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SoA Professor Named to 50 Most Influential Women
Deb Ryan will receive the award from The Mecklenburg Times.
   April 19, 2019

Professor Deborah Ryan has been named one of The Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women for 2019. The annual awards celebrate the most influential women in business, government, education, law and non-profits in the Charlotte area.

Ryan is a professor of architecture and urban design and the director of the Master of Urban Design program at UNC Charlotte. A registered...

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Theatre Major To Perform Leading Roles in Regional Productions
Amberlin McCormick has two big roles and graduate school on the horizon.
   April 15, 2019

Theatre major Amberlin McCormick will perform leading roles in two upcoming regional productions. Beginning Friday, April 19, she will perform the role of Eurydice in the Warehouse Performing Arts Center production of Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice. The show runs at the Warehouse, in Cornelius, through May 4.

In July,...

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Dance Student to Present at National Conference in NYC
Davian Robinson will present at the American Society of Alexander Technique.
   April 12, 2019

Davian ”DJ” Robinson, a dance and exercise/sports science double major, has been selected to present at a national conference at Columbia University in New York City, June 26-30.  Entitled “Our Community's Future: Diversity, Equity and Belonging,” the conference is a meeting of The American Society of Alexander Technique (AmSAT). Davian will present a workshop and discussion, “Sensory Beyond...

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Dance Major Wins Marian Beane Writing Contest
Dance student Cecilia Whalen has won 1st place in the Marian Beane Crossing Borders Writing Contest.
   April 9, 2019

Dance student Cecilia Whalen has won first place in the Marian Beane Crossing Borders Writing Contest, an internationally themed writing contest sponsored by the Office of International programs, the English Language Training Institute, and the UNC Charlotte International Club. The contest was open to current UNC Charlotte undergraduates and upper-level students of the English Training...

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Department of Theatre Receives Full NAST Accreditation
The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) has granted full membership to UNC Charlotte.
   April 9, 2019

The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) has granted full membership to UNC Charlotte’s Department of Theatre. Gained through an intensive peer review process, membership is granted only to institutions that meet all of the rigorous accreditation standards established by NAST.

Founded in 1965, the National...

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Voice Students Place in NATS Regional Competition
Four students placed in the NATS Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition
   April 3, 2019

Four UNC Charlotte music students have placed in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition. Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of voice teachers in the world. NATS celebrates the art of singing through a series of competitions and programs that are designed to...

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Wind Ensemble Welcomes Portuguese Conductor
Guest conductor Simão Francisco will lead April 15 concert.
   April 2, 2019

The UNC Charlotte Wind Ensemble welcomes guest conductor Simão Francisco from Portugal for “An Iberian Celebration,” an evening of Spanish and Portuguese music. The concert will take place on April 15 at 7:30 pm in the Anne R. Belk Theater of Robinson Hall.

An accomplished flutist and conductor, Simão Francisco is chief conductor of the Wind Orchestra of Médio Tejo, the Symphony...

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Music Department, CPCC Collaborate to Present Stravinsky Ballet
Percussion Ensemble welcomes CPCC Dance Theatre and special guests for Les Noces.
   April 1, 2019

The UNC Charlotte Percussion Ensemble will welcome CPCC Dance Theatre and special guests for a performance of Stravinsky's ballet, Les Noces ("The Wedding") on Monday, Apr. 8. The work is scored for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and bass soloists, mixed chorus, and two groups of percussion instruments, including four pianos.

Leonard Bernstein once called Les Noces...

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Dance Alums Headed to Grad School
This fall, three recent dance alumni will attend excellent graduate programs.
   April 1, 2019

The Department of Dance is proud to announce that three recent dance alumni will attend excellent graduate programs in Fall 2019.

Lillian Willis has been offered a position with Transitions Dance Company at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, which includes acceptance into the Master of Arts in Dance Performance. Trinity Laban is the United Kingdom’s only...

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Art Professors Win Summer Residency in Tasmania
Professors Maja Godlewska and Marek Ranis will be in residence at the University of Tasmania.
   March 28, 2019

Professors Maja Godlewska and Marek Ranis of the Department of Art & Art History have been announced as the 2019 University of Tasmania Cradle Coast Campus Artists in Residence. They will travel to Tasmania in May to begin their project ...

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