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Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 by Chris Bliss

Bill Moggridge, CCA's 2012 Honorary Doctorate candidate

UPDATE: the Honorable Edwin M. Lee, Mayor of San Francisco, will be attending Commencement and addressing the graduates.

Design world guru, elder statesman, pioneer, and renegade. These are just a few of the terms that have been used to describe Bill Moggridge, founder of the global design firm IDEO, designer of the first laptop computer, and the first design practitioner to head up the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in its 115-year history.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 by Joyna Heinz

November 17–21, 2014

Download the International Education Week schedule

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries, International Education Week (IEW) is a celebration and promotion of international education and exchange.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 by Amanda Simons

Artists can easily express their personality even within strict dress codes. Try it out at the Career Expo on 3/30!

San Francisco dress codes are noticeably more relaxed, but artists can still use their business casual attire to express their personalities without violating the more traditional or conservative dress code policies at a place of employment that is less artistically oriented.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 by Allison Byers

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Christina Gomez has carefully displayed her dream cribs, rockers and mobiles on Pinterest, the increasingly popular online bulletin board. Never mind that she doesn't have a baby.

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Posted on Monday, March 12, 2012 by Allison Byers

It may seem incomprehensible to the latest generation, but we used to choose what art schools we'd apply to by looking at printed paper brochures that came in the mail. In an era before social media and the internet, a school's reputation wasn't easy to ascertain, particularly if you lived far away from it; your high school art teacher—who might've been anything from an out-of-work landscaper to a bored housewife—would tell you they heard RISD was good, for instance, and that was about the extent of it.

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Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2012 by Lindsey Westbrook

Refract House
CCA, 2012
Hardcover, 68 pages, $25

Refract House explores the evolution of CCA's solar-powered house (a joint project with Santa Clara University) that competed in the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The competition brief was to design, build, and operate a maximally energy-efficient, attractive, and comfortable solar-powered house. Every detail was considered by the CCA student team, from the landscaping and the solar collection arrays to the furniture and plateware (made of California mud). CCA's house was awarded first place in architecture and communications, second in engineering, and third overall. It outperformed contributions from such renowned schools as Cornell and Virginia Tech.

The Refract House book reframes the team's efforts within a larger context of contemporary architectural practice. It is divided into four parts, addressing the conceptual trajectories underlying the project, the different design strategies that were explored, the integration of technological systems, and the material fabrication. It also discusses the implications of the project in terms of architectural education today. It features full-color photographs and renderings of every phase of the house's development. There is an introduction by CCA Architecture Director Ila Berman and essays by Ila Berman, Nataly Gattegno, Andrew Kudless, Tim Hight, Kate Simonen, Peter Anderson, Matt Hutchison, and Oblio Jenkins.

Purchase a copy by emailing Lia Wilson in CCA's Architecture Program: lwilson@cca.edu

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Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 by Allison Byers

Starting at a new school can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience. Will I like my teachers? Will I do well in my classes? Will I be able to talk about my ideas and be understood? Will I be able to find my way around? Will I make friends? What about my roommate?

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Posted on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 by Jim Norrena

Work for The GRAMMYS? No way? Way!

The recording industry is one of the most sought-after, high-profile fields among college students. The Recording Academy provides an exciting work environment that can challenge and help develop the best marketing, finance, technical, and creative skills. Becoming a GRAMMY U student representative is one of the best ways to gain vital experience and make important contacts.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by Amanda Simons

Rise above the competition by attending "Fiscal Sponsorship and Fundraising for Individual Artists" [photo: Jim Norrena]

Career artists depend on grants for survival and exhibition of their artwork. Grants are essentially loans that don’t need to be paid back. Anyone who meets certain specified criteria can receive a grant for just about anything. Proposers simply have to meet the organization, company, or institution’s award guidelines and terms.

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Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 by Alexis Mahrus

A big congratulations to the following eight Illustration students for placing in the 2012 NY Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition:

Afu Chan
Monica Garwood
Jeff Gomez
Christina Jung (repeat winner from 2011!)
Caitlin Ng
Maggie Olson
Sara Sydnor
Jenna Trost

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