The end of this month marks the 4th annual Big Design Conference at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Addison, TX.
Big Design is a weekend learning intensive conference for digital creatives May 31-June 2, 2012. With almost 60 speakers from all over the country, the topics vary from design, strategy, user experience, and code development.
With the discounted student tickets and promotional code “UTD”, the cost to attend the conference for UT Dallas students is only $79 instead of the general admission price of over $200. You can register online.
The organizers encourage UTD students who are interested in shooting video or photography to do so. If you would like to check out equipment, please make arrangements with Kyle Kondas through Twitter: @kyle1point0.
The Council of Undergraduate Education recently passed a policy to eliminate advanced electives from all undergraduate degree plans. This change goes into effect immediately.
Here’s how this affects you:
In the Past
By definition an advanced elective had to be at least six hours of advanced electives – 3000 or 4000 level and outside your major field of study.
An upper-level elective is any 3000 or 4000-level course. This course can be within or outside of your major, and can come from any school at UTD.
Now you may use those six (6) hours to take any 3000 or 4000 level class. In other words, you are still required to take the same amount of upper level hours (51) and have the same number of upper level electives (12). For ATEC and EMAC majors this means that if you want, you can take two more 3000 or 4000 level ATEC or EMAC courses.
You may now:
Use those six (6) hours to take any 3000 or 4000 level class. The class need not be an ATEC or EMAC class.
“My body doesn’t care which governmental or private organization funded or provided the source of my body’s health and healing,” writes Malina. “It doesn’t care from which sub-discipline or branch of the tree of knowledge the expertise was derived. My body lives in an inter-connected web of personal and social relations, biological, physical, and ecological systems. Yet to function, we fragment knowledge and the civic space into organizations with boundaries.”
Malina is an advocate of the “STEM to STEAM” movement which seeks to integrate the arts, design, and humanities with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
Dr. Roger F. Malina is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Technology and professor of physics in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
A physicist and astronomer by training, Malina is also president of the Association Leonardo in France, which fosters connections among the arts, sciences and technology. He was principal investigator for NASA’s Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer satellite at UC Berkeley. His work is focused on connections among the natural sciences and arts, design and humanities.
Speaking at his recent investiture about why he came to campus, he said, “We face problems today that leave no choice but for the sciences and the arts and humanities to work together. UT Dallas is taking the lead in creating innovative connections.”
Former Dallas Museum of Art Director Bonnie Pittman responds to the post with her perspective. Pittman is currently working with UT Dallas to initiate new ways of connecting the science, art, and health care institutions in Dallas.
Acoustic Shadows is an audiovisual immersive and interactive installation that depicts Orpheus surrounded by shadows of the underworld consumed by the shadow of his wife, Eurydice.
The Dufours and the cast and production team will discuss the immersive qualities in the work and the use of choreography and lighting to interpret movement in space. They are interested in exposing the question of unity and identity of a work of art, as it integrates multiple individual talents into a single expression.
Working Title is an interactive art happening which addresses community involvement, a pertinent concern in the Dallas art scene, by encouraging a lineage of artists within the community to actively engage in evolutionary and collaborative art creation process.
Ro2 Art Downtown Projects – 110 N Akard, Dallas
30 Artists, collaborating as part of 3 Generations
Three openings – May 5, May 12, and May 19
The Department of Energy (DoE) is offering summer internship for game design students. The DoE Gaming Project affords students the opportunity to gain hands on experience and development in the fields of science, engineering, technology and more.
Disciplines: Game Development, Computer Science, Software Engineering and Graphic Design Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate students and U.S. Citizens
If you are a Foreign National please contact Rhonda Kennedy to determine eligibility at (202) 586.3544 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Locations: Remotely located at your home and campus Duration: Summer Term of 10 weeks (May – August); terms may be extended Benefits: College credits, name recognition, practical experience, resume builder and college representation How to apply: Qualified/interested candidates should email Christopher Morrison at email@example.com. Deadline: May 10, 201
It’s spring and hence time for students to show off their creative work from more than 40 School of Arts and Humanities courses.
The Student Arts Spring Festival gives audiences the opportunity to take in classical music, jazz, theater, dance, guitar, piano and vocal performances, as well as an art exhibition and reception. The festival, which involves the work of more than 600 students, starts Thursday and stretches over two weeks.
Highlights for the first week include the Spring Dance Show, a visual arts reception and a concert from Musica Nova.
On Thursday, May 3, at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre, The Spring Dance Show will feature student works developed in UT Dallas’ dance composition course. The show runs until Saturday.
A visual arts reception will be held on Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building. Students will exhibit work produced throughout the year and judges will name their favorite pieces.
At 8 p.m., Musica Nova will perform in Jonsson Performance Hall. UT Dallas composer and professor of music Robert Xavier Rodríguez will direct the concert. Music faculty members Michael McVay and Winston Stone will play alongside guest violinist Chloé Trevor.
“We’re happy to have violinist Chloé Trevor playing in the concert. She’s a rising star in the musical world,” said Rodríguez.
The concert is titled La Bonne Cuisine after Leonard Bernstein’s song cycle based on French food recipes. All of the music is either French or inspired by French models.
“There will be a lot of variety – from Vierne’s monumental Piano Quintet to a can-can by Satie,” added Rodríguez.
Rodríguez said the concert sells out quickly each year and suggested attendees arrive early.