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ATEC Focuses on Strengthening Connections with Students this Fall
Intro Course Opens to Non-ATEC Students; Lecturer Joins Tenure-Track Ranks

The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) at The University of Texas at Dallas is beginning the new academic year with optimism about its course delivery strategies, excitement about a new tenure-track faculty member, and eagerness regarding new opportunities for non-ATEC students to get involved with the school.

According to Dr. Anne Balsamo, dean of ATEC, the school is tackling the challenges of using new learning methods this semester with optimism and experience.

ATEC’s newest tenure-track faculty member, Dr. Christine Veras, is one of those who will be working to involve students as she opens her new lab in experimental animation. Veras researches the integration of physical and digital technologies to explore the multimedia possibilities of animation.

“With a PhD focus on animation, Christine brings a unique perspective on the field of animation as an area of research,” Balsamo said.

This fall, a popular ATEC class that is taught by Balsamo has been opened to non-ATEC majors. The Introduction to Technoculture course is a foundation class for all incoming ATEC students. For the first time, it is open to any UT Dallas student.

Read the  rest of the UT Dallas News Center Story “ATEC Focuses on Strengthening Connections with Students this Fall.”