Eight UNC Charlotte alumni from the William States Lee College of Engineering are collaborating on building the first new commercial nuclear reactors in the United States in the past 30 years. These former classmates include Kevin Departhy, George Gora, Chuck Jenkins, Justin Marsh, Gregg Nantz, Dustin Parks, Rebecca Parks and Weston Trimble.
The team is constructing Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 for Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. CB&I and Westinghouse are building the new Westinghouse AP1000 Advanced Passive Light Water Reactors at the existing plant site near Waynesboro, Ga. CB&I is performing the engineering, procurement and construction for the project.
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The rock 'n' roll, coming-of-age musical "Spring Awakening" will be presented Thursday, April 10, through Wednesday, April 16, in the Black Box Theater of the Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts. All performances of this Theatre Department production will be at 7:30 PM except Sunday, April 13, which will be a 2:00 PM matinee.
Based on a controversial 19th-century play by German playwright Frank Wedekind, "Spring Awakening" opened on Broadway in 2006; it subsequently won eight Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and a Grammy award for the soundtrack album. "This brave new musical, haunting and electrifying by turns, restores the mystery, the thrill and quite a bit of the terror to that shattering transformation that stirs in all our souls sometime around the age of 13," wrote Charles Isherwood in a review published in the New York Times.
Tickets are $14 for general admission, $9 for seniors and UNC Charlotte faculty and staff and $6 for all students; they an be purchased at the Robinson Hall Box Office or online.