The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

The School of HASS responds to the world’s greatest challenges with agenda-setting research on human societies, institutions, minds, arts, and cultures. With outstanding undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs and a world-renowned faculty, HASS is home to an interdisciplinary and highly creative research community. The academic mission of HASS is to conduct research and to offer degree programs that are rigorous, innovative, and responsive to contemporary problems and prospects; and to equip all Rensselaer students with the skills and outlooks needed to address complex social issues in their lives as innovators and citizens.

HASS is home to five academic departments—Arts; Cognitive Science; Communication and MediaEconomics; and Science and Technology Studies (STS); and an interdisciplinary program in Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences—each of which combines a unique breadth and depth of scholarly expertise to create innovative educational programs and pursue interdisciplinary research. 

Message from the Dean

"What is the role of the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences in the 21stCentury technological research university?  The answer is simple:  We are seekers.  We seek to understand the very nature of our humanity.  We seek to improve the quality of life.  We seek to preserve our world.  We seek truth through artistic innovation..."

 

 

 

 

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Wisdom Matters
The Translational Humanities at Rensselaer

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Featured News

Composer Gareth Loy is Keynote Speaker at First Art_X Symposium - Music, Sound and Mathematics

Wednesday, October 25, 9:00 AM–5:00 at EMPAC Studio Beta

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Wednesday, October 25, 9:00 AM–5:00 at EMPAC Studio Beta


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Lunch and Learn Series Schedule

All meetings Weds. at noon – 2:00 pm in Sage 4711 unless otherwise noted
The 2017 HASS Lunch and Learn Series will feature interesting and informative sessions for Faculty, Grads and
Staff including a meeting with Rensselaer Counseling Services, sessions exploring CONCUR, Procurement, Grant
Basics and Procedures, and a new HASS writing group. In conjunction with Art_X, there will also be a research
roundtable on Bio-Art Initiatives, and a Symposium on Music, Sound, and Mathematics. A light lunch will be offered
with the exception of the HASS writing groups, which will be “Brown Bag.”

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All meetings Weds. at noon – 2:00 pm in Sage 4711 unless otherwise noted
The 2017 HASS Lunch and Learn Series will feature interesting and informative sessions for Faculty, Grads and
Staff including a meeting with Rensselaer Counseling Services, sessions exploring CONCUR, Procurement, Grant
Basics and Procedures, and a new HASS writing group. In conjunction with Art_X, there will also be a research
roundtable on Bio-Art Initiatives, and a Symposium on Music, Sound, and Mathematics. A light lunch will be offered
with the exception of the HASS writing groups, which will be “Brown Bag.”


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Faculty Positions

The School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is seeking candidates for several Faculty positions.  Candidates must possess an appropriate terminal degree (e.g., PhD, DMA, MFA, or foreign equivalent) by the start of the appointment.  The positions will remain open until filled.  

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The School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is seeking candidates for several Faculty positions.  Candidates must possess an appropriate terminal degree (e.g., PhD, DMA, MFA, or foreign equivalent) by the start of the appointment.  The positions will remain open until filled.  


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