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Vizzers help Disney, Pixar earn Oscars for animated films

posted March 3, 2017
One current Texas A&M visualization student and 15 Aggie Viz Lab veterans helped two major U.S. animation studios garner 2017 Oscars. This year's best animated feature was Disney Animation Studio's "Zootopia," and the best animated short film was Pixar Animation Studio's "Piper."

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.

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.

Regan remembered as visionary leader

posted March 6, 2015
J. Thomas Regan, who as dean shepherded the Texas A&M College of Architecture through a formative decade, passed away peacefully March 5, 2015 in his Cape Cod, Mass. home. He was 74 years old. A memorial service for the professor emeritus of architecture will be held this spring in Osterville, Mass. on a date to be announced.

Initiative fusing arts, technology education gains momentum

posted September 18, 2013
A remarkably diverse coalition including national science, arts and education groups assembled by Carol LaFayette, associate professor of visualization at Texas A&M, is advocating for the inclusion of the arts in science and technical education, an idea gaining traction among educators across the United States.

College names 2012 Outstanding Alumni

posted July 24, 2012
Pioneering designers, an entrepreneur, educator, an advocate for the landscape architecture profession and a leader in the animation industry were named 2012 outstanding alumni by Texas A&M’s College of Architecture.

Vizzer models 17th century shipwreck

posted November 1, 2011
The American Bureau of Shipping’s latest quarterly publication includes an article about a centuries-old Portuguese shipwreck brought back to life in an immersive, 3-D model created by former Texas A&M Master of Visualization Sciences student Audrey Wells ’08.

Fest exhibits profs' immersive project

posted June 30, 2011
Visitors to the 2011 Luleå Art Biennial in Sweden are taking a virtual trip in an underground ant colony in “atta,” an immersive installation by Carol LaFayette and Fred Parke, professors of visualization. At left, patrons wear Stereovision glasses to view the colony on four screens arranged in a semicircle.