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Jul 23, 2014

Professor's productive year saw exhibitions, acquisitions, residencies, travel, and press

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May 19, 2014

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Jul 22, 2014

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Jul 05, 2014

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Assistant Professor Jimmy Kuehnle recently performed a test run of his giant inflatable sculpture, which will soon be installed in the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in the exhibition “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now,” in CIA’s parking lot. Read more in this article from The Plain Dealer.

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Jul 22, 2014

Thursday night concert series rocks CIA's neighborhood

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Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

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Jun 25, 2014

Cuyahoga County unveils county seal designed by CIA student

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Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Jul 28, 2014

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

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Biomedical Art Courses

Genes + Evolution Lab

Course No. BMA214L  Credits: 0.0

Lab required for BMA214 Genes + Evolution. Cross-registration at CWRU required.

Herpetology

Course No. BMA305  Credits: 3.0

Reptiles (crocodilians, turtles, lizards, snakes) and amphibians (frogs, salamanders) have developed unique mechanisms for dealing with their environment. Yet their structure, function, and behavior are governed by their ancestry and by certain principles which apply to all living organisms. This course will cover many aspects of amphibian and reptile biology, including anatomy, evolution, geographical distribution, physiological adaptations to their environment, reproductive strategies, moisture-, temperature-, and food-relations, sensory mechanisms, predator-prey relationships, communication (vocal, chemical, behavioral), population biology, chemistry and physiological actions of venoms, and pathophysiology and treatment of snakebite. Laboratory Sessions will be devoted to learning species identification by means of dichotomous keys, discussion of the natural history of OhioÕs amphibians and reptiles, survey techniques for determining population size and structure, and observations of the behavior of live reptiles and amphibians. Several daytime (Saturday or Sunday) field trips are held as the weather warms, one nighttime field trip is held in late March to observe salamander migrations, and there is a one-day field trip to either the Columbus Zoo or the Toledo Zoo Reptile House. Cross-registration at CWRU required.

Human Anatomy

Course No. BMA346C  Credits: 3.0

Gross anatomy of the human body. Two lectures and one laboratory demonstration per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 216 or BIOL 251. Cross-registration at CWRU required.

Human Anatomy + Physiology I

Course No. BMA116  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Principles of Biology

This course is the first course in a two-semester sequence that covers most systems of the human body and covers homeostasis, membrane structure and function, membrane transport, tissue types, the integumentary system, neurons and nerves, the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, special senses (vision, hearing and equilibrium, taste, smell), and the cardiovascular system. Prerequisite: BMA114. Cross-registration at CWRU required. Offered fall.

Human Anatomy + Physiology II

Course No. BMA117  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Human Anatomy + Physiology I

This course is the second course in a two-semester sequence that covers most systems of the human body and covers respiratory system, endocrine system, digestive system, lymphatic system, immune system, urinary system, acid-base regulation, and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: BMA116. Cross-registration at CWRU required. Offered spring.

Human Biology in Health + Disease

Course No. BMA106  Credits: 3.0

This is an introduction to biological principles. Topics include discussion of cell structure, cell function, and physiology of digestion, circulation, excretion, and coordination in normal and disease states. Cross-registration at CSU required. Offered spring.

Human Forms: Head, Hands, Feet

Course No. BMA255  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Elizabeth Halasz

This course is open to all majors who are interested in learning how to visually describe the (1) Head: facial proportion/anatomy, form, construction and expression (significance of meaning and context); (2) Hands: proportion/anatomy, gestural qualities & significance of meaning and context, biomechanics of motion; (3) Feet: proportion/anatomy, biomechanics of motion, the relationship to ground and weight emphasis. This Course provides observational drawing skills in: portraiture, hands and feet in a variety of different mediums, perspectives (from orthogonal interpretation to dramatic vantage points and foreshortening.) This course is designed to benefit majors in Drawing, Painting, Illustration, Biomedical Art, Animation, Video, Game Design, and is open as an elective to all majors. Projects include assignments and exercises which incorporate the specific subjects of Heads, Hands, and Feet. The projects involve principles of realism, observational accuracy, proportion/anatomy, composition, creative context of meaning and emotion. Offered fall.

Human Learning and the Brain

Course No. BMA301  Credits: 3.0

This course focuses on the question, "How does the human brain learn?" Through assigned readings, extensive class discussions, and a major paper, each student will explore personal perspectives on learning. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: the brain's cycle of learning; neocortex structure and function; emotion and limbic brain; synapse dynamics and changes in learning; images in cognition; symbolic brain (language, mathematics, music); memory formation; and creative thought and brain mechanisms. The major paper will be added to each student's SAGES writing portfolio. In addition, near the end of the semester, each student will make an oral presentation on a chosen topic. Cross-registration at CWRU required.

BMA Student, CWRU Partners Take Prize in App Contest

BMA Student, CWRU Partners Take Prize in App Contest

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Thomas Nowacki

Thomas Nowacki

Associate Professor/Chair of Biomedical Art

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