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Applications Accepted for Graduate Life Fellows
The Graduate School is accepting applications for its 2015-16 Graduate Life Fellows program.
The Graduate Life Fellows’ (GLFs) help build a sense of community within the graduate student population. Coordinating activities and events on or near campus that foster diverse social and academic engagement is one of the most effective strategies used by the GLFs. They also work with incoming graduate students as mentors, offering guidance and first-hand experience with the UNC Charlotte academic system. The GLF program continues to provide engaging opportunities for graduate students to give back to the local Charlotte community via philanthropic efforts.
'Umbra' on Display in Student Union Art Gallery
The Student Union Art Gallery will display "Umbra," an on-site installation by Meredith Connelly through Sunday, March 8. A free reception with the artist will be at 4:30 PM, Thursday, Feb. 19; it will feature a performance by opera singer Kelly Hutchinson.
"Umbra" explores the pairing of light and sculpture with sound sensitivity. Though each sculpture is created specifically for the site, "Umbra" is a continuing series. The exhibit was first displayed at the Cornelius Arts Center last summer.
According to Connelly, "the word umbra is Latin for shadow and is used to describe a speciﬁc part of a shadow. The title of this piece is based on the idea of designing an illuminated form that pulls the viewer into the shadows of the work, through placement of negative space and the use of internal lighting in the sculpture."