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Elder Gallery Exhibition, Curated by Alums, Highlights Alumni Artists
“Disrupting the Matrix: Impressions” opened December 1.
   December 14, 2023

Two recent alumni from the Department of Art & Art History have curated a new exhibition at the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art that features print media works by five alumni. Disrupting the Matrix: Impressions, which opened on December 1, was curated by Nicole Thrower ‘21 and Jennifer...

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Professors' Loray Mill Strike Musical Receives Cultural Vision Grant
Sequina DuBose and Laura Waringer have assembled a creative team for a new musical.
   December 13, 2023

Professors Sequina DuBose and Laura Waringer have received a Cultural Vision Grant from the Arts & Science Council in support of their project to create a new musical theatre work based on the story of the 1929 strike at the Loray Mill in Gastonia. The $20,000 grant...

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Farewell to Our Graduating Office Assistants
Lysa Fakir and Rayden Leeder have worked in the CoAA main office for two years.
   December 13, 2023

As College of Arts + Architecture student office assistants, Lysa Fakir and Rayden Leeder have brought friendliness and professionalism to the CoA+A main office for the past two academic years. They are both graduating, and we will miss them!

Lysa is receiving a BFA in Art with a concentration in illustration and a Minor in Dance. Rayden is receiving a BA in Theatre with a...

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Professor Leads Roundtable for Prototypes for Humanity in Dubai
Liz McCormick also attended COP 28, the UN Climate Change Conference.
   December 7, 2023

Liz McCormick was recently invited to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to participate in the Prototypes for Humanity Professors Collaboration Program, where she led a roundtable discussion on Health in the Built Environment. Prototypes for Humanity is an annual exhibition of 100 student-led innovations that "have the power to...

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Dance Professor’s Company Receives NC Arts Council Grants
Movement Migration was awarded two state grants in the 2023 funding cycle and a grant from the ASC.
   December 6, 2023

Movement Migration, the dance company founded by Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones, has been awarded two grants from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The two grants, more than $20,000 combined, support both project-based work and company operations.

“The grants announced today are a big step forward for our agency’s...

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Designing a Future “Más Buena”
December graphic design graduate Valentina Varela is designing wellness for women.
   December 4, 2023

This is the second December in a row that a member of Valentina Varela’s family has graduated from UNC Charlotte. Last year, her brother, Juan, received a B.S.B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in Spanish. This December, it’s Valentina’s turn.

Valentina was 15 when her family moved from her...

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December Dance Grad is Making His Way in the Charlotte Area
Alabi Orisadele will graduate this month with degrees in dance and exercise science.
   December 1, 2023

Growing up in the Raleigh suburb of Rolesville, North Carolina, Alabi Orisadele “danced in the mirror for fun,” but his physical focus was the year-round rigor of track and field and cross-country. So when he arrived at UNC Charlotte his freshman year, he chose Exercise Science for his academic home...

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Faculty and Alumni Recognized in “Best in the Nest” Awards
Annual awards are presented by Queen City Nerve independent newspaper.
   November 30, 2023

Several faculty and alumni in the College of Arts + Architecture have been recognized in the 2023 “Best in the Nest” Awards presented by Charlotte independent weekly newspaper Queen City Nerve. Covering a wide range of categories, the annual awards include both Critics’ and Readers’ Picks.

In the “City Life” Category,...

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Seven Faculty Receive ASC Artist Support Grants
Music and Dance faculty will use grants to develop new work and receive training.
   November 27, 2023

Seven current College of Arts + Architecture faculty members are among the recent recipients of grants from the local Arts & Science Council (ASC). Professor of Voice and Opera...

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International Education Week Concert Demonstrates the Social Impact of Singing Together
College of Engineering hosted students for a collaborative and multicultural performance.
   November 21, 2023

A recent informal music concert at EPIC, the Energy Production & Infrastructure Center, demonstrated the social impact of singing together. Performing as part of UNC Charlotte’s celebration of International Education Week,...

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