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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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Students Excel at Hawaii Performing Arts Festival
Logan Pavia and Charity Williams participated in the professional development program.
   August 9, 2022

Musical Theatre Certificate students Logan Pavia and Charity Williams had the opportunity this summer to participate in the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, a prestigious, international professional development program for emerging artists. Now in its 17th season, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival offers...

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School of Architecture Recognized in Business Journal for Shaping Charlotte
The August 5-11 issue of the Charlotte Business Journal featured the SoA on its cover.
   August 8, 2022

The School of Architecture was featured as the cover story of the August 5-11 issue of The Charlotte Business Journal, the city's leading business publication. "Five Decades in the Making: UNC Charlotte's School of Architecture has shaped what Charlotte is and will be" was written by Erik Spanberg in response to the School's celebration of its 50th anniversary in the 2021-22 academic year....

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Professor Directs Chicago Theatre Production
Robin Witt is an acclaimed director in Chicago.
   August 2, 2022
Associate Professor of Directing Robin Witt is the director of the successful production of the U.S. premiere of Simon Stephens’s play “Light Falls.” The play, which runs at Chicago’s Steep Theatre through August 13, received a stellar review in the Chicago Tribune...

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Professor’s Research of Korean Modern Dancer is Subject of NEH Summer Institute Study
Kim Jones is researching lost works of Korea’s first modern dancer.
   July 18, 2022

Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones joined a cohort of 25 higher education faculty in Chicago this summer for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute: Making Modernism: Literature, Dance, and Visual Culture in...

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Exhibition Showcases an Emerging Architectural Revolution
Inside Sekou Cooke's "Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture."
   June 28, 2022

“Walk through The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City and you’ll see rap lyrics from Nas, Slick Rick and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s hit song ‘The Message’ splashed in graffiti on the walls,” wrote Gordon Rago recently in the Charlotte Observer...

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Architecture Students Create “Beacon” for New Arts District
Graduate students designed and built an installation at the Trailhead Arts District.
   June 23, 2022

After more than a year of work, architecture students taught by Professor Marc Manack have completed a magnificent installation at the new Trailhead Arts District. ⁠⁠

The area at the Sugar Creek LYNX Blue Line Station is being developed by Flywheel Group,  led by School of Architecture alumnus Tony Kuhn. Kuhn received his Master of...

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Professors' Research Recognized by National Dance Education Organization
Research by dance professors Tamara Williams and Karen Hubbard included in award recognition.
   June 20, 2022

The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) has recognized research by two UNC Charlotte dance professors in announcing the inaugural Ruth Lovell Murray Book Award. The new annual award honors "outstanding book-length publications in dance education and recognizing authors who conduct an exemplary inquiry that advances the field."

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CoA+A Receives National Scholastics Award for Excellence
The College of Arts + Architecture received the 2022 Dick Robinson Award for Excellence in the Field
   June 13, 2022

The College of Arts + Architecture has received the 2022 Dick Robinson Award for Excellence in the Field as the Mid-Carolina Regional Art Affiliate of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The prestigious award is presented annually by the Alliance of Young Artists & Writers who manage the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards nationwide. The award recognizes an affiliate partner that...

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Dance Department Announces New Dance Professor
Ashley L. Tate is a hip-hop dance specialist.
   June 10, 2022
The Department of Dance will welcome Ashley L. Tate to the faculty as a new assistant professor of dance this fall. Tate comes to UNC Charlotte from St. Louis, Missouri, where she served as an adjunct professor of dance at Saint Louis University, Washington University, Webster University, and Southeast Missouri State University, and as the former chair of the dance department at Grand Center...

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