September 28, 2016

  • DV Way Back Wednesday: “Cowboy Dreams”




    It’s a Digital Video flashback this week! Take a not so big step in the wayback machine to the summer of 2008 when Professor Paul DeNigris and an all-star crew of DV students and alumni got to work with not one but TWO Hollywood stars: Blue Collar Comedy staple Bill Engvall and Machete himself Danny Trejo! Together they made the Western comedy “Cowboy Dreams,” one of DV’s most memorable movies. (Slightly NSFW, by the way.) The film was penned by frequent UATDV collaborator Steve Briscoe (seen in Ouroboros, Borderlands: Change of Hart, and CrossRealm to name but a few), who also…

  • Virtual Reality Degree at UAT

    Virtual Reality Gains Traction in Mainstream Industries




    Virtual Reality (VR) has been around for decades, but in the last year VR has been making a name for itself as a rising career in today’s world. What is VR? Virtual Reality is a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors. Some examples of Virtual Reality devices include Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, both of which can be demonstrated in the New Technologies Lab on UAT’s…

  • Crimson Nights using Axosoft Scrum Management Software

    Game Students Keep Communication Flowing with Scrum Management Tool, Axosoft




    Photo: Kenny Ryan (left) checks the Axosoft to-do list with Crimson Nights artist Terrence Miller. The UAT Game Studios class brings together students from different disciplines such as game programming, game design, art and animation and digital video to develop video games from the initial concept to a completed work. For every game dev project, each team member has their own set of responsibilities and must meet specific milestones to completion along the way. At UAT, students may work physically on campus or virtually from their homebase as online students. No matter what the students’ physical location, everyone needs to communicate and…

  • WordCamp Phoenix

    Attend WordCamp Phoenix 2016




    Get to know others in the WordPress community! Attend WordCamp Phoenix on October 1- 2 at the Phoenix Convention Center. WordCamp Phoenix is led by local volunteers who work hard to deliver the best possible experience to WordPress users. Founded in 2008, WordCamp Phoenix has become one of the largest, most passionate WordCamps known to the WordPress community. WordCamp Phoenix was last held in Chandler, Ariz. and was attended by over 500 attendees. Tickets are $40 and include both days of the conference, lunch on Saturday and entry to the after party at Phoenix Public Market on Saturday evening. This year’s WordCamp Phoenix schedule…

  • UAT Connect Innovation Challenge 3d Printed Trophy

    Innovative Challenge Issued by Provost at UAT Connect




    Last week, UAT welcomed a new class of enthusiastic technology students to the Tempe campus. Before the fall semester begins, students move into the resident dormitory UAT Founder’s Hall and participate in Connect Orientation to get to know the campus and other students. This year, Provost Dr. Dave Bolman presented each team of students with a challenge. The challenge was to create an innovative project that would be judged by him and the program champions by Wednesday of the first week of class. The criteria was to impress the judges with the design, be complete, overcome obstacles and work as…

DV Way Back Wednesday: “Cowboy Dreams”

Sep 28, 2016

It’s a Digital Video flashback this week! Take a not so big step in the wayback machine to the summer of 2008 when Professor Paul DeNigris and an all-star crew of DV students and alumni got to work with not one but TWO Hollywood stars: Blue Collar Comedy staple Bill Engvall and Machete himself Danny Trejo! Together they made the Western comedy “Cowboy Dreams,” one of DV’s most memorable movies. (Slightly NSFW, by the way.) The film was penned by frequent UATDV collaborator Steve Briscoe (seen in Ouroboros, Borderlands: Change of Hart, and CrossRealm to name but a few), who also…

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Hot Courses Give You a Cool Edge

Sep 27, 2016

If you’re looking for the latest and greatest in technology trends, here are some of the hottest summer courses, beginning July 19, that may catch your eye at registration. Taught by Professor Nathan Eskue, courses include MG425 Trends in Business Technology and SCI330 Green Technologies. Then there’s TCH301 Ethics in Technology, an important course indeed as technology becomes a more integral part of our daily lives. Inquiring minds want to know more about the power of memory and how it impacts technology, so take a look at SPT323 Memory Analysis, also taught by Professor Eskue this summer. For programming enthusiasts,…

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Game Studios Friday

Sep 27, 2016

Not just another Friday, it’s Game Lab Friday in UAT Commons. Students Ash Casarrubias, left, (Game Art and Animation) and Kayla Godard, right, (Game Art and Animation) are collaborating with their UAT Game Studios dev team, Project Oddity, to ready the game demo for presentation at UAT’s Greenlight Celebration. Game Lab Friday is a UAT Game Studios production class held in UAT Commons each Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and simulates a work environment. Teams of game developers collaborate in the UAT Commons to continue making progress on their games. Link to this post!

Virtual Reality Degree at UAT

Virtual Reality Gains Traction in Mainstream Industries

Sep 22, 2016

Virtual Reality (VR) has been around for decades, but in the last year VR has been making a name for itself as a rising career in today’s world. What is VR? Virtual Reality is a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors. Some examples of Virtual Reality devices include Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, both of which can be demonstrated in the New Technologies Lab on UAT’s…

Crimson Nights using Axosoft Scrum Management Software

Game Students Keep Communication Flowing with Scrum Management Tool, Axosoft

Sep 19, 2016

Photo: Kenny Ryan (left) checks the Axosoft to-do list with Crimson Nights artist Terrence Miller. The UAT Game Studios class brings together students from different disciplines such as game programming, game design, art and animation and digital video to develop video games from the initial concept to a completed work. For every game dev project, each team member has their own set of responsibilities and must meet specific milestones to completion along the way. At UAT, students may work physically on campus or virtually from their homebase as online students. No matter what the students’ physical location, everyone needs to communicate and…

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New FAFSA Rules: What You Need To Know

Sep 14, 2016

Be in the know! The new FAFSA kickoff date is October 1, 2016, instead of the usual date of January 1. If you plan to attend college between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, complete the 2017–18 FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. Why? Because some states and schools run out of financial aid early and some types of financial aid are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Completing the FAFSA early will hold your place in line. Is there a reason for the date change? Yes. In past years, the new FAFSA was available on January 1, asking for…

WordCamp Phoenix

Attend WordCamp Phoenix 2016

Sep 13, 2016

Get to know others in the WordPress community! Attend WordCamp Phoenix on October 1- 2 at the Phoenix Convention Center. WordCamp Phoenix is led by local volunteers who work hard to deliver the best possible experience to WordPress users. Founded in 2008, WordCamp Phoenix has become one of the largest, most passionate WordCamps known to the WordPress community. WordCamp Phoenix was last held in Chandler, Ariz. and was attended by over 500 attendees. Tickets are $40 and include both days of the conference, lunch on Saturday and entry to the after party at Phoenix Public Market on Saturday evening. This year’s WordCamp Phoenix schedule…