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Faculty Present at Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference
Dean Adams and Kaja Dunn presented research at the national conference in Orlando.
   August 23, 2019

Dean Adams, associate dean of performing arts services, and Kaja Dunn, assistant professor of acting, presented at the national conference of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), which took place in Orlando, Florida, August 7-11. The 2019 ATHE conference theme was "Scene Changes: Working...

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Professor's Work in San Francisco Exhibition
Work by fibers professor Mary Tuma is in a show in San Francisco.
   August 22, 2019

Associate Professor of Fibers Mary Tuma is one of seven artists whose work is featured in the exhibition Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes, at Minnesota Street Projects in San Francisco, California. Curated by Kathy Zarur, the exhibition...

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Urban Design Professor Named Chair of ACSA Education Committee
Nadia Anderson is chair of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Education Committee
   August 21, 2019

Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Nadia Anderson has been appointed to Chair the Education Committee for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). This national committee’s charge will be to look at the systems and structures of architectural pedagogy to identify barriers to diverse enrollment, global learning, and the broad perspectives needed for...

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Turchin Center Presents Professor's Work
An exhibition of sculptures by Keith Bryant opens at the Turchin Center in Boone on September 6.
   August 20, 2019

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University will host an exhibition of sculptures by Lecturer Keith Bryant, opening September 6.  Metaphorical Reality presents 12 works that address ideas of loneliness, isolation, architecture, and landscape.

"My work is an attempt to make visual my personal reality—thoughts and feelings based on...

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SoA Team Wins Honorable Mention in International Competition
A School of Architecture team received an award in the ACSA "Timber in the City" competition.
   August 12, 2019

A team of architecture students, led by School of Architecture faculty Chris Jarrett and Peter Wong, has received an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Timber in the City: Urban Habitats Competition presented by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Nearly 240 schools participated in the international competition, representing teams from as far as the University of...

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Alumnus Named Associate Principal at DS+R
Sean Gallagher was promoted to Associate Principal on June 1.
   July 26, 2019

Architecture alumnus Sean Gallagher (B. Arch. 2000) was promoted to Associate Principal at Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) on June 1. Sean has been with DS+R since 2010 and is Director of Sustainable Design. 

At DS+R, Sean has played a critical role in the interview teams, visioning process, and on-going strategies for many of the studio’s recent projects, including...

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Jazz Studies Director Featured on New Chris Stamey Album
Dr. Will Campbell, saxophonist, "anchors" ModRec jazz orchestra.
   July 23, 2019

Dr. Will Campbell, professor of saxophone and director of the UNC Charlotte jazz studies program, is a featured performer on the album, New Songs for the 20th Century. The album, released in June, is by the musician, songwriter, and producer Chris Stamey, best known as a founder of the...

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Dance Alumna Receives Research Fellowship
Lillian Willis has received a summer research fellowship from the NYC Public library.
   July 22, 2019

Dance alumna Lillian Willis (Class of 2017) has been awarded a Short-Term Research Fellowship from the New York Public Library for her project: "Seeking Accessibility: American Dance Practices for the Blind and Visually Impaired." She will spend August in New York City doing research. In recent years, Lillian has served through the UNC Charlotte Office of Disability Services as a...

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Student, Professor, and Alum Participate in Children's Theatre New Play Development
The new play is part of the Children's Theatre of Charlotte's "Kindness Project."
   July 3, 2019

Three members of the College of Arts + Architecture family recently participated in the development of a new play at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Theatre student Ginger Duchi, theatre professor Kaja Dunn, and dance alumnus Alex Aguilar joined playwright L.M. Feldman and director David Winitsky for a week-long professional workshopping of Feldman's play, Tropical Secrets: Holocaust...

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Associate Dean Publishes Chapter in New Oxford Handbook
Associate Dean of Performing Arts Dean Adams contributed to a book on musical theatre adaptations.
   July 3, 2019

A chapter by Associate Dean of Performing Arts Services Dean Adams appears in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations, published this month by Oxford University Press. The book, edited by Dominic McHugh, traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved since the early decades of sound film. Adams's chapter, "The Producers and ...

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