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Senior capstone projects merge technology and humanities through digital media

Thu, 09 May 2019

From virtual reality projects that foster empathy for the deaf and hard of hearing to a video game that supports English language learners, five teams of digital media students tackle real-world problems.


Saving the lost text of a Torah scroll

Tue, 19 Mar 2019

Professor Gregory Heyworth and his digital media students are using different wavelengths of light to reveal illegible text that could create a sacred, tangible link with Jewish congregations lost to the Holocaust.


Meet this year’s winners of the Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Tue, 16 Oct 2018

Hayley Clatterbuck, an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy; John Lambropoulos, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering; and Michael Jarvis, an associate professor in the Department of History are being recognized for their distinctive teaching accomplishments.


Students design voice-activated app to reduce food waste

Mon, 07 May 2018

Pip, an app developed by a team of graduating seniors in the Digital Media Studies Program, will let users check their fridge or freezer wherever they are using only their voice.


Seniors in digital media showcase projects

Wed, 24 May 2017

“All of these capstone projects were completed, had successful launches, and will live on after their creators graduate,” said Michael Jarvis, director of the Digital Media Studies Program.


Video games and online games breaking boundaries

Tue, 25 Apr 2017

At the "Breaking Boundaries: Video Games in Teaching, Learning, Research, and Design" event, students and scholars discussed the impact of video games and online games on learning and culture, while getting a chance to play.


Digital media team reaches round of 32 in Student Startup Madness tournament

Tue, 19 Jan 2016

A company run by four seniors has reached the final 32 of Student Startup Madness, a national collegiate competition for digital media startups. More than 100 teams applied.<br /> The company is called “thinc.” and features a website that displays the front pages of college newspapers across the country.


What’s in a game?

Tue, 19 Jan 2016

Senior digital media studies majors (from left) John Lockard, Yukun Liu, Gina Fabio, and Lean Mateos, are creating a video game set in a war zone. But to win the game, the object is not how many you can kill, but how many can you save.


Digital Media Studies Emphasizes Multidisciplinary Approach

Fri, 04 May 2012

Two new majors this fall offer students a state-of-the-art opportunity to explore the evolving fields of digital technology, through multidisciplinary research and learning.