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    Collection of posts about our home, the Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building.

    ATEC Says Goodbye to Two Honored Guests

    November 25, 2014

    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.

    Donor Adds Contemporary Art Collection to Buildings’ Canvas

    September 17, 2014

    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.

    The Shadow and Animation of Liz Larner’s X Sculpture

    May 03, 2014

    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 […]

    Inaugural Series Ends with Inspiring Talk from Scientist, Astronaut

    May 02, 2014

    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 […]

    ATEC Building Gallery Hosts Opening Exhibition

    April 10, 2014

    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 […]

    Lighting a Creative Spark in North Texas

    March 05, 2014

    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. […]

    Models of X

    February 20, 2014

    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 […]

    Tech Executive to Describe Wonders of the Cloud World on Feb. 26

    February 18, 2014

    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 […]

    Tech Executive to Discuss Future of the Cloud

    January 31, 2014

    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 […]

    1st Lecture in ATEC Series Brought Sold-Out Crowd; Campus Readies for Next Speaker

    January 31, 2014

    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 […]

    ATEC Distinguished Lectures Start Jan. 22

    January 08, 2014

    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 […]

    Campus Celebrates New Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building at Formal Dedication

    November 22, 2013

    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 […]

    Chamber of Commerce President Speaks About ATEC Building

    November 22, 2013

    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.”

    O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building to be Formally Dedicated

    November 07, 2013

    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 […]

    Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building Transforms Architectural Dynamic of Campus

    November 04, 2013

    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 […]

    Premiere of Rodriguez’s Work Celebrates New O’Donnell Building

    October 31, 2013

    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 […]

    Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building Celebrated

    October 22, 2013

    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 […]

    Nasher Brings 2 Sculptures to Campus as Part of 10-Location Exhibit

    October 17, 2013

    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 […]

    New ATEC Building Sight of Next Nasher XChange Work

    July 26, 2013

    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 […]

    UT Dallas Building to be Named for Philanthropist Edith O’Donnell

    May 10, 2013

    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 […]

    350 Show Support, Offer Condolences to Workers’ Families

    July 12, 2012

    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, […]

    University Marks Campus Growth in Twin Ceremonies

    September 29, 2011

    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 […]

    UT Regents Approve Plans to Build ATEC a New Home

    May 13, 2011

    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, […]