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What becomes a legend most? USV graduates were privileged to observe a legend at the 2018 Commencement ceremony. There, Floyd Norman, the animator, writer, and artist who was the first African-American artist at the Walt Disney company, accepted his Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy degree from USV. Throughout his continually evolving career, Floyd exemplified legendary characteristics.   Inspiration: […]

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Even though the influence of audio surrounds us all, we often fail to acknowledge its impact. As many USV DAT graduates can attest, working with audio provides a proven pathway to discovery. Listening to music, or performing, producing and processing sounds leads us to pay attention the world around us more deeply. In his first semester […]

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The following Student message was delivered at last week’s Commencement ceremony by Zaid Shaikh, the elected Class Speaker for 2018.It has been lightly edited. We did it guys! It’s been a while, but we did it. One statement that I think all of us can agree to is that, in the last 4 or so years, we’ve […]

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When Duy Nguyen decided to develop a web-based interactive art portfolio for his Senior Project, he wanted to leverage the free web hosting provided via his GitHub repository. Could he produce a virtual art gallery that would enable anyone to walk around objects as well as observe flat surfaces? At the end of the semester, […]

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“When we use the word ‘design’, many people automatically think we are talking about the graphic arts. In business and industry, design thinking goes way beyond that.” With characteristic boldness, USV President Brian Shepard welcomed a group from the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce on campus for a workshop in which they would learn to […]

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When One Ping Only received a positive reception after it was developed during January’s Global Game Jam, the team behind it decided to continue to develop the project. Kalyn Farmer, Scott La Fetra, and Daniel McKernan built on Derek Ho’s original models, refined the audio with Bradley Jardine and incorporated Kit Ainslie’s creature design in the game’s […]

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A college campus is not necessary for learning, but it is helpful. The variety of environments that make up a campus setting are becoming more accepted and sought after in workplaces. Breather, an innovative company out of Montreal, says its mission is to “make the world’s spaces connected, accessible and productive”. They have identified 7 […]

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The following article, written by Paola Valenzuela, first appeared in The usv Chronicle. It has been lightly edited. It’s hard to believe that I’m almost in my last year here at USV. For me, this semester has been the most nerve-wracking, yet the most fulfilling at the same time. What might not have been evident […]

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Available at Amazon In his book, Work Rules!: Insights From Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead, Laszlo Bock (Google’s former SVP of People) describes a ground-breaking project that set out to determine the best way to increase Noogler (new Googlers) effectiveness. His research found that the onboarding process, that period when new hires come […]

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