The award, for work on "key-frame animation", will go to Wein along with Nestor Burtnyk, a colleague at the National Research Council of Canada, where Wein is a senior research officer. At UW, he's an adjunct professor. The award will be presented March 1 in Beverly Hills, when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out its technical awards for 1996. (The nationally televised Oscars will come March 24.)
Wein and Burtnyk are being recognized for "pioneering work in the development of software techniques for computer assisted key framing for character animation". According to a news release issued by the Academy, they "demonstrated the first significant use of the computer in two dimensional key-frame character animation and influenced many subsequent developments in computer animation techniques".
The scientific and technical awards are given for "devices, methods, formulas, discoveries or inventions of special and outstanding value to the arts and sciences of motion pictures and that also have a proven history of use in the motion picture industry".
UW police are "still investigating" a bus-car collision on the ring road near Carl Pollock Hall, I was told at 9:00. Apparently no one was seriously hurt, but there's not much information yet. . . .
The fine arts film society starts its winter season tonight -- a weekly series of German films, to be shown at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the East Campus Hall auditorium. Tonight's film is Rainer Fassbinder's "Lili Marleen", a 1980 movie about prewar Jews, Nazis, and the haunting song about Lili of the lamplight. . . .
Readers of this week's menu from food services might possibly wonder about one of today's entrees at the Village I cafeteria: "pineapple soba tempehtation". Jeff Chalmers, assistant director in food services, is based in Village I and kindly explained: "The item in question is a sweet and sour tempeh stir-fry with noodles. Tempeh is a kind of soybean cake. This semester's vegetarian menu in Village I has lots of new items in response to customers' suggestions, asking us to incorporate more vegan items." . . .
Co-op students can look for spring term job posting #2 tomorrow morning at 10. Margaret Rayes in the co-op office says there's been a small change in procedure this term: "Friday postings will no longer be held over until Monday, but instead will expire the following Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Needles Hall will be open Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m." I think that means the building will be open, to give people access to the bulletin boards -- surely there's no plan to have the offices open on weekends. . . .
Conrad Grebel College is holding a workshop for church folks Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. Topic: "Including Children in Worship".
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