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Archive 2008

Sebastien Helie
Sage 4101
January 16, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
TITLE An integrative account of incubation and insight in creative problem solvingEvent Details
Bram van Heuveln, Clinical Assistant Professor, RPI
Sage 4101
January 23, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Introduction and PaperworkEvent Details
Dedre Gentner
Sage 4101
January 30, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Dedre Gentner Twight Professor of Psychology and Education Director of the Cognitive Science Program Northwestern University The Power of Analogy in Human LearningEvent Details
Stephen Hilgartner, Cornell universityEvent Details
Jefferson Pitcher: MFA Thesis Show
West Hall Gallery, Room 111, RPI Campus
January 30, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Opening Reception 7-10PM.Event Details
Title: How Do Doctors Think? A Critique of Jerome GroopmanEvent Details
Laura Wilder (SUNY Albany), "Integrating Research on Rhetorical Conventions into Writing in the Disciplines Instruction: Students' Views on Making the Rhetorical Practices of Literary Scholars Explicit in 'Writing about Literature'"

Debbie Rowe (LL&C), "Survey Findings on the Read Aloud Practice of Writers"

Lee Odell (LL&C), "Integrating Visual and Verbal Literacy"

The colloquium will be available online via a live video feed.



Laura Wilder is an assistant professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY. Her articles have appeared in Written Communication and Rhetoric Review.

She will present research drawn from her current book project which examines the rhetorical practices of literary studies as a disciplinary discourse community. Portions of this research have been Event Details
Brian Holmes, new media theorist
West Hall Auditorium, RPI Campus
February 6, 2008 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
New media theorist Brian Holmes kicks off the series "Art & Islam: Electronic Representations and Local Communities".Event Details
Perrin Bignoli, Grad Student, RPI
Sage 4101
February 13, 2008 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Efficient Constraint-Satisfaction in Domains with TimeEvent Details
Bruce Odland
West Hall Gallery, Room 111, RPI Campus
February 13, 2008 7:30 PM - February 22, 2008
Join us for the public presentation of a new sound work created during the artist's 2007 iEAR residency sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts.Event Details
Title: Usable Science and More ScienceEvent Details
Screening: "A Love During the War"
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 Sixth Ave., Troy, NY
February 22, 2008 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cameroonian director Osvalde Lewat-Hallade will introduce her film "A Love During the War".Event Details
C. Ryder Cooley: MFA Thesis Installation
West Hall Gallery, Room 111, RPI Campus
February 25, 2008 10:00 AM - March 2, 2008
Gallery exhibition February 25 through March 2, 2008.Event Details
Associate Professor of History at Fordham University, "Achieving Interdiscplinarity Through the Use of Technology Tools for Humanities Research,"Event Details
A Cognitive Architecture for Embodied AgentsEvent Details
Jim Finn: MFA Thesis Presentation
First United Presbyterian Church, 1913 5th Ave., Troy, NY
February 27, 2008 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Screening of MFA thesis film "The Juche Idea" (62 min, 2008).Event Details
C. Ryder Cooley: MFA Thesis Performance
Darrin Communications Center, Room 174, RPI Campus
March 2, 2008 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
A multi-media inter-species fairytale inspired by the performative behavior of animals and insects.Event Details
Soyo Lee: MFA Thesis Show
Bruggeman Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, RPI Campus, Troy, NY
March 3, 2008 6:00 PM - March 21, 2008
MFA Thesis Presentation.  Opening reception March 3, 2008 at 6:00PM.  Presentation at 6:30PM.Event Details
Arthi Murugesan/Chris Cramer Grad Student Presentation
Sage 4101
March 5, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Chris Cramer - End-state comfort and the visual control of hand position and                                    orientation during one-handed catchingEvent Details
Virginia Eubanks, University at AlbanyEvent Details
Kendall Phillips (Syracuse University)

The colloquium will be available online via a live video feed.

There will be an informal "Public Memory Gathering" following the colloquium session at 1:45 pm, also in Sage 2202.


Kendall Phillips is Associate Professor and Chair at the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University.

Dr. Phillips' research and teaching interests are in contemporary rhetorical theory and criticism. His work engages broad theoretical questions of advocacy, controversy, dissent, and public memory. He explores these concepts through a variety of rhetorical artifacts including comic books, film, political speeches, and scientific controversies. Dr. Phillips is the author of Testing Controversies: A Rhetoric of Educational Reform, Projected Fears: HEvent Details
Wafaa Bilal, video artist
West Hall Auditorium, RPI Campus
March 5, 2008 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Iraqi Artist Becomes Virtual Jihadi in RPI visitEvent Details
EMPAC Presents Jonathan Berger: Data Speaks. Are You Listening?
Biotechnology Auditorium
March 6, 2008 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Jonathan Berger is a leader in the field of sonification and music perception, as well as being a composer of instrumental and electronic music. In this lecture, he will share his latest research and discuss the creative potentials for experiencing andEvent Details
Srping Break - No Issues

March 12, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The McKinney Contest is Rensselaer's writing competition for undergraduate and graduate students. All enrolled students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities that competition affords.

Entries will be accepted in undergraduate and graduate divisions in each of the following categories:

- Fiction or Drama
- Poetry
- Essays
- Electronic Media

The deadline for receipt of entries is 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2008.

Visit the McKinney website (listed below) for an entry form and submission details.Event Details
Glenn F. Wilson, Ph.D, AFRL, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Sage 4101
March 19, 2008 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Operator Functional State Assessment and ApplicationEvent Details
Topic: Dissertation writing and framing for disciplines
SAGE 5711
March 19, 2008 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Brownbag discussion Contacts: Abby Kinchy (kincha@rpi.edu), Casey O'Donnell (odonnc@rpi.edu), Maral Erol (erolm@rpi.edu)Event Details
Opportunities for Arts and Humanities: Research, Support, Networks, and Partnerships
Biotechnology Center Auditorium
March 20, 2008 12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Gunalan Nadarajan: Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Penn State University,Event Details
Towards a principled account of the mental representation of shapeEvent Details
Book Talk, Nancy Campbell, RPIEvent Details
Dafna Naphtali
Darrin Communications Center, Room 174, RPI Campus
March 26, 2008 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us for the public presentation of a new sound work created during the artist's 2007 iEAR residency sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts.Event Details
Simon Penny: Founder and Director, Center for Arts, Computation, and Engineering
Biotechnology Center Auditorium
March 27, 2008 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Simon Penny: Founder and Director, Center for Arts, Computation, and Engineering, UC Irvine,Event Details
Ethan Bach: MFA Thesis Show
51 Third Street, Troy, NY 12180
March 28, 2008 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Art Show and Screening - Reclaiming the Pieces. Exhibit runs March 28 (one day only. Screening Times 5:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm; Reception 6pm.Event Details
No Classes/Issues

April 2, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Nathan Freier (LL&C) and Selma Sabanovic (STS) will be discussing a number of areas within the field of human-robot interaction (HRI) that stir debate and pose social and moral challenges to designers and researchers.

The topics covered will include (1) the role of culture in human-robot interaction, (2) children's development in the context of interactions with robotic technologies, (3) social robots as assistive technologies for vulnerable populations, and (4) robots in the military.

We hope this talk will communicate some of the key social challenges faced in the field of HRI and promote thoughts about the social responsibility of designers and researchers.

The colloquium will be available online via a live video feed.Event Details
Leonard Retel Helmrich
West Hall Auditorium, RPI Campus
April 2, 2008 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Screening of film "Eye of the Day" and short presentation on the Single Shot Cinema method.Event Details
Mike Coombs
Sage 4101
April 9, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Formal Analytic Modeling of Inter-cultural "Bridge Blogs" as Personal NarrativeEvent Details
African Film Festival
AME Zion Church, 103rd St. and 5th Ave.
April 15, 2008 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The 12th annual traveling show of the New York African Film Festival winds it way to Troy, NY.Event Details
Gabe Diaz - Grad Student Presentation
Sage 4101
April 16, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Intercepting Moving Targets:  A Little Foresight Helps Alot.Event Details
Topic: Publication opportunities and Career planning
SAGE 5711
April 16, 2008 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Brownbag discussion Contacts: David Hess (hessd@rpi.edu), Sean Ferguson(fergus3@rpi.edu)Event Details
African Film Festival
AME Zion Church, 103rd St. and 5th Ave.
April 16, 2008 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The 12th annual traveling show of the New York African Film Festival winds it way to Troy, NY.Event Details
Annual McKinney Contest -- Russell Banks, Guest Speaker
Darrin Communications Center (DCC 308)

Russell Banks, the speaker for this year's McKinney ceremony, will present prizes to McKinney winners, read from his work, and respond to questions beginning at 8 p.m. on April 16, 2008, in Darrin Communications Center (DCC 308). After the ceremony, he will sign books.

The McKinney Contest is Rensselaer's writing competition for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information about the contest and for directions to the event, please visit the website listed below.


Russell Banks has won numerous awards for his work, among them, the American Book Award, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award, the Ingram Merrill Award, and the John Dos Passos Award. He has twice been a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and Pen/Faulkner Award. His novels Affliction and The Sweet Hereafter were adapted into major motion pictures, the latter winning the Grand Prix and the InternatEvent Details
EMAC Junior-Senior Show
Arts Center of the Capital Region
April 18, 2008 5:00 PM - April 26, 2008
Selected works by RPI undergraduates in Electronic Media, Arts, and CommunicationEvent Details
Chris Sims, Grad Student Presentations
Sage 4101
April 23, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Adaptation to embodied Dynamics:  Theory and DataEvent Details
Hasnul Saidon
West Hall Auditorium, RPI Campus
April 23, 2008 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Event cancelled.Event Details
Avian Embryo Development: Micromanipulation, Teratology and Morphological
BW01 Basement of the Jrow Science Center
April 24, 2008 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
BioArt presentation by Adam Zaretsky and Kathy High.Event Details
Nick Wilson Grad Student Presentation
Sage 4101
April 30, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Book Talk, Mike Fortun, RPIEvent Details
Philip Marriott (Visiting Professor, LL&C)

The colloquium will be available online via a live video feed.


Philip Marriott is a Lecturer in Media Arts with the School of Communication, University of South Australia.

He is interested in many areas of new media including video/music/audio production, web technologies, online collaboration, and community engagement. He teaches a number of courses in Machinima production to computer science, arts, and film students in Australia.

Event Details
Department of the Arts, MFA Show
West Hall, RPI Campus
May 4, 2008 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MFA work investigates the relationship between past and present, imagination and despair, creating particular electronic pathways for future movements.Event Details
Michel Brudzinski, Visual Similarity is ObViS, Jason Ralph, Cognitive Workload in Multi-modal, Dual task environments; Jinrong Li, Status Report on the Resaon Programming EnvironmentEvent Details
Title: Paving the Well Worn Path: How Cognitive Science Supports Navy Decision Making.Event Details
Bram van Heuveln - Introduction to Minds and Machines
Sage 4101
September 3, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Kyle deCamp
Darrin Communications Center, Room 174, RPI Campus
September 4, 2008 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
A Create @ iEAR Residency presentation.Event Details
Prof Gary Marcus, NYU
Sage 4101
September 10, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Language as KlugeEvent Details
Douglas Blackmon Discusses "Slavery By Another Name"
Sage 5101
September 10, 2008 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Douglas Blackmon, noted Wall Street Journal author, presents and discusses his book, Slavery by Another Name:  How the Rise of Industrial Forced Labor, Southern White Supremacy, and Northern Indifference Re-Enslaved Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Event Details
Humanities @ Rensselaer Speakers Series, Douglas A. Blackmon
SAGE 5101
September 10, 2008 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The first speaker in this year's Humanities @ Rensselaer Speakers Series is author Douglas A. Blackmon, Atlanta Bureau Chief of the Wall Street JournalEvent Details
Unmesh Kurup, Post Doc, RPI
Sage 4101
September 17, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Some Differences between Internal and External DiagramsEvent Details
Jordan Crandall: SOMETHING is HAPPENING
West Hall Auditorium, RPI Campus
September 17, 2008 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Media artist and theorist Jordan Crandall will present alecture/performance for the Fall 2008 iEAR Presents! Series Out of Time.Event Details
In Fall 2008, Rensselaer will begin to offer undergraduates the opportunity to extend their current level of financial aid and earn both a bachelor's and master's degree (co-terminal degree) in five years.

LL&C will be holding an information session on September 23 to discuss its new co-terminal M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) degree.Event Details
Jim Hendler, Sr. Constellation Professor of Tetherless World, RPI
Sage 4101
September 24, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Ontological Myths:  Reducing the ConfusionEvent Details
David Rokeby
West Hall Gallery, Room 111, RPI Campus
September 24, 2008 5:00 PM - October 17, 2008
Part of the Fall 2008 iEAR Presents! Series Out of Time, Rokeby's video installtion "Machine for Taking Time" will be on exhibit September 24-October 17, 2008.Event Details
Lewis Davis and Fuat Sener, Union College
Sage 3205
September 26, 2008 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
"Innovation and Growth with Endogenous Patent Enforcment and Infringement"Event Details
Nancy Campbell Presents "The Narcotics Farm"
Market Block Books, Troy, NY
September 26, 2008 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
HASS's Nancy Campbell Discusses her latest book, "The Narcotics Farm" on Troy Night OutEvent Details
GLOBAL WARMING EXPERT TO DESCRIBE A WAY OUT IN RENSSELAER LECTURE
DCC 330
September 29, 2008 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Columbia University scientist Wallace S. Broecker will deliver a lecture on "Global Climate Change: A Warning to Dryland Dwellers and How to Avoid the Worst"Event Details
Dr. Daphne Bavelier, Issues
Sage 4101
October 1, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Action video game playing enhances vision and perceptual decision making.Event Details
William Warren, Professor and Chair, Brown University
Sage 4101
October 8, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Dynamics of Perception and Action:  From Bouncing Babies to Legged LocomotionEvent Details
James D. Adams, RPI
Sage 3205
October 8, 2008 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
 "Is the U.S. Losing Its Preeminence in Higher Education?"Event Details
EMPAC Opening with Two Day Research Symposium
Experimental Media and Perofrmaing Arts Center
October 10, 2008 1:00 PM - October 11, 2008
The Symposium Weekend:an internationally diverse group of directors from leading research institutions shares their work in areas of arts, design and media based scientific research.Event Details
James Kahn, University of Pennsylvania
Sage 3205
October 10, 2008 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
"What Drives Housing Prices?"Event Details
Free Grant Writing Workshops for Art Students
WH 112 & 413
October 15, 2008 10:00 AM - 2:20 PM
In conjunction with the New York Foundation of the Arts, the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host two workshops for student-artistsEvent Details
Marc Destefano, Grad Student Presentation
Sage 4101
October 15, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Arturo Estrella, RPI
Sage 3205
October 15, 2008 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
"Term Premiums and the Predictability of Recessions"Event Details
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 Sixth Ave., Troy, NY
October 22, 2008 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Human Rights Watch's International Film Festival has become a leading venue for distinguished fiction, documentary and animated films and videos with a distinctive human rights theme.Event Details
Jose Holguin-Veras, Civil and Environmental Engineering, RPI
Sage 3205
October 22, 2008 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
"The Truth, the Myths, and the Possible in Freight Road Pricing in Congested Urdan Areas" (NOTE STARTING TIME)Event Details
Micah Clark, Graduate Student
Sage 4101
October 29, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Title:  "Slate:  An Argument-Centered Intelligent Assistant to Human Reasoners"Event Details
"Nanoethics Wake; or, A Young Discipline's Illustrative Priming" Lecture by STS Ph.D. Michael BennettEvent Details
Steven Klepper, Carnegie-Mellon University
Location to be announced
October 31, 2008 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
"Submarkets, Industry Shakeouts, and the Evolution of the U.S. Laser Industry" (NOTE STARTING TIME)Event Details
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
EMPAC, RPI Campus
November 6, 2008 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Digital media theorist, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, will present a guest lecture for the Fall 2008 iEAR Presents! Series Out of Time.  Co-sponsored by EMPAC.Event Details
Solomon W. Polachek, University at Binghamton
Sage 3205
November 7, 2008 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
"Globalization and International Conflict: Can FDI Increase Cooperation Among Nations?"Event Details
Dave Touretzy, Research Professor,Carnegie Mellon University
Sage 4101
November 12, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
"Dual-Coding Representations for Robot Vision"Event Details
Daniel L. Shawhan, RPI
Sage 3205
November 12, 2008 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
"Public Decision-Making and Time Inconsistency: Experimental Evidence and Social Consequences"Event Details
Grad Student Presentations
Sage 4101
November 19, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Rensselaer Contemporary Music Ensemble
EMPAC, Studio 2
November 19, 2008 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
New Music Performance featuring works by Frederic Rzewski and Pauline Oliveros.  Part of the Fall 2008 iEAR Presents! Series Out of Time.Event Details
Michael Lynch, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept LLC, RPI
Sage 4101
December 3, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Dramatically altering CLARION:  Adapting a cognitive architecture for interactive storytellingEvent Details
Department of the Arts, MFA Show
West Hall, RPI Campus
December 7, 2008 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A public exhibition of both works-in-progress and finished pieces.  Installations and gallery viewing 5-9pm.  Auditorium show and live performances begin 7pm.Event Details
Bella Veksler, Grad Student, RPI
Sage 4101
December 10, 2008 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Title:  How Salient Events Improve Performance During Prolonged TasksEvent Details