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CoA+A Students Receive Awards in Study Abroad Photo Contest
Work by students in on display in the Virtual Study Abroad Photo Exhibition.
   April 27, 2020

Students in the College of Arts + Architecture are among the winners in the Office of Education Abroad Study Abroad Photo Contest. The winning photos and images by other participants are now on view online in the 11th Annual Study Abroad Photo Exhibit, presented in a virtual gallery.

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CoA+A Launches Virtual Gallery
The CoA+A Virtual Gallery hosts Spring 2020 BFA Exhibitions.
   April 20, 2020

The College of Arts + Architecture is pleased to launch our Virtual Gallery. While our on campus galleries remain closed due to COVID-19, we will celebrate our graduating seniors in applied art with online Spring 2020 BFA Exhibitions.

The first exhibitions, featuring work by illustration majors...

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Student's Photos of Empty Airport Featured in LENSCRATCH
Stephen Garza is a senior photography major and a baggage handler at Charlotte-Douglas Airport.
   April 19, 2020

LENSCRATCH, an online daily journal of contemporary photography, featured the work of senior photography student Stephen Garza on April 19. Titled "Arriving 2020," the spotlight showcases 22 stunning black and white photographs of an empty Charlotte-Douglas Airport, where Garza is a baggage handler.

In his artist's statement,...

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Professor’s Book Responds to April 30th Shooting
Impervious, by Andrew Hartley, will be released April 23.
   April 17, 2020

On April 23, Dr. Andrew Hartley will publish his 23rd novel. Hartley, the Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Theatre, is an internationally respected Shakespeare scholar and an expert, in particular, on Julius Caesar. Outside of academic circles, though, he is better known as A.J. Hartley – or in some cases Andrew Hart – a New...

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Architecture Student Wins Mini-Competition with Blanket Fort
First-year architecture student Michael Brooks won the 120 Hours contest.
   April 15, 2020

First-year architecture student Michael Brooks won an international Instagram competition for the best pillow/blanket fort, sponsored by the Norwegian organization 120 HoursThe mini-competition challenged participants to create a "pillow tower" or "blanket fort." All students in the School of Architecture course ARCH...

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Voice Professor Sings in Streamed Production of "The Crucible"
Audrey Babcock performs in Opera Santa Barbara production.
   April 14, 2020

Assistant Professor of Voice Audrey Babcock sang the role of Elizabeth Proctor in the Opera Santa Barbara production of The Crucible. The opera by Robert Ward, based on Arthur Miller's play about the Salem Witch trials, was streamed on April 14 at 8:00 pm via the Opera Santa Barbara (OSB) Facebook page, then available for viewing on...

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Architecture Student Wins Design Competition
Brian Ferrell has won first place in a competition sponsored by cove.tool.
   April 8, 2020

Third year architecture student Brian Ferrell has won first place in the cove.tool Student Design Competition 2020, an international competition open to students and young professionals under the age of 30. As the top winner, Brian will receive $800 and a feature article in ArchDaily, an online aggregator of news, tools, and resources for the architecture profession.

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ACSA Features CoA+A in “Schools Respond to the Pandemic” Discussion
Faculty lead online discussion hosted by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
   April 3, 2020

Faculty from the College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) led an online discussion hosted by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) on April 3. The discussion, “Schools Respond to the Pandemic,” is part of a series presented by the ACSA as a result of the COVID-19...

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Gray Writes 200th Article for Elevator World
Dr. Lee Gray, architectural historian, as published 200 articles in Elevator World magazine.
   April 1, 2020

Dr. Lee Gray, architectural historian and senior associate dean for academic advising in the College of Arts + Architecture, has published his 200th article for Elevator World magazine. Elevator World is the leading international trade journal for the vertical transportation industry. Gray began writing a...

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Theatre Professor in Virtual Premiere of Lauren Gunderson One-Woman Play
Kaja Dunn performs the role of “She” in the premiere of Natural Shocks.
   March 25, 2020

Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn performed the role of “She” in the premiere of Natural Shocks – A One-Woman Play in a Tornado, a new work by award-winning playwright Lauren Gunderson. The virtual staged reading, presented by the Women’s Theatre Festival, was streamed live on Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 pm EDT via the platform Twitch and was followed by a Q&A with the...

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