HASS Events

 

Archive 2009 Spring

Humanities Center Faculty Seminar
HASS Dean's Office
January 14, 2009 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
STS Professor Linnda Caporael reports on the last annual Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboration (HASTAC) meeting, research opportunities, and faculty networks.  Organization information: www.hastac.org.Event Details
Karen Adolph, Professor, Depart of Psychology, NYU
Sage 4101
January 14, 2009 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Learning to MoveEvent Details
Video Installation: MIRROR
West Hall Gallery, Room 111, RPI Campus
January 20, 2009 10:00 AM - February 13, 2009
Exhibit runs daily (M-F) January 20 - February 13, 2009Event Details
Diversity Week
Sage 3303
January 20, 2009 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
John Hartigan, University of Texas, author of Race Situations, lectures on "Black Power, White Trash, and a Manic Glimpse of the Post-racial Future."  A Diversity Week Event.Event Details
Bram van Heuveln
Sage 4101
January 21, 2009 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Introduction to Minds and Machines - UndergraduatesEvent Details
B. "Chandra" Chandrasekaran
Sage 4101
January 28, 2009 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Laboratory for AI Research
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
The Ohio State UniversityEvent Details
Mike Fortun Launches "Promising Genomics" at Market Block Books
Market Block Books, 290 River St., Troy, NY
January 30, 2009 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
HASS Prof. Mike Fortun discusses his second book investigating the social forces known as genomics.Event Details
Christopher Cherniak, University of Maryland
Sage 4101
February 4, 2009 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Title:  "The Best of All Possible Brains?" -- The Why's of Neural OptimizationEvent Details
Ben Goertzel, PhD., Director of Research , SIAI
Sage 4101
February 11, 2009 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
TITLE:
Embodying Learning Systems  in Virtual Worlds:
From Trainable Virtual Pets to Human-Level Artificial General IntelligenceEvent Details
The Symbol of the Unconquered
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy, NY
February 14, 2009 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Percussion improvisation with William Hooker.Event Details
Perrin Bignoli, Grad Student, RPI
Sage 4101
February 18, 2009 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
"The Mortgage Crisis, Affordable Housing, and Social Entrepreneurship"
Sage 4112
February 19, 2009 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Eric Dahl, managing broker of Community Reality, will speak.Event Details
Somebody Blew Up America
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy, NY
February 21, 2009 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Poet Amiri Baraka and saxophonist Rob Brown perform together.Event Details
Dan Veksler Grad Student
Sage 4101
February 25, 2009 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Title: Adaptive Autonomous AgentsEvent Details
drip 2009: Big questions for young media-makers
EMPAC, Studio 1
February 25, 2009 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Video work from the undergraduates of RPI, UIUC, & VCU.Event Details
The Splatto Festival Chorus
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy, NY
February 28, 2009 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Musical performance by Todd Reynolds, Ed Mann, David Barrett, and Michael Bisio.Event Details
Mike Byrne, Assoc Prof. Psy & Comp Sci, Rice University
Sage 4101
March 4, 2009 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
An Information Theoretic Approach to Visual Salience in ACT-R Michael D. Byrne & Clayton T. Stanley Rice UniversityEvent Details
Lesley Sharp
Low CII 4050
March 4, 2009 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Humanities@Rensselaer and Hale Endowed Chair Lecture: Lesley A. Sharp, Barnard College and Columbia University, "Aesthetics and the Biogengineered Body."Event Details
Signs of Change Screening 1: Media for Liberation
West Hall Auditorium, Rensselaer Campus
March 4, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hundreds of posters, photographs, moving images, audio clips, and ephemera bring to life over forty years of activism, political protest, and campaigns for social justice.Event Details
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 17, 2009.

Visit the McKinney website (listed below) for an entry form and submission details.

Please be sure to include a completed entry form with your submission.Event Details
Susan Schreibman, Director, Digital Humanities Observatory, Ireland, on models for use of digital tools for Humanities research.Event Details
William Tracy, Asst. Prof., Lally School of Mngt. & Tech. RPI
Sage 4101
March 18, 2009 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Title:  Paradox Lost: Evolved "rationality" and the Chain Store GameEvent Details
Signs of Change Screening 2: Artists and Social Movements
West Hall Auditorium, Rensselaer Campus
March 18, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hundreds of posters, photographs, moving images, audio clips, and ephemera bring to life over forty years of activism, political protest, and campaigns for social justice.Event Details
Thomas Stoffregen
Sage 4101
March 25, 2009 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Postural instability and motion sickness.Event Details
Humanities Center Seminar: Interdisciplinary Research Workshop
Library Fischbach Room
March 25, 2009 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
With the support of the Imagining America initiative based at Syracuse University, an interdisciplinary Research Group from Rensselaer and from SUNY Albany will discuss emerging cross-disciplinary areas in technology, activism, and communication.Event Details
Humanities@Rensselaer Lecture: Zachary Sklar
Bruggeman Center, Biotech
April 2, 2009 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Humanities@Rensselaer Lecture: Zachary Sklar, screenwriter, journalist, co-author (with Oliver Stone) of the Academy Award-nominated screenplay for the film JFK, on "How Do We Know What's True?: Fact and Fiction in the Media."Event Details
Annual McKinney Contest -- Peter Carey, Guest Speaker
Darrin Communications Center (DCC 308); Heffner Alumni House (1301 Peoples Avenue)

Peter Carey, the speaker for this year's McKinney ceremony, will present prizes to McKinney winners, read from his work, and respond to questions starting at 8:00 p.m. in Darrin Communications Center on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Mr. Carey will also hold a question-and-answer seminar at 4:00 p.m. in the RPI Heffner Alumni House earlier on the same day.

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


Peter Carey has been called "Australia's finest fiction writer." Over a career spanning twelve novels that have invited comparisons to the work of Kurt Vonnegut and Evelyn Waugh, Carey has received numerous major awards, including the Booker Prize (twice) and the Commonwealth Prize (twice). His newest novel is His Illegal Self (2008). Set in the 1970s, it follows the adventures of seven-year-old Che SEvent Details
McKinney Awards and Reading
DCC308
April 7, 2009 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Annual McKinney writing awards ceremony and reading by novelist and two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey, author most recently of His Illegal Self (2008).Event Details
Ken Forbus, Northwestern Univ
Sage 4101
April 8, 2009 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Steps Towards Human-Level AIEvent Details
RPI, Graduate Student Presentations
Sage 4101
April 15, 2009 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Romann Weber, Jon Matthis, Jason Ralph, Michel Brudzinski Event Details
Junior/Senior EMAC & EART 2009 Exhibition
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy NY, 518.273.0552
April 17, 2009 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Annual exhibition of work from the Electronic Media Arts and Communication program and the Electronic Art program.Event Details
Robert Deaner, Grand Valley State University
Sage 4101
April 22, 2009 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Title: Bringing Evolutionary Theory to Psychology: the Case of Red Sox Nation Event Details
SIGNS OF CHANGE: SOCIAL MOVEMENT CULTURES 1960s TO NOW
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy NY, 518.273.0552
April 24, 2009 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Exhibition runs from April 5, 2009 to June 5, 2009. Hundreds of posters, photographs, moving images, audio clips, and ephemera bring to life over forty years of activism, political protest, and campaigns for social justice.Event Details
Sixth Annual GameFest
EMPAC, Studio 1
April 24, 2009 5:00 PM - April 25, 2009
Sixth annual GameFest of industry speakers, product demonstrations, and student competitions.Event Details
Jon Kaas, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN
Sage 4101
April 29, 2009 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Evolution of the Human BrainEvent Details
SQUIRREL!
Woodside Church, 71 Mill Street, Troy NY
May 3, 2009 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
NEW_MEDIA.VIDEO.INSTALLATIONS.MUSIC.PERFORMANCES.SOFTWARE.FOOD.
FLOODS.SHACKS.LIGHTS.VJ.ART.LOVE.SEX.OLD_MEDIA.PICTURES.JUNKYARDS.
BIO_ART.SCULPTURES.CARS.ETC...Event Details
Exhibit: Larry Kagan, "Flags: Variations on a Theme"
Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy
May 5, 2009 - June 7, 2009
Reception May 29, 5:00-7:00.  Exhibition through June 7Event Details
RPI Grad Students Presentations
Sage 4101
May 6, 2009 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Nick Wilson, Gabe Diaz, James MichelisEvent Details
Annual Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Awards Dinner
Russell Sage Dining Hall
May 7, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM