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Dodson in TEDx Boulder
ATLAS Ph.D. student Leslie Dodson, who has extensive international television reporting experience, will be one of the featured speakers as part of a TEDx Boulder program at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in Macky Auditorium on the CU campus. She will give a presentation entitled "Researching or Reporting: Revelations from the Field," based on an academic paper she co-authored with ATLAS master's program director Revi Sterling. The talk examines what happens when academic researchers and journalists intersect in the field, especially in developing communities. For tickets ($25-$32), click here or go to

Long distance wireless

Marco Zennaro, who received his MSc Degree in electronic engineering from the University of Trieste in Italy, spoke Aug. 1 about the future of long distance wireless links and sensor networks for community development as part of the ATLAS Speaker Series. The series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.

August 2011

Fall semester under way -- Save the dates!

Students fill the ATLAS lobby (above) on the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 22. Some 6,000 students per semester take classes in ATLAS.

Following is a list of Center for Arts, Media and Performance productions in the ATLAS Black Box this semester:

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, Sept. 16-17

This film and dance event is a niche film festival specializing in dance cinema as an art form and incorporating live performance. With an expansive definition of dance and an appreciation for experimental and interdisciplinary forms, this unique festival presents a wide variety of film and video in a wide range of venues, plus performance. Visit for more information. To reserve free tickets, click here.
7:30 p.m. Sept. 16-17, Friday–Saturday, ATLAS Black Box theater

Casanova at Twilight, Sept. 23-25, Sept. 30-Oct. 2

An original musical theater piece written by Bill Mooney who for 14-years was a cast member of ABC's All My Children as well as a performer both on and off-Broadway. See the tale of Casanova's exploits, based on his autobiography. Music is composed and conducted by Hunter Ewen, a doctoral student in CU’s College of Music. Singer/actors include baritone and CU graduate Garrett Smith as young Casanova and Leigh Holman, director of CU’s Opera Department, who plays one of Casanova’s loves. Tickets are $30, or $5 for rush tickets at the door for students with valid Buff One Card; click here to purchase tickets.
7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Sept. 23-25, Sept. 30–Oct. 2, ATLAS Black Box theater
Tickets are available at the CU Presents Box Office, located in the University Club.
Phone: 303-492-8008 or email:

Vantage Points, Oct. 28–29

An original, immersive, multi-sensory exploration of abstract video and sound by artist/composer Cole Ingraham. The performance includes live instrumentalists, synthesized sounds and a combination of 2D and 3D animated graphics. Ingraham is a doctoral student in CU’s College of Music.
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 28–29, ATLAS Black Box theater

Black & White, Nov. 4

A coming of age story told through multi-media dance, theater and video performed by choreographer Gabriel Masson in collaboration with video artist Tara Rynders. Masson is assistant professor in CU's Department of Theatre and Dance. Rynders is an MFA student in multimedia dance.
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, ATLAS Black Box
Not recommended for children.

What Are You Hungry For? Nov. 5

A one-woman theater performance debut by writer/performer Beth Osnes, who presents a series of original, short pieces inspired by contemporary social issues. Interactively, audience members will choose from among 20 or more original pieces, thus influencing the flow of the evening and sequence of the production. Osnes has toured her original works around the world. Locally, one of her works was presented last year as part of the Boulder International Fringe Festival.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, ATLAS Black Box theater

Updates on ATLAS graduate student activities, research

Ph.D. students
The Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) published a paper by Edwige Simon entitled “Preparing Future Foreign Language Faculty to Teach Online: A Case Study” (click here). She also has had a poster presentation accepted to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in November, and in July she taught technology and instructional design at the Startalk Institute.

Incoming Ph.D. student Sid Saleh had a paper accepted for the 20th Annual Frontiers in Service Conference at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, The Initiative for Managing Services. The paper was entitled “Service Level Engineering: Towards the Quantification of Services’ Value and Impact on Business.”

Master's student
Alexandra Morgan served for nine weeks as the ICT4E intern with the Haiti Connected Schools Project, a pilot initiative and Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment of Microsoft, HP, Inveneo and World Vision that aims to install 40 school-based computer laboratories in rural Haiti. In November, Morgan will head to Kingston, Jamaica, for the 23rd annual Haitian Studies Association Conference where she will present her recently-accepted paper entitled, "Designing Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments in Haiti: A Working Paper." In June, Morgan attended the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Haiti Ministry of Education (MENFP) ICT in Education two-day envisioning workshop and three-day summit held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

ATLAS information available on several social networks

Several ATLAS social networking sites are accessible through links at the ATLAS Web site, which is located here, or by clicking on the icons below:
A Facebook page highlighting ATLAS events and student projects. Click on the icon to visit ATLAS on Facebook. Click on the "Like" icon on the Facebook page to stay in touch with ATLAS through Facebook.
A blog, written by ATLAS staff members, about ATLAS, its programs and technologies of interest. Click on the icon and follow ATLAS on blogger.
Twitter, which is highlighting ATLAS events, news and the creative works of ATLAS students. Click on the icon and follow ATLAS on Twitter.
YouTube, which features video of student projects and Center for Media, Arts and Performance events. Click on the icon and subscribe to the ATLAS YouTube channel.
Flickr, featuring photos of ATLAS events, people and projects. Click on the icon and comment on ATLAS photos.
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The ATLAS Institute (The Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society), established in 1997 at CU-Boulder, is a campus-wide entrepreneurial catalyst and incubator for innovative interdisciplinary research and creative, educational outreach programs, made possible by information and communications technology.

ATLAS programs:
- Technology, Media and Society Ph.D.
- Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology for Development
- Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) minor and certificate programs
- Boulder Digital Works
- Center for Media, Arts and Performance
- K-12 outreach programs

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.

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