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Art Professors Explore “Truth and Reconciliation” in Santa Fe Residency
Digital Media professors Heather Freeman and Jeff Murphy are creating "social bots."
   September 13, 2019

In July, digital media professors Heather Freeman and Jeff Murphy participated in the “Truth and Reconciliation” artist residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Over a 15-month period, from September 2018 through November 2019, the “Truth and Reconciliation” residency is bringing together 70 artists, creative practitioners,...

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Voice Professor Sings Tenor Lead in D.C. Production of Butterfly
Dr. Brian Arreola is "Pinkerton" in Washington, D.C. production of Puccini's classic.
   September 12, 2019

Dr. Brian Arreola, associate professor of voice, is singing the role of "Pinkerton" in an updated production of Puccini's Madame Butterfly in Washington, D.C. The In Series production, called simply Butterfly, opened September 5 and runs through September 22.

In Series is an experimental opera company that creates innovative and intimate productions. Seeking to remove...

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Theatre Chair is Distinguished Visitor at the University of Alberta
Dr. Lynne Conner will travel to Edmonton, Canada, this month.
   September 10, 2019

Dr. Lynne Conner, chair of the Department of Theatre, has been named a Distinguished Visitor at the University of Alberta at Edmonton, one of Canada’s premiere research universities. She will visit the campus for five days, giving a keynote Town...

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Acting Professor Publishes Essay in Theatre Symposium Series
Kaja Dunn has published an essay in Volume 27 of the Theatre Symposium Series.
   September 6, 2019

Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn has published an essay in Volume 27 of the Theatre Symposium Seriesissued by The University of Alabama Press. The book, edited by Sarah McCarroll, explores bodies and embodiment in theatre. Dunn's essay is entitled, "Hidden Damage: When Uninformed Casting and Actor Training Disregard the Effect of Character Embodiment on...

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Dance Professor Wins Atkins Library Faculty Engagement Award
Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar is the recipient of the 2019 J. Murray Atkins Library Faculty Engagement Award.
   September 3, 2019

Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar, assistant professor of dance, has won the 2019 J. Murrey Atkins Library Faculty Engagement AwardEach fall, the Atkins Library Faculty Engagement Award is presented to a UNC Charlotte faculty member who has engaged in innovative or exceptional work with library collections, programs, and...

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SoA Interim Director/Professor Co-edits New Book About Rio de Janeiro
Volume of essays engages research from MUD summer program in Brazil.
   August 29, 2019

José Gámez, associate professor and interim director of the School of Architecture, along with Zhongjie Lin (University of Pennsylvania) and Jeffery Nesbit (Harvard University), have co-edited a new manuscript, Rio de Janeiro: Urban Expansion and the Environment....

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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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