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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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UNC Charlotte Students Perform at American Trombone Workshop
The Trombone Ensemble joined Winthrop's group for a joint performance.
   March 18, 2020

The UNC Charlotte Trombone Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Jeremy Marks, combined with the Winthrop University Trombone Ensemble to present a recital at the 2020 American Trombone Workshop, held March 4-7 at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, home of the US Army Band. The students performed on March 6 to an audience of musicians from across the United States.

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CoA+A Faculty Receive ASC Grants
Regional Artist Project Grants support projects that enhance artistic development.
   March 16, 2020

Seven faculty members in the College of Arts + Architecture have received 2020 Regional Artist Project Grants from the Arts & Science Council. Regional Artist Project Grants provide an award for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development by attending a professional development experience or purchasing/renting a piece...

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Department of Music Announces New Chair
Dr. Joseph Skillen will join the Department July 1.
   March 11, 2020

The College of Arts + Architecture is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Skillen will become the next chair of the Department of Music, effective July 1. Skillen comes to UNC Charlotte after 22 years at Louisiana State University, where he has served in numerous capacities, most recently as the Galante Endowed Professor and associate dean for graduate studies in music and theatre in the...

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School of Architecture Announces New Director
Blaine Brownell becomes the new SoA director July 1.
   March 11, 2020

The College of Arts + Architecture is pleased to announce that Blaine Brownell, FAIA LEED AP, will become the new director of the School of Architecture (SoA), effective July 1. Brownell will come to UNC Charlotte from the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, where he is professor and interim head and has served as director of graduate studies and interim director of the Master of...

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