SMU hosts 2013 summit on the law and business of video games

Game::Business::Law 2013 logoVideo game industry insiders, including major developers and top legal and financial minds, will visit SMU’s Dedman School of Law Jan. 24-25 to discuss their most pressing real-time issues at the 2013 Game::Business::Law Summit. The Summit is cosponsored by The Guildhall at SMU and the Institute for Law and Technology (ILT) at The Center for American and International Law.

Featured speakers include New York Times bestselling author Mark Long, founder/CEO of free-to-play game publisher/distributor Meteor Entertainment Inc. in Seattle; and independent filmmaker Michael “Burnie” Burns, co-founder of Rooster Teeth Productions LLC in Austin and renowned for his filmmaking work with the 3-D engine Machinima.

The conference also features a free screening of “Indie Game: The Movie” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 in Karcher Auditorium, main floor, Storey Hall. The Sundance Film Festival-award winning documentary, focused on the journeys of indie game developers, will include a Q & A session with one of the film’s subjects: independent game developer Edmund McMillen. No advance reservations are required, and seating is first-come, first-served.

All sessions will take place in the Hillcrest Classroom, Underwood Law Library. For a complete program, visit the Game::Business::Law Summit website.

Written by Denise Gee

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SMU Libraries announce 2008 Staff Award winners

The SMU Libraries honored some of its indispensable associates, as nominated by the SMU community, at its 2008 Libraries Staff Awards ceremony May 9 in DeGolyer Library. Staff members from Central University Libraries, Bridwell Library, Underwood Law Library and the Business Information Center were eligible to be nominated for the awards, which carry a cash prize of $500 each.

This year’s recipients:

• Employee of the Year – Cindy Gautreaux, Central University Libraries

• Outstanding Achievement – Sam Ratcliffe and Ellen Buie Niewyk, Central University Libraries

• Continuing Excellence – Maria Isabel Lopes Garcia, Central University Libraries

• Effective Use of Information Technology – Robert Walker, Central University Libraries

• Outstanding Student Assistants – Thien Ho, Business Information Center, and Valencia Pan, Underwood Law Library

In addition, the following staffers received Central University Libraries Awards:

• Dean’s Eureka Award – Cindy Gautreaux

• CUL Team Award – The Digitization Advisory Group: Stacey Beach, Jorge Cruz, Michael Seifi, Robert Walker and Brad Wehring