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The cover of the annual report © CDH

CDH publishes first annual report

— The College of Humanities (CDH) has the pleasure to announce the publication of its first annual report for the year 2019, in both paper and PDF formats and in both English and French. 

Installing the sculpture on the RLC patio © Lang/Baumann

Teaser: Installation of sculpture Up #4 by artists Lang/Baumann

— On June 16th, the impressive sculpture Up #4 was installed on the patio of the Rolex Learning Center (RLC) on the EPFL campus. Designed by Bern-based artists Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann, its apparent lightness (8.75m for 2.4 tons) magnifies the curves of the emblematic building on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.

The EPFL campus produces about 3% of its own energy, via its solar park. © Alain Herzog

EPFL students envision a more energy-efficient campus

— For their semester project, five students in the energy track of this year’s edition of the College of Humanities (CDH) Global Issues course studied the feasibility of implementing three unconventional energy alternatives on EPFL’s campus.

CDH visiting professor Jeffrey Shaw specializes in the application of digital media to artistic and cultural works. © Jeffrey Shaw

Jeffrey Shaw wins ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award

— Jeffrey Shaw, a visiting professor in the College of Humanities (CDH) Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+), has received the prestigious 2020 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art from ACM SIGGRAPH, the international Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.

EPFL researchers, teachers, and students give their perspectives in this new video series © 2020 EPFL

COVID-19: What has changed?

— In a new video series, launched in May, 2020 on the initiative of the College of Humanities, EPFL researchers, teachers, and doctoral students talk about what effects COVID-19 and the related containment measures have had on research and teaching. Interviewees discuss the impacts these measures have had on ongoing research, how they have adapted to the situation, and what traces these events will leave in different fields of research and ways of working.

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