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ATEC Lecture Series to Conclude with National Geographic Digital Chief

April 13, 2016

Keith Jenkins of the National Geographic Society will speak at UT Dallas on April 28. To buy tickets to the lecture, click here. The third season of UT Dallas’ ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series will come to a close on April 28 with featured speaker Keith Jenkins, the general manager of digital and social media for … Continue reading ATEC Lecture Series to Conclude with National Geographic Digital Chief →

Artist Sonny Liew to Discuss New Graphic Novel

April 11, 2016

Singapore-based graphic novelist Sonny Liew will visit campus April 13 to discuss his latest work, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye. Liew is best known for the New York Times best seller The Shadow Hero with Gene Luen Yang, his contributions on Vertigo Comics’ My Faith in Frankie, his work on Marvel Comic’s adaptation of Sense and Sensibility and a new Doctor Fate comic series with Paul Levitz.

Combat Pilot Encourages ATEC Lecture Audience to Fly Past Adversity

April 01, 2016

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.

Buzzworthy Changes in Fall EMAC Course Options

March 31, 2016

If you’ve already looked at the summer and fall schedules in Coursebook, you probably noticed that we have quite a few changes. We have many new courses in the 2016 catalog. Starting this fall, we have Networked Identities (EMAC 4350), Emerging Media and Identity (EMAC 6350), and Social Science Perspectives of Emerging Media and Communication (EMAC 6375).

PhD Student Receives Publishing Fellowship

March 22, 2016

Charles Lilly, a PhD student in the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication, has received a Society for Scholarly Publishing Fellowship. The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) is a nonprofit organization formed to bring together the scholarly publication community and to facilitate new developments in the field. SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing — including publishers, printers, librarians and editors.

Game Lab Fosters Innovation

March 17, 2016

A creative director mimics running in slow motion as artists around him take notes, brainstorming ideas for character movement. Executive producers meet with the engineering team in the corner, reviewing the latest software build. Level designers in another room sketch the many environments to be included in the game.

Professor and PhD Student Advance Anticipatory Research

March 04, 2016

UT Dallas Professor Mihai Nadin continues to advance the emerging and significant field of anticipatory studies with the publication of two new volumes in the highly respected Springer Cognitive Systems Monograph Series.

ATEC Lecture Series Resumes on March 22 with Aviation Pioneer

February 19, 2016

The United States’ first African-American female combat pilot will be the featured speaker as the third season of the ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series resumes at The University of Texas at Dallas on Tuesday, March 22. Known as “Flygirl,” Vernice Armour is a motivational speaker and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who used her experience serving as a police officer and completing two tours in Iraq to create a seven-step process called the Zero to Breakthrough™ Success Plan

Chemistry Professor’s Research Strengthens Art Conservation

February 18, 2016

Dr. David McPhail, the newest professor in the chemistry department in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, is studying how ultra-slow surface processes can gradually change the appearance of museum objects over time-scales of tens, hundreds or even thousands of years.