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Design Alumni Return to SASD

Sat 28 Apr 2018 — Dozens of UB's design alumni returned to campus for an afternoon of talk, catching up, hors d'oeuvres, and beverages. The afternoon began with a viewing of the 2018 senior design exhibition, Hello World, in the Schelfhaudt Gallery, 123 ABC. Older alumni met the newer as graduating seniors were near their thesis displays, ready to expand…
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Hello World – 2018 Senior Design Exhibition

5:30–8:30 Thu 26 Apr 2018 — Public opening of the 2018 SASD Senior Show in the Schelfhaudt Gallery, 123 ABC Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue, University of Bridgeport, CT 06604. The Shintaro Akatsu School of Design and the University of Bridgeport invite you to the 2018 Senior Design Show. Join us for a professional night as our 2018 Senior…
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SASD Makes Maker Faire

Sat 21 Apr 2018 — Maker Faire Westport is a wrap, and SASD's participation was a huge success! Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport sponsored the “Nerdy Derby” at the Seventh Annual Maker Faire Westport. SASD held a (student design and constructed) ‘makers booth’ where students were demonstrating drawing/rendering and helping visitors make style/color boards.…
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Design students’ safety inventions win big at NY International Auto Show

Fri 6 April 2018 — Three University of Bridgeport (UB) students have won awards, including Grand Prize, at the New York International Auto Show for devices they invented to keep drivers, passengers, and pedestrians safe from vehicle mishaps. The students, all of whom are majoring in industrial design at UB’s Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, were awarded a total of…
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GD Senior Leachman finals in Photo Contest

Thu 12 Apr 2018 — Graphic Design senior Craig Leachman has placed in the finals of the Photographer's Forum 38th Annual College & High School Photography Contest. His color photograph, ABC Man, is in the finalist group. Over 12,000 photographs were entered by student photographers in the U.S and Canada, and around the world. His artwork will be published in…
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TDC62 — Communication & Typeface Design Exhibition

5:30–8:00 Wed 6 Sept 2017 — TDC62 is the annual international competition exhibition of communication and typeface design, and returns to UB and SASD in September. Featuring works by the best graphic designers worldwide, the TDC exhibitions are much-anticipated events; each exhibition travels the world — UK, Germany, France, Spain, Poland, Japan, Hong Kong, Beijing, Jakarta, Seoul, and more. The…
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Interior Design Student Entries Win at Visitability Home Design

5 Jun 2017 — The first place winning team in the annual Visitability Home Design Contest, The Millennials, made up of Isabella Theberge, Nikita Bontra, Moataz Alhawidni and Mona Albalawi also hailed from the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport. Third place went to Alanis Vega-Cruz and Meghan Kennedy, Team Megnis, of SASD, and fourth…
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ID Students Win Again at NY International Auto Show Safety Competition

Sat 13 Apr 2017 — SASD Junior Industrial Design Students win three out five prizes at NY International Auto Show on April 13, 2017 World Traffic Safety Symposium Designs for Safety Competition. Prizes went to Kristopher Fujii $2500 2nd Place, Dina Inga $1250 3rd Place, and David Jurado $1250 4th Place. The three winning designs are as follows: Kristopher Fujii…
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Kazuji Akatsu Day in Bridgeport and at UB

Tue 11 Apr 2017 — Bridgeport, SASD, and UB welcomed our benefactor and trustee, Shintaro Akatsu, and his father, Kazuji Akatsu, to the Arnold Bernhard Center on the UB campus for a pleasant day of presentations and tours. In the Schelfhaudt Gallery Stephen Healey, UB Provost, opened a session of presentations with opening remarks, and introduced Neil Salonen, UB President,…
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2017 Annual IDSA Merit Awards

6:00pm Tue 21 Mar 2017 — IDSA Merit Awards presentations will be held for senior industrial design students in 708 ABC. Presentations of student work will be made to a jury of New York and Connecticut industrial designers, followed by discussions by the jury to award the best work. Awardees will represent the University of Bridgeport at the IDSA North…
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