Role in Japanese Opera Continues Professor’s Explorations of Asian and Asian-American Composers
Brian Arreola will sing tenor lead in Asako Hirabayashi’s “Hebionna.”
   June 10, 2022

Dr. Brian Arreola will perform the lead tenor role of "Yoshizo" in the Japanese opera Hebionna (Snake Woman) by Asako Hirabayashi. The opera will receive its world premiere on June 27 in a production in Rowe Recital Hall and will be filmed for future distribution. The performance is the latest project...

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Department of Art & Art History Announces New Faculty
Three new faculty will join the department in the upcoming academic year.
   June 9, 2022

The Department of Art & Art History welcomes three new full-time faculty members in the upcoming academic year. Samira ShiriDevich will join the Department in August as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design - Motion Design. Lorraine Turi will join the Department in August as Lecturer in Digital Foundations/3D. Mallory Nanny will join the Department in January 2023 as Lecturer in Liberal...

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Taylor Work Reconstructed at UNC Charlotte to be Performed at Joyce Theater
Dance rofessor Kim Jones reconstructed Tracer (1962) in a collaborative research process.
   June 2, 2022

A work by modern dance icon Paul Taylor that was reconstructed at UNC Charlotte in 2016 will be performed by the Paul Taylor Dance Company in its upcoming Joyce Theater season. Tracer will be performed at the famed New York City theater on June 15, 17, and 18.

In 2015 Kim Jones, associate professor of dance, began the process of bringing Tracer back to life, a work...

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Book Co-edited by Theatre Department Chair Examines the Audience-Performance Relationship
Dr. Lynne Conner is among four editors of a new Routledge Companion.
   May 26, 2022

Dr. Lynne Conner, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre, is one of four editors of the new Routledge Companion to Audiences and the Performing Arts, a thorough and multifaceted exploration of audiences and the...

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School of Architecture Announces New Faculty
Four new professors bring broad expertise to the SoA.
   May 24, 2022

The School of Architecture will welcome four new faculty members in the upcoming academic year. Matthew Gin and Jonathan Dessi-Olive will join the faculty in tenure-track positions. Elena Vazquez-Peña and Julio Diarte will join as visiting scholars with two-year appointments. All will begin teaching this fall.

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Architecture Alum Named to CBJ “40 Under 40” List
Ian Patrick ‘07, ’09 is the founder of the Charlotte design firm biloba.
   May 18, 2022

Ian Patrick, who received a B.A. in Architecture in 2007 and a Bachelor of Architecture in 2009 from UNC Charlotte, is among the recipients of the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2022 “40 Under 40” awards. A council member for the Town of Harrisburg, Patrick is a founding partner, with his wife Erin, of the Charlotte design firm biloba Architecture.

Now in its 29th...

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Dean’s New Book Advocates for a Water-centric Approach to Architecture & Urban Design
"Blue Architecture" demonstrates how water stewardship can and must shape good building design.
   May 12, 2022

A new book by Brook Muller, dean of the College of Arts + Architecture, argues for the creative opportunities – and moral imperatives – of “embedding water-related concerns” into architectural design. Blue Architecture: Water, Design, and...

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Mint Museum Series Features Work by Professor/Former Art Department Chair
Lydia Thompson: Travelers is the new Constellation CLT exhibition.
   May 11, 2022

Professor of Art Lydia Thompson, former chair of the Department of Art & Art History, is the new Constellation CLT artist at the Mint Museum of Art. Constellation CLT is a solo exhibition series that features work by local artists. The installations rotate three times per year. Lydia Thompson:...

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AIA Charlotte Funds Two New Scholarships
Awards are intended to attract students from populations underrepresented in architecture.
   May 10, 2022

The Charlotte chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has established an endowment to fund in perpetuity two annual student scholarships in the School of Architecture. Committed on the occasion of the School’s 50th anniversary, the gift represents the largest single gift the AIA Charlotte section and its board have made to any organization.

The AIA Charlotte...

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Music Department Announces New Director of Bands
Dr. Hunter Kopczynski has taught in middle school, high school, and university programs.
   May 10, 2022

The Department of Music has announced that Hunter Kopczynski will join the faculty as Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music this fall.  He will conduct the UNC Charlotte Wind Ensemble, teach courses in conducting and music education, and oversee the university bands program.

Kopczynski comes to Charlotte after his role as Director of Bands at Mars Hill University (Mars...

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