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Riverside’s Long Night of Arts & Innovation to Feature CBU Talent

Riverside’s Long Night of Arts & Innovation to Feature CBU Talent

RIVERSIDE (Sept. 14, 2012) - California Baptist University’s faculty and students will showcase their talents during the Long Night of Arts & Innovation, an event scheduled Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 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 will include:

Rebecca Trupp, engineering student - “Meet NAO: Your Robot Friend.”

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. Grace Ni, associate professor of computer engineering - “Humanoid Robot NAO’s Object Recognition.” A demonstration that focuses on NAO’s ability to recognize objects and faces.

Dr. Jong-Wha Bai, assistant professor of engineering – “Earthquakes and Building Design.”

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.” 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.”

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 – “Engineering Applications with Microwaves and Electricity.” This demonstration will include measuring the speed of light using marshmallows and a microwave; generating a plasma ball using grapes and a microwave; and creating an audio speaker with no moving parts.

CBU Male Chorale, conducted by Dr. Glenn Pickett, assistant professor of music – “The Male Chorale.” This performance will feature a selection of choral music, including Nigerian carols, spirituals and patriotic music.

Faculty and students, College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design – “Art Exhibit.” An exhibition of faculty and student work that representing the art, graphic design and architecture programs.

Faculty, College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design – “Photo and Film Shoot.” The demonstration includes a fashion shoot as well as a film shoot that will document the fashion shoot and art exhibit.

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/.