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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Spreading Virtual Jam: Highlights from the S21 Game Jam

From June 23rd to 27th, 2021, the Games Institute (GI) held its third virtual GI Game Jam event. Run independently from the Global Game Jam, the Spring’s 2021 GI Jam brought in 26 participants for a total of 8 teams and 8 games presented on the final day. Alongside the participants themselves, the Jam organizers welcomed exploring new ways to facilitate discussions, voting, and celebration of submissions.

Friday, June 18, 2021

GI Successfully Launches International Conference on Games and Narrative Series

On June 12-16, 2021, the Games Institute (GI) held its inaugural International Conference on Games and Narrative. This 5-day conference welcomed participants and speakers from 47 universities, 28 of which were from outside of North America, some as far as Australia and South East Asia. Presentations included scholars at the forefront of games studies and offered a diversity of ideas and engaging discussions with keynote speakers, including Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée, Dr. Souvik Mukherjee, Dr. Clara Fernández-Vara, Dr. Jan-Noel Thön, Dr. Astrid Ensslin, and Dr. Kishonna Gray.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Mara Gagiu wins Best Student Research Poster for "MMPX Style-Preserving Pixel Art Magnification" at Interactive 3D Graphics Symposium

Congratulations to Mara Gagiu for winning the Best Student Research Poster at the ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games Online. Her poster entitled "MMPX Style-Preserving Pixel Art Magnification" presented her research about the MMPX algorithm with GI faculty member Dr.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Dakota Pinheiro receives the Jack Gray Graduate Fellowship Award for academic excellence

Dakota Pinheiro, English PhD student researching 21st century American protest and crisis literatures, has been awarded the Jack Gray Graduate Fellowship Award from the Department of English Language and Literature. This scholarship is awarded once a year to a full-time graduate student based on academic excellence. Read about the award here.

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