College Welcomes New Faculty
Six new professors join the faculty of the College in the 23-24 academic year.
   August 4, 2023

The College of Arts + Architecture is pleased to welcome these new full-time faculty beginning August 14.

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Professors Develop Joint Exhibition with Polish Partner
Maja Godlewka and Andrew Leventis curated "The World Without Us."
   August 1, 2023

The Department of Art & Art History and Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland, recently jointly presented an exhibition, The World Without Us, curated by UNC Charlotte painting professors Andrew Leventis and Maja Godlewska. Their work was featured in the exhibition...

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Professor Designs Opera Productions in Italy
Tom Burch designed two opera productions for La Musica Lirica.
   August 1, 2023

Tom Burch, associate professor of scenic design in the Department of Theatre, has just returned from six weeks in Italy, where he designed two opera productions for La Musica Lirica, an intensive opera training program for young professional singers. Premiering first in the town of Novafeltria, each production traveled to additional...

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Professor's House Wins State's Top Modernist Residential Prize
Marc Manack's "Steel Louise" has received the 2023 George Matsumoto Prize.
   July 31, 2023

A house designed, built, and owned by Associate Professor of Architecture Marc Manack, with his firm SILO AR+D, has been awarded the 2023 George Matsumoto Prize from NC Modernist, a non-profit organization and educational archive established for the documentation, promotion,...

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Dance Professor Wins NY Public Library Fellowship
Kim Jones will continue research into Korean modern dancer Choi Seung-Hee.
   July 18, 2023


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Annual Odissi Conference Returns
Dance professor Kaustavi Sarkar has organized the exploration of eastern Indian traditional dance.
   July 13, 2023

Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar, associate professor of dance and director of the Arts + Architecture Honors Program, will again host an annual conference on Odissi, an eastern Indian traditional dance form. "Sadhana: Art and Philosophy of Curvilinearity," which was organized by the UNC Charlotte Department of...

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Robinson Hall Hosts Annual Piano Sale
Sale supports the donation of pianos to the music department by the Rockley Family Foundation.
   July 12, 2023

The lobby of Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts on the UNC Charlotte main campus will be host to a piano sale August 3-5, 2023. The Department of Music has the use of new first-class pianos on a no-cost basis each school year. This arrangement is provided through an association with the Rockley Family Foundation. These...

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Faculty Receive Project Support from ASC and City Grants
Grants will fund a festival and the creation and presentation of new works.
   June 26, 2023

Faculty in the College of Arts + Architecture are among the recipients of prominent grants announced recently by the City of Charlotte Infusion Fund and the Arts & Science Council. The funds will support the development and performance of new works over the next 12 months and the continuation of an annual festival.

Four projects led by CoA+A faculty have received...

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Department of Theatre Welcomes New Chair
David Janowiak assumes department leadership on July 1.
   June 22, 2023

The College of Arts + Architecture welcomes David Janowiak as the new chair of the Department of Theatre, effective July 1. Janowiak comes to UNC Charlotte from Western Oregon University (WOU), where he has spent the past seven years as professor and chair of the Creative Arts Division, following 17 years leading the WOU Theatre Department.

Janowiak has been successful as an...

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Gámez Named Interim Dean of the College of Arts + Architecture
The appointment begins on July 1, following the departure of Dean Brook Muller.
   June 19, 2023

Professor of Architecture and Urban Design José Gámez has been named interim dean of the College of Arts + Architecture. His appointment begins on July 1, following the departure of Dean Brook Muller.

Gámez joined the College of Arts + Architecture in 2002 as an assistant professor of architecture and has since served in multiple leadership positions, most recently as Associate Dean...

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