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Multidisciplinary initiative yields forecasts of more Houston floods

Climate project forsees more flood events in Houston

posted May 4, 2016
Extreme rainfall events in Houston like the April 18, 2016 deluge will become more frequent in the future according to a study conducted for the Resilience and Climate Change Cooperative Project, an interdisciplinary research initiative at Texas A&M.
Viz prof broadens portrayal of women in art with fellowship

Artist countering 'male gaze' portrayal of women in art

posted May 3, 2016
In two upcoming painting series, recently anointed Texas A&M Art Fellow Felice House, assistant professor of visualization, will counter the centuries-old Western art tradition of portraying women through a “male gaze.”
Student-made sculptures a hit at Brazos Valley Arts Center exhibit

Student sculptures a hit at Brazos Valley Arts Center exhibit

posted April 29, 2016
A group of metal sculptures displayed outside The Arts Center in College Station, created by students in a visualization sculpture class, has created quite a buzz in the Bryan/College Station area, said Chris Dyer, CEO of The Arts Council of Brazos Valley.
Students to present concepts of Kenyan healthcare facilities

Students to present concepts of Kenyan healthcare facilities

posted April 25, 2016
Students will present design concepts for next-generation, Kenyan healthcare facilities April 26 at a conference aimed at improving healthcare for Africans by creating business relationships and partnerships between people in the U.S. and Africa.
Visualization profs NSF-funded STEM-to-STEAM effort prompts Academies to green-light study

Transdisciplinary education getting boost from Viz prof

posted April 12, 2016
The green-lighting of a high-level study investigating the value of integrating arts and humanities into science and technology education is a milestone in the transdisciplinary education movement, said Carol LaFayette, a visualization professor at Texas A&M.
Student design ideas included in new Ronald McDonald room

Ronald McDonald room includes student design ideas

posted March 25, 2016
Families with children at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan can stay close to their loved ones in a Ronald McDonald Family Room, a homelike setting in the hospital that contains elements from design proposals created by design students at Texas A&M.
Teens blog about their home  county in ongoing TTC project

Teens blog about their home county in TTC initiative

posted March 25, 2016
Two teenage residents of Liberty County, Texas are posting ideas about improving their home county in a multimedia blog, one of a set of ongoing Texas Target Communities initiatives aimed at helping residents of the rural area northeast of Houston shape their futures.
Barucchieri honored in one of two new study abroad scholarships

Former students endow new study abroad scholarships

posted March 24, 2016
New scholarships endowed by two former students honor Paolo Barucchieri, the late, much-loved former director at the College of Architecture's study abroad venue in Italy and help students fulfill their study abroad requirement there.
Land and property development professor earns 2015 Regan Prize

Land and property development prof earns Regan Prize

posted March 24, 2016
For leadership in multidisciplinary education, Geoffrey Booth, an associate professor who heads classes in the Texas A&M Master of Land and Property Development program, was selected as the recipient of the 2015 J. Thomas Regan Interdisciplinary Prize.
Grad design students take top  honors in Houston AIA contest

Grad arch students take top honors in Houston AIA contest

posted March 24, 2016
An award-winning design concept by four Texas A&M graduate architecture students of a next-generation healthcare facility at the Texas Medical Center in Houston is a striking departure from the center’s existing architecture.
Profs evaluating local, regional plans’ effects on vulnerability

Profs evaluating plans' effects on hazard vulnerability

posted February 24, 2016
Phil Berke, professor of urban planning, and Jennifer Horney, Texas A&M associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, are conducting research to raise community resilience to natural disasters.
Study abroad students record historic sites at CHC workshop

Students use digital gear in Italy in fall 2016 CHC workshop

posted February 18, 2016
Centuries-old churches and piazzas in Texas A&M’s study abroad venue in Italy were ideal subjects for design students learning to use sophisticated imaging equipment in a workshop directed by Robert Warden, director of the Center for Heritage Conservation.
Children create STEM-related projects in NSF-funded study

Children create STEM related items in NSF funded study

posted February 18, 2016
Plastic cup robots that walk on Popsicle sticks were among numerous innovative science projects demonstrated by third- fourth- and fifth-grade student-scientists at a Jan. 14, 2016 showcase orchestrated by Francis Quek, professor of visualization at Texas A&M.
Former college administrator reshaped OU design programs

Former administrator reshaped design programs at OU

posted February 16, 2016
Charles Graham, 64, a former administrator and member of the Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty who had been serving as dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma since 2008, died Feb. 12, 2016 surrounded by family.
Spring ’16 architecture lectures to feature top designers, educators

Spring 2016 lectures to feature leading designers, educators

posted January 29, 2016
Eminent designers and educators will discuss a wide variety of projects past and present at the Department of Architecture’s Spring 2016 Architecture Lecture Series. The public lectures are scheduled at 5:45 p.m. in Preston Geren Auditorium, .

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