Art Alumna Named NCAEA Rookie Teacher of the Year
Ali Petrauskas ’16 is a middle school art teacher in Concord, NC.
   September 14, 2021

Alumna Ali Petrauskas has been named “Rookie Teacher of the Year” by the North Carolina Art Educators Association (NCAEA). The NCAEA is the state's largest advocacy group dedicated to supporting visual arts education.

Petrauskas is in her third year as an art teacher at Harold E. Winkler Middle School in Concord, N.C. A double major...

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Marsalis Leads Masterclass at UNC Charlotte
Branford Marsalis tells students, "Listen to as much music as you can."
   September 5, 2021

Three-time Grammy Award® winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis led a masterclass for music students in Rowe Recital Hall on August 30. Visiting campus the day after Charlie Parker's 101st birthday, Marsalis launched the Department of Music's "Charlie Parker 101" project with the class and a public event in the Anne R...

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Grymes Named Scholarship and Research Editor of College Music Society Journal
College Music Symposium is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes twice a year.
   September 3, 2021

Dr. James Grymes, professor of musicology, has been named the Scholarship and Research Editor for the College Music Symposium: Journal of the College Music Society, effective immediately. 

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Dance Professor and Students to Present at Royal Academy of Dance Conference
Associate Professor of Dance Delia Neil will present a workshop at the international conference.
   August 31, 2021

Associate Professor of Dance Delia Neil will present a workshop at the Royal Academy of Dance international conference on September 4. Dance students Leah Adams and Brandy Brown will serve as the workshop demonstrator in the online presentation.

The Royal Academy of...

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City and School of Architecture Launch Charlotte Urban Design Awards Program
"Urbies" will celebrate good design in Charlotte.
   August 30, 2021

The City of Charlotte Urban Design Center and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte School of Architecture are collaborating on the city’s first Urban Design Awards, or “Urbies,” to elevate the importance of excellent urban design. An awards ceremony recognizing the inaugural Urbies winners will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m. A public panel discussion about the awards...

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2021 CoA+A Convocation Brings Newcomers into the Circle
Dean Brook Muller welcomed new students, faculty, and staff to the College on August 22.
   August 25, 2021

The College of Arts + Architecture welcomed new members of our College family into the "circle" on Sunday, August 22, with the 2021 CoA+A Convocation ceremony and after party in the Arts Quad. 

Dean Brook Muller opened the evening: "I want to express my gratitude to all of you for joining us on this fine evening. It has been quite a stretch for all of us, and the bonds tying us...

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Integrated Design Research Lab's Window Project Wins R+D Award
A microalgae window system has won a 2021 R+D Award from Architect Magazine.
   August 11, 2021

A patent-pending microalgae window system developed in the College of Arts + Architecture's Integrated Design Research Lab (IDRL) has won a 2021 R+D Award from Architect Magazine. The interdisciplinary project, led by Dr. Kyoung Hee Kim, associate professor of architecture and director of the IDRL, is in its ninth year of development and has...

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Professor to Premiere Lead Role in New Opera by Vietnamese Composer
Brian Arreola will perform in an opera by P.Q. Phan to be streamed August 21.
   July 27, 2021

Dr. Brian Arreola, professor of voice, will premiere the lead role in a chamber opera by Vietnamese American composer P.Q. Phan and his wife, librettist Anvi Hoàng. Presented by the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, What the Horse Eats will be performed and live-streamed from the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington, Indiana, on August 21 at 7 pm.

What the Horse...

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NSF Grant Will Further Development of Solar Windows
Interdisciplinary team is led by Associate Professor of Architecture Kyoung Hee Kim.
   July 26, 2021

A research project to develop high-performance regenerative windows integrated with climate responsive solar cells will move to a new phase of development thanks to a $250,000 Partnerships for Innovation - Technology Translation (PFI-TT) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Principal Investigator Dr. Kyoung Hee Kim, associate professor of architecture, and her co-investigators Dr...

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Robinson Hall Hosts Piano Sale
Pianos and digital pianos will be available for purchase August 5-7.
   July 26, 2021
The lobby of Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts will be host to a piano sale August 2-5.

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