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Schedule of CBU Participation in Long Night of Arts and Innovation

Schedule of CBU Participation in Long Night of Arts and Innovation

RIVERSIDE (Oct. 4, 2012) - California Baptist University’s faculty, staff and students will showcase their talents during the Long Night of Arts & Innovation, an event scheduled this evening to demonstrate the city of Riverside’s accomplishments in arts and sciences.

Inspired by a similar event in Riverside’s sister city of Erlangen, Germany, the Long Night of Arts & Innovation will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight in locations across downtown Riverside. CBU is a sponsor of the inaugural event, which is expected to become an annual affair.

CBU exhibits and their locations will include:

CBU Male Chorale conducted by Dr. Glenn Pickett, assistant professor of music —6 p.m.—in front of the Riverside Public Library next to the Mission Inn, Mission Inn Avenue. A lively, dynamic, and varied selection of choral music including Nigerian carols, spiritual and patriotic music

CBU Art Exhibit-CAVAD—all night— University Avenue on the Mission Inn Avenue block. Duncan Simcoe, professor of visual arts; Mike Berger, assistant professor of graphic design; Dirk Dallas, assistant professor of graphic design; Trever Hoehne, assistant professor of graphic design; Nancy Ward, lecturer in art; Kristi Lippire, assistant professor of visual art and Mark Roberson, dean, College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design. An exhibition of faculty and student work representing the art, graphic design and architecture programs.

CBU CAVAD Fashion Photo & Film Shoot—all night—University Avenue on the Mission Inn Avenue block. A fashion photo shoot will be set up and executed along with a film shoot documenting both the photo shoot and the CBU CAVAD Art Exhibition

Dr. Grace Ni, associate professor of computer engineering— “Humanoid Robot NAO’s Object Recognition.” 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:15 p.m. —Fox Theater, Encore Room. A demonstration that focuses on NAO’s ability to recognize objects and faces.

Rebecca Trupp, engineering student— “Meet NAO: Your Robot Friend.” —all night—University Avenue on the Mission Inn Avenue block. NAO is a humanoid robot that can walk, talk, respond to voice commands and recognize objects and faces. In the demonstration, NAO will introduce himself, greet the audience and interact with them. Several NAO robots also will perform as a group.

Dr. Jong-Wha Bai, assistant professor of engineering— “Earthquakes and Building Design.” —all night—Mission Inn Avenue on the 6th Street block. Earthquake engineers have studied and will continue trying to understand how buildings behave under seismic activities. Small-scale shaking table tests with building models will demonstrate structural behavior during earthquakes.

Dr. Seung-Jae Kim, associate professor of engineering—“EMG: Using your Muscles to Control Technology.” —all night—10th Street-9thStreet block breezeway. This presentation will demonstrate how humans communicate with or control existing technologies using muscles.

Dr. Matthew Rickard, associate professor of engineering – “Hidden Worlds: High Speed Imaging of Exciting Physical Phenomena in Engineering.” —9 p.m., 9:45 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 11:15 p.m. —Fox Theater, Encore Room. This presentation will reveal some hidden phenomena occurring in just microseconds that can only be seen with cutting edge imaging technology.

Dr. Anthony Donaldson, dean of the College of Engineering; Dr. Mark Anklam, professor of chemical engineering; Wes Blasjo, mechanical shop director; CBU College of Engineering freshmen – “Da Vinci Innovations.” —all night—Main Street between 9th and University. Hands-on machine concepts of Leonardo Da Vinci, the father of innovation. Several models of concepts first proposed by Da Vince will be available to see and operate. Get your picture taken with Da Vinci and/or one of his machines.

Admission to the Long Night of Arts & Innovation is free and open to the public. For more information, visit their website at http://riversideca.gov/longnight/.

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