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Class Acts: Former student news

Former students report activities

posted June 1, 2017
Former students are invited to submit items for the Class Acts section of the arch|one e-newsletter, which highlights professional achievements, as well as news briefs about marriages, births, retirements and whatever else former students care to share with the college community. News and photos may be e-mailed directly to the editor.
Texas A&M game design program again ranks among globe’s elite

Texas A&M game design program among globe’s elite

posted March 30, 2017
Texas A&M’s standing as an elite video game design school is reflected in new rankings published by The Princeton Review, a leading test preparation and college admission services company.
Viz students’ entries sweep video game design contest at K-State

Viz students earn top two honors at K-State contest

posted March 30, 2017
“Polynesian Panic,” a video game that pits a player against rising South Pacific floodwaters, earned its developers, four undergraduate Texas A&M visualization students, first place in a game development contest at Kansas State University.
Renowned hyperrealist artist to create new piece in Wright Gallery

Famed hyperrealist artist to create a new piece in gallery

posted March 29, 2017
One of the world’s foremost hyperrealist painters, Leng Jun, will create a portrait of a live model in a one-day, public painting session 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, April 3 in the Wright Gallery, located on the second floor of the Langford Architecture Center Building A.
Planning prof, Academies group seek to reduce urban flooding

Prof among group investigating urban flooding for FEMA

posted March 23, 2017
A group of scientists, including Sam Brody, professor of urban planning at Texas A&M, have been tasked by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to learn the causes and extent of the nation's urban flooding problems.
Public exhibit to cap 36-hour digital art competiton: GigaJam

Students stage 36-hour digital art contest: GigaJam

posted March 23, 2017
Student artists match wits in a 36-hour contest to create technology-based art for GigaJam, an inaugural competition staged March 31 – April 2 by the Texas A&M student chapter of AMC SIGGRAPH, a group of computer graphic and digital interactivity enthusiasts.
Grad pens 1st history of Antarctic science station architecture

Ph.D. grad pens history of science station in Antarctica

posted March 22, 2017
In the first comprehensive architectural history of McMurdo Station, a research facility located in Antarctica, former Ph.D. student Georgina Davis traces the station’s days from its founding in 1957 as a temporary military field camp to a modern, if spartan, hub for scientists.
College of Architecture Faculty Biennial opens at Stark Gallery

2017 Faculty Biennial runs through May 14 at Stark Gallery

posted March 20, 2017
The College of Architecture’s 22nd Biennial Faculty Art Show, featuring a wide range of artwork created by 23 members of the college faculty, will run March 21 – May 14, 2017, at the J. Wayne Stark Galleries in the Memorial Student Center.
'Blocks' exhibit offers abstraction of Web data, Internet experiences

Artist visualizes Web in 'Blocks' for Wright Gallery exhibition

posted March 20, 2017
Brian Piana’s abstract transformations of visual elements, data, and user experiences from the Internet are featured in “Blocks,” a March 23 – May 25, 2017 exhibit in the Wright Gallery, located on the second floor of the Langford Architecture Center’s Building A.
Artist enlists public to create emotional topo map of B/CS

Public helps artist chart emotions throughout B/CS

posted March 7, 2017
This spring, Austin artist Jennifer Chenoweth is leading an army of volunteers to create a public art project, the “XYZ Atlas,” a color-coded data-based map that will geographically plot where individuals experienced emotional highs and lows within the Bryan/College Station area.
Viz activation highlights TAMU House at South by Southwest

Viz activation to be featured at SXSW Texas A&M House

posted March 7, 2017
The boundless nature of visualization studies at Texas A&M will be celebrated in an interactive exhibition staged March 11–14 at South by Southwest, Austin’s giant annual convergence of festivals showcasing the interactive, film and music industries.
Vizzers help Disney, Pixar earn Oscars for animated movies

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."
Leadership, teaching earn late CoSci head posthumous award

Lengthy education career earns honor for late CoSci head

posted February 28, 2017
The late Jim Smith, who elevated construction education at Texas A&M as an administrator and professor after a stellar industry career, was honored with a posthumous lifetime achievement award in 2017 by the American Council for Construction Education.
ENDS students explore ties  between geometry, design in exhibit at Stark Galleries

ENDS student exhibit explores relationship of design, geometry

posted February 24, 2017
First-year environmental design students at Texas A&M explore the relationship between geometry and architecture in “The Power of Limits: The Translation From Geometry to Architectural Space” at the Stark Galleries through March 24, 2017.
Two former students elevated to prestigious AIA College of Fellows

Former students elevated to AIA College of Fellows

posted February 23, 2017
The American Institute of Architects has elevated former Texas A&M students, Debra Dockery ’75 and Luis Jauregui ’76, to its prestigious College of Fellows for achieving a standard of excellence in the architecture profession .