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    Former Foster Care Child on Path to Succeed as ATEC Student

    March 17, 2014

    Tiffany Sweet is not one to let a difficult past define her. For someone raised in the state foster care system, it might seem insurmountable to tackle a degree program at an academically rigorous university like UT Dallas. But Sweet is well on her way, maintaining a GPA above 3.0 in her first semes…

    Alumni Build Therapeutic Bots for Autistic Children

    November 28, 2013

    Tejeev Patel, graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas, expounds on the technical aspects of the various iterations of Robokind’s different models. The firm’s office on the seventh floor of a downtown Dallas skyscraper is littered with experimental models like the ones seen above, in vario…

    Education Tech Firm Draws Heavily on Talents of UT Dallas Grads

    September 09, 2013

    Bill Fahle BS’88, MSCS’05, PhD’12 writes system code. Dustin Nulf BS’95 engineers audio for voice-overs and animations. Karin Khoo BS’09, MFA’12 works with artists to bring animations to life. And Jeremy Roden, a UT Dallas PhD student, produces videos to promote products. …

    Vote Now for Animation Guild Officers

    April 03, 2013

    Voting has begun for Animation Guild Officers. Cast your vote online. Voting ends Sunday, April 6.  Below is a list of nominees: President Lorraine Bett Vice President Wajiha Desai Beth Del Rosario Taylor Ransom Shona Gillard Secretary Taylor Ransom Allison Reed Beth Del Rosario Treasurer Be…

    ATEC to Industry: Network with Industry Professionals and Alums

    February 27, 2013

    ATEC to Industry will feature a panel discussion and networking with industry professionals and ATEC alumni. Pizza will be provided. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 28 from 6-7:30 pm in Residence Hall North, 2nd floor Multipurpose Room. Panel Discuss Samantha Bratton, 2D/3D Artist at Ga…

    Q&A with Tommy Tallarico

    January 25, 2013

    Join Tommy Tallarico of Video Games Live for a question-and-answer session Friday, Jan. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Jonsson Performance Hall. Tommy is a composer for games, co-creator of Video Games Live, and world record holder for most video games worked on. Tony will be here the day before Video Gam…

    ATEC Alum Speaks at TEDxSMU Salon 2012

    October 31, 2012

    Arts and Technology alumnus Willie Baronet recently spoke at TEDxSMU, an all-day event ranging from personal discussions of physical and mental journeys to demonstrations of high-tech gadgetry. Willie Baronet is an artist, professor, and life coach in Dallas. For 15 years he owned and managed an a…

    Fashioning a Brighter Future: Amy Pickup

    October 27, 2012

    After taking Dr. Kim Knight’s Fashioning Circuits course, Amy Pickup BS’09, MS’12 knew she wanted to use her knowledge of art and technology to make a positive impact on the world. At the heart of Pickup’s inspiration was a LilyPad Arduino, a microcontroller board used in cl…

    Mobile App Hackathon, Sept. 14-15

    September 11, 2012

    Students are encouraged to attend the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon Education, an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program and AT&T Aspire. The event, which begins Friday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m and runs through Saturday, Sept. 15, is designed for attendees both technical and non-technical …

    Big Design Conference Offers a Weekend of Design and Development

    May 15, 2012

    The end of this month marks the 4th annual Big Design Conference at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Addison, TX. Big Design is a weekend learning intensive conference for digital creatives May 31-June 2, 2012. With almost 60 speakers from all over the country, the topics vary from design, strategy, user ex…

    Student Work to be Featured at Ro2 Gallery

    May 04, 2012

    Working Title is an interactive art happening which addresses community involvement, a pertinent concern in the Dallas art scene, by encouraging a lineage of artists within the community to actively engage in evolutionary and collaborative art creation process. Ro2 Art Downtown Projects – 110…

    Chalking for Children’s Cancer

    April 27, 2012

    EMAC students Thi Le and Cintia Guerrero have organized a charity event to help benefit children’s cancer research. The UT Dallas students and CureSearch for Children’s Cancer are hosting a Chalking for Children’s Cancer fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, at Les Lacks Park, 3901 Beltway Dr. in…

    Nominations for Animation Guild Officers Extended to Sunday, April 22

    April 18, 2012

    Nominations for officers for the Student Animation Guild are now being accepted. Available positions include the offices of president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Students may nominate themselves or someone else, but must confirm that they are willing and agree to participate. Nominatio…

    Nominations Now Being Accepted for Animation Guild Officers

    April 04, 2012

    Nominations for officers for the Student Animation Guild are now being accepted. Available positions include the offices of president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Students may nominate themselves or someone else, but must confirm that they are willing and agree to participate. Make a No…

    ATEC Student Wins T-Shirt Design Competition

    March 30, 2012

    Arts and Technology student Chukwuemeka “Emeka” Ikebude is the winner of this year’s iWeek T-Shirt design contest, held annually by the International Student Services Office. He said the sphere depicted in his winning design “symbolizes the parts of the world from which students come.…

    ATEC Alumnus Hosts Dallas’ First BeMyApp Event

    March 10, 2012

    February 24-26 marked Dallas’ first annual BeMyApp event, a mobile app design and development competition. Idea generators, developers, and designers of all ages and skill levels collaborated to create a functioning app in just 48 hours. Ben Morrow, a UT Dallas Arts and Technology alumnus and co…

    ATEC Student’s Whimsical Graphic Novel Takes Flight

    June 06, 2011

    Building on the design and animation skills she has developed in the Arts and Technology program, UT Dallas student Alyssa Lee recently published Candy on a Plane, her first graphic novel for children. The book and a collection of art and animations – spawned from wondering, “What if clouds wer…

    UT Dallas Grad’s Photos Win Awards for Quirkiness

    July 29, 2010

    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 Juro…

    UT Dallas Mobile Creation Piques Curiosity at SXSW

    March 15, 2010

    A social media platform for mobile devices created by Emerging Media and Communication (EMAC) students is creating buzz at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference in Austin. Placethings is one of 32 finalists in the second annual Accelerator Competition at SXSW Interactive, which has become the wor…

    Living Learning Communities Have a Busy Debut

    January 29, 2010

    Seminars and Guest Speakers Enrich Experience in New Residence Hall Jan. 29, 2010 Living Learning Communities (LLC) at UT Dallas are off to a busy start after their first semester in the University’s new residence hall. Community members have attended seminars given by experts in their fields of…

    ATEC Alumnus Builds Career, One Monster at a Time

    July 02, 2009

    Tony Tyler’s infatuation with computer animation began with Tron, the groundbreaking science fiction film from 1982. Decades later, he read an article in the UTD Mercury about the University’s new Arts and Technology (ATEC) program and thought perhaps he could learn how to create virtual worlds …

    ATEC Student’s Twitter Video Makes Waves

    June 11, 2009

    Project Documents History Prof’s Use of Popular Service as a Teaching Tool An Arts and Technology student’s video account of a professor’s classroom experiment with Twitter is making waves on the World Wide Web, capturing thousands of viewers on YouTube and prompting an article in U.S. Ne…