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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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Alumna Promoted to Principal Dancer in NYC Company
Laura Dearman ’18 has been promoted to a principal dancer position with Neville Dance Theatre.
   July 21, 2021

Dance alumna Laura Dearman ’18 has been promoted to a principal dancer position with Neville Dance Theatre, a Manhattan-based contemporary ballet company founded in 2005 by Brenda R. Neville.

Dearman joined Neville Dance Theatre in September 2018 as a company member. The company presents annual fall seasons in New York City,...

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U.S. Mint Air Force Medal Features Professor’s Design
Jamie Franki has designed the reverse side of the new U.S. Air Force silver medal.
   July 13, 2021

A new medal issued by the United States Mint features the work of Associate Professor of Art Jamie Franki. The first release in the United States Armed Forces Silver Medal Program, the medal honors the U.S. Air Force. It was designed by Franki...

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Precast Concrete Industry Support Sends Graduate Studio to NYC
Students toured precast concrete projects on field trip, then designed a Tokyo hotel.
   June 29, 2021

A group of architecture graduate students, led by Professor of Architecture Chris Jarrett, had the opportunity to take the School of Architecture’s first post-pandemic field trip this month, thanks to $5,000 in financial support from precast concrete industry partners. The sponsorship, organized by Ray Clark, executive director of the Georgia/Carolinas Precast...

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Architecture Professor’s Team Shortlisted for Tallinn Architecture Biennale Competition
Only 12 finalists were chosen from 119 teams representing 49 countries.
   June 22, 2021

Associate Professor of Architecture Jefferson Ellinger and his project partners Joseph Choma and Wesam Al Asali are among 12 design teams shortlisted for the Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) Installation Competition. Organized by the Estonian Centre for Architecture, the Tallinn Architecture Biennale is the largest architectural...

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Partnership with Goodyear Arts Offers Artist Residencies to New Alumni
Nadia Meadows and Nicole Thrower are the inaugural recipients.
   June 20, 2021

A new collaboration between the Department of Art & Art History and Goodyear Arts awards three-week summer artist residencies to recent graduates of the Department. Alumni Nadia Meadows, who received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art in December 2020, and Nicole Thrower, who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art in May, are the inaugural award recipients, chosen through a competitive...

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Performing Arts Services Hosts Theatre Tech Camp for Middle School Girls
Two-week camp is a partnership with the Dottie Rose Foundation.
   June 17, 2021

For the past two weeks, Robinson Hall has been home base for “Tech Theatre: Lights, Sound, Action!,” a camp for middle-school girls offered through a partnership with the Dottie Rose Foundation. The Dottie Rose Foundation (DRF) is a local non-profit that seeks to close the gender gap in the fields of technology and computer...

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Department of Music Welcomes Visiting Band Directors
Brett Penshorn and Daniel Fischer will serve one-year appointments.
   June 16, 2021

The Department of Music has announced the appointment of two visiting band directors for the 2021-22 academic year, filling positions left vacant by Director of Bands Shawn Smith, who has accepted a position at Brigham Young University, and Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands Shayna Stahl, who has accepted a position at the University of Kentucky.  

Brett Penshorn...

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Department of Art & Art History Welcomes Three New Faculty
New professors of illustration, graphic design, and ceramics come to UNC Charlotte
   June 10, 2021

The Department of Art & Art History will welcome three new faculty members this August.

Chelsea Brtis is a new Assistant Professor of Illustration. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University and an MFA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication from the University of Texas at Dallas. Previously, Brtis has taught digital 3D...

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