Congratulations Grads!

To University of Portland Seniors,

As your final year on the Bluff comes to an end, a celebration to commemorate all that you have accomplished while on the University of Portland campus is just beginning!

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So here is to you grads! Thank you for your time here on the Bluff and congratulations on your next big step!

Digital Lab Staff

Summer 2015 (May 27th – May 3rd) Hours

Hello Students, Faculty and Staff,

Happy Summer!

Congratulations with the finish of everyone’s semesters! The staff here at the Digital Lab wishes you a wonderful, adventurous and restful summer!

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For those of you who are staying in the area and around campus here is an update on hours in the Digital Lab:

Monday – Thursday:     12:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday:                              12:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday:                         12:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday:                             2:00pm – 6:00pm

Enjoy the sun and time off!

Digital Lab Staff

Extended Hours April 20th-April 30th

Hello Students, Faculty and Staff of UP,

Here are the upcoming extended hours that will be in place during Dead Week and Finals Week here in the Digital Lab:

Monday (4/20)-Thursday (4/23):           9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday (4/24):                                             9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday (4/25):                                       10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday (4/26):                                          10:00 a.m. – Midnight
Monday (4/27) – Wednesday (4/29):    9:00 a.m. – Midnight
Thursday (4/30):                                       9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Happy Studying and Good Luck on any and all finals!

Digital Lab Staff

 

News Highlight: 3D Printing, Today and Tomorrow

With the recent acquisition of a 3D printer into the Digital Lab here in the Clark Library, many news ideas and plans have been thought of as a way to use the 3D Printer. While the Digital Lab has seen traffic from those wishing to 3D print mementos or useful personal tools such a mini computer case, did you know that 3D Printing is being used world wide for incredible and life changing 3D prints like prosthetic limbs?

On March 30, 2015 in Los Alamitos, California, the Build it Workspace 3D printed an arm for Faith Lennox, a 7-year old girl who previously had found other prosthetics too bulky and heavy. Both Faith and her mother were relieved at the lighter addition to Faith’s arm, but also amazed at its incredible usefulness in Faith’s everyday life, like riding her bicycle around the neighborhood.

With the benefits of 3D printing being widely seen, developments in the technicality of printing 3D is being expanded to greater achievements. Recently the Washington Post released a story highlighting the new 3D printing at 7 times the speed! Inspired by the ideas of Terminator 2, this new model (The Continuous Liquid Interface Production or CLIP) in 3D printing reverses the process of the print, instead having the print emerge from a puddle of melted filament, thusly speeding up the process in the long run.

Many feats like these in 3D printing occur every day, and many new improvements in the technology itself are always evolving. With all this in mind the staff here at the Digital Lab encourage all Students, Faculty and Staff to take advantage of the 3D printer located so close to all of us and pursue all the ideas, small or big, that you have wanted to 3D print and begin to explore the possibilities and future developments that are occurring with this technology, today and tomorrow.

 

For more on Faith’s story follow this link here. For more on 3D CLIP Printing follow this link here.

This has been an update in technology in the news. Happy Friday!

Digital Lab Staff

Congratulations!

The Digital Lab wants to wish congratulations to a fellow Digital Lab Staff member, Hunter Crawford on winning Best of Category — Humor, in the 2nd Annual Kate Regan Film Festival. His expertise in film editing and overall quality shined amongst many others to earn him this award.

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Congratulations!

His video, along with all other submissions to the Kate Regan Short Film Festival can be seen by following this link.

Digital Lab Staff

Easter Weekend Hours

Hello students, faculty and staff:

As Easter weekend approaches, the Digital Lab wants to alert you to a few hour changes that will be occurring. Below is the hours for Easter weekend for the Digital Lab:

Thursday 4/2: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 4/3: CLOSED
Saturday 4/4: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 4/5: CLOSED
Monday 4/6: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 

The Digital Lab hopes you have a great week and also a wonderful Easter weekend.

Digital Lab Staff

Welcome back!

Welcome back to all students, faculty and staff of UP!

The Digital Lab hopes that your Spring Break was restful and refreshing. We wish you the best as you all start the second half of this semester and as we head towards Summer Vacation.

Happy Spring!

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Digital Lab Staff

Happy Spring Break!

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To all students, faculty and staff:

The Digital Lab wants to wish you a happy spring break! Enjoy wherever this break may take you, whether it be a far-a-away vacation or a classic stay-cation, this break is for relaxation!

The Digital Lab will be open for Spring Break and below you will find the updated hours for this upcoming week:

Friday 3/6: Closing at 5pm
Saturday 3/7-Sunday 3/8: CLOSED
Monday 3/9-Friday 3/13: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday 3/15: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 3/16: Resuming regular hours.

Enjoy your Spring Break!

Digital Lab Staff

 

 

Reminders!

Reminders of upcoming deadlines:

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The Kate Regan Short Film Festival deadline has been extended to this Friday March 6th. If you are still interested in competing, need resources for finishing up your film or looking for general information please follow this link!

The Juried Photo exhibit, showing student photography pieces in the library every two years, is looking for submission! If you have photography that you would like to submit keep in mind the deadline for submission is Monday March, 16th. For more information follow this link!

As we begin a new month and get closer and closer to Spring and Summer, we hope all your semester’s are going well! As always the Digital Lab is her to help in any Midterm projects and beyond!

Digital Lab Staff

Reminder: The Second Annual Kate Regan Short Film Festival

The Second Annual Kate Regan Short Film Festival is rounding the corner! Just a reminder that all final entries are due by February 26th for consideration for the Film Festival.

As you enter the stage of final edits, scoring your short film and polishing your work of film, please remember the Digital Lab and its facilities are open for all student, staff and faculty use! If you have any questions as we enter the final week before the submission deadline the Digital Lab staff would be more than happy to help you!

We wish you the best as your finish your projects and as you enter in the Film Festival’s consideration round.

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Digital Lab Staff