centerpiece of Charlotte’s Holocaust Remembrance Day event, the Community Yom HaShoah Commemoration. Presented by the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture in partnership with community and educational partners, Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope will receive its East Coast premiere on April 26 at...

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Grant Allows Dance Professor’s Company to Provide Community Classes
Kim Jones and Movement Migration artists will teach free dance classes for adults and seniors.
   April 10, 2022

Movement Migration, a Charlotte-based professional dance company founded and directed by Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones, will offer six weeks of free community dance classes for adults and seniors thanks to a Culture Blocks grant from the Arts & Science Council. The classes will take place at the David B....

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Voice Professor’s Opera Performed at Kennedy Center
Brian Arreola’s opera tells story of family separated at the US/Mexico border.
   April 9, 2022

The Washington, D.C. company IN Series presented an opera composed by Professor of Voice Brian Arreola at The Kennedy Center on Saturday, April 9. ¡Zavala-Zavala!: an opera in v cuts ...

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Architecture Student Wins Prize for Oral Presentation at Graduate Research Symposium
Ketki Prashant Bapat graduates in May with an M.Arch. and M.S. in Architecture and Building Science.
   April 4, 2022

Ketki Prashant Bapat was awarded first place for her oral presentation in the category of Arts & Architecture at the 2022 Graduate Research Symposium. Bapat is a dual degree graduate student pursuing a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Architecture and Building Science. She will graduate this May.

Bapat’s research project, “An Air-Depolluting System for Indoor VOC...

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Department of Music Collaborates with Central Piedmont to Present Opera
Opera Workshop students join the cast of “Susannah” for three performances at Halton Theater.
   March 29, 2022

Nine UNC Charlotte music students will join the cast of Carlisle Floyd’s opera, Susannah, in a production presented through a partnership with Central Piedmont Community College’s Opera Theatre program. Performances will take place April 1-3 in the Halton Theater on the main campus of Central Piedmont.

The voice students – Nicholas Andruzzi, Sarah Freeman, Kathryn Goretzka,...

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