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Students Compete at Kennedy Center Festival
Theatre students compete at the KCACTF Region 4 in Spartanburg.
   February 5, 2019

Theatre students Jack Murphy and Amberlin McCormick, pictured here in last fall’s production of Twelfth Night, are competing at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 4 for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship. Now in its 50th year, the Kennedy Center American...

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CoA+A Faculty, Alums Receive Arts & Science Council Grants
Five faculty and five alumni are recipients of 2019 Regional Artist Project Grants from the ASC.
   February 4, 2019

Five faculty and five alumni of the College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) are recipients of 2019 Regional Artist Project Grants from the Arts & Science Council. Given annually, Regional Artist Project Grants provide funding to artists for professional development and technical assistance.

CoA+A faculty who received grants are:

Department of Music Associate Professor of...

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Alumni Establish New Scholarship in Honor of Founding Dean
A group of architecture alumni have founded a new scholarship endowment in honor of Ken Lambla.
   January 30, 2019

A group of architecture alumni have founded a new scholarship endowment for the College of Arts + Architecture in honor of the CoA+A founding dean, Ken Lambla. The 14 alumni were joined by CoA+A Senior Associate Dean (Interim Dean) Lee Gray and Jim Williams of Little Diversified Architectural Consulting in raising $60,000 for the Ken Lambla Scholarship Endowment.

Beginning in 2021, the...

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Theatre Alum Wins Burman New Play Award
Stacey Rose (Theatre, 2008) has received the inaugural Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award.
   January 30, 2019

Stacey Rose (B.A. in Theatre, 2008) has received the inaugural Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award, through a national contest at Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts. Rose, whose play was chosen from nearly 500 submissions, will receive $25,000 and a production of her play at Barrington Stage.

Rose’s winning play, America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of...

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Professor Directs Steppenwolf Theatre Production
Robin Witt is directing a production at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre.
   January 29, 2019

Associate Professor of Theatre Robin Witt is directing a production of A Doll’s House, Part 2 at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, one of the premiere ensemble theatre companies in the United States. The production runs January 31-March 17 and...

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“Tiny Park” Is a Result of MUD and Middle School Partnership
Master of Urban Design students worked with 7th graders to design a "tiny park" by their school.
   January 24, 2019

A new “tiny park” near the corner of 10th Street and Jackson Avenue is the result of a community collaboration that brought students of the UNC Charlotte Master of Urban Design (MUD) program together with seventh graders from Piedmont Open IB Middle School.

Two years ago, MUD students, led by professor José Gamez and architecture graduate student and research assistant Amy Stewart,...

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Theatre Faculty Shape New Works for Charlotte Ballet
Two new dance works for Charlotte Ballet were created in partnership with theatre professors.
   January 24, 2019

Two new dance works on the Charlotte Ballet’s upcoming Innovative Works: Shakespeare Reinvented program have been created in partnership with the Department of Theatre. Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Andrew Hartley and Dr. Lynne Conner, chair of the Department of Theatre, have worked closely with choreographers Peter Chu and Stephanie Martinez to explore Shakespeare...

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Theatre Student to Perform in NC Black Repertory Company Reading
Theatre major Deandre Sanders will perform in a professional staged reading in February.
   January 22, 2019

Theatre major Deandre Sanders has been invited by the North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NCBRC) to perform in a staged reading of Run No More by New Orleans-based playwright Harold Ellis Clarke. The performance will take place on February 24 at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. Sanders will read the role of Tuyen.

Founded in 1979, NCBRC...

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Master of Urban Design Program Names New Director
Professor Deborah Ryan has been named the new director of the Master of Urban Design program.
   January 18, 2019

The UNC Charlotte School of Architecture is pleased to announce that Professor Deborah Ryan has been named the new director of the Master of Urban Design program. Ryan assumed program leadership on January 15.

Ryan is a registered landscape architect and a professor of architecture and urban design at UNC Charlotte, where she has taught since 1985. In 1999, she founded the Charlotte...

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New Professor Organizes Odissi Festival
Assistant Professor of Dance Kaustavi Sarkar recently organized a dance festival in Calcutta, India.
   January 18, 2019

Assistant Professor of Dance Kaustavi Sarkar recently organized a dance festival in honor of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra (1926-2004), the man who revived and popularized the ancient Indian classical dance, Odissi. The festival, “Soul Vision,” was held in Calcutta, India, on January 2.

Prior to coming to the United States, Sarkar was a student and then a teacher at the Srjan dance studio...

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