Picking up knowledge Down Under...
Dr. Lewis B. O'Donnell Media Summit
Alumni in the arts and other distinguished panelists will discuss "Digital-Social-Mobile: How Media Trends Impact Theatre, Art and Music." Part of the School of Communication, Media and the Arts Week. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 315-312-6612.
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Thursday, Oct 27, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tyler Hall Campus Open House
Tour the newly renovated and reopened fine and performing arts building. Performances and refreshments. Part of SUNY Oswego's School of Communication, Media and the Arts week. Free. 315-312-6612.
Location: Tyler Hall
Friday, Oct 28, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Men's Ice Hockey vs. Elmira
Free for student with college ID. 3056.
Location: Marano Campus Center Arena
Friday, Oct 28, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Swimming & Diving vs. Wells
Location: Laker Pool in Laker Hall
Saturday, Oct 29, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
For more information, visit http://alumni.oswego.edu/homecoming
Wednesday, Oct 26, 8:19 p.m. - 8:19 p.m.
Professor Damian Schofield and his students use technology to investigate potential real-world disaster scenarios.
The fight for justice behind the scenes includes computer simulations, gaming, 3D reconstructions, and innovative thinking to help combat crime, prosecute villains, and offer great potential in the field of forensic science.
Damian Schofield of Oswego's human-computer interaction program is among those whose main weapons are a computer, advanced software and creativity. His role in a large multinational research project based in Australia offers students the opportunity to join the justice crusade where virtual software seen in video games helps defeat real-life criminals.
The digital age has brought an abundance of new evidence presentation to crime. Courtrooms, once the last bastions of the oral tradition, have rapidly become cinematic display theatres. Students working with Schofield are at the forefront of understanding the effects of this high-tech world of dispute resolution and justice.
As part of an international team, Schofield's work includes the ambitious Juries and Interactive Visual Evidence (JIVE) Project, creating vivid virtual re-enactments of massive terrorist attacks to see how the use of such reconstructions impacts jurors in courtrooms. Schofield partners with the Australian Federal Police, University of New South Wales, University of Canberra, Institute of Judicial Administration, and the Australian Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to offer his students the opportunity to examine how theory relates to practice and computer environments to our real neighborhoods.
By studying ahead of the curve, students make a straight line toward improving the way work gets done in the global crime-fighting enterprise.
Left: A railway in a simulation for a terrorist attack, explored from every angle using 3D technology.
For more on Damian Schofield's research, visit his SUNY Oswego web site.