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Annual Faculty and Mentoring Competitions Underway

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2016 competitions for the First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal and the Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award are now underway.

The First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal recognizes outstanding scholarship, creativity and/or research among senior full-time faculty members. Each year the University, with support from First Citizens Bank, present this award in order to recognize and foster the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and creative endeavors. Nominations focus on the excellence and importance of sustained contributions in research and creative activities, including work done over a substantial period of time at UNC Charlotte.

The Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award was established in memory of Dr. Harshini de Silva, an associate professor of Biology, who was noted for her deep dedication to the academic and professional development of graduate students. Each year, the Chancellor’s Office and the Graduate School present this award to a full-time member of the graduate faculty who evinces the qualities of outstanding graduate mentoring. For additional information and submission details, visit the Graduate School website.

Rowe Galleries to Feature Work by New York Artists

The UNC Charlotte Department of Art and Art History presents work by acclaimed new-media artists Jennifer and Kevin McCoy. Priests of the Temple 2015 opens in Rowe Galleries on Monday, Oct. 5, with a lecture by the artists at 4:00 PM, followed by an opening reception from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. The exhibition continues through Friday, Oct. 30.

Based in New York City and recipients of a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship, the husband and wife duo have exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, P.S.1, the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum and in galleries across the United States. International exhibitions include projects at the Pompidou Center, the British Film Institute, the Hanover Kunstverein, the Bonn Kunstverein and the Hong Kong Arts Center. Their work has been reviewed in major news and art publications, including the New York Times, Newsweek, the Washington Post, Artforum and New York and Wired magazines. They have exhibited in Charlotte only once before, at the Light Factory in 1997.

Described by New York magazine as "perennial wizards of little worlds made to look like sculptural panoramas," the McCoys create unique installations that combine sculpture, portraiture, miniature diorama and video projection.