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Viz ranked No. 1 animation program by College Magazine

Viz ranked as top public program by College Magazine

posted January 24, 2019
In new rankings released by College Magazine, an online career resource for students, Texas A&M was recognized as the nation’s best public animation school, funneling top-notch graduates into the highly competitive film and television industry, and other professions.
Pioneering virtual spaces research earns presidential honor for visualization professor

Pioneering research earns honor for visualization prof

posted November 8, 2018
For her pioneering research that reveals where a viewer’s gaze lands in virtual and digitally augmented spaces, Ann McNamara, associate professor of visualization, earned one of the university’s most prestigious recognitions for scholarly impact.
Viz prof earns award for hybrid creations from area art council

Arts council honors Viz prof for hybrid creations

posted October 2, 2018
For making lasting, impactful contributions to the Bryan/College Station area with her creative efforts, Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, assistant professor of visualization, was named the M.L. “Sonny” Moss Artist of the Year by the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley.
Viz-developed video game helps calculus undergraduates in China

Viz-developed video game helps calculus students in China

posted October 2, 2018
Variant: Limits, a video game developed in part by Texas A&M visualization students and in use throughout the U.S., is now helping Chinese undergraduates succeed in introductory calculus, one of the toughest classes to pass on a university campus.
Arch prof’s drawing selected for prestigious Miami art exhibit

Arch prof’s drawings selected for Miami juried art exhibit

posted September 12, 2018
Two drawings exploring the nature of human thinking and perception by architecture faculty member Alejandro Borges were chosen for a Sept. 27 – Oct. 2, 2018 juried show at a Miami gallery that highlights exceptional mid-career and emerging artists.
Arch prof’s drawing selected for prestigious Fort Worth art exhibit

Arch prof’s drawing selected for Fort Worth art exhibit

posted June 15, 2018
A drawing exploring the nature of human thinking and perception by Alejandro Borges, an architecture faculty member at Texas A&M, is one of 82 pieces chosen for the Fifth Annual Artspace 111 Regional Juried Exhibition, June 22-28, 2018 event in Fort Worth, Texas.
Fellowship to fund viz professor's research on iconoclastic architect

Professor to research iconoclastic designer with 2018 fellowship

posted May 7, 2018
The iconoclastic designs of Modern master architect Victor Lundy will be researched by Susanneh Bieber, Texas A&M assistant professor of architecture and visualization with the help of a 2018 grant from the university’s Arts and Humanities Fellows Program.
Viz prof named emerging fellow by signage, way-finding group

Signage research group taps viz prof as emerging fellow

posted May 7, 2018
For work promoting the development of research in the field of signage and wayfinding, Eric Ragan, assistant professor of visualization at Texas A&M University, was selected as an Emerging Fellow by the Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education.
Texas A&M again ranked among nation’s top animation schools

Texas A&M ranked with top animation schools in nation

posted May 5, 2018
For the fourth consecutive year, Texas A&M was recognized as one of the nation’s top animation schools, placing third among public institutions, second in the Southwest and first in Texas in lists created by Animation Career Review, a career resource website.
Viz professor's nature video nets Global Independent Film Award

Viz prof’s nature film earns international indie film honor

posted April 26, 2018
A glimpse into nature’s life cycle captured on video by Carol LaFayette, Texas A&M professor of visualization, earned a prestigious 2018 Global Independent Film Award recognizing excellence in environmental filmmaking.
Motivational viz prof recognized for transformational teaching

Viz prof honored for transformational teaching excellence

posted April 26, 2018
Sherman Finch, an uncompromising Texas A&M visualization educator and artist known for his tough, on target critiques and for passionately compelling students to reach their potential and follow their bliss, earned a Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence award.
Student-developed art history video game earns confab honor

Student-developed art history game earns confab honor

posted December 7, 2017
“ARTé Mecenas,” an instructional video game developed by Texas A&M visualization students to supplement art history courses, was recognized as one of the best “serious games” at a November educational technology conference.
Viz professor to join National Academy of Sciences board

Viz prof tapped to join NAS program advisory board

posted September 13, 2017
André Thomas, a visualization professor, who is leading an effort to establish video games as an educational tool in universities and high schools, has been tapped to join the advisory board of the National Academy of Sciences’ Koshland Public Engagement Program.
Smithsonian honors visualization prof for essay on minimalist artist

Viz prof honored by Smithsonian for Minimalist Art essay

posted July 10, 2017
An essay spotlighting prominent artist and critic Donald Judd’s use of sculpture and prose to elevate architecture in his hometown, Kansas City, earned its author, Susanneh Bieber, assistant professor of visualization, recognition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Visualization students vied for top spots in global competition

Viz students vied for top spots in global competition

posted July 3, 2017
Video games and virtual reality environments developed by former Texas A&M visualization students contended for top prizes in the final round of “The Rookies,” a global competition for young designers, creators, innovators and artists.