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Student Wins State Music Competition
Kira Wagner is the NC winner of the MTNA Young Artist Solo Competition in the Brass Area.
   November 2, 2021

Student Kira Wagner has been named the North Carolina state representative for 2021-2022 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Solo Competition in the Brass Area. The three-tiered competition begins with a state round in the fall, followed by a division round...

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Architecture Faculty Among New Cohort of Gambrell Fellows
Drs. Mona Azarbayjani and Ming-Chun Lee have received awards to improve economic mobility.
   October 29, 2021

Two architecture professors are among the eight UNC Charlotte faculty named to the 2021-22 cohort of Gambrell Faculty Fellows by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute. Now in its third year, the Gambrell Faculty Fellows program, funded through the Gambrell Foundation, provides seed money to faculty projects that seek to address Charlotte's economic mobility challenge.

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Alumnus Establishes Scholarship to Honor Former Professor and Department Chair
Banks Wilson ’01 established an award for graphic design students to honor Eldred Hudson.
   October 25, 2021

Alumnus Banks Wilson ’01 has established a scholarship endowment to honor Emeritus Professor of Art Eldred Hudson. Hudson retired from the Department of Art & Art History in 2021 after 33 years at UNC Charlotte, where he served as the area coordinator for graphic design and was chair of the department from 2009 to 2018. The...

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Professor’s Audio Play Adaptation Begins Streaming for Halloween
Aly Amidei has adapted the novella Carmilla for Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre Company.
   October 25, 2021

Assistant Professor of Costume Design Aly Amidei has adapted the novella Carmilla as an audio play that the Chicago-based Lifeline Theatre Company will begin streaming on October 30. Written in 1871-72 by the Irish author J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla is an early example of vampire fiction and was an inspiration for...

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Chicago Architecture Biennial Includes Professor’s Work
Master of Urban Design Director Sekou Cooke has designed a pavilion for a North Lawndale non-profit.
   October 12, 2021

Master of Urban Design Director Sekou Cooke has designed and built an installation for the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB), the largest international survey of contemporary architecture in North America. Founded in 2015 and now in its fourth edition, the 2021 CAB takes place September 17-December 18 and is...

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Virtual Exchange Joins Choirs from UNC Charlotte and Japanese University
The Women’s Chorus and a choir from Tohoku University worked together for two weeks.
   October 8, 2021

The UNC Charlotte Women’s Chorus, The Charlotteans, recently spent two weeks in a virtual exchange with choral students from Tohoku University, a UNC Charlotte institutional exchange partner since 2014. Through Zoom, the two choirs met for joint rehearsals and group discussions and together have created a combined performance...

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Theatre Students Perform in Charlotte Symphony’s “Spoon River Anthology”
Production took place October 3 in Elmwood Cemetery.
   October 4, 2021

Three theatre students and two recent theatre alumni performed on October 3 in the Charlotte Symphony production of Spoon River Anthology. The performance took place in Elmwood Cemetery in uptown Charlotte.

Written in 1915, with a second collection published in 1926, Edgar Lee Masters's Spoon River Anthology is a series of free verse monologues spoken from beyond...

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Architecture Faculty and Students Create Exhibition About Phil Freelon
Harvey B. Gantt Center and North Carolina Museum of Art will host the exhibition.
   September 30, 2021

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture will be the first museum to present an exhibition about the North Carolina architect Phil Freelon (1953-2019). Created by faculty and students in the UNC Charlotte School of Architecture, ...

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Announcing the Inaugural Charlotte Urban Design Awards
Panel on Friday, Sept. 24 will discuss winners.
   September 23, 2021

The School of Architecture and the City of Charlotte Urban Design Center presented the city’s first Urban Design Awards, or “Urbies,” today to elevate the importance of excellent urban design. The goal of the annual awards program is to recognize and celebrate quality urban design in Charlotte, while encouraging continued community discussion around what makes for unique and great places....

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SoA Director to Deliver AIA Oklahoma Conference Keynote
Brownell will close conference’s first day with an exploration of COVID’s effects on architecture.
   September 21, 2021

School of Architecture Director Blaine Brownell, FAIA, will deliver a keynote address for the 2021 annual conference of the Oklahoma state chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Oklahoma). His presentation, "The Corona Effect: Toward an Inoculated Architecture,” will close the conference’s first day on September 30...

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