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TAMU team refines software to help visually impaired readers

TAMU researchers refine iPad software to aid sight impaired

posted December 3, 2014
Refinements improving the experience of visually impaired people using iPads as reading devices were developed by Francis Quek, Texas A&M professor of visualization, and Yasmine N. El-Glaly, assistant professor of computer science at Port Said University in Egypt.
Center for Teaching Excellence taps prof as Montague scholar

Teaching excellence nets prof Montague scholar recognition

posted November 26, 2014
For active, constructive engagement with his students, Jun-Hyun Kim, an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University, was named a 2014-15 Montague – Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar.
Doctoral student earns awards for organizing 'Dialogo on the Border'

Doctoral student honored for 'Dialogo on Border' planning

posted November 10, 2014
Edna Ledesma, a doctoral student in the Urban and Regional Sciences program at Texas A&M, earned two awards at a state planning conference for her role organizing Dialogo on the Border, an April 2013 conference in Brownsville, Texas.
Nine companies on Aggie 100 list led by architecture college grads

Nine companies on Aggie 100 list led by arch. college grads

posted November 4, 2014
Texas A&M College of Architecture graduates head nine of the 100 fastest-growing companies owned or led by former students according to the 2014 Aggie 100 list compiled by Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship.
CoSci prof earns education award from national construction group

Eustace earns AIC's prestigious Klinger Education Award

posted November 4, 2014
For exceptional teaching and service, George Eustace, industry relations coordinator for the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M University, recently earned the 2014 W.A. Klinger Construction Education Award from the American Institute of Constructors.
Prof-designed hospital voted 8th most beautiful in United States

Hospital designed by prof voted 8th most beautiful in U.S.

posted October 28, 2014
The patient-centered design of a Texarkana, Texas hospital earned the 20-year-old facility 8th place in a ranking of the most beautiful hospitals in the United States. The hospital's design team was led by Kirk Hamilton, who's now a Texas A&M architecture professor.
Professor Hill earns President's Award for volunteer service

Professor Hill earns President's Volunteer Service Award

posted October 27, 2014
For decades of campus and community volunteer service, Rodney Hill, professor of architecture at Texas A&M, was recognized last spring with the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award from the Corporation for National & Community Service.
Renowned alum sharing expertise with college as new TIAS Fellow

Noted alum sharing expertise as TIAS Faculty Fellow

posted October 21, 2014
Harold Adams ‘61, chairman emeritus of RTKL, one of the world’s largest design firms, and an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Architecture, was among the elite group selected as Faculty Fellows for Texas A&M’s Institute for Advanced Study.
Downtown Bryan earns cultural badge with help of IAC fellows

IAC fellows help downtown Bryan earn culture badge

posted October 9, 2014
Downtown Bryan’s recent designation as a Texas Cultural District was achieved with the help of community fellows from the Institute of Applied Creativity at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Editorial skills, contributions to field earn TSA honor for alumnus

Editorial savvy, contributions earn TSA honor for alum

posted September 30, 2014
For his exceptional contributions to the built environment and the profession of architecture and is adept editorial skills, Chris Grossnicklaus, a 2006 Texas A&M Master of Architecture graduate, has earned a Texas Society of Architects Associate of the Year Honor Award.
Essay spotlights social activism in professor emeritus Fisk's career

Essay highlights professor emeritus’ social activism

posted September 9, 2014
As a leader of numerous projects undertaken in politically charged situations, Pliny Fisk, Texas A&M architecture professor emeritus, continues the legacy of 1960s progressive idealism, asserts Sarah Deyong, associate professor of architecture.
Viz department showcased at global graphics conference

Viz department work showcased at global graphics conference

posted August 11, 2014
Students and faculty at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization were well represented at SIGGRAPH 2014, the globe’s premier computer graphics conference, attended annually by thousands of industry professionals throughout the world.
Viz prof’s pointers help teens win national video game competition

Viz prof's pointers help teens ace game development contest

posted August 11, 2014
A student team from College Station High School captured first place in a national interactive application and video game development contest with the help of a little advice from pro game developer André Thomas, a visualization lecturer at Texas A&M.
Undergraduate planning student excels at Mexican at swim meet

Undergrad planning student excels at Mexican swim meet

posted July 29, 2014
Stellar performances at the recent Mexican national swimming championships by Liliana Ibañez, a Bachelor of Science in Urban & Regional Planning student at Texas A&M, led to a haul of four gold medals and a new national record in the 50-meter butterfly event.
Global healthcare design group honors Mann’s teaching career

Global healthcare group honors prof’s teaching career

posted July 14, 2014
In the nearly half-century since joining the Texas A&M faculty, George J. Mann has led more than 700 healthcare facility design projects. Many of his former students are now helping shape the direction of the field.