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Voice Student Wins Semi-Finalist Round in National Competition
Tia Wilson is a rising senior majoring in music.
   June 12, 2020

Voice student Tia Wilson has been selected as a semi-finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Competition for the Hall Johnson Spirituals category. Twelve semi-finalists were chosen from a large pool of contestants from all over the country. The top three finalists will be announced on June 21, with the first place winner announced on June 28.

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Immersive Visualization Project Wins Knight Foundation Grant
Project led by urban design professor will engage community in city’s comprehensive plan.
   June 11, 2020

A project led by Associate Professor of Urban Design Ming-Chun Lee is one of seven recipients of $1 million in funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to foster civic engagement through access to public data. Funded as part of the Knight Foundation’s “...

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Microalgae Façade Project Wins NSF Grant
Funding supports new phase of a multidisciplinary research project by IDRL..
   May 28, 2020

A long-term multidisciplinary research project by the Integrated Design Research Lab (IDRL), under the direction of Associate Professor of Architecture Kyoung-Hee Kim, has received a Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I (STTR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF STTR program funds...

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Voice Professor Performs in "Live at Mint" Stream
Dr. Sequina DuBose will sing two songs inspired by paintings at the Mint Museum.
   May 28, 2020

Assistant Professor of Voice Sequina DuBose will perform in Voice and Vision: Live at the Mint, a livestreamed event on May 29 at 6:00 pm. Presented through a collaboration between the Mint Museum and Opera Carolina, the program features performances by five singers, who were asked to create complementary pairings of songs and paintings that are in the Mint Museum's collection.

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Professor's New Book Demonstrates How Music Training Teaches Life Skills
Dylan Savage's new book is "The Transposed Musician."
   May 22, 2020

GIA Publications, Inc., has released The Transposed Musician: Teaching Universal Skills to Improve Performance and Benefit Life, a new book by Associate Professor of Piano Dylan Savage. A resource for music educators and their students, The Transposed Musician ...

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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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