The University of Texas at Dallas, with a generous gift from philanthropist Margaret McDermott, has announced the creation of the Richard Brettell Award in the Arts, a biennial honor recognizing established artists in any medium. The award will be bestowed upon artists whose body of work demonstrates a lifetime of achievement in their field. Winners will receive a $150,000 prize and will participate in a campus residency where they will spend time interacting with faculty and students.
Now a senior, Heidi Neunhoffer has received the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation Scholarship, which supports students pursuing careers in the computer and video game industries. She was among 30 recipients representing institutions such as Duke University, Brown University and the University of Southern California.
It’s no surprise to faculty members in theSchool of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication that one of their students has won a regional design competition for the second year in a row. The graphic design created by UT Dallas sophomore Fayna Zeng will be used on 2016-17 American Southwest Conference championship T-shirts after a vote of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Arts and technology professor Roger Malina has been awarded an honorary degree from the Technical University of Valencia in Spain for his work promoting and advancing research at the intersection of art, science and technology.
Dr. Kim Knight, an assistant professor of emerging media and communication, has received the 2016 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awardfor her work and innovation in the classroom. Knight has been a professor at UT Dallas since 2010, but her first foray into teaching was more than 14 years ago at California State University, Northridge as a teaching assistant under the tutelage of English professor Dr. Irene Clark.
An exhibit at the Dallas Contemporary last fall used an intricate web of computer coding to create an immersive, interactive experience. The audio-visual installation called DreamArchitectonics produced dreamlike sequences based on the tone and emphasis of a human voice reading lines of poetic imagery by French philosopher Gaston Bachelard. New media artists Frank and Kristin Lee Dufour of the group Agence 5970 created DreamArchitectonics to explore the way the brain responds without the stimuli of sight or sound — unique moments of reverie bestowed by two pioneers of hyper-media art.
Professor Frank Dufour’s Dreamarchitectronics exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary was among the 10 Best Art Exhibitions of 2014. The Best of Dallas® is presented annually by the Dallas Observer.
EDGE is the Economic Development, Growth & Expansion initiative of the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP). Each year, REDP, the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and the Richardson rotaries recognize Richardson companies and organizations that have achieved extraordinary success and/or made a significant investment in Richardson.
FrightLite, an animated short film created by Arts and Technology animation students and faculty, has been selected for screening at the SMU Student Filmmakers Association Spring Film Festival. The film depicts a boy who grapples to overcome his fear of monsters. The event will take place at the Mockingbird Station Angelika Film Center on Tuesday, May 6 from 7-9 pm. A question-and-answer session will follow the … Continue reading “FrightLite to be Screened at Student Filmmakers Association”
For the second year in a row, the UT Dallas Arts and Technology (ATEC) animation program has been recognized by Animation Career Review among the best program nationally and regionally. Animation Career Review cite the ATEC program as the number two animation school program in the southwest and 20th nationally. The criteria used in making this list consists … Continue reading “Animation Program Gets Top Marks Second Year in a Row”
A collaborative game-based simulation project between UT Dallas, UT Arlington and Baylor Scott & White Health that seeks to improve physician-nurse communication received first place at a serious games competition at the 14th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). The project also won fourth place overall out of approximately 60 entries in the … Continue reading “ATEC Game Wins First Place at Medical Simulation Conference”
Eric Farrar, Todd Fechter and members of their 2012-13 Animation Production Studio class have received honors for outstanding achievement from the Best Shorts Competition for their animated short film “Fright-Lite”. The film won an Award of Excellence in Animation. In winning Best Shorts laurels, ATEC joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally … Continue reading “Best Shorts Competition Awards Honors to ATEC”
Honor is Arts and Technology Research Project’s Third National Honor in 2 Years For the third time in two years, the First Person Cultural Trainer (FPCT), a research project from the UT Dallas Arts and Technology(ATEC) program, has won a national award for serious gaming. FPCT received the Best Game award in the Government Category … Continue reading “Video Game to Help U.S. Troops Wins New Award”
Two recent projects developed by research teams within the Arts and Technology (ATEC) program at The University of Texas at Dallas have earned industry awards. One award was presented at the GameTech 2011 Conference in Orlando, Fla., in March for the First Person Cultural Traineror (FPCT), a 3D interactive training game that teaches soldiers the … Continue reading “ATEC Wins Multiple Honors for Training Games”
Arts and Technology professor and researcher Dr. Mihai Nadin has won the 2010 International Journal of General SystemsBest Paper Award for a work on “Anticipation and Dynamics.” The journal published the paper in January 2010 in an edition devoted entirely to his work. Nadin is the director of antÉ, the Institute for Research in Anticipatory … Continue reading “Journal Honors Pioneering ATEC Professor’s Work”
Princeton Review Bases University Rankings on Survey of Academics in Field The University of Texas at Dallas has been included in The Princeton Review list of the “Top Schools for Video Game Design Study for 2011,” based on a survey of administrators at 150 schools offering video game design programs or degrees. UT Dallas made the list … Continue reading “Graduate Game Design Program Ranked in Top 10”
Photographer Carlo Zinzi only recently graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with an MFA in Arts and Technology (ATEC), but he is already making his mark on the art world with his surreal take on Americana. Zinzi, who imbues his work with a sense of humor and whimsy, was awarded the Juror’s Selection … Continue reading “UT Dallas Grad’s Photos Win Awards for Quirkiness”
The University of Texas at Dallas has been included in Princeton Review’s list of the “Top 50 Undergraduate Game Design Programs,” based on a survey of administrators at the roughly 500 institutions where students can study game design in the U.S. and Canada. UT Dallas made the list for its innovative Arts and Technology (ATEC) … Continue reading “Undergrad Game Design Program Rated in Top 50”
Faculty at three University of Texas System institutions will be recognized as the inaugural recipients of the System’s Innovations in Education Awards, which laud individuals who produce cutting-edge approaches to teaching that have proven to be both creative and effective in classrooms and laboratories. “These faculty members demonstrate extraordinary ability in devising novel approaches to teaching and … Continue reading “UT Dallas’ Linehan Among Seven to Receive Inaugural Innovations in Education Awards”