University of San Francisco Embraces Near Field Communications for Easier Door Access and Spending

Carmel, Ind. (PRWEB) June 13, 2012

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a leading global provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of contactless smart credentials and readers, and the CBORD Group, Inc., the leading provider of campus card and integrated security solutions to colleges and universities, today announced the successful roll-out of near field communication (NFC)-enabled campus card credentials at the University of San Francisco (USF) for door access and spending at laundry terminals. The projects first phase was recently completed with high acceptance, and further expansion is planned. The USF solution is comprised of the CS Gold

Santa Fe University of Art and Design Hosts ArtFest12, a Global Celebration of Art

Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) June 06, 2012

Santa Fe University of Art and Design(SFUAD) will host its inaugural ArtFest12, a festival that brings together students and faculty members from around the world for three weeks of academic and artistic workshops, as well as cultural activities focused on graphic design, film, photography, creative writing, fine art, concept art, animation, music, dance, and architecture.

The festival, which runs from July 16 through August 3, is open to domestic and international students 18 years and older, high school art teachers and counselors, and residents of New Mexico. Participants will be immersed and inspired by the unique environment of Santa Fe, which The Atlantic ranks as the most artistic city in the country.

ArtFest12 is a perfect opportunity for current students to experience art and design in a whole new way, said Larry Hinz, president of SFUAD. Bringing students and emerging artists from various countries and disciplines together within a classroom setting gives participants the chance to learn different techniques and be exposed to new cultural influences.

The event features workshops on a variety of topics, including micro cinema, flash animation, African drumming and digital photography. So far, more than 100 students and faculty members from Italy, Spain, Ecuador, Brazil, Panama, Chile, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand and Germany have registered to participate in ArtFest12.

International students have the opportunity to participate in Santa Fes tremendous art and culture scene, Hinz added. Its our goal to open their eyes to the possibilities of art in New Mexico so they come back to visit or take more classes at the university in the future.

Several cultural and social activities are also part of the festival, including Shakespeare on the Quad and a screening of Hide Away, the latest film directed by Chris Eyre, chair of the Moving Image Arts Department. Many of these events are also open to the public.

Members of the Santa Fe and New Mexico community are also invited to participate in the three-week ArtFest12 workshops for $ 300, which includes tuition, course materials and on-campus ArtFest12 activities. Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to sign up for a workshop, visit the ArtFest12 website.

About Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Santa Fe University of Art and Design is an accredited institution located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the worlds leading centers for art and design. The university offers degrees in arts management, contemporary music, creative writing, digital arts, graphic design, moving image arts (filmmaking and video production), performing arts, photography and studio art. Faculty members are practicing artists who teach students in small groups, following a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that combines hands-on experience with core theory and prepares graduates to become well-rounded, creative, problem-solving professionals. As a Laureate International Universities Center of Excellence in Art, Architecture and Design, the university boasts an international student body and opportunities to study abroad, encouraging students to develop a global perspective on the arts. Santa Fe University of Art and Design (formerly the College of Santa Fe) is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,

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Academy of Art University Launches Digital Alumni Magazine

San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 19, 2012

The Academy of Art University announced today that it has launched a new, free iPad app featuring the art and design work of alumni. The A/JOURNAL app, which brings to life the Universitys A/JOURNAL traditional print quarterly magazine, features accomplishments of Academy alumni worldwide, including photo galleries, interviews, videos, slideshows, and interactive opportunities.

The app, which can be downloaded for free on iTunes, was created in partnership with Adobe, developer of the Digital Publishing Suite, and MEI, which built the templates and interactive elements using Digital Publishing Suite technology and continues to provide the Academy with hands-on training and support.

Academy alumni are some of the worlds greatest artists and designers, said Dr. Elisa Stephens, President of the Academy of Art University. We wanted to create an interactive digital media platform that allows people to fully grasp the color, detail and creativity behind each alumni project. Adobe and MEI have enabled us to create an interactive app that not only allows alumni to share their work on new projects with their fellow alumni, but that allows the public to see the high-quality work that Academy graduates are doing in their chosen professions.

Features of the new app include:

Table of Contents Page: A tool that allows the user to preview articles by swiping through photos.

Latitude/Longitude Map: What was once a standard map feature in the print magazine has been brought to life by hyperlinks that reveal GPS locations of alumni on a Google map.

Video: Academy graduates include motion-picture artists, animators and video-game designers, among others, which makes video a crucial feature of the alumni magazine.

Profiles: Features about former students who are applying the skills they developed at the Academy of Art in their professional careers. Stories include hyperlinks to websites so users can learn more about the person and their work.

Out There Section: Updates on alumni featuring slideshows and videos, including an interactive feature that allows other alumni to submit descriptions of projects for future editions.

Social Networking: The app includes a live Twitter feed with the ability to tweet, email or share via the Facebook and LinkedIn networks.

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is ideal for a university like the Academy of Art because it enables projects that cant be fully showcased in print media to come alive. From illustration and video to multimedia, entire galleries of work can be displayed in a much more comprehensive, engaging way, said Trevor Bailey, director of worldwide education, Adobe. Using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite not only enriches the way the work is shown, but it provides the university with an opportunity to save significant costs, reach a wider audience on all leading mobile platforms, build brand in the digital space and have a positive impact on the environment.

The beauty of this partnership is that weve been able to provide the Academy of Art University with a cutting-edge digital publication that maintains design continuity with their traditional print publication, said David Gillespie, MEI Senior Account Executive. We are currently helping the university maximize the capabilities of this technology, and are looking forward to breaking new ground with them in their ongoing digital efforts.

To download the app, visit:

About MEI

Managing Editor Inc., an Adobe premier development partner, develops, integrates and supports quality, proven publishing software. MEI specializes in providing tools that manage content for any medium print, online, tablets such as the iPad, mobile devices such as the iPhone and other digital formats. Visit for more information.

About Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Digital Publishing Suite is a set of turnkey hosted services and viewer technology that tightly integrates with Adobe Creative Suite 6 products. Using Digital Publishing Suite in combination with Adobe InDesign CS6 allows traditional publishers, corporate organizations, ad agencies and individual designers and small design firms to publish, distribute, monetize and optimize a new class of innovative digital magazines, newspapers, ads and corporate publications. Platforms include leading tablets such as the Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, Kindle Fire, and other Android tablet devices. Digital Publishing Suite is offered in Enterprise, Professional and Single editions. For more information, visit

About the Academy of Art University

Academy of Art University, the largest private university of art and design in the United States, is educating students for the art and design jobs of the 21st century. Established in 1929, the Academy is an output-based higher-education model that provides open admission to all students but imposes a rigorous curriculum that requires the students to produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates a mastery of their field in order to graduate. Students are taught by a faculty of professionals from the existing marketplace, which provides them with an understanding of what it takes to succeed in todays business environment. The Academys hands-on curriculum produces graduates who possess great artistic and design skills and equally important, the ability to put those talents to work immediately after graduation. As a result, Academy graduates are ready to compete for and win the jobs of the 21st century in the fields of Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Art Education, Art history, Fashion, Fine Art, Game Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures & Television, Multimedia Communications, Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media, Photography and Web Design & New Media. Academy of Art University is accredited by WASC, NASAD, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (Formerly FIDER), (BFA-IAD) and NAAB (M-ARCH). Visit for more information.

Academy of Art University Embraces aecKnowledge Curricula

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2012

aecKnowledge, a leading provider of advanced online continuing education (CE) for architects, engineers and construction professionals, announces that Academy of Art University’s School of Architecture, one of only 95 Master of Architecture programs accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, has utilized their online continuing education curricula.

The San Francisco university will incorporate two coursesMarketing & Business Development and Essentials and Financial Management: Beyond Intuitioninto the syllabus of Architectural Professional Practices, a course in the School of Architectures Master degree program taught by Elizabeth Tippin, Esq., LEED AP, AIA/Allied Member, who is also outside general counsel to several architectural firms.


aecKnowledge is a great resource that I regularly use in my class. Both the continuing education curricula and kTalks provide excellent speakers and current substantive information critical to graduate architecture students, stated Elizabeth Tippin, Esq., LEED AP. “My students commented that both the experience of the speakers and the quality of the program provide critical foundational information. As the professor, the additional benefit of having a quiz at the end demonstrates that the students have understood the content of the course. aecKnowledge is an incredible resource for me to create a dynamic classroom experience.


According to Michael Strogoff, FAIA, Founder & President, aecKnowledge, As part of our effort to offer knowledge and insights gained through years of practice to students in professional programs, we are thrilled that AAU has embraced our online learning. AAUs graduate students are an important constituent in our mission to change the way members of the architecture, engineering and construction community collaborate with and learn from one another.


aecKnowledge’s online courses are approved for continuing education units by AIA/CES and/or GBCI. The courses are also accepted by many states to fulfill mandatory CE requirements for ongoing licensure. Additional materials, including free course previews, written transcripts, course descriptions, learning objectives and presenter biographies are also available. Special group rates are available to firms and professional organizations.


About aecKnowledge


aecKnowledge, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an established web-based, peer-reviewed knowledge sharing platform for the AEC industries. aecKnowledge enables members of the architecture, engineering, construction and land use planning industries to share unbiased knowledge and to leverage their collective intellectual capital. With a mission to transform how design and construction professionals throughout the AEC industries collaborate with and learn from each other, aecKnowledge targets the more than 6 million professionals and tradespeople across the fragmented AEC industry, and provides a venue for allied professionals and knowledge providers to strengthen their presence among a large and engaged audience. Visit for more information.

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Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) September 21, 2012

September 20, 2012-WWE (NYSE: WWE) today awarded a $ 10,000 scholarship to Geraldo Gutierrez, a Full Sail student, as part of their ongoing partnership with the university. The partnership provides students at Full Sail with the opportunity to gain real-world experience producing WWE NXT

Colortrac to Co-Sponsor Autodesk University Russia 2012 in Moscow

(PRWEB) August 21, 2012

Colortrac Executive Director Peter Brown commented Colortrac have joined with our exclusive distributor Russian Industrial Company who are also an Autodesk Gold Partner, to exhibit a selected range of Colortrac SmartLF wide format scanners and SmartWorks Pro software. We aim to demonstrate how the Colortrac SmartLF range of large format scanners such as the SmartLF SC42 or SmartLF Gx+ 42 can be integrated into your CAD systems to help support the transfer of paper archives to electronic document format.

Coupled with a set of advanced tools for managing the scanning and digital archive of technical documentation, the Colortrac SmartLF wide format scanner solutions can provide customers with the ability to fully utilise the resulting bitmap image, by converting them into vectorized versions of topographical maps, construction plan drawings etc. This operation is done using Autodesk Raster Design which is now also available in a number of other software packages such as AutoCAD Design Suite 2013 and Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2013.

The vectorized data can also be transferred to Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD Civil 3D or Autodesk Revit Architecture for producing 3D-model details, topography and building representations. These may then be incorporated into other project processes or advanced enterprise workflows.

Join us at Autodesk University Russia 2012 to see live demonstrations of how the Colortrac SmartLF large format scanners and SmartWorks Pro software can create images that add value to your workflow operations. Our experts will be ready to advise you on any stage of the workflow.

Find out more information about Colortrac wide format scanners at Autodesk University Russia 2012 and to register your interest, please “Click Here”


For further information contact:

Rob van Brakel,

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Email: press(at)colortrac(dot)com


About Colortrac:

Founded in 1989 and based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, UK, a region of British excellence in science and technology, Colortrac Ltd is the leading innovator in professional wide format scanners and image acquisition software solutions. As the first manufacturer to recognize the individual merits of CIS and CCD image sensor technology, its fifth generation of SmartLF scanners and software are uniquely positioned to meet the demand for both price and performance across the full spectrum of scanning applications. These range from the demanding Graphics Arts market to practical, productive CAD, GIS, EDM and FM technical document scanning. Colortrac Ltd has offices in Beijing and Suzhou, P.R. China, in Chantilly, Virginia, USA and in Yokohama, Japan.

Colortrac is a fast growing company with many new technically innovative patents created by their Research and Development departments. It was the first wide format scanner manufacturer to use both Charge Coupled Display (CCD) and Contact Image Sensor (CIS) technologies in innovative ways, creating unique customer solutions to simplify their scanning problems.

Further information about Colortracs products can be found at:

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University of New England to Offer Students New Gateway to Global Opportunities With Morocco Campus

Portland, Maine (PRWEB) June 25, 2012

University of New England Chair of the Board, Mark Doiron, and Associate Provost for Global Initiatives, Professor Anouar Majid, signed an agreement Friday, June 22, that formalizes UNEs plans to globalize the university with a campus in Morocco. The UNE delegation included President Danielle Ripich and Mike Morel, former chair of the UNE Board.

Doiron and Majid signed the papers on the leafy campus of the American School of Tangier (AST), the oldest American school in Morocco, where UNEs newest campus is slated to open a year from now.

President Ripich states: UNE is preparing students to be innovators, leaders and problem-solvers in our increasingly global society. By establishing a presence in the Moroccan city of Tangier, we are creating the cultural and educational opportunities that make this possible.

Associate Provost Majid said that UNEs presence in Tangier will add a new chapter to the historic friendship that unites the United States and Morocco, and that such a project will build the foundations of a much-needed dialogue between the West and the Muslim world.

U.S. policymakers have been struggling to reach out to the Arab and Muslim worlds, said Majid, but we, at UNE, have decided to live up to our ideals and invest in friendship. Our presence in Tangier, the meeting point of Europe, Africa, and the Arab world, will build trust and allow our students to discover multiple cultures and languages at once.

UNEs new campus is within walking distance to downtown Tangier, the Mediterranean Sea, and the citys beaches, hotels, soon-to-be built marina, and major cultural activities. The city of Tangier is the historic gateway to Morocco, home to an international contingent of painters and writers, and is now emerging as one of the major economic and cultural hubs in the country.

UNEs Tangier campus will house academic programming as well as student and staff residences in buildings that reflect both Moroccos traditional architecture and the high-quality standards of UNEs facilities in Maine.

UNEs unique program is offered at no additional cost to students. UNE students can choose to spend a semester or a full academic year in Morocco, living on campus or with host families while taking courses in the sciences, humanities and languages. Moreover, students can stay on track with their majors curricular requirements by taking lab courses and other classes onsite or online. From Tangier, students can travel to other parts of Morocco, connect with UNEs programs in Spain, and explore other European countries and cities.

To strengthen UNEs presence in Morocco and the region, President Danielle Ripich and Professor Houdaifa Ameziane, the President of University Abdelmalek Essaadi, the main public university system in the province of Tangier, also signed an agreement to explore faculty exchanges, research collaborations and common projects.

With its diverse geography, Morocco is at the crossroads of civilizations and languages. The main cultures of the Mediterranean basin from the Phoenician to the Muslim, the Arab and the Berber, the European and the African have mingled in Morocco to create a colorful and rich society, famous for its world-class cuisine, its kaftans, and its legendary hospitality. A stable and mature nation, Morocco offers an ideal setting to examine some of the major issues facing the world today, such as water scarcity, the future of energy, and the tensions between Islam and the West.

About University of New England

The University of New England is an innovative health sciences university grounded in the liberal arts. UNE has internationally recognized scholars in the liberal arts, sciences, health and medicine; offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs; and is home to Maines only medical school. Its two other distinctive campuses, in Biddeford and Portland, Maine, offer student-centered interprofessional programs in the College of Pharmacy, Westbrook College of Health Professions, College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Graduate Studies. The College of Dental Medicine will enroll its inaugural class in 2013. For more information, visit

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Business leaders join University Campus Suffolk

(PRWEB UK) 17 July 2012

University Campus Suffolk (UCS) has appointed four highly regarded business leaders as visiting professors and senior fellows within the School of Business, Leadership and Enterprise to contribute to the research, enterprise and teaching and learning within their specialised fields.

These latest appoints add to the fifteen prominent visiting professors and senior fellows already appointed within the School of Business, Leadership and Enterprise at UCS and adds further gravitas to its reputation globally.

Strategic Management guru, television presenter and award-winning copywriter Professor Tony Eccles joins UCS as Visiting Professor of Leadership for Competitiveness and Change. He was Professor of Strategic Management at London Business School for 15 years and has also held positions at Manchester, Glasgow, Cranfield and Bath management schools and has experience of consulting with major international organisations as well as leading many senior executive workshops.

Those joining UCS as visiting senior fellows include Michael Parker, Chairman of national charity Street League, David Ralph, Chief Executive of the Haven Gateway Partnership, and sought after business advisor and trouble-shooter Christiane Wuillamie.

Professor David Weir, who joined UCS as Head of School of Business, Leadership and Enterprise in 2011 having previously guided four university Business Schools, said of the appointments: The School of Business, Leadership and Enterprise is delighted that our colleagues and students can benefit from the experience and skills of these leading players.

Links with business are strong within the School, especially locally in the East of England, with involvement in curriculum development, continuing professional development, research and consultancy. The School is planning for significant growth in student numbers, further development of its external links and on-going internationalisation of the curriculum.

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Full Sail University and ESPN Technology Group Create Opening Sequence for UEFA European Football Championship 2012

Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Full Sail University joined forces with ESPN’s Creative Content Unit, ESPNs Emerging Technology Group, and production company Victory Pictures to create The Fire Within, a pyrotechnic and stunt-filled opening sequence, scheduled to air prior to every game of the UEFA EURO 2012 soccer championships.

During the production, a total of twenty-five Full Sail University students and staff contributed to areas ranging from camera, grip, electric, makeup, and behind the scenes documentation.

“Each project that comes out of our relationship with ESPN offers a unique educational experience for the students, said Mike Retherford, Full Sail’s Director of Production. For example, this was the first project with ESPN that was produced at a remote location and off of our campus. We are extremely proud to have been a part of this professional production.”

About ESPN Technology:

ESPN Technology develops the ideas and applications that bring the fan closer to the game with new, innovative production enhancements. ESPNs technology team designed and supports two of the most technologically-advanced production centers in the world, the Digital Center in Bristol, Conn. and the Los Angeles Production Center which is the first 1080p capable production facility. In addition, the Emerging Technology Group has developed many on-air advancements over the past 30 years, including ESPN 3D, virtual graphics applications, Huck-O-Meter, and the Emmy-winning EA Virtual Playbook.

About Full Sail University:

Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. In 2011, Full Sail received the 21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the School/College of the Year by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by

Full Sail offers on-campus and online Masters, Bachelors, and Associates degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR

Keiser University Recognizes New International Graduates

Port St. Lucie, FL (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Golf is a growing sport and industry around the world, and Keiser University College of Golf is proud to announce the continued academic success of its international students.

Keiser University College of Golf School recognizes Kamil Chojnicki of Warsaw, Poland, who successfully completed his Associate of Science degree in Golf Management. He has attended Keiser University College of Golf since February 2011 and plans to play on the Polish and German tours and teach after graduation. Another Polish-born student, Matsuez Kniaginin, also from Warsaw, is graduating this month as well.

I already had a bachelors degree in management but decided I did not want to work in an office all day so I switched. I have a passion and love for golf and being here at Keiser was the best experience of my life, said Chojnicki, who chose Keiser University College of Golf over golf education facilities in Spain and Australia. Theres no better place to study golf management than right here.

Chojnicki and Kniaginin have fulfilled the golf degree educational requirements for credit hours and completed courses in golf course design and maintenance, golf club fitting and repair, tournament operations, retail management, golf history and many other aspects of golf course management and the game overall.

Were very proud of Kamil, Matsuez and all of our international graduates, says John McMurry, Campus Vice-President of Keiser University College of Golf. Golf is a universal language and our students come from all around the world to share their love for the game and to establish the necessary academic foundation for a successful career.

The Keiser University College of Golf features a 20,000-square-foot facility includes a 1,500-square-foot indoor putting green, advanced launch monitor technology, TaylorMade MAT-T swing analysis system, an interactive golf simulator provided by ForeGolf powered by SIRGUL, and a golf club repair lab equipped by Mitchell Golf Equipment. Students also receive access to the highly acclaimed PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance where they can practice on a 35-acre lighted practice range, short game areas, bunker facility and extensive putting greens. Keiser University College of Golf also gives students daily access to several PGA Master Professionals, such as Brian Hughes, Dr. Eric Wilson, and Golf Magazine top 100 teacher T.J. Tomasi.

International students are accepted at Keiser University College of Golf with an F-1 visa that is good for the length of the program.

Keiser Universitys Associate of Science degree in Golf Management prepares students for a variety of positions in the golf industry. In this program, students are prepared to provide golf instruction, manage golf course operations, ensure appropriate maintenance of golf facilities and equipment, as well as integrate the play of golf into the broader hospitality and recreation domain. Keiser University’s online Bachelor of Science degree in Golf Management focuses on the managerial and business aspects of a career in golf. The curriculum supports an expanded professional role of sports managers and graduates of associate degree programs in golf, hospitality, fitness, sports, recreation and other related fields.

For more information on attending Keiser University College of Golf, please contact the College of Golf campus at 1860 Fountainview Blvd, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; online at; or call 888.355.4465.

About Keiser University

Keiser University serves nearly 18,000 students on 15 campuses, employing over 3,000 staff and faculty. The university has been regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1991. Keiser University serves students seeking associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in nearly 70 degree programs at its Florida campuses and through its online, Graduate School and College of Golf divisions. Keiser University’s educational reach extends globally through its international programs including the Latin Division, a cooperative agreement in the Eastern European nation of Moldova, and a campus in Shanghai, China. For more information on Keiser University, visit

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