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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Women's Chorus to Sing Anthem at Knights Game
The Charlotteans will sing the National Anthem on April 25.
   April 23, 2019

The UNC Charlotte women’s chorus, The Charlotteans, will sing the National Anthem this Thursday, April 25, at the Knights baseball game. One of the many music ensembles and clubs at UNC Charlotte, the women’s choir is open to any female student with an interest in singing. We took this opportunity to talk to three graduating seniors who are...

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Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure
The CoA+A recognizes faculty receiving reappointment, promotion, and tenure.
   April 22, 2019

The College of Arts + Architecture is pleased to recognize 10 faculty who have received reappointment, promotion, or tenure this year:



PROMOTION to Full Professor
Jennifer Whitaker (Music)
PROMOTION to Associate Professor (w/Permanent Tenure)
Jane Dalton (Art & Art History)

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Fifth Year Architecture Studio Designs Innovation Barn Brewhouse
Project uses recycled materials to support the "circular economy."
   April 22, 2019

Students in Professor Deb Ryan’s fifth year architecture studio have designed and created a neighborhood coffee stand at the Innovation Barn in Charlotte’s Belmont neighborhood. The “circular economy” project, called Sweet Little Brewhouse, has transformed and enlivened an area adjacent to an old utility building using recycled and discarded products.  

According to a press release...

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