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GRADUATION MAY 8: The ATLAS graduation ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in Room E050 of Muenzinger Psychology Building north of ATLAS. The ceremony will include graduates of the ATLAS Certificate in Digital Media, the Minor in Technology, Arts & Media, the master's degree in Information and Communication Technology for Development, and the ATLAS PhD in Technology, Media and Society.

April 2014

Students display projects from Physical Computing course

A student (above) immerses pipes in jars of water to produce musical tones as part of an interactive installation of projects called Whether Weather. The projects were produced by students in the ATLAS Physical Computing course taught by ATLAS PhD student Jiffer Harriman. The outdoor installation was on display April 10-11 on the lawn south of the Art History Building. Projects included devices that generated sound from the environment using wind speed, temperature and humidity. The installation was also part of the Communikey (CMKY) Festival of interdisciplinary arts and Earth Day.

Professional Women name Revi Sterling Woman of the Year

The Boulder Business and Professional Women organization is presenting its Woman of the Year Award to Revi Sterling, who is the director of the ATLAS master's degree program in Information and Communication Technology for Development. The organization noted that Sterling has recently been named a fellow at the Society for New Communications Research, which is a global, non-profit think tank focused on the latest developments in media and communications. Sterling is founding director of the master's degree program and is the first graduate of the ATLAS interdisciplinary PhD program in Technology, Media and Society. She is active in several international technology and development initiatives, including her own research on technology and empowerment in Africa, India and South America.

ATLAS instructor Ian Hales wins Marinus Smith Award

Ian Hales, an ATLAS Technology, Arts and Media program instructor, has received the Marinus Smith Award from the CU Parents Association and Office of Parent Relations. The award recognizes faculty and staff who have had a particularly positive impact on undergraduates. Honorees are nominated by students. The award is named after Marinus Smith, a 19th century Boulder resident who made significant contributions of land and money to support the establishment of the University of Colorado.

Microsoft Research VP to talk about Computational Thinking

Jeannette M. Wing, corporate vice president at Microsoft Research, will talk about Computational Thinking at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the ATLAS Black Box. She has been on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University since 1985, where she twice served as head of the Computer Science Department. She also was the assistant director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation. She received her SB, SM and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her talk is part of the ATLAS Speaker Series, made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.

BLOrk to perform during showing of silent film April 26

The Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk) will perform live original music for the showing of the silent film "The Call of Cthulhu" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the ATLAS Black Box theater. The film is the first adaptation of the famous H.P. Lovecraft story and uses Mythoscope, a blend of vintage and modern filming techniques intended to produce the look of a 1920s-era film. BLOrk uses acoustic and electric instruments combined with laptops and software.

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The ATLAS Institute (The Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society), established in 1997 at CU-Boulder, is an innovative campus-wide initiative in education, research, creative work and outreach in which information and communication technology is the enabling force. ATLAS programs bring together students, educators, artists, writers, scholars and leaders from the academy, industry, non-profits and government to create a multidisciplinary environment that contributes to the understanding of the interaction of ICT and human society, and to the realization of the full potential of that interaction. More information about ATLAS and its initiatives can be found at

ATLAS programs:
- Ph.D. program in Technology, Media and Society
- Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology for Development (MS-ICTD)
- Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) – undergraduate minor and certificate programs
- BDW – post-graduate digital communications and design programs
- Center for Media, Arts and Performance – presenter of ATLAS Black Box theater events
- K-12 outreach programs including the DigitalCUrrents summer program

The ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance explores:
- How artists, scholars, technologists and content creators fully engage
with the richest, broadest set of present-day possibilities.
- How to discover the artistic and creative practices of the future.

The ATLAS Institute is affiliated with the University of Colorado Graduate School and the College of Engineering & Applied Science.

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