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NSF network building momentum to blend art and science learning

NSF group melding art, science learning

posted February 6, 2013
The national Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts & Design, headed by Carol LaFayette, associate professor of visualization, is advancing the STEM to STEAM movement: adding art and design components, the "A," to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
Prof shoots time-lapse video of Arts and Humanities Building

Time-lapse video tracks rise of new campus building

posted January 30, 2013
Beam-by-beam construction progress of the Arts and Humanities Building at Texas A&M was captured by Jeff Haberl, professor of architecture at Texas A&M, who photographed the construction site once a week from a perch on the fourth floor of Langford A.
Former student’s giant cross, sculptures attracting visitors

Former student’s cross, sculptures attracting visitors

posted January 16, 2013
A religious sculpture garden in the Texas Hill Country is attracting visitors because of God’s presence at the site, said its builder, Max Greiner Jr. ‘74, a former Texas A&M environmental design student.
Vizzers showcase fall projects

Exhibits showcase Viz student work

posted December 13, 2012
Semester culminating exhibits showcasing the creations of graduate and undergraduate visualization students featured a wide variety of media. See Glen Vigus' photos of the MFA-Viz exhibit and the fall undergraduate visualization show.
Design, engineering students  create new Bright installation

Collaboration yields kinetic installation for Bright building

posted December 12, 2012
“Pop/Op,” a new piece of kinetic art inspired by Pop Art and pop-up books, the result of a collaboration between design and aerospace engineering students at Texas A&M, is a new adornment to the Bright engineering buildling’s south entrance.
Vertical studio  structure enhances visualization learning experience

Viz vertical studio enhances learning

posted November 29, 2012
The teaching this fall of an experimental undergraduate visualization studio was significantly enhanced by the “vertical studio” concept: in addition to learning from peers and interaction with their instructor, the students gained valuable knowledge through mentor/protégé relationships resulting from a unique mix of novice and veteran students.
Final projects garner inaugural MFA-Viz degrees for two students

First Visualization MFA degrees earned

posted November 29, 2012
Art as therapy for chronic pain and “the disembodying effects of the digital age” were themes of final projects by Natalie Pittman and Jose “Weecho” Velasquez, who will walk the Reed Arena stage Dec. 15, 2012 as the first two graduates of Texas A&M’s Master of Fine Arts program.
Projections created by students transform Bryan buildings

Projections enliven Bryan facades Nov. 2

posted October 26, 2012
The facades of buildings in a forgotten urban area on the north end of Main Street in downtown Bryan were enlivened on Nov. 2 with digital projections created by students in a Texas A&M senior graphic design studio.
Architect leads tour highlighting renovations to Austin Arthouse

Architect leads tour highlighting Austin Arthouse renovation

posted October 25, 2012
Paul Lewis, principal of LTL Architects, showed his firm’s award-winning expansion and renovation of the Arthouse at the Jones Center in Austin to design professors at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture.
Special events staged to raise diversity awarness at college

College ushers in Year of Diversity

posted October 24, 2012
A forum, a workshop and a number of special exhibits were staged this fall to usher in the Texas A&M College of Architecture's “Year of Diversity” and more events, arranged by the college’s diversity council, are in the works.
Wright Gallery exhibit featured work by young Spanish architects

Exhibit showcased work of emerging Spanish architects

posted October 8, 2012
An exhibit showcased the extraordinary work of Spanish architects, whose designs made their nation a global point of architectural reference by the end of the 20th century, Nov. 6 – Dec. 10, 2012 in the Texas A&M College of Architecture's Wright Gallery.
Acclaimed author Chris Kraus reads selections from her novel

Noted author Kraus lectures Oct. 17

posted October 5, 2012
Acclaimed author, filmmaker, editor, curator and art critic Chris Kraus, whose new novel, Summer of Hate, addresses what she sees as today’s glaring disparities between expectations and consciousness, did a book reading Oct. 17 in the College of Architecture's Preston Geren Auditorium.
Glowacki discusses Aphrodite, Eros at San Antonio art museum

Glowacki discusses Greek gods in S.A.

posted September 28, 2012
Rituals developed by ancient Greeks to sustain relationships with their gods was discussed by Kevin Glowacki, assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M, Oct. 9 at the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Viz undergrads lay “Pennies for Procrastination” at Sully statue

Sully statue adorned with penny project

posted September 26, 2012
If placing a penny on the Sul Ross statue at Texas A&M brings good luck on tests, three visualization students whose experimental typography project at the statue that included 13,496 pennies should do just fine on their remaining test days.
Students help firm build sculpture for SA 'Canstruction' competition

Students help firm build canned food dinosaur sculpture

posted September 12, 2012
Environmental design students partnered with a San Antonio design firm to fabricate plates supporting a giant dinosaur sculpture made from canned goods that will eventually provide hunger relief to south Texans as part of a unique annual food drive contest.