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SoA Teams Are Winners in 2020 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition
Two projects by UNC Charlotte School of Architecture students were chosen from among hundreds.
   May 21, 2020

Two projects by UNC Charlotte School of Architecture graduate students are among the 10 winners of the 2020 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition, presented by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE) in partnership with the Association of Collegiate...

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Alumnus Produces “Quarantine Concerts”
Zack Tarlton keeps live theatre going with streamed performances.
   May 19, 2020

Working from home this spring, in his position as Senior Research Administrator of Invoicing in Grants and Contracts Administration at UNC Charlotte, Zack Tarlton (Bachelor of Architecture, 2013) started playing piano during his lunch hour. While his academic training is in architecture, Tarlton has a long history in musical theatre.

“I basically grew up at Matthews Playhouse,” he says...

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Theatre Faculty Present Workshop Virtual Reading
Set in Charlotte, play-in-progress addresses Black economics and immigration.
   May 15, 2020

Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn and Chris Berry, who will return to the Department of Theatre faculty in August, will perform in a workshop reading of a new play by Celeste Jennings, streaming live on May 22 at 7:30 pm. The play-in-progress, Processing, is set in Charlotte and addresses Black economics and immigration through the lens of a married couple. A talkback follows...

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NEA Grant to Fund Arts-based Social Mobility Research
An interdisciplinary team from UNC Charlotte has received a Research Grant in the Arts from the NEA
   May 15, 2020

An interdisciplinary team from UNC Charlotte has received a $29,000 Research Grant in the Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the project “Arts-based social mobility: Exploring cultural capital in Charlotte, NC.” Led by Associate Professor of Sociology Vaughn Schmutz, the research team includes Professor of Architecture Ken Lambla, Associate Professor of Art Education Jane...

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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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