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Come From Away Actors Visit Musical Theatre Workshop
Two cast members from the national touring Broadway production of Come From Away were on campus.
   January 10, 2020

Two cast members from the national touring Broadway production of Come From Away led a special Musical Theatre Workshop for students on Friday, January 10. The show has run at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Belk Theater, January 7-12.

Sharone Sayeghi and Amelia Cormack conducted a master...

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SoA to Dedicate Storrs Lecture Hall to Scholarship Donors
The School of Architecture will rename Storrs Lecture Hall the Jack and Vada Boardman Auditorium.
   January 6, 2020

The School of Architecture will rename the newly renovated Storrs Lecture Hall the Jack and Vada Boardman Auditorium in recognition of the Boardman family’s generous funding of student scholarships. The dedication of the Boardman Auditorium will take place at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 10, in a public ceremony in Storrs Hall.

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Production Directed by Theatre Professor Witt Among Chicago's Top Ten for 2019
The Steep Theatre production of "Pomona" was listed as one of top theatre productions in Chicago.
   December 20, 2019

The Steep Theatre (Chicago) production of Pomona, directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Robin Witt, has been named one of the Top Ten Chicago theatre productions of 2019 by the Chicago Tribune.

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Architecture Students Build "People's Porch" in West Charlotte
Professor Marc Manack leads "Good Fast Cheap" course.
   December 13, 2019

As the semester comes to a close, Associate Professor of Architecture Marc Manack and students in his “Good Fast Cheap” class have been working on a small plot of land on Tuckaseegee Road to bring a community’s vision to life. “The People’s Porch,” a public gathering space on Charlotte’s west side, is scheduled for completion on Friday, December 20, just before the holidays begin.

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Planting Trees to Offset Carbon Footprint of Study Abroad
CoA+A commits to addressing the carbon impact of foreign air travel.
   December 12, 2019

The average roundtrip flight from Charlotte to Rome, Italy, and back emits about one ton of greenhouse gasses (estimated as carbon dioxide equivalent). And while globally the average human being emits about two tons of greenhouse gasses per year, the carbon footprint of the average American is considerably greater: 20 tons per year.

The implications of those rather shocking numbers...

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Dance Students to Perform at North Carolina Museum of Art
Students will perform Delia Neil's "Frida's Faces" on January 12.
   December 11, 2019

Students from the Department of Dance will perform Frida's Faces at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in Raleigh on Sunday, January 12. The performances will take place in conjunction with the exhibition Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, on view at the museum through January 19.

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Dance and Community Students Teach at Aldersgate Retirement Community
Assistant Professor of Dance leads students in weekly classes at Aldersgate Retirement Community
   December 11, 2019

For the second year, the Department of Dance offered a Dance and Community class taught by Assistant Professor of Dance Tamara Williams. Last year, students had the opportunity to teach weekly classes at Camino Community Center and this semester, students taught at Aldersgate, a nonprofit retirement community in Charlotte, NC.

Williams created this Dance and Community course to teach...

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49 Questions for New CoA+A Dean Brook Muller
Get to know CoA+A's new Dean through 49 rapid-fire questions
   December 10, 2019
New College of Arts + Architecture Dean Brook Muller invites us to interrupt his day and answers 49 rapid-fire questions. As he takes us around the College, he talks about his drive cross-country, all things arts and architecture, and his hopes for the future of the CoA+A.

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Theatre Professor Named NET Board Member
CarlosAlexis Cruz will join the FY20 Board Class for the Network of Ensemble Theaters.
   December 9, 2019

Associate Professor of Theatre CarlosAlexis Cruz will join the FY 20 Board Class for the Network of Ensemble Theaters, one of six new board members drawn from across the United States. The Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) is a national community of artists and arts organizations committed to the advancement...

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Professor’s AR Project Brings Levine Museum Exhibition to Life
Dr. Ming-Chun Lee's work augments neighborhood studies.
   December 4, 2019

Associate Professor of Urban Design Ming-Chun Lee has collaborated with the Levine Museum of the New South to integrate augmented reality (AR) technology and GIS mapping into an exhibition about Charlotte neighborhoods, past and present. #Home CLT explores the vast changes in five local neighborhoods, and in its most recent addition,...

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