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Dance Students Perform with Los Angeles Troupe at Blumenthal PAC
UNC Charlotte dance students will perform with CONTRA-TIEMPO at Booth Playhouse.
   October 10, 2019

Students in Assistant Professor of Dance Tamara Williams's Afro-Brazilian dance class performed with the Los Angeles-based troupe CONTRA-TIEMPO on November 7-9 at the Booth Playhouse in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in uptown Charlotte. 

Founded in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance Theater is comprised of...

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Art Professor's Work in Mint Museum Exhibition
Tom Schmidt is one of artists presented in "Coined in the South."
   October 9, 2019

Work by Associate Professor of Art Thomas Schmidt will be in exhibition at The Mint Museum as part of the museum's Young Affilliates' fourth annual Coined in the South  exhibition. The juried exhibition, which features established and emerging artists from the Southeast, will be on view at the museum's uptown location from October 10 through February 16, 2020.

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Dr. Lee Gray to Speak at CTBUH World Congress
Dr. Lee Gray will lecture on the development of the vertical hydraulic elevator.
   October 9, 2019

Dr. Lee Gray, senior associate dean of the College of Arts + Architecture and an architectural historian, will deliver a lecture at the “First Skyscrapers | Skyscraper Firsts” symposium in Chicago on October 31. The symposium is presented by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) in conjunction with the...

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Professor Elected to IJAC Editorial Board
Dimitris Papanikolaou joins board of editors for architectural computing journal.
   October 2, 2019

Assistant Professor Dimitris Papanikolaou has been elected to the editorial board of the International Journal of Architectural Computing. The International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) is a peer-reviewed journal founded by international organizations dedicated to promoting collaborative research and...

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Professor Designs World's Fair of Money Medal
Professor Jamie Franki designed the 2019 World's Fair of Money medal.
   September 27, 2019

Associate Professor of Illustration Jamie Franki designed the official medal for the 2019 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Chicago World’s Fair of Money. Held August 13-17 in Rosemont, Illinois, it was the ANA's 128th Anniversary Convention. The medal features Abraham Lincoln framed by stalks of wheat inspired by the "wheat" penny on its obverse; the reverse side depicts...

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Dance Professor Named CxC Faculty Fellow
Gretchen Alterowitz is a 2019-20 Communication Across the Curriculum Fellow.
   September 26, 2019

Associate Professor of Dance Gretchen Alterowitz has been named a 2019-20 CxC Faculty Fellow in the Communication Across the Curriculum office. She is one of two new fellows selected through a competitive nomination and application process.

Since 2012, when the Department of Dance became a pilot department for Communication Across the...

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Alumni's Work in Local Exhibitions
Work by painting alumni Alexandra Giannell and Holly Keogh is on view in Charlotte.
   September 26, 2019

Two alumni of the Department of Art & Art History are featured artists in local exhibitions this fall. Works by Alexandra Giannell are in Surreal Spaces, a month-long contemporary art exhibition at Goodyear Arts in the Camp North End campus. The show, curated by Hilary Silber Art, features work from seven artists whose artistic practices explore common themes of obscured...

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CoA+A Faculty Win “Celebrate Charlotte Arts” Grants
UNC Charlotte faculty will receive grants from the Knight Foundation.
   September 19, 2019

Faculty members in the College of Arts + Architecture are among the winners of the inaugural “Celebrate Charlotte Arts” grants given by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The 12 grants, totaling $200,000, are designated to “fund art that captures the spirit of Charlotte.” They were announced September 19.

Assistant Professor of Theatre CarlosAlexis Cruz and...

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Theatre Professor Co-develops Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Intimacy Initiative
Kaja Dunn has co-developed the initiative for Theatrical Intimacy Education.
   September 18, 2019

Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn and Brian Eugenio Herrera, an associate professor of theatre at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, have together developed the The Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Intimacy Initiative (EDIII)  to address inequities in theatrical training spaces. The initiative is led by Theatrical Intimacy Education, a consulting group...

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Dance Alum Has Lead in "Peter Pan"
Dance alumna Renee Welsh Noel is in the Children's Theatre of Charlotte Production.
   September 16, 2019

Alumna Renee Welsh Noel, who graduated with a degree in dance in 2016, will play the lead role in the Children's Theatre of Charlotte production of Peter Pan. The show runs October 4 through November 3 at the McColl Family Theatre in uptown Charlotte.

Welsh Noel teaches modern, jazz, and tap dance at the Charlotte School of Ballet and is also a teaching artist at...

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