The Effects of COVID-19 on Architecture: Nine Predictions from an SoA Graduate Seminar
Graduate architecture students imagine the effects of the pandemic on design and production.
   May 13, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, in the middle of the spring semester, it added a whole new layer of significance to the assignments in Assistant Professor of Architectural History Lidia Klein’s spring seminar. The curriculum for the graduate course, Architecture and Production: from Assembly Line to 3-D Printing, challenged students to investigate “changes in methods of...

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Art Students Use Animation Skills to Teach Virus Safety
An animation class has created videos that encourage hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
   May 11, 2020

Students in Professor Heather Freeman’s animation class have created short animated videos that encourage personal hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The students’ advice was drawn directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and addresses topics such as proper...

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Music Alum Named Union County Teacher of the Year
Dareion Malone (’13) has been named the Union County Public Schools 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year.
   May 7, 2020

Dareion Malone (’13) has been named the Union County Public Schools 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year. Malone is the chorus teacher at Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw.

When Malone’s corporate job was eliminated in the 2008 economic downturn, he decided to return to school to pursue his first love, music. “That was always my initial choice,” he said...

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SoA Students Accepted into International Research Program
Two students will join The Center of Leadership Development in Built Environment Sustainability.
   May 5, 2020

Two graduate students in the School of Architecture have been accepted into The Center of Leadership Development in Built Environment Sustainability, a nine-month program to support research and professional training activities sponsored by Louisiana State University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the University of Macau, and...

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CoA+A Students Receive Awards in Study Abroad Photo Contest
Work by students in on display in the Virtual Study Abroad Photo Exhibition.
   April 27, 2020

Students in the College of Arts + Architecture are among the winners in the Office of Education Abroad Study Abroad Photo Contest. The winning photos and images by other participants are now on view online in the 11th Annual Study Abroad Photo Exhibit, presented in a virtual gallery.

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CoA+A Launches Virtual Gallery
The CoA+A Virtual Gallery hosts Spring 2020 BFA Exhibitions.
   April 20, 2020

The College of Arts + Architecture is pleased to launch our Virtual Gallery. While our on campus galleries remain closed due to COVID-19, we will celebrate our graduating seniors in applied art with online Spring 2020 BFA Exhibitions.

The first exhibitions, featuring work by illustration majors...

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Student's Photos of Empty Airport Featured in LENSCRATCH
Stephen Garza is a senior photography major and a baggage handler at Charlotte-Douglas Airport.
   April 19, 2020

LENSCRATCH, an online daily journal of contemporary photography, featured the work of senior photography student Stephen Garza on April 19. Titled "Arriving 2020," the spotlight showcases 22 stunning black and white photographs of an empty Charlotte-Douglas Airport, where Garza is a baggage handler.

In his artist's statement,...

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Professor’s Book Responds to April 30th Shooting
Impervious, by Andrew Hartley, will be released April 23.
   April 17, 2020

On April 23, Dr. Andrew Hartley will publish his 23rd novel. Hartley, the Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Theatre, is an internationally respected Shakespeare scholar and an expert, in particular, on Julius Caesar. Outside of academic circles, though, he is better known as A.J. Hartley – or in some cases Andrew Hart – a New...

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Architecture Student Wins Mini-Competition with Blanket Fort
First-year architecture student Michael Brooks won the 120 Hours contest.
   April 15, 2020

First-year architecture student Michael Brooks won an international Instagram competition for the best pillow/blanket fort, sponsored by the Norwegian organization 120 HoursThe mini-competition challenged participants to create a "pillow tower" or "blanket fort." All students in the School of Architecture course ARCH...

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Voice Professor Sings in Streamed Production of "The Crucible"
Audrey Babcock performs in Opera Santa Barbara production.
   April 14, 2020

Assistant Professor of Voice Audrey Babcock sang the role of Elizabeth Proctor in the Opera Santa Barbara production of The Crucible. The opera by Robert Ward, based on Arthur Miller's play about the Salem Witch trials, was streamed on April 14 at 8:00 pm via the Opera Santa Barbara (OSB) Facebook page, then available for viewing on...

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