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School of Architecture Names New Master of Urban Design Director
Sekou Cooke’s research centers on the emergent field of Hip-Hop Architecture.
   March 23, 2021

The School of Architecture has announced that architect, researcher, educator, and curator Sekou Cooke will become the new director of the Master of Urban Design (MUD) program. Cooke will join the architecture faculty in August.

Jamaican born, Cooke comes to UNC Charlotte from Syracuse, New York,...

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Professor’s New Book Explores History, Culture, and Methodology of African-Brazilian Dance
Silvestre Technique is the topic of Assistant Professor Tamara Williams’s book.
   March 21, 2021

A new book by Assistant Professor of Dance Tamara Williams explores Silvestre Technique, the contemporary dance technique founded by Rosangela Silvestre as an extension of the spiritual dance traditions of enslaved Africans in Brazil. Giving Life...

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Music Department Announces New Director of Choral Activities
Dr. Jason Dungee will join the department as assistant professor in August.
   March 18, 2021

The Department of  Music has announced that Dr. Jason Dungee will join the faculty in August as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. 

A conductor, tenor, and music educator, Dr. Dungee holds degrees from the University of Arizona, Westminster Choir College, and Hampton University (Virginia). Prior to appointments as Director of Choral Studies in South...

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Alum’s Company, Northwood Ravin, Was City’s Top Commercial Real Estate Developer in 2020
President and CEO David Ravin received his B.A. in Architecture in 1994.
   March 17, 2021

The Charlotte Business Journal has reported that Northwood Ravin, LLC, was the Charlotte area’s largest commercial real estate developer in 2020, ranked by square feet developed. Northwood Ravin, led by architecture alumnus David Ravin ’94, developed 1.46...

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Music Faculty Celebrate Women's History Month with Schonthal's "Love Letters"
Dr. Jessica Lindsey and Dr. Mira Frisch were invited to perform by Gaston College.
   March 15, 2021

Music professors Jessica Lindsey, associate professor of clarinet, and Mira Frisch, professor of cello, have created a recorded performance of Ruth Schonthal's Love Letters in celebration of Women’s History...

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Film Score by Dance Department Music Director Wins Prize
Shamou has won Best Original Score in a Feature Film at monthly international festival.
   March 10, 2021

A film score by Shamou, the music director for the Department of Dance, was named “Best Original Score in a Feature Film” at the 39th South Film and Arts Academy Festival (SFAAF). Based in Rancagua, Chile, SFAAF is a monthly festival of the arts, including cinema, music video,...

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Theatre Alumna Lands Leading Role in Children’s Theatre Production
Isabel Gonzales will perform in "Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba.
   March 8, 2021

Isabel Gonzales, who received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre in 2019, will play the female lead in the upcoming Children’s Theatre of Charlotte production of Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba. Adapted from the book by Margarita Engle, Tropical Secrets (pictured above) explores the World War II-era...

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Department of Music to Stream Live Student “Spotlight” Concert
Students will perform from the Belk Stage on March 8.
   March 4, 2021

In its first truly livestreamed production, the Department of Music will present its annual “Spotlight” concert on Monday, March 8, performed live from the stage of the Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall and streamed simultaneously on Vimeo. Featuring music majors in solo performances, the program celebrates student achievement.

“While the pandemic experience has asked of all of us...

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International Journal Publishes Dance Professor's Collaborative Research
Gretchen Alterowitz is a member of AGA Collaborative.
   March 2, 2021

AGA Collaborative, a collaborative dance trio founded by Associate Professor of Dance Gretchen Alterowitz with Alison Bory and Amanda Hamp, has published the article, "Collaborative Ethics: Choreographing Within the System and Beyond," in the journal Performing...

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Alum Wins Regional Emmy Award
Danny Tulledge (’15) won an Emmy for Technical Achievement.
   March 2, 2021

Alumnus Danny Tulledge (’15) won the Emmy© award for Technical Achievement at the 35th Midsouth Regional Emmy© Award ceremony, held virtually on Saturday, February 27. A senior designer for ABC News, Tulledge received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media and minors in art history and theatre from UNC Charlotte.

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