October, 2011Archive

Oct 31

The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation has a Flickr account with pictures from the various programs.  Most recently, we have documented activities in the studio sequence of the Architecture program. Student 1. a person formally engaged in learning, especially one enrolled in a school or college; pupil: Studio Workroom of an artist. Is the […]

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Oct 26

For Architects, Planners, Historic Preservationists, and Real Estate Developers, the Prezi format for presentations offers a flexible canvas for building your case, or explaining a topic, or presenting a thesis. It is not easier than Powerpoint, but rather, different. An image can become the framework for the entire presentation. Start at and register for […]

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Oct 19

Although you are often building a powerpoint by adding images, occasionally, you want to extract images from a powerpoint presentation.  This particular post on this tech blog, explains just how to do it – How to Extract Pictures from PowerPoint Photo Slideshow Another issue is compressing a huge powerpoint so that it can be transported, […]

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Oct 13

My favorite image for this week is this detail of the Palazzo del Te. It comes from the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s Visual Resources Collection, and was taken by Professor Tom Schumacher, on one of his many visits there.  Tom was a fan of black and white film, and we had many discussions […]

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Oct 07

Let’s Talk – starting on Tuesday October 11th, the VRC will be conducting weekly conversations, demonstrations and collaborations focused on digital media, teaching tools, university resources and your suggestions. We will start off with “How to Navigate Artstor – the Basics” On Tuesday 10/11 from 12 to 12:30, and again on Friday 10/14 from 12 […]

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Oct 03

The University of Maryland’s entry into the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon was declared the winner on Saturday October 1, 2011.

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