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Sept. 16: WSU Tri-Cities interactive robot artwork focus of TEDxRichland talk

Designed to pique curiosity along with uneasiness, the Huminal is about the size and shape of a large dog and covered with white plastic discs resembling scales or fur. Its four jointed legs give the appearance of walking as it rolls in an elliptical path outside its apparent den.RICHLAND, Wash. – “The Huminal,” an interactive, kinetic sculptural installation featuring an autonomous, mobile robot that senses and responds to changes in its environment, was completed this month by an interdisciplinary team at Washington State University Tri-Cities. » More …

WSU Vancouver releases 2009 edition of the Salmon Creek Journal

Vancouver  – WSU Vancouver announces the release of the 2009 edition of the Salmon Creek Journal. The release party will be held during the Art Fair on Friday April 10 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Administration building, rooms 129 and 130. This event is free and open to the public. Free copies of the journal will be handed out.

 

The SCJ is a publication featuring blind juried works by students, faculty, staff, and alumni of WSU Vancouver representing three genres: prose, poetry and artwork. SCJ does not accept work previously published in magazines, journals, anthologies or ‘zines, in print or online.

 

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Research, scholarship and artwork take the stage

VANCOUVER – Students and faculty will showcase their research, scholarship and artwork at the sixth annual Research Showcase at WSU Vancouver. The event will be held from 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9 in the Firstenburg Student Commons. This event is free and open to the public.

More than 65 posters and exhibits of faculty and student research projects, digital artwork and scholarly publications will be on display throughout the day. The showcase will also feature a noon lecture by business faculty member Tom Tripp, an awards ceremony and reception from 4 – 5 p.m. and oral presentations from 5 – 7 p.m.

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Oil paintings on display

VANCOUVER – Selected artworks from the Northwest Oil Painters Guild are currently on display at WSU Vancouver through Nov. 14.  The exhibition will be in both the Administration Building Gallery and in the Engineering Life Sciences building.

 

(Evans- Running Ahead)

 

The primary goal of the Northwest Oil Painters Guild is to support and encourage their member artists.  Their website http://www.oilpaintersguild.com/ is designed to generate a wider interest in oil painting. The site is a vehicle to educate while also portraying the work of our members.

 

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Artwork from Zambian children on display

VANCOUVER– Miniature sculptures and drawings done by sixth grade school children in the southern African national of Zambia Currently are on display in the WSU Vancouver Library until Thursday, Sept. 18. The artwork will be auctioned off in late September to help raise funds for the children’s village.

 

Local resident Nancy Macklin visited small villages in Zambia this past summer as part of the Ant Hill Foundation which is working to raise money to help build homes and support the education of the children … » More …