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Former students create four new endowed positions

posted December 15, 2015
Leading by example, four former students of the Texas A&M College of Architecture have made generous commitments, endowing three professorships and creating a new fellowship to support a promising residential construction educator.

Outstanding former student nominations due by March 1, 2016

posted December 15, 2015
Nominations are under way for the Texas A&M College of Architecture's 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award, which honors former students who've made significant contributions to their profession and community. Nomination packages are due by March 1, 2016.

College offering new Diversity Certificate for undergraduates

posted December 14, 2015
Employers looking for graduates with the nuanced cultural knowledge and skills to successfully operate in a diverse world can seek former students who have completed the new Diversity Certificate program offered through the College of Architecture.

Viz professors' visor software to enhance human sight, hearing

posted December 8, 2015
The ability to see and hear beyond the spectrum of human sensitivity could be granted to those who don a Microsoft visor equipped with new software created by Carol LaFayette and Frederick Parke, visualization faculty members at Texas A&M University.

Viz professor earns Montague honor for teaching excellence

posted December 3, 2015
For heading a range of academic activities such as leading student development of natural interactions between people and computers, Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, assistant professor of visualization, was recognized as a Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar.

Public helps create topographic maps of emotions

posted November 12, 2015
As part of GIS Day at Texas A&M, the public helped artists, geographers and urban planners map some of the less tangible features of the Bryan/College Station landscape as they work to create a geospatial record of the region’s emotional topography.

College researchers investigate ‘smart’ materials in study

posted October 23, 2015
The characteristics of new “smart” materials that, with further development, could harvest energy, water and air when embedded in a building’s exterior, are the focus of a two-year, $240,000 National Science Foundation study undertaken by TAMU faculty and students.

Viz reps break down art, science barriers at confab

posted September 29, 2015
An upcoming event focused on the nexus of art and science attracted influential leaders from both worlds, including Carol LaFayette, a professor of visualization at Texas A&M University, and head of the Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design.

2015 Rowlett lecturer championed shaping the future by design

posted September 29, 2015
Futurist, architect and structural engineer Chris Luebkeman, director of Arup's Global Foresight, Research and Innovation team, presented "Designing on a Social Conscience" 2015 Rowlett Lecture at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.

Students created games in 48 hours at 2015 Game Jam

posted September 23, 2015
Student video game developers from universities across the nation gathered Oct. 23-25, 2015 on the Texas A&M campus for “Chillennium,” a 48-hour video game-building competition hosted by the Learning Interactive Visualization Experience Lab.

College spotlighted faculty research at annual symposium

posted September 10, 2015
The Texas A&M College of Architecture’s 17th annual faculty research symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” took place Oct. 19, 2015 at the Langford Architecture Center on the Texas A&M College Station campus.

Beach walking-figures’ creator to lecture on Nov. 18

posted August 31, 2015
Dutch artist Theo Jansen will discuss Strandbeests, sculptures he makes with PVC pipe and wind-catching sails that resemble giant animals walking on the beach, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 in Rudder Theatre.

Sculptures made in summer camp sponsored by IAC

posted August 24, 2015
Miniature monsters inhabited real and virtual worlds after their creation by high school-age students in a 2015 summer camp co-sponsored by Texas A&M’s Institute for Applied Creativity.

Ciani's ‘flood’ exhibit inundates gallery through Oct. 14

posted August 20, 2015
Artist Mary Ciani, recently retired from the Texas A&M visualization faculty, uses water imagery to emote feelings from tranquility to rage in a series of 40 increasingly inundated landscapes visualizing, in part, the consequences of global climate change.

Portraits of activists by retired prof displayed in Germany

posted August 7, 2015
Portraits of Europeans who publicly opposed anti-Semitism and genocide during the turbulent 20th century, painted by Robert Schiffhauer, retired associate professor of architecture, are on display at the Academy for International Education in Bonn, Germany.