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Musical Theatre Students Win A1 Auditions
Nine students were selected to attend the conference in January.
   October 12, 2022

Nine UNC Charlotte students, including singers, dancers, and actors, have been chosen to attend the All-In-One (A1) Conference, where they will attend classes and workshops, meet with industry professionals, and audition for top casting agents and producers...

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Architecture Professor’s Plaza Design Activates Economic Heart of Rock Hill
The product of nearly three years’ work honors the industrial history of the South Carolina town.
   October 9, 2022

At one time, more American flags were printed in Rock Hill, S.C. than in any place in the world. The Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company, which opened in 1929, was one of the largest cloth printing and finishing companies in the United States and the center of that patriotic production during World War II. It was also, says Stephen Turner, “the biggest business concern that has ever...

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Professor’s New Book Evaluates Performance of Double Skin Façade Buildings
Mona Azarbayjani’s study was recently published by Routledge.
   September 30, 2022

A new book by Associate Professor of Architecture Mona Azarbayjani, High-Performance Double Skin Façade Buildings: Climatic-Based Exploration, provides the first systematic assessment of the operational performance of double-...

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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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