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McLaughlin interview featured on Animation Career Review site

Animation site posts viz program dialogue with McLaughlin

posted August 4, 2015
The history and future of visualization education at Texas A&M were two of many topics Tim McLaughlin, head of the Department of Visualization, discussed in an interview posted on the Animation Career Review website.
Forsyth Gallery exhibit features  profs’ new looks at paintings

Forsyth Gallery show features profs’ new looks at paintings

posted July 1, 2015
“A Second Look,” a multimedia exhibit at Texas A&M’s Forsyth Gallery, features traditional paintings from the gallery's collection displayed alongside reinterpretations of the pieces by area artists, including two faculty members at the College of Architecture.
Three visualization students land $10K scholarships from Sony

Three visualization students land $10K Sony scholarships

posted July 1, 2015
The technical and artistic abilities of three Texas A&M Master of Science in Visualization students earned each of them a $10,000 scholarship from Sony Pictures Imageworks, an Academy Award-winning, state-of-the-art visual effects and character animation studio.
College honors six outstanding alumni at October 23 ceremony

College honors outstanding alumni at Oct. 23 ceremony

posted June 24, 2015
Six former students from Texas A&M’s College of Architecture who have risen to the top of their respective fields while making significant public service contributions were honored as outstanding alumni during an Oct. 23, 2015 banquet at the Miramont Country Club in Bryan.
Texas A&M ranked with top animation schools in nation

Texas A&M named among U.S.’s top animation schools

posted May 4, 2015
Within weeks of gaining prominence among the world’s best game design schools, Texas A&M was ranked as one of the nation’s best animation schools, placing third among public institutions in a 2015 analysis conducted by Animation Career Review, an online career resource for aspiring animators, game designers and digital artists.
Architecture, visualization profs earn 2015 AFS excellence awards

Visualization, architecture profs earn AFS awards

posted April 29, 2015
Nancy Klein and Donna Hajash, two faculty members at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, were recently honored for excellence, leadership and selfless service with Distinguished Achievement Awards from The Association of Former Students.
Mixed-media collages, paintings explore urban path of L.A. River

Wright Gallery art show explores urban journey of L.A. River

posted April 20, 2015
An exhibit of images by Michelle Robinson ’91, portraying the urban journey of the Los Angeles River, is on display from April 28 - June 5 at the Wright Gallery.
First scholarship endowed by former viz student is created

First scholarship endowed by former Vizzer is established

posted March 31, 2015
The first scholarship endowed by a former visualization student has been established by Gracie Arenas Strittmatter, who earned a Master of Science in Visualization at Texas A&M in 2008.
College faculty, staffers reveal creative pursuits at IAC event

Creative pursuits are revealed at IAC event in Stafford Theater

posted March 27, 2015
Faculty and staff from the Texas A&M College of Architecture discussed their creative pursuits March 10, 2015 in a unique presentation format at a downtown Bryan event co-sponsored by the Institute for Applied Creativity.
Art by college faculty displayed  at Stark galleries April 2 – May 31

Art by college faculty displayed at Stark in April, May biennial

posted March 25, 2015
The artistic talents of 29 current and former faculty members at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture was displayed during the Faculty Art Biennial April 2 – May 31, 2015 in the J. Wayne Stark Galleries at the Memorial Student Center.
Former students’ short film to be screened at film fest in Germany

Former students’ 3-D film to be screened at German film festival

posted March 25, 2015
An award-winning, 3-D short film created by two former Texas A&M visualization students has been selected for screening in a prestigious German film festival.
Texas A&M gains stature among top video game design schools

Viz program gaining rep for video game design education

posted March 24, 2015
Widely known as a fertile training ground for Hollywood special effects professionals, the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University is rapidly gaining stature among the nation’s leading programs in video game design.
More than 1,000 students vie for jobs at department career fairs

Career fairs draw 1300 job seekers

posted March 13, 2015
Approximately 1,300 Texas A&M’s College of Architecture students sought jobs, internships, or a chance to sharpen their interview skills from the 237 companies manning booths at the four spring 2015 career fairs held by the college’s four departments.
Toys, plants provide alternative digital interface for kids, elderly

Viz Lab developing alternative interface for digital interaction

posted March 10, 2015
Instead of using keyboards, mice and screens to interface with digital technology, young children and the elderly are delightfully using stuffed toys and plants developed at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization.
Former dean remembered as visionary leader, educator

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.