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University Chorale to Tour Italy
The University Chorale will study and perform in Italy in July.
   June 18, 2019

The University Chorale will undertake its fifth international tour, July 7-22, with stops in Rome, Venice, and the Italian Riviera. The program will feature a 10-day artistic residency in the Italian coastal region of Liguria, where the students will collaborate in rehearsals and performances with three local music organizations, culminating in three performances in Bordigherra,...

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Reviews in for Witt's Latest Chicago Production
Theatre professor Robin Witt has been directing in Chicago this academic year.
   June 10, 2019

The reviews are in for Associate Professor of Directing Robin Witt's most recent work in Chicago, where she has spent the past semester on a reassignment of duties. Witt directed W. Somerset Maugham's play, For Services Rendered (pictured), which is at the Griffin Theatre Company through July 6. 

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UNC Charlotte and Queens University Approve Transfer Agreement for Music Therapy Degree
Agreement will assist music students at UNC Charlotte in completing a degree in music therapy
   June 6, 2019

The UNC Charlotte Department of Music and the Queens University of Charlotte Art, Design and Music Department have approved a transfer agreement to assist music students at UNC Charlotte in completing a degree in music therapy at Queens. The bilateral articulation agreement will allow music majors at UNC Charlotte to enroll in courses at Queens in their junior and senior years. As both...

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Two IDRL Projects Receive NSF I-Corp Grants
The Integrated Design Research Lab has received two National Science Foundation grants.
   June 4, 2019

The School of Architecture’s Integrated Design Research Lab (IDRL) has received two National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grants to further research in microalgae facades and adaptable solar windows. Each project will receive $50,000 and...

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Students Create "A Glass Rhinoceros" at Center City Building
New installation at UNC Charlotte Center City is by Mixed-Media/Print Media 3 class.
   May 14, 2019

The Spring 2019 Mixed-Media/Print Media 3 studio art class has completed a site-specific installation in the front window case at UNC Charlotte Center City. The colorful mixed-media work, “A Glass Rhinoceros,” explores concepts of movement, transformation, and perception and was inspired by two works of literature: Eugène Ionesco's play, Rhinoceros, and Paul Auster's novella, City...

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Alum's Quartet Wins National Competition
Andrew Schoen ('16) is a member of the award-winning Aruna Quartet.
   May 13, 2019

The Aruna Quartet, a saxophone quartet that includes UNC Charlotte alumnus Andrew Schoen, has been awarded the Grand Prize in the 46th Annual Fischoff Competition. Hosted by the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association, the competition is the largest chamber music competition in the United States. The Grand Prize-winning...

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Director of School of Architecture Chris Jarrett Stepping Down
Chris Jarrett served as director of the School of Architecture for 10 years.
   May 8, 2019

Chris Jarrett, who has served as the director of the School of Architecture (SoA) for 10 years, will step down from that position on June 30 and join the architecture faculty full-time.

Jarrett came to UNC Charlotte from the Georgia Institute of Technology. During his decade of leadership he has had a profound impact on the SoA, hiring more than half of the current faculty, initiating...

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Work of IDRL Recognized in The Architects Newspaper
Microalgae facade project furthers net-zero energy building practices.
   May 6, 2019

A long-term multidisciplinary research project by the Integrated Design Research Lab (IDRL), under the direction of Associate Professor of Architecture Kyoung-Hee Kim, was featured in The Architects Newspaper on May 3. The article describes the...

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Theatre Education Professor and Team Research Collaborative Productions
Dr. Beth Murray is researching a project by two local professional theatre companies.
   April 29, 2019

Associate Professor of Theatre Education Beth Murray, with Associate Professor of Psychology Lori Van Wallendael and Jeanmarie Higgins of Penn State University, have been conducting research for...

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Graduate Student's Essay Receives Avery Review Award
An essay by Pedro Piñera Rodriguez has received an Honorable Mention in the Avery Review competition
   April 26, 2019

Pedro Piñera Rodriguez’s essay, “No More Fantasies: Design Realities for a Strip of the West Side,” has received an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Avery Review Essay Prize competition.

Pedro is a graduate student pursuing the Master of Architecture I degree. His essay, which was written for an Independent Study that he took with Dr. Lidia Klein this semester, was selected from among 100...

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