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Theatre Students Question Justice
A special topics theatre course challenged students to think deeply and create courageously.
   July 31, 2020

Last spring's applied theatre course, The Questioning Justice Project, took on even greater urgency when COVID interrupted the semester (and life), and the murder of George Floyd activated national protests. The course, taught by professors Beth Murray and David Fillmore, challenged the 17 students to ask: What is justice? What are the many forms of...

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UNC Charlotte Graphic Design Program Ranked #3 in NC
Animation Career Review issues 2020 rankings.
   July 28, 2020

The graphic design program at UNC Charlotte has been ranked third in the state by Animation Career Review (ACR) in its 2020 rankings. The ACR provides rankings of animation, game design, illustration, and graphic design programs across the United States and abroad. Annual rankings of graphic design programs...

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Local Exhibition Includes Work by Two Art Students
Two students in the Department of Art & Art History have work in a show at Gallery C3.
   July 26, 2020

Art students Malik J. Norman and Ajané Williams are among the eleven artists featured in an exhibition at Gallery C3, a gallery in Charlotte’s South End district. Curated by Janelle Dunlap, the show H20/20, Elemental Retribution includes work by professional artists from Charlotte; Chicago; Columbia, South...

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Theatre Professor Delivers Keynote at Conference on Theater Education
Kaja Dunn discusses "Teaching In Trauma."
   July 14, 2020

Assistant Professor of Theatre Kaja Dunn delivered the keynote address at the Emergency Conference on Undergraduate Theater Education presented by George Mason University, July 13-17. The conference, held virtually, was organized in response to the challenges to teaching and performing that are the result of the COVID-19...

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Recent Work by Art Professor Marek Ranis in Virtual Exhibition
Paintings reflect geological research on the effects of climate change.
   July 13, 2020

A virtual solo exhibition of new work by Associate Professor of Art Marek Ranis is on view through Toshkova Fine Art through July 26. The Liminal series includes seven large paintings on linen that depict the cracking and weathering of boulders, an artistic response to current research on how...

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Visiting Professor/Alum Publishes in Journal of Dance Education
Audrey Baran's article offers ways to blend meditative and physically rigorous dance practices.
   July 7, 2020

Audrey Baran, visiting assistant professor of dance and an alumna of UNC Charlotte (B.A. Dance, 2003), has published an article in the Journal of Dance Education. The article, "Sneaking Meditation," offers practical and experiential methods of incorporating meditative practices into...

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Two Integrated Design Research Lab Projects Win NSF I-Corps Grants
The $50,000 grants will support the commercialization of new technology discoveries.
   June 26, 2020

Two new projects being developed through the School of Architecture’s Integrated Design Research Lab have each received 2020 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Created in 2011, the I-Corps program is designed to support the commercialization of new technology discoveries in science and engineering.

The teams behind both projects include...

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Theatre Professor’s Social Circus Project is NEFA Finalist
Associate Professor of Theatre CarlosAlexis Cruz founded the Nouveau Sud Circus Project.
   June 26, 2020

The Nouveau Sud Circus Project, founded and directed by Associate Professor of Theatre CarlosAlexis Cruz, has been named a 2020 National Theater Project finalist by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). Chosen from among 90 applicants, the 28 finalists...

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Photography Student is a FUJIFILM Contest Winner
Malik J. Norman is one of 30 recipients of the FUJIFILM “Students of Storytelling” contest.
   June 23, 2020

Photography student Malik J. Norman is one of 30 recipients of the FUJIFILM “Students of Storytelling” contest, a national contest for college students to win up to $3,000 worth of FUJIFILM gear to complete a project. With the new equipment, Malik will complete his senior thesis project, Visual...

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Theatre Professor Participates in National Puppetry Conference
Associate Professor of Scenic Design Tom Burch participated in the National Puppetry Conference.
   June 23, 2020

Associate Professor of Scenic Design Tom Burch was a participant in the National Puppetry Conference hosted June 8-12 by the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. Led by Artistic Director Pam Arciero, a principal puppeteer with Sesame Street, the annual National Puppetry Conference was founded 30 years ago to encourage and advance...

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