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Music Professor’s 'Violins of Hope' Published
Jay Grymes, interim chair of the Department of Music, has written a new book Violins of Hope: Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour. The book, published by HarperCollins, is receiving critical praise and should be in bookstores now.
Academy Award-winning film composer John Williams wrote, "Violins of Hope is a work of research and scholarship that forms one of the most moving chronicles in the history of Western music. James A. Grymes has earned our plaudits and praise, and deserves our everlasting gratitude."
Violins of Hope tells the stories of seven violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust and restored to playing condition by Israeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Grymes was inspired to write the work when UNC Charlotte brought 18 Violins of Hope to Charlotte for a series of exhibitions and performances in April 2012.
AREVA to Honor Engineering Leadership, Innovation
AREVA TN Americas and UNC Charlotte's William States Lee College of Engineering are partnering to recognize engineering and innovation in the Carolinas this fall through "Honoring our Legacy: Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders."
Mike McMahon, senior vice president of AREVA TN Americas, noted, "We are dedicated to investing in the development of engineers in order to ensure the strength of the nuclear industry in the future. AREVA TN has invested in the industrial base in the Carolinas and continues to invest in the growth of a strong pool of talented young engineers who will be vital to shaping the future of energy in our nation."