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Wong Wins Reynolds Leadership Award
The Reynolds Leadership Award honors excellence in graduate program administration.
   February 15, 2021

Associate Professor of Architecture Peter Wong, Graduate Program Director for the School of Architecture, has been selected to receive the 2020-2021 Thomas L. Reynolds Leadership Award for his contributions to student success above and...

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Student Wins Sound Design Award at Regional Theatre Festival
Gianna Agostino was recognized for her sound design for The Corona Caesar podcast.
   February 11, 2021

Student Gianna Agostino has received “Top Honorable Mention,” in the sound design category of the Design, Technology, and Management competition at the Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).  Agostino, a senior music major and theatre minor, was recognized for her sound design for the Department of Theatre...

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Dance Department to Host Award-winning Choreographer in Virtual Residency
Nejla Yatkin will teach classes in modern dance, choreography, and dance history.
   February 9, 2021

The Department of Dance will host the award-winning dancer and choreographer Nejla Yatkin in a virtual residency February 15-26 and March 8-11. Yatkin will teach classes in modern dance, choreography, and dance history, speaking also about her personal career and issues of diversity and migration as represented in the dance field.

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Lecturer Rachel Engstrom Wins Local BroadwayWorld Award
Designs for "Spring Awakening" win "Costume Design of the Decade."
   February 9, 2021

Lecturer Rachel Engstrom has won the "Costume Design of the Decade" award in the 2020 BroadwayWorld Charlotte awards. Engstrom, who is the costume lab supervisor for the College of Arts + Architecture's Performing Arts Services, was recognized for her designs for the 2018 Theatre Charlotte production of Spring Awakening.

 The...

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CoA+A Announces 2021 Distinguished Alumni
The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 19.
   February 7, 2021

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 19, in the seventh annual celebration of alumni achievement. The event will be virtual and open to the public.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were created by the College of Arts + Architecture in 2015 to recognize the accomplishments of alumni who demonstrate in their work the core themes...

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City Building Lab Director Receives NEA Grant for Community Design Workshops
Associate Professor Nadia Anderson's project has been selected for a $25,000 grant.
   February 4, 2021

Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Nadia Anderson, director of the City Building Lab, has been approved for $25,000 “Grants for Arts Projects” award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support neighborhood visioning workshops to address housing, transportation, and public space. Through this community-engaged design project, City Building Lab will partner with...

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Two Art Students Show Work in Nationally Juried Exhibitions
Nicole Thrower and Ajané Williams have had their work accepted into nationally juried shows.
   February 2, 2021

Two students in the Department of Art & Art History, Nicole Thrower and Ajané Williams, have had their work accepted into nationally juried shows.

Nicole Thrower, who is pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in print media, is one of 13 award-winners in the Rare Artist Contest, a national contest presented by the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases. The...

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Dance Professor Becomes Registered Somatic Dance Educator
E.E. Balcos has been certified by International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association.
   February 1, 2021

Associate Professor of Dance E.E. Balcos been certified as a Registered Somatic Dance Educator (RSDE) by the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). This international designation comes after 250 hours of professional training in somatic practice and 20 years as a professor of dance.

His first introduction to somatic...

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Course by Architecture Professor Wins National Prize
Liz McCormick has received a 2021 Buell Center Course Development Prize.
   January 22, 2021

Assistant Professor of Architecture Liz McCormick has received a 2021 Buell Center Course Development Prize in Architecture, Climate Change, and Society for her class "High-Performance, Low-Tech." The prize, which is awarded by Columbia University’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), recognizes...

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Acting Professor is Lead in Atlanta Play Festival Reading
Kaja Dunn plays the title role in Pearl in digital performance.
   January 21, 2021

Kaja Dunn, assistant professor of acting in the Department of Theatre, will read the title role in Sonhara Eastman's play Pearl in a virtual performance on January 28. The performance is the final event in The Graham Martin UNEXPECTED PLAY FESTIVAL 2021, a four-part series of...

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