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Archive 2012

Dr. Lawrence Reid, RPI Professor
Sage 4101
January 25, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bram van Heuveln
Sage 4101
February 1, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Are You Ready for That Great Atomic Power?
Gallery 111, West Hall
February 3, 2012 6:00 PM - February 29, 2012
An exhibition by Troy artist Nathan Meltz chronicling nuclear holocaust through printmaking, animation, and collage.Event Details
Hiro Uchida, RPI Post Doc
Sage 4101
February 8, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Title:  Modal Reasoning as SimulationEvent Details
Jonathan Chen, "Solo Concert"
EMPAC, Theater
February 9, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Composer Jonathan Chen will perform three of his new works for electronics, violin, and viola.Event Details
Brunswick
Russell Sage 3303
February 12, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
A documentary about a community just outside of Troy, New York, a community undergoing change as farmland is bought up by real estate developers. Event Details
Yingrui Yang, Department of Cognitive Science, RPI
Sage 4101
February 15, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 Precis of the book entitled, Modern Principles of Economic Mechanics:Qualitative Initiatives toward Integrating Economics, Cognitive Science and Theoretical PhysicsEvent Details
Greg DeAngelo, Assistant Professor, Economics, RPI
Sage 4101
February 22, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Title: Social Behavior Toward Risk and InequalityEvent Details

Title: Stability and Variability in Learning an Interactive Task

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Rensselaer Music Association Pops Concert
EMPAC, Concert Hall
March 3, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Kathy High's "Death Down Under"
EMPAC, Theater
March 6, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Talk & ScreeningEvent Details
Xiaodon Yan, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
March 7, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Title:  "Studying the human neural network: methods and application"Event Details
Joseph Bowie & Adam Rudolph Duet
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., North Troy (between Glen and 101st Street)
March 20, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Musical performance grounded in the American improvisational traditionEvent Details
Sol Vedovato, RPI Graduate Students
Sage 4101
March 21, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Darwin's Nightmare
Russell Sage 3303
March 25, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
A stunning and sobering story about fish, invasive species, people and globalization around Lake Victoria, in the heart of Africa. Event Details
Andrew Ortony, Professor Psyc, Northwestern Univ
Sage 4101
March 28, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
What would an Emotional Turing Test be? Could a machine pass it? And what would it mean if it could?Event Details
Jennifer & Kevin McCoy
EMPAC, Evelyn's Cafe (Level 5)
March 28, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Artist talk by Arts Department alumni
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MY BARBARIAN: Broke People's Baroque Peoples' Theater
West Hall Auditorium, RPI Campus, Troy, NY
March 30, 2012 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
The LA-based performance troupe My Barbarian presents their latest collaborative work. Evoking a number of theatrical styles—from Baroque spectacle to camp drag.Event Details
Ensemble Congeros: "Chasing The Rhythms" DVD Release Party
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY
March 31, 2012 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
This concert and DVD release party will highlight the music of Ensemble Congeros, founded by Dr. Eddie Ade Knowles.Event Details
Fred Ho: Artist Talk
West Hall, Room 112, RPI Campus, Troy, NY
April 4, 2012 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Anthony Beavers, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana
Sage 4101
April 4, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Title:  (How) Can Semantic Information Be Reduced to Information Theory? Implications for an Information-Theoretic Philosophy of MindEvent Details
Fred Ho: Book Signing, Music, and Community Raw Food Reception
Market Block Books, 290 River Street, Troy, NY
April 4, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
NATURESONGS, Rensselaer Contemporary Music Ensemble
EMPAC, Studio 2
April 10, 2012 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
THE HUMAN PAINTBRUSH, Tyler Sammann, BS EART Thesis
EMPAC, Studio Beta
April 11, 2012 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Interactive installation

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Alvaro Graves/Michael BarronRPI Graduate Students
Sage 4101
April 11, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Dean Mary Simoni in Concert
EMPAC, Theater
April 13, 2012 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

A concert of electroacoustic music and multimedia works composed and performed by Mary Simoni (piano).

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Accepted Student Celebration

April 14, 2012 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Don't miss the celebration for our Class of 2016! Learn your way around campus, discover the many clubs and activities you can choose from, hear from representatives from each school, explore our academic programs, meet your soon-to-be classmates and more!Event Details
"Earthaluya" Summit with Reverend Billy
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., North Troy (between Glen and 101st Street)
April 14, 2012 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir: Declaration of the Occupation

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"Earthaluya" Sustainability and Public Action Workshop with Reverend Billy and Savitri D.
Darrin Communications Center, Room 174, RPI Campus, Troy, NY
April 16, 2012 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
"Earthaluya" Public Lecture/Performance with Reverend Billy
Darrin Communications Center, Room 318, RPI Campus, Troy, NY
April 16, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Earthalujah! Revolujah! Come celebrate Earth Day at Rensselaer, as Reverend Billy reveals his campaign.

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Sounding Across Borders
EMPAC, Studio Beta
April 17, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A three-way telematic concert (Troy NY, Palo Alto CA, & Manizález, Colombia) and Human Surrogate with Tintinnabulate.

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Xian Li/Sean Barton , Graduate Students
Sage 4101
April 18, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Annual McKinney Contest - Ann Enright, Guest Speaker
Biotech Auditorium
April 18, 2012 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Winners of McKinney Writing Contest will be awarded their prizes by author, Ann Enright. During the second part of the program Ann Enright will read from her work.Event Details
"New Heights" Opening Reception
Dean's Gallery and Vertical Gallery, Sage Hall, RPI campus
April 19, 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Exhibition of digital photography, prints, sculpture, and drawings by the students of Advanced Digital Imaging, Arts-4971/Arts-6971, Spring 2012

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Boryana Rossa: After the Fall: Two Channel Video Installation
EMPAC, Studio 2
April 20, 2012 5:30 PM - April 21, 2012
This video installation by Boryana Rossa examines gender performance in film after the Cold War.Event Details
Vanishing of the Bees
Russell Sage 3303
April 22, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
"Vanishing of the Bees" examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees around the world, and implications for environmental sustainability. Event Details
STRETCHED BOUNDARIES
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY
April 24, 2012 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Compositions and improvisations by members of the RPI Experimental Telepresence Seminar, Directed by Pauline Oliveros with special guests David Whalen and Christine Sun Kim

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2012 EMAC & EART Junior/Senior Exhibition
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY
April 25, 2012 6:00 PM - April 28, 2012
Exhibition and screening of art work from this year's Junior and Senior students in Rensselaer's EMAC and EARTS programs.
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GOLDEN HOUR: Alejandro Borsani's Thesis Show
West Hall Gallery, 111, West Hall, RPI Campus
April 27, 2012 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Golden hour is a light installation that endlessly extends the last daylight hour.

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Evidence: Experimental Electronic Music Duo
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY
April 27, 2012 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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GameFest 2012
Armory
April 28, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Featuring student designed games, a keynote by Richard Vogel, Exec. Producer, Star Wars: The Old Republic and panel discussions with industry experts.Event Details
GameFest 2012 - Symposium
Biotech Auditorium
April 28, 2012 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
The event introduces students to philosophers, computer scientists, artists and cognitive scientists who are conducting research in game design, development and production, providing the potential for interdisciplinary junctures and co-operation between the arts and cultural studies, social sciences, computer sciences, engineering and emerging technical research in information technology.Event Details
Rensselaer Music Association Spring Concert
EMPAC, Concert Hall
April 28, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
David Arner, "The Invocation of Hermes Twice Revealed"
EMPAC, Theater
May 1, 2012 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Arner's Planetary Invocations project explores astro/mytho/logical consciousness through music and sound.Event Details
Christopher F. Chabris, Asst. Professor, Union College
Sage 4101
May 2, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Title: "Aristotle's Hypothesis and the Relationship Between Individual Intelligence and Collective Intelligence."Event Details
Advanced Computer Music Class Final Performance
West Hall, 118, RPI Campus
May 2, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Flaherty On the Road Film Fest
The Sanctuary For Independent Media
May 5, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Flaherty on the Road film series explores the audio dimension of documentary. Come to one or both screenings!Event Details
Machinescape: Sena Clara Creston's Thesis Show
West Hall Gallery, 111, West Hall, RPI Campus
May 6, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Machinescape is an installation comprised of consumer electronic equipment, reworked to animate components of an immersive sculptural landscape.

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Oliveros at 80
EMPAC, Concert Hall
May 10, 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Concert Celebration
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Animation Screening Night
Sage 5101, RPI Campus
May 11, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

All kinds of animation - 3D, 2D, traditional and experimental, shorts, studies, works in progress

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AutoPlay: Electronic Arts Graduate Show
West Hall Gallery, 111, West Hall, RPI Campus
May 13, 2012 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Electronic Arts graduate students present "AutoPlay," a group show of new works.

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John Licato, Computer Science Graduate Student
Sage 4101
August 29, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bram van Heuveln,
Sage 4101
September 5, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Who is Isaac HACKsimov?
Sage Lab, Room 3101
September 5, 2012 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Spanish Hacktivists on digital tools for political mobilization

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Sustainability Research Lunch Meetings
Terra Cafe, in Fac-Staff Dining Hall
September 19, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

We offer a rigorous three-pronged argument that residential US higher education is teetering on the edge of a cliff.

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STS Colloquium - The Rise of the Mobile Internet
Sage 5711
September 19, 2012 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

TOLU ODUMOSU, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, The Belfer Center and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

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Sustainability Research Across Disciplines
Sage 5101
September 22, 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A workshop bringing together Rensselaer researchers interested in interdisciplinary collaboration focused on environmental and sustainability problems.

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Sust Student Outreach Events

September 29, 2012 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sustainability Film Series - Film #1

September 30, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
On Labor Event Details
Sustainability Research Lunch Meetings
Terra Cafe, in Fac-Staff Dining Hall
October 3, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:  Basic Cognitive Science Research Opportunities in National Defense and Homeland Security

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STS Colloquium - Design Research in the Age of Analytics
Sage 5711
October 3, 2012 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Todd Cherkasky, Vice President and Global Lead for SapientNitro's Research & Insights Practice

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Reunion & Homecoming

October 5, 2012 9:00 AM - October 6, 2012

A series of events to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Arts and the 30th Anniversary of Science and Technology at Rensselaer

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Open House in Env and Politics

October 5, 2012 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Anniversary Lunch

October 5, 2012 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
STS anniversary lunch Event Details
Anniversary Panel

October 6, 2012 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dean and Kim Event Details
Sustainability Film Series - Film #2

October 14, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sustainability Research Lunch Meetings
Terra Cafe, in Fac-Staff Dining Hall
October 17, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Selim Akl, Queens University
Sage 4101
October 17, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Title:             The Physics of Space and Time in Unconventional Computation

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STS Colloquium

October 17, 2012 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Romann Weber, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
October 24, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Title:                    New Approaches to Mining Continuous Control Strategies

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Advising Open House

October 24, 2012 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Complementarity, Necessity and Preferences
CII 3051
October 24, 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Steven Beckman, Associate Professor, Department of Economics University of Colorado, Denver

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Hudson Consortium Meeting

October 27, 2012 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Maris College Event Details
Sustainability Film Series - Film #3

October 28, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sustainability Research Lunch Meetings
Terra Cafe, in Fac-Staff Dining Hall
October 31, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tim Lebo, Jason Ralph, RPI Graduate Students
Sage 4101
October 31, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Tim Lebo:Title:  Towards Data-Centric Digital Communities: An example for the Department of Health and Human ServicesJason Ralph:Title:  The Many Varieties of  n-Back Performance.

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STS Colloquium

October 31, 2012 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Political Advertisement VIII: 1952-2012
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
November 2, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

This fascinating anthology, updated to include advertisements from the 2012 presidential campaign, documents the selling of the American presidency since the 1950s.

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BEYOND THE INTERNET: Technology and Activism in a New Key
Auditorium, Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies
November 5, 2012 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

A Colloquium on the Internet and Activism, speaker: Evgney Morozov

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Ensemble Congeros: Chasing the Rhythms
EMPAC Theater
November 10, 2012 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Ensemble Congeros Concert

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Sustainability Film Series - Film #4

November 11, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Living River: The Ganger Event Details
Sustainability Research Lunch Meetings
Terra Cafe, in Fac-Staff Dining Hall
November 14, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Robert Olberg, Union College
Sage 4101
November 14, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

How the dragonfly intercepts its flying prey: From neurons to behavior

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STS Colloquium

November 14, 2012 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Seminar with Dr. Elie During, Volmer Fries Lecturer
EMPAC Studio BETA
November 16, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open discussion and seminar with philosopher Dr. Elie During, from the University of Paris Ouest-Nanterre.

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"Cage/Gould: Several Silences", Elie During - Vollmer W. Fries Lecture
EMPAC Theater
November 17, 2012 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Commemorating the centenary of John Cage's birth and Glenn Gould's passing in 1982 at age 50, Elie During presents a pre-concert lecture on the links and affinities between these two giants of 20th century music.

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Rensselaer Contemporary Music Ensemble: Cage/Gould
EMPAC Theater
November 17, 2012 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Bach at Noon
EMPAC Studio BETA
November 28, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Public launch of new app for iPad/iPhone by Michael Century and Shawn Lawson

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Matthias Scheutz, Tufts University
Sage 4101
November 28, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Title:  The Dual Role of Robots in Cognitive Science

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STS Colloquium - From Gotland to Youngstown
Sage 5711
November 28, 2012 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

"From Gotland to Youngstown: Understanding the indissoluble link between landscape and justice" Don Mitchell, Distinguished Professor of Geography at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University

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"United in Anger: A History of ACT UP" with filmmaker Jim Hubbard
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
December 4, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

United in Anger is an inspiring documentary about the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic

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STS Undergraduate Research Symposium

December 5, 2012 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. James Adams, Rensselaer Professor of Economics 

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the end, again: Electronic Arts Graduate Show
West Hall
December 9, 2012 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

RPI Electronic Arts PHD and MFA graduate students present their newest works in a group show.

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STS Grad/Faculty Research Symposium

December 14, 2012 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM