April 24, 2018


Daredevil Arrives in the Nick of Time for UAT Crime Lit Class


Students in the HUM388 Crime Literature course are gearing up to read the Frank Miller-Frank Mazzucchelli Daredevil “Born Again” storyline, and it coincides perfectly with Netflix’s April 10 rollout of the Daredevil live action series from Marvel Television. If you’re unfamiliar with this groundbreaking storyline from the 1980s, it features Daredevil facing his darkest days as he battles to the finish against a seemingly unbeatable crime lord and his own personal demons. The gritty storyline was a return to the title for Miller that coincided with publication of yet another classic run on Batman, The Dark Knight. Both stories cemented Miller’s place in comic…

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Mars One Finalists Announced

Mars One

The planners behind the Mars One mission have chosen the final 100 candidates to become the first people to colonize the Red Planet. From a starter pool of more than 200,000 applicants, the field has been narrowed to 50 men and 50 women, including 33 Americans. According to Mars One, this first set of astronauts will establish a permanent colony in 2025. From the top 100 finalists, a selection committee will determine who will move on to the next round, which will result in several groups of four astronauts chosen sometime in 2015. It is expected that the selection and…

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2 UAT Films Selected for 2015 Phoenix Film Festival!

Phoenix Film Festival

The Phoenix Film Festival schedule has been released! UAT Digital Video is proud to have 2 films playing this year: “Liv” Directed by Gwyneth Christoffel Synopsis: A video blogger inadvertently reveals too much of his life to his audience. College Shorts Friday March 27, 11:05 am Saturday March 28, 12:45 pm “Ouroboros” Directed by Alexander Broderick Synopsis: A quantum physicist creates an artificial wormhole, a breakthrough in teleportation. But the wormhole brings an unexpected visitor – Faye’s future self – warning that the device threatens the fabric of spacetime and the very existence of the universe. Arizona Shorts Saturday March…

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World Usability Day at PayPal, Scottsdale

World Usability Day

For the last several years, PayPal headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., has been celebrating World Usability Day, with a series of events, networking opportunities and prizes. This past November some of the local companies, such as PayPal themselves, Pearson and 29th Drive Design Studio have shared some of their out of the box strategies to increase customers engagement. PayPal’s design team gave a presentation that showcased how customer engagement is at the core of every change they made in their online environment. Pearson publishing company gave an inspiring presentation about the incorporation of their weekly co-design sessions with children ages 7-12 into the product development process. 29th Drive…

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HCI Graduates Success Stories

Our Human Computer Interaction (Interaction Design) major maybe still be small, mostly due in part of the reason is still being relatively young at UAT), our HCI graduates immediately secure jobs in their fields of study as soon as they graduate. Jaylyn Dawson, our HCI alum, was offered employment by Dish Network out of Denver, Colo., as soon as she graduated, as a junior interaction designer. Molly Satterfield, also HCI alum, had a great opportunity to do her internship at a medical office as a user testing expert. As soon as she graduated, she has been employed by KV Consultants, Inc. as…

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New Methods of Attack?

Back in the late 90’s, we saw methodologies of exploitation that relied heavily upon poor programming practices within core services on computers. One example of that is the FTP PASV vulnerability, which allowed a hacker to dump the password hashes for all users contained in the /etc/shadow file, simply by following a series of steps, and causing a segmentation fault. The resulting “core” file would contain a full memory dump of the system, including the shadow file, if it had recently been pulled into memory. As time progressed, hackers became obsessed with other methods of attack, such as buffer and heap…

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Bridging the Digital Divide

Cloud Computing- image from Mashable

Turns out “the cloud” is not just a place to keep your iTunes collection. Okay, to be fair, if you’re reading this you already know that. But, are you aware of how cloud computing is helping to bridge the digital divide between developed nations and the developing world? The New York Times reports in its Bits section that the swiftest and most monumental benefits from cloud computing may be seen in developing nations like Nigeria and India. In such places, where web server costs can be financially out of reach even by developed-nation standards, small companies are finding that Amazon Web…

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Phoenix Comicon

Don’t miss this year’s Comicon in Phoenix, from May 24-27. Guests include William Shatner, Ed Asner, George Pérez, Greg Horn, Yvonne Navarro, Jeff Mariotte, Jeremy Bulloch, Vic Mignogna, Arthur Suydam, Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, James A. Owen, Gini Koch, Billy Tucci, Weston Ochse, Tony Amendola, Stuart Immonen, Kathryn Immonen, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Patrick Stewart, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Colin Ferguson, David Finch, Garth Ennis. (Subject to change.) The Zombie Walk takes place Friday, from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.Here are ticket prices: $35 until December 31 $40 until May 25th $45 weekend $30 Fri $35 Sat $20 Sun   Link…

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