Deceased Oculus co-founder to be honoured at University of Maryland

first_imgDeceased Oculus co-founder to be honoured at University of MarylandPart of Brendan Iribe’s $31 million complex will be named after co-founder Andrew Reisse, who died in 2013Matthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefTuesday 3rd May 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleOculus VRThe University of Maryland’s new computer science center will be named after three of Oculus VR’s co-founders, including two whose names are seldom in the press.The entire center will be named after Brendan Iribe, who made the project possible with a $31 million donation. The auditorium will be named after Michael Antonov, Oculus VR’s chief software architect, and a pivotal figure who lacks the visibility of Iribe or Palmer Luckey. A rooftop park will be named after Andrew Reisse, who died in tragic circumstances in 2013, prior to the company’s $2 billion acquisition by Facebook.Iribe, who broke ground on the site, wrote on Facebook that, “the park will contain native plant life and natural water features in memory of Andrew’s love of nature and water. The perfect place for students to take a walk or read.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “The three pillars of the innovation center – the CS building, auditorium, and park – symbolise the partnership that we formed 18 years ago when Michael, Andrew and I met at UMD freshman year and started our journey together. I hope this inspires students to form similar lifelong friendships and teams.”With access to everything they need to build the next great company or breakthrough technology, I’m excited to see what future engineers and entrepreneurs come out of UMD.”The Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation will have 13 computer labs and five seminar rooms, with almost 800 seats for classes. It will also have a raft of cutting-edge facilities, including labs dedicated to VR, AR and motion capture.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The VR & AR newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesOculus halts headset sales in GermanyFacebook says it’s a temporary move and will continue supporting existing owners in the countryBy Brendan Sinclair 8 months agoSony reportedly increasing PS5 production to 10m units by 2021Meanwhile, Facebook said to be ramping up manufacturing for Oculus devicesBy James Batchelor 9 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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ICU Nurses from NY Health Care System Arrive in Utah to Return the Favor

first_imgAccording to a report from KUTV, 10 intensive care unit (ICU) nurses from New York’s Northwell Health system arrived in Utah on Tuesday, more than three months after Intermountain medical professionals traveled to New York to assist with its COVID-19 surge. Thirty nurses from Northwell Health will arrive in groups of 10 (or so) for a series of two-week assignments and will work in the ICUs at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray. During the announcement of the deployment of New York nurses to Utah, New York Govenor Andrew M. Cuomo thanked Intermountain Healthcare and the people of Utah for their support during the height of New York state’s outbreak. The collaboration between these two health systems revolves around sharing best practices and protocols for the treatment and support of COVID-19 and non-COVID patients. In April, Intermountain deployed two 100-person COVID-19 response teams to assist New York City-area hospitals during the state’s surge. The hospitals planned to return the favor after their surge subsisted.last_img read more

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Cervélo named Official Bike of MarkAllenOnline

first_imgCervélo has renewed its relationship with multisport coaching specialist MarkAllenOnline. For the next three years, Cervélo and MarkAllenOnline will ‘join forces in an effort to bring the best triathlon bike and the best online coaching company together to service the triathlon community worldwide.’With Cervélo’s introduction of its brand new P5 triathlon/TT bike, the company’s impact on the triathlon community goes from strength to strength. Likewise, MarkAllenOnline ‘continues to help triathletes to reach their potential through world class coaching.’ Last October over 30 athletes at the Ironman World Championships were coached by MarkAllenOnline.“We like our athletes to be on the fastest bike. Only Cervelo has always delivered the most aerodynamic bike, so we were recommending Cervélo even before our partnership. It was just a natural move for both of us,” said 6-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion Mark Allen, the Head Coach of the company.www.markallenonline.com www.cervelo.com www.p5simplyfaster.com Relatedlast_img read more

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Talent and mental toughness will win for us – Anagblah

first_imgChairman of the Management Committee of the Ghana’s U-20 team, Jordan Anagbla says Ghana will successfully defend the African Youth Championship (AYC) she won in Rwanda when the final countries gather for the biannual fiesta in Libya in March.Ghana has been handed a tough draw for the first stage of the tourney that laces the best eight on the continent, but Anagbla says coming through the group that houses arch rivals, Nigeria, Gambia and Cameroon is possible.Anagbla told GNA Sports that “it is a tough draw for us but that will not stand in our way. We will successfully defend the trophy. The rivalry with Nigeria will always be there, we met Cameroon at the same stage in Rwanda and we clearly know the Gambia threat but we are not moved.”Ghana won the last competition after beating Cameroon in the finals and the Chairman said “it is a good thing we are playing Nigeria first. Cameroon we already know and will take a game at a time.”Anagbla said the team’s mental toughness and talent will propel them to defend the trophy in the competition that spans March 18 to April 1.“This team has whatever it takes to win the trophy. The talent is amazing and their biggest strength is their mental toughness that saw us through the qualifiers. From defence to attack are ball jugglers capable of holding their own any day. We have the best of talent in this team and their hunger and thirst for success will see us through” Touching on the technical aspect of the team, Anagbla had kind words for the competence of Orlando Wellington, former assistant coach of the Africa and World Cup winning team.“I believe so much in the ability of Coach Wellington. He has the experience and personally, I see him as the pillar behind our success in both the Africa and World competitions in 2009.”Source: GNAlast_img read more

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