Collection of posts about our home, the Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building.
Armour, known as “FlyGirl,” told the audience at the Arts and Technology (ATEC) Distinguished Lecture Series event on March 22 that she applied a few times before the Marines accepted her. She also failed her flight test on the first attempt. Dressed in a khaki flight uniform and leather jacket, Armour gave an energetic talk about how she stayed focused on her mission to become an attack helicopter pilot and then served two tours in Iraq. She repeatedly encouraged audience members to pursue their dreams and keep moving forward in the face of adversity.
Please join us on Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 pm in the ATC Lobby for our Fall 2015 Capstone Celebration! We are always excited about this event, but it carries particular significance this semester. These are the first EMAC graduates from the new School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, and this is the first time that we have been able to host the event in our ATC home.
To explore both the current and future landscape of cybercrime, one of the leading experts on 21st-century security issues will give a talk at UT Dallas. P.W. Singer will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, as the second presenter in this season’s ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series. Singer is a strategist and senior fellow at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank, and author of multiple award-winning books. He was named one of the 100 leading innovators in the nation by the Smithsonian Institution-National Portrait Gallery, one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues by Defense News, and made Foreign Policymagazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers List.
Graphic designer and computer scientist John Maeda kicked off the third season of the Arts and Technology Distinguished Lecture Series on Oct. 15 with a discussion about the role of design in science, technology, engineering and math. Maeda, who is a design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, made a case for how STEM subjects can benefit from taking design into consideration — a movement known as STEAM, and the “A” representing art.
The Emerging Media and Communication program of the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication and the School of Arts and Humanities teamed up to host the 2015 Digital Frontiers Conference at UT Dallas. Local co-chairs Dr. Kim Knight (EMAC) and Dr. Jessica C. Murphy (Literary Studies) partnered with collaborators from the University of North Texas to bring the conference to UT Dallas in its fourth year. Digital Frontiers was established in 2012 as a project of the UNT Libraries to explore creativity and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in the arena of public humanities and cultural memory.
Nearly a dozen professors from the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science are finding more space to conduct their work in the $60 million, 155,000-square-foot Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building.
After a year-long stay in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building, two sculptures created by Liz Larner will be leaving campus December 3.
Thanks to a gift from collector and contemporary art advocate Joan Davidow, bare walls of the Erik Jonsson Academic Center and the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building are now covered with work from some of Texas’ budding artists.
Arts and Technology animation faculty Eric Farrar and Todd Fechter have created an animated representation of Liz Larner’s X sculpture. The piece is part of Nasher XChange Exhibition Sites, a dynamic public art exhibition consisting of 10 newly-commissioned public sculptures by contemporary artists at 10 sites throughout the city of Dallas. The Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology building at … Continue reading The Shadow and Animation of Liz Larner’s X Sculpture →
Dozens of young women from Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School watched from the audience as astronaut, engineer, physician and teacher Dr. Mae Jemisontold her story of refusing to limit herself by holding tight to her dreams. The girls attended the final event in the University’s inaugural ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series as special guests of UT Dallas, first meeting … Continue reading Inaugural Series Ends with Inspiring Talk from Scientist, Astronaut →
Through his art, photographer Ken Light has documented an array of social issues for more than 40 years. Light will discuss some of his work on Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Davidson Auditorium, which currently appears in the campus exhibit “Physical Labor: Photographs of Workers, 1940 to the Present.” Light’s work in the exhibit features … Continue reading ATEC Building Gallery Hosts Opening Exhibition →
This piece was taken from The President’s Viewpoint, a newsletter from the desk of Dr. David Daniel, president of The University of Texas at Dallas. The University of Texas at Dallas has a particular and distinguished story to tell about its faculty, students, and staff and the excellence and innovative nature of their work and achievements. … Continue reading Lighting a Creative Spark in North Texas →
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Nasher Sculpture Center presents Nasher XChange Exhibition Sites, a dynamic public art exhibition consisting of 10 newly-commissioned public sculptures by contemporary artists at 10 sites throughout the city of Dallas. The Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology building at UT Dallas is proud home to Liz Larner’s sculpture, X. The following … Continue reading Models of X →
Christian Belady, general manager of Datacenter Services for Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services and a UT Dallas alumnus, will speak Feb. 26 at the second event in the new ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series. He helps build and manage the world of cloud computing at Microsoft. Before Microsoft and after earning engineering degrees from Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Belady enrolled … Continue reading Tech Executive to Describe Wonders of the Cloud World on Feb. 26 →
UT Dallas alumnus and tech executive Christian Belady MA’90 provides a voice from technology on Feb. 26, as part of the ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series. Belady is general manager of Data Center Services for Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services and a key player in shaping the direction of cloud computing, which is changing the way people, businesses and … Continue reading Tech Executive to Discuss Future of the Cloud →
Robert Edsel was living in Florence, Italy, when he took the first steps toward discovering a cause that would drive the next 15 years of his life. Before a sold-out audience of 1,200 people in the new Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building at UT Dallas, Edsel recently described his journey through time, history and heroism in … Continue reading 1st Lecture in ATEC Series Brought Sold-Out Crowd; Campus Readies for Next Speaker →
The University of Texas at Dallas will launch the new ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series on Jan. 22 with a talk by Monuments Menauthor Robert Edsel. The lecture series, presented by The Dallas Morning News, was first announced during the recent dedication of the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building. The new building houses programs that explore topics at the intersection of … Continue reading ATEC Distinguished Lectures Start Jan. 22 →
More than 1,000 students, faculty, staff and University supporters attended a dedication ceremony in the lecture hall of the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building. Students, faculty and staff welcomed longtime UT Dallas supporters Edith and Peter O’Donnell and their guests to the Nov. 7 dedication of the new Arts and Technology Building named in Mrs. O’Donnell’s … Continue reading Campus Celebrates New Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building at Formal Dedication →
Richardson Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bill Sproul recently spoke about the new Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building, saying the building is “a great new asset for our technology community.”
Today, the University of Texas at Dallas is formally dedicating its newest campus addition – the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building. Event ParkingSpace will be reserved on Levels One, Two and Three of Parking Structure One (PS1) at the corner of Drive A and Drive G. Members of the community and special guests are invited to join the … Continue reading O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building to be Formally Dedicated →
Since its inception in 2004, the Arts and Technology (ATEC) program at UT Dallas has infused new energy into the traditional liberal arts by creating connections between science and engineering and the arts and humanities. Now, the program’s new infrastructure – the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building – has transformed the architectural dynamic of … Continue reading Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building Transforms Architectural Dynamic of Campus →
Commissioned by UT Dallas, the world debut of a new orchestral work will mark the opening of the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building. UT Dallas professor Robert Xavier Rodríguez, who holds the Endowed Chair in Art and Aesthetic Studies, has composed De Rerum Natura, which he will conduct with the Musica Nova orchestra at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 … Continue reading Premiere of Rodriguez’s Work Celebrates New O’Donnell Building →
Campus Preview Day On October 25, 2013, noon – 4 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are invited to a preview tour and open house. Student projects, demonstrations and academic programs will be on display. Formal Dedication Ceremony On November, 7, 2013, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. A formal dedication ceremony will be led by President Daniel … Continue reading Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building Celebrated →
Two sculptures will soon adorn the newly opened Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building. The pieces were commissioned by theNasher Sculpture Center for the museum’s 10th anniversary, citywide exhibition Nasher XChange, which runs Oct. 19 to Feb. 16. Liz Larner, a Los Angeles-based artist, has created two versions of a piece titled, X, for the Nasher XChange. The sculptures will … Continue reading Nasher Brings 2 Sculptures to Campus as Part of 10-Location Exhibit →
The Nasher Sculpture Center has announced their plans for a commissioned work by Liz Larner at UT Dallas for Nasher XChange. The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to reveal the plans for a newly commissioned sculpture by artist Liz Larner for The University of Texas at Dallas. The work is one of ten commissions created … Continue reading New ATEC Building Sight of Next Nasher XChange Work →
The Arts and Technology (ATEC) building under construction at The University of Texas at Dallas will bear the name of one of Texas’ most generous philanthropists in honor of her long-standing dedication to higher education, scientific research and the arts. The Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building is a 155,000-square-foot facility at UT Dallas that … Continue reading UT Dallas Building to be Named for Philanthropist Edith O’Donnell →
More than 350 students, staff and members of the community gathered Wednesday at UT Dallas to honor two construction workers killed in a July 7 crane collapse on campus. Student leaders organized the Moment of Reflection as a way for the campus community to express its support and condolences to the families of Terry Weaver, … Continue reading 350 Show Support, Offer Condolences to Workers’ Families →
A crowd gathered at UT Dallas on Wednesday to celebrate two more milestones in campus growth: the official start of construction on the new Arts and Technology building and the successful opening of the Visitor Center and University Bookstore. Student Government President Brittany Sharkey Andrews said she has already enjoyed using the new Visitor Center. Off-campus guests, including … Continue reading University Marks Campus Growth in Twin Ceremonies →
The UT System Board of Regents has approved construction of a 155,000-square-foot facility at UT Dallas that will house programs in visual arts, emerging media technology and multimedia communications, as well as a 1,200-seat auditorium. Designed as a showcase to the visual arts and a highly adaptable technology hub for the Arts and Technology program, … Continue reading UT Regents Approve Plans to Build ATEC a New Home →