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Dean Announces Inaugural “Friends of CoAA” Cohort
New seven-member board will convene on campus in April.
   February 17, 2022

Dean Brook Muller has announced the first cohort of the Friends of the College of Arts + Architecture (Friends of CoAA). The seven inaugural members – John Boyer, Mojdeh Henderson, John Iafrate, Dareion Malone, Melanie Reddrick, Stacey Rose, and Terry Shook – will help develop the mission and function of the board in support of the College.

“As we launch a new strategic plan for the...

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MUD Director Named an “Emerging Voice” by Architectural League NY
Sekou Cooke STUDIO is one of eight recipients of recognition for distinct design voices.
   February 14, 2022

Master of Urban Design Director Sekou Cooke’s studio has been named a 2022 Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York, an annual juried award that recognizes North American individuals and firms “with distinct design voices that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture,...

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Students Win Design and Director Awards at Regional Theatre Festival
Chloe Shade and Angeli Novio Take Home Awards at Regional Theatre Festival
   February 10, 2022

Theatre students  Angeli Novio and Chloe Shade received awards at the Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)! Shade is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a Concentration in Directing, and Novio is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre...

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Architecture Professor Wins National Teaching Award
Assistant Professor Liz McCormick is recognized for excellence and innovation.
   February 6, 2022

Assistant Professor of Architecture Liz McCormick has won a 2022 ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award conferred jointly by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). The award is one of the Architectural...

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CoA+A Announces 2022 Distinguished Alumni
The College of Arts + Architecture will honor five Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 18
   February 3, 2022

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor five Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 18, in the eighth annual celebration of alumni achievement. The award ceremony will take place at 11:30 am in Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts and will be open to the public.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were created by the College of Arts + Architecture in 2015 to recognize the...

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Professor Discusses His Book in Music Podcast Interview
Dr. Dylan Savage’s “The Transposed Musician” demonstrates life skills learned through music.
   January 30, 2022

Professor of Piano Dylan Savage was the featured guest in Episode 122 of the podcast Enhance Life with Music, which aired on January 25. In the interview, he explained how the skills necessary for learning music effectively are transferable to many settings and situations throughout one’s life.

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Professor Wins Competition to Author Next “Pamphlet Architecture”
Catty Dan Zhang has won first prize in the Pamphlet Architecture competition.
   January 28, 2022

Assistant Professor of Architecture Catty Dan Zhang has won first prize in the Pamphlet Architecture competition, an international competition that will award Zhang a $5,500 honorarium to develop her proposal and the opportunity to produce the next book in the Pamphlet Architecture series.

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Shakespeare in Action Presents Semester-long Study of Merchant of Venice
Shakespeare and Inclusivity project includes lectures, readings, workshop and film screening.
   January 28, 2022

Shakespeare in Action, an interdisciplinary initiative housed in the College of Arts + Architecture and guided by faculty in the Theatre and English departments, has organized a semester-long case study of Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice. Beginning with a lecture on February 2 by Robinson Distinguished...

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New Jazz Dance Book Includes Chapter by Dance Professor
Karen Hubbard’s chapter presents strategies for teaching jazz dance in higher education.
   January 27, 2022

A new book published this month by University Press of Florida includes a chapter by Associate Professor of Dance Karen Hubbard. Hubbard’s “Valuing Cultural Context and Style: Strategies for Teaching Traditional Jazz Dance from the Inside Out" appears as Chapter 15 in Rooted Jazz Dance: Africanist Aesthetics and Equity in...

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Voice Professor Joins Opera Carolina Cast
Sequina DuBose will sing the role of Donna Elvira in a new production of Don Giovanni.
   January 17, 2022

Assistant Professor of Voice Sequina DuBose, lyric soprano, will sing the role of Donna Elvira in Opera Carolina's upcoming production of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Performances will take place February 3, 5, and 6 at the Belk Theater in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. It is DuBose's debut in the virtuosic role of...

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