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Dance Department to Present Spring Concert

The Department of Dance will present a spring concert Thursday, April 16, through Sunday, April 19, in the Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts, Belk Theater. Performances will be at 7:30 PM, April 16-18 with a 2:00 PM matinee on April 19. Tickets are available online.

The concert will feature a showcase of different dance styles and will include student performers in works choreographed by dance faculty Gretchen Alterowitz, E.E. Balcos, Kim Jones and Rachel Tucker.

Alterowitz’s piece "What tread in solidarity, what lament" is a piece for 11 dancers set to music by Gustav Mahler and Max Richter. "Pulse," choreographed by Balcos, is inspired by and set to the "nuevo tango" music of Argentine composer Astor Piazolla. Domestic violence is the subject of Tucker’s "Suite Wonder," with music by Stevie Wonder. Kim Jones created "Mauri – Breath of Life" in consultation with Rodney Bell, a celebrated dancer of Maori descent who uses a wheelchair for mobility. The movement is inspired by elements of traditional Maori culture.

Professor Receives Award from Charlotte Chamber

Victor Chen, assistant professor of international management in the Belk College of Business, has received the 2015 Young Professional (YP) Educator Award from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals (YPs).

Chen received the YP Educator Award, which recognizes an individual who is a dedicated teacher, professor or administrator who has made a tremendous impact in the educational institution and community in which they serve. Nominees not only contribute to the academic success of their students but help to prepare students for a successful life as productive citizens in society.

At UNC Charlotte, he teaches both undergraduate and M.B.A. international business courses. His M.B.A. teaching adopts an engaged model, in which he advises his students to provide free consulting reports to major international business players in Charlotte. "As an educator in Charlotte’s urban research business school, my core mission is to make positive change in the business community through my teaching and research. My work helps to identify the gap between the knowledge and practice of international business and find solutions to business dilemmas faced every day," Chen said.