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USC Explores Engineers' Inner Artists
Apr 2008
Engineering students and faculty exercised their skills in art, film and music at the second annual KIUEL Showcase, held recently at the University of Southern California Viterbi School (USC Viterbi) museum and sponsored by the Klein Institute forfarmworker.jpg
Photo at right: At left, a portrait of a farmworker by Joe Devinny; "Woman in Reflection" and (below) "Cartoon" by Leslie Nguyen (Photos courtesy USC Viterbi)
uscart.jpgUndergraduate Engineering Life (KIUEL). On display were decorative containers by Joe Devinny, professor of environmental engineering in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, who also exhibited paintings including "Campesino," an acrylic depicting a hispanic farmworker; a simplified version of Arwen’s blood red dress in "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King," by Shirin Nikaein, a senior electrical engineering major; triptychs inspired by Albers' Homage to the Square by Geza Bottlik, professor of industrial and systems engineering; a self-portrait, "Cartoon," by Leslie Nguyen, a computer science student; and a film by senior computer science major Julianne Gale. Olivia Lu-Hill, a sophomore majoring in biomedical engineering, and Tyler Wolf, a junior in electrical engineering, provided music at the opening.

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