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Dance Professor Provides Free Workshops in Local Public Schools
Audrey Baran brings special classes to high school dance students.
   September 23, 2020

Each week, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Audrey Baran logs into Zoom from Robinson dance studio 115 to give public school dance students a special opportunity. Working with local dance teachers, and aided by current UNC Charlotte dance students, she teaches jazz or modern dance techniques to classes of homebound teenagers. By the end of October, she will have given more than 25 classes...

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School of Architecture Announces Fall 2020 Lecture Series
Virtual presentations begin September 25 with Jack Travis.
   September 21, 2020

The School of Architecture (SoA) is pleased to present its Fall 2020 lecture series, featuring five public events offered virtually. The series opens on September 25 with Jack Travis, FAIA, NOMAC.

“The focus of this year's lecture series is diversity and inclusion—an examination of culture and social justice...

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Dance Professor in Documentary About Jazz Dance History
Karen Hubbard is one of the “experts” interviewed in Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance.
   September 17, 2020

A new documentary about the history of jazz dance features Associate Professor of Dance Karen Hubbard among its contributors. Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance has garnered awards and positive reviews since its premiere in July, including Best Musical Documentary in the Rhode Island International Film Festival and Best of...

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Professor Leads National Workshop on Accessibility in Costuming
Aly Amidei will present a workshop for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.
   September 17, 2020

Assistant Professor of Costume Design Aly Amidei will lead the workshop “Accessibility in Costuming” on September 21 as part of a series presented by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (UTSITT). The webinar will present methods to center accessibility in the costume process,...

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Faculty Art Exhibition Showcases Quarantine Creativity
See “Working Title: 2020” online and in person in Rowe Lower Gallery.
   September 16, 2020

The Department of Art & Art History and Rowe Galleries present Working Title: 2020, an exhibition of work by art faculty and staff now on view in Rowe Arts by appointment and online in our virtual gallery.

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SoA Graduate Students Place in National Competition
"Urban Roots" project wins third place in 2020 Steel Design Competition.
   September 11, 2020

A team of graduate students in the School of Architecture has won third place in the 2020 Steel Design Student Competition, an annual contest presented by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (...

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Theatre Professor’s Article Addresses Training Students of Color
Kaja Dunn has co-written an article for the journal Theatre, Dance and Performance Training.
   September 11, 2020

An article co-authored by Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn appears in the current issue of Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, a peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for research by practitioners, academics, creative artists and pedagogues. The article, “Training theatre...

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Professor’s New CD Features Music by Thea Musgrave
Elizabeth Sullivan performs composer’s music for oboe.
   September 10, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Sullivan, assistant professor of oboe, has completed a new CD, which will be released on September 15 by Albany Records. A Dramatic Journey: 60 Years of Thea Musgrave’s Music for Oboe includes solo and chamber works...

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Dance Professor's Article Explores Teaching Odissi in the Western World
Kaustavi Sarkar's article appears in Dance Education in Practice.
   September 5, 2020

An article by Assistant Professor of Dance Kaustavi Sarkar appears in the current issue of Dance Education in Practice, a journal for dance educators that publishes four times a year. In the article, "Indian Classical Dance Education in Diaspora," Sarkar reflects on her experiences teaching Odissi in the United States within both South Asian diasporic communities and American academic...

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Fellowship Allows Professsor to Design Affordable Housing Design Toolkit
Urban Design professor Nadia Anderson receives Gambrell Faculty Fellowship.
   September 1, 2020

Nadia M. Anderson, associate professor of urban design in the School of Architecture and director of the City Building Lab, is among the second cohort of Gambrell Faculty Fellows. The Gambrell Faculty Fellowship Program was developed by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute in 2018 through a collaboration with the Gambrell Foundation and the Charlotte Opportunity Insights Partnership....

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