Game library shut down temporarily

Game library shut down temporarily

The ATEC Games and Media Library is shut down for the remainder of the semester for renovations. The GML was commonly used by dozens of students a day as a hangout spot to play video games and meet others interested in game design to potentially embark on collaborative personal projects....

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UTD president shares goals

UTD president shares goals

New UTD President Richard Benson officially took office July 15. The Mercury sat down with Benson to discuss his vision for campus. How are you settling into your new position on campus? It’s great. I’ve gotten just a wonderful welcome here. I had a long time to get ready. I...

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Game of Boards

Game of Boards

Students create new game, get published, distributed by large firm A new board game with origins on campus may soon be available on store shelves across the country. ATEC junior Tomer Braff and senior Edward Stevenson created the chess-like board game Circular Reasoning in a game design class on campus....

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Humans of Arts and Humanities

Humans of Arts and Humanities

A&H students, faculty look to find their place in university known for STEM fields UTD is known for its cutting-edge programs focusing on science, business and technology. Tucked away within the Johnson Building, however, one program has managed to thrive outside of the spotlight. The Student Perspective Peter Hunt, a...

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Researchers use science to study art

Researchers use science to study art

Conservation expert looks into history of pieces, examines the surfaces of works over time Despite the scientific jargon and complicated analytical machinery David McPhail works with, his research at UTD is all about the arts. McPhail is a distinguished chair at the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, the 1...

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Game Lab fosters innovation

Game Lab fosters innovation

Students in ATEC course help produce video games, learn real world skills such as teamwork A creative director mimics running in slow motion as artists around him take notes, brainstorming ideas for character movement. Executive producers meet with the engineering team in the corner, reviewing the latest software build. Level...

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Game library reopens

Game library reopens

Students bring back gaming space after year of inactivity After a year away, a library for students to rent and play games has returned to campus. The Game Library, which re-opened last semester, is a place where students can come to check out or play console and computer games with...

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Brave New World

Brave New World

Gamers on campus find community, deeper meaning in realm of videogames Amorine — or Amo for short — is a Destruction Warlock in “World of Warcraft,” the popular massively multiplayer online roleplaying game by Blizzard. Amo can summon demons, cast fire and perform a slew of other nefarious deeds. To the...

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ATEC short films impress animation studio with intricacy

ATEC short films impress animation studio with intricacy

Summer animation class rushes to finish two shorts in 11 weeks ATEC’s first summer Animation Studios class completed and screened two short films created under the guidance of Dallas-area animation company, Reel FX. The students showed the shorts, entitled “Snatch” and “Terminal B,” first to representatives from Reel FX and...

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Noncompliant?

Noncompliant?

ATEC revising doctoral program after complaint, third party investigation  The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reviewed, starting in 2013, UTD and the Arts and Technology program after accusations were made by a student that the program was not up to academic standards. While the ATEC program was cleared on...

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