Archive of CVAD News, Events - 2020

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December 2020

CADD Fund logo

Live Virtual CADD FUND 2021: Artists propose projects and vie for funding

CADD FUND, a fun, fast-paced event of sharing innovative ideas about potential artistic projects that will make possible a high-impact idea that needs the support of the DFW arts community...
Commencement regalia, mask, medal, cap and gown

Live stream Dec. 11: Congratulations, Fall 2020 graduates!

Dean Greg Watts will offer remarks, and each graduate's name will be read out loud and displayed, along with the name of the degree granted and Latin honors, if applicable.
Career Roundtable via Zoom

Dec. 4: CVAD Career Roundtable, Focus: Museum Education

Each session of the Career Roundtable will provide students an opportunity to prepare for career possibilities in the arts. For more information, contact Binod Shrestha, director, CVAD Foundations, or...

November 2020

CVAD Dean Greg Watts, Vice President, NASAD

Dean Greg Watts elected as vice president for National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Nov. 20, 2020: Subsequent to action by the membership and the board of directors of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, which was conducted via electronic means, CVAD Dean Greg Watts was elected as vice president...
Eliza Au, head and shoulders portrait

Eliza Au receives Award of Excellence from the James Renwick Alliance

The 2020 focus for the James Renwick Alliance Chrysalis Award for Emerging Artists was on ceramics, and Eliza Au, #UNTCVAD assistant professor, Studio Art: Ceramics, received an Award of Excellence from...
Chanjuan Chen, head and shoulders portrait

Chanjuan Chen earns two awards at the ITAA national conference

Chanjuan Chen, ('15, MFA, Fashion Design) assistant professor, received two awards at the ITAA national conference: one for best of show and the other for excellence in fiber arts...
Anny Chang, portrait, head and shoulders

Anny Chang takes the ATEXINC Award for Excellence at ITAA conference

UNT CVAD's Fashion Design program won big at this week's 2020 International Textile and Apparel Association's annual conference! Li-Fen Anny Chang, associate professor, Fashion Design, won ...
Jesús Moroles leaning on a granite sculpture, head and shoulders photo

Dallas ISD arts school to be renamed after alumnus Jesús Moroles

Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard School will soon be renamed after a prominent Dallas ISD graduate, world renowned sculptor Jesús Moroles...
Barbara Trippeer, head and shoulders portrait

ITAA recognizes Barbara Trippeer for innovative teaching strategies in fashion design

The International Textile and Apparel Association recognized Barbara Trippeer, (’14, MFA, Applied Design Research) assistant professor for fashion design, for her innovative teaching strategies in her Fashion Design Studio...
Announcement: CVAD 2020 Annual Outstanding Contribution Awards

CVAD announces recipients of the Annual Outstanding Contribution Awards

The College of Visual Arts and Design takes great pride in recognizing the outstanding work of its faculty and staff — the Annual Outstanding Contribution Awards is one facet of that recognition. Recipients...
UNT Day at the Capitol written under a drawing of the capitol rotunda

Alumni and Students Plan for a Virtual UNT Day at the Capitol

We’re gearing up for a virtual UNT Day at the Capitol 2021 — a letter-writing campaign — and alumni and student volunteers are invited to participate. The goal is to mail hundreds of letters...
Fall 2020 Studio Art Oral Defense Schedule for MFA candidates

Join us: Three candidates have an oral defense scheduled this month

An oral defense is an oral examination in which a student defends his/her/their thesis to an audience of experts as part of the requirement for his/her/their degree...

October 2020

Photo of Chesley Antoinette Williams

TASA selects Alumna Chesley Antoinette Williams as Paul Hanna Lecture Award winner

Chesley Antoinette Williams ('13, M.F.A., Studio Art: Fibers), a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, with a B.F.A. in sculpture, was selected as the Paul Hanna Lecture Award recipient...
UNT named one of nation's 'Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics'

UNT named one of nation's 'Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics'

Oct. 15, 2020 — The University of North Texas earned multiple rankings in The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine’s “Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics” lists for the number of...
Comm Design Poster Competition AIGA UNT Group

UNT comm design student's art selected to promote UNT Opera's upcoming production

Oct. 15, 2020 — A poster designed by Nathan Amstutz, communication design, was selected to promote UNT Opera's upcoming production of "Lucia di Lammermoor," a tragic opera in three acts written in 1835 by Gaetano...
Ruth West

Ruth West receives $166K NSF grant for collaborative research in robotics

Grounded Reasoning about Robot Capabilities for Law and Policy is the name of the $166K grant awarded to Professor Ruth West, who has co-appointments to teach in the UNT colleges of...

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