HASS Events

 

Archive 2016

Professor Ben Chang will give a network performance between the ERL, Le Cube in Paris and Aix-en Provence, and Chicago on January 15th at 2 pm.  The performance is part musical, part game and part second life.   This is the first public demonstration of the New Atlantis platform. 

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Bram van Heuveln, Lecturer, Cognitive Science
Sage 4101
January 27, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Minds and Machines

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Eric Ameres, Graduate Student and EMPAC Senior Research Engineer
Sage 4101
February 3, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Cognition, Collaboration and the Campfire

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Study no 50
EMPAC, Studio 1
February 5, 2016 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ryan Ross Smith's Study no. 50 will be performed at EMPAC, Studio 1, Friday February 5th, 7:30.Study no. 50 is composed for 7 percussionists, and will be performed by the Williams Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Gold.

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Oliver W. Layton, Post-Doc Research Associate, RPI Cognitive Science
Sage 4101
February 10, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

“Bridging the gap: visually guided navigation and cortex”

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Catherine Sibert, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
February 17, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Next Steps in Exploring Expertise in Tetris with AI Models

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Matthew-Donald Sangster
Sage 4101
February 24, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Big Data Meets Team Expertise in a Dynamic Task Environment 

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Miya Masaoka: Networks of Sound
EMPAC Studio Beta
March 1, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Miya Masaoka, composer, musician and sound artist will be discussing the edges of found sound, conflict, sound in social contexts, nature; sound used as a weapon for social control against political protest, racial and gendered revelations as well as the psycho acoustic effects of movement and space.

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Yingrui Yang, Associate Professor, Cognitive Science
Sage 4101
March 2, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Title:  Gauge field theory of reasoning (and cognition) dynamics:Toward a solution of the “logician vs. reasoners” dilemma

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Brown Bag Lunch Series
Sage Labs 4711
March 2, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

James Stodder to present at the Brown Bag Lunch event.

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Spring Seminar Series
Sage Labs 5711
March 8, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Diego Comin, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College, to present in the Economics seminar.

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STS Colloquium examines the dynamics of collaboration in the Boston Women's Health Book Collective that led to publication of "Our Bodies, Ourselves."

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ARCADIA: Toward a Computational Theory of Human Attention

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A workshop for students and professionals

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Spring Seminar Series
Sage Labs 3713
March 10, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Fatih Karahan, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, to present in the Economics seminar.

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Field Cuts: Encounter 6
EMPAC, Studio 2
March 10, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Field Cuts is an electronically mediated movement project which attempts to build upon the invisible connections and communications between performers, who Field Cuts is an electronically mediated movement project which attempts to build upon the invisible connections and communications between performers, who influence each other at a distance as movement changes, degrades, and evolves.

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Northeast STS Graduate Student Conference (NESTS) 2016
Sage Labs 5711
March 12, 2016 9:00 AM - March 13, 2016

The graduate students of RPI’s Science & Technology Studies department invite their comrades to join them for two days of presentations, making, and doing, March 12-13th, in the Russell Sage Labs on the RPI campus. In keeping with the tradition of grad conferences in years past, this conference is meant to provide a fresh set of friendly eyes on works in progress. Please submit your proposals to: Colin Garvey garvec@rpi.edu by February 29th.

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Moved in Noir
EMPAC, Studio 1
March 19, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Moved in Noir is an audiovisual/movement performance exploring themes of liminal space, queer identities, and the concept of “noir."

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Spring Seminar Series
Sage Labs 5711
March 22, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ethan Lewis, Associate Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College, to present in the Economics seminar.

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Petr Babkin, Graduate Student, RPI
Sage 4101
March 23, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Modeling Human Performance for Robust Natural Language Understanding

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Chinese Minor Information Session
Sage Labs 4304
March 23, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn about Chinese Minor requirements, course offerings, placement tests, and study abroad opportunities.

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Working with community members, artist Mary Mattingly works across the visual arts, architecture, engineering and policy to create sculptural ecosystems in urban spaces. During her lecture she will present recent projects ranging from 'wearable homes' to 'floating forests', habitats inspired by patterns of global human migration.

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Spring Seminar Series
Sage Labs 5711
March 29, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Fabian Lange, Associate Professor of Economics, McGill University, to present in the Economics seminar.

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RPI Arts department doctoral candidate Zach Layton premieres a new work for voice and electronics featuring soprano Erin Flannery utilizing an innovative wavefield synthesis loudspeaker array in 512 discrete channels, currently in development at EMPAC. 

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On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Selmer Bringsjord, Chair and Professor of Cognitive Science will present his lecture in Sage 4101 at 12:00 Noon.  Pizza will be available!

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Brown Bag Lunch Series
Sage Labs 4711
April 6, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Ken Simons to present in the Economics Brown Bag Lunch Series.

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Spring Music Days 2016
Various locations
April 13, 2016 12:00 AM - May 3, 2016

Rensselaer’s Dept. of Arts announces Spring Music Days 2016, a series of performances by students and faculty, April 13 -  May 6.

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Spring Seminar Series
Sage Labs 4711
April 13, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Jack Rossback, Assistant Professor of Economics, SUNY Albany, to present in the Economics seminar.

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RPI 2016 Earth Week Kick-Off Saturday
RPI Student Union
April 16, 2016 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

RPI’s 2016 Earth Week Kick-Off Saturday, April 16, will celebrate and showcase environmental education and stewardship – welcoming kids, families and the entire community.  There will be music and dance performances, workshops, games, sports activities, and learning kiosks. Food will be available in the Union and at food trucks on 15th Street.   All events are free and open to the public.  

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RPI Earth Week 2016: Sunday Events
Various Locations
April 17, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Rensselaer celebrates INTERCONNECTIONS between communities, across generations and geography, and between local and global issues: water and air pollution, climate change, policy, and law.

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RPI Earth Week 2016: Monday Events
Various Locations
April 18, 2016 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM

​Rensselaer celebrates INTERCONNECTIONS between communities, across generations and geography, and between local and global issues: water and air pollution,
climate change, policy, and law.​

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RPI Earth Week 2016: Tuesday Events
Various Locations
April 19, 2016 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Rensselaer’s 2016 Earth Week celebrates INTERCONNECTIONS between communities, across generations and geography, and between local and global issues: water and air pollution, climate change, policy, and law

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RPI Earth Week 2016: Wednesday Events
Various Locations
April 20, 2016 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Rensselaer’s 2016 Earth Week celebrates INTERCONNECTIONS between communities, across generations and geography, and between local and global issues: water and air pollution, climate change, policy, and law.

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In Search of the Zipperump-a-Zoo:
What I Have Learned from 40 Years of Research on Intelligence

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Spring Seminar Series
Sage Labs 4711
April 20, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tarun Jain, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Indian School of Business, to present in the Economics seminar.

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RPI Earth Week 2016: Thursday Events
Various Locations
April 21, 2016 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Rensselaer’s 2016 Earth Week celebrates INTERCONNECTIONS between communities, across generations and geography, and between local and global issues: water and air pollution, climate change, policy, and law.

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RPI Earth Week 2016: Friday Events
Various Locations
April 22, 2016 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Rensselaer’s 2016 Earth Week celebrates INTERCONNECTIONS between communities, across generations and geography, and between local and global issues: water and air pollution, climate change, policy, and law.

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Brown Bag Lunch Series
Sage Labs 4711
April 27, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Faye Duchin, "Building Scenarios for the Future: A Model-Based Framework for Collaboration", to present in the Economics Brown Bag Lunch Series.

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The Archivist: Installation by Ryan Jenkin
West Hall Gallery
April 28, 2016 5:30 PM - April 30, 2016

The Archivist is a 20 minute looping Thesis fIlm Installation by MFA student Ryan Jenkins.

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Rensselaer Orchestra Lunchtime Concert
EMPAC Concert Hall
April 29, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Rensselaer Orchestra Celebrates Spring with a Pastoral Lunchtime Concert

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Algorave 0x01
Tech Valley Center of Gravity
April 29, 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

An evening of live audio-visual performance encompassing electro-acoustic improv, mixed reality performance and live-coded sound and image. Featuring interactive music and visual performances and compositions by faculty and graduate students from Rensselaer's Arts Department. 

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GameFest 2016: Algorave 0x0F
Tech Valley Center of Gravity, 30 3rd St., Troy NY
April 29, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

GameFest begins with Algorave 0x0F, an evening of cutting-edge electronic music, interactive visuals, and live-coding performances at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity, 30 3rd Street in Troy, NY. 

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GameFest 2016: Visions of the Virtual
EMPAC
April 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 6:15 PM

On Saturday, April 30, the GameFest expo, competition and symposium at EMPAC features over 50 student teams from colleges and universities across the Northeast, with a game design competition hosted by Vicarious Visions.  Dive into virtual reality and fly a stunt kite, or become a narwhal making sandwiches at a deli counter.  Play through a tale of love and loss using your own facial expressions, or explore an immersive environment of freshwater ecology.  Check out the future of multiplayer gaming, haptic feedback devices, mobile games and more. 

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Scholarly Big Data:  Information Extraction, Data Mining & Semantics

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Brown Bag Lunch Series
Sage Labs 4711
May 4, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Yuri Yatsynovich to present in the Economics Brown Bag Lunch Series.

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Deep Listening Workshops
EMPAC Studio 2
May 6, 2016 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

On May 6, 2016 come to a FREE Day of Deep Listening workshops and sonic meditations

What is Deep Listening, you ask? Come and find out!
Get your ears moving, get ready to smile, to laugh, and of course, LISTEN!

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We The New Community by Matt O'Hare
EMPAC, Goodman Studio Theater
May 7, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

An experimental theatre piece that revisits the science-fiction inspired theology of fringe religious groups, projecting the technological optimism of the late 1990s into a not-too-distant future.

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Brown Bag Lunch Series
Sage Labs 4711
May 11, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Russell Weinstein to present in the Economics Brown Bag Lunch Series.

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NUTS! with filmmaker Penny Lane
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
May 14, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sundance Film Festival sensation (and Sanctuary co-founder) Penny Lane presents “Nuts!,” her good old story about a big fat liar, some goat balls and a million-watt radio station—an opportunity for viewers to actively wrestle with the ethical and epistemological issues central to the narrative nonfiction form. Because who says smart films have to be boring?
Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents! and the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Rensselaer.

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ARTS Spring Grad Show 2016
West Hall
May 15, 2016 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Graduate students from the MFA and PhD Electronic Arts program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host their Spring semester art exhibition.

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GSAS Faculty and Graduates to Showcase Education Games
Roosevelt Hotel New York (45 E 45th, New York, NY 10017)
August 18, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

GSAS faculty Professor Kathleen Ruiz and recent GSAS graduates will be showing their innovative education games, World of Plankton and Halls of the Forgotten, at the Revolutionary Game Arcade as part of the Revolutionary Learning 2016 New York Conference. 

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Professor Bram van Heuveln, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Cognitive Science, will welcome the incoming Cognitive Science undergraduate majors, and make a few remarks on the Cognitive Science undergraduate program, curriculum, and research opportunities. 

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Can Mekik, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
September 7, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Developing an Automated Evaluation Procedure for Artificial Imagination Systems

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SING!
Chapel + Cultural Center

The Rensselaer Concert Choir is holding open rehearsals for new members.

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STS Colloquium: Artificial Intelligence, Robots, and the Future of Work
CBIS Auditorium
September 14, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Panel discussion featuring experts across the domains of social and emotional machines, the politics of computing, and implications for the future of work.

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Sean Barton, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
September 14, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The role of vision and biomechanics when walking over rough terrain

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Artist Lecture & Supercollider Live Coding Workshop
West Hall 211
September 14, 2016 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Featuring Shelly Knotts and Joanne Armitage.
Hosted by the HASS Inquiry course" Open Source Art, Music, and Culture

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RPI Economics Professor Arturo Estrella will discuss "The Economics of Recession" at 12:30 pm in Sage Labs 4711.

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Yuriy Stejko, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
September 21, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Applying cognitive modeling to computational sociology

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Networked counterpublics and hashtag activism are increasingly complementing offline counterpublic spheres to change the terms of mainstream public debates about state violence and racial justice in America.

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John Lindstedt
Sage 4101
September 28, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

How to win at— and bet on!— Tetris tournaments: Extrapolating expertise from subsets of player behavior

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Olney, Associate Professor of Economics at Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., will present on "Globalization and Executive Compensation"

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Toward a Comprehensive Computational Control Theory Model of Self-Regulation

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Prof Kevin Shih (RPI) will present on "Foreign Peer Effects and Native Major Choices," 12:30 pm, Sage 4711

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Perceptual expertise in chess:  Evidence from eye movements 

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Donna Riley, Professor of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech, will discuss "Losing ABET:  High Stakes Gambling with the Engineering Profession" on Wednesday, October 12, 1:00 pm, in Sage 5711.

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Presentation with Stanford PhD candidate Barbara Biasi will examine "Effects of Copyright on Science - Evidence from the WWII Book Republication Programs"

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Professor Jennifer Hunt presents "How Restricted is the Job Mobility of Skilled Temporary Work Visa Holders?".

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Roots of Africa Music Ensemble
Rensselaer Union: Mother's
October 19, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Professor Ade Knowles will lead the Roots of Africa Music Ensemble in a performance of African and Afro-Cuban folkloric music.

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Professor Larry Reid, RPI, Cognitive Science
Sage 4101
October 26, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

 "Theory on Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease”  

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Speaker Rebekah Sheldon, Assistant Professor of English, Indiana University-Bloomington, will give a colloquium talk titled "The Child, the Planet, and the Queer Matter of the Future" on how children are represented as hope for the future in the discourse of environmental crisis. 

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Professor Ronni Pavan, University of Rochester, Presents "Parental Beliefs and Investment in Children: The Distortionary Impact of Schools".

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Gender, Ideology and the Future of American Democracy
CBIS Auditorium
October 26, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Gender, Ideology and the Future of American DemocracyPanel discussion on current campaign and future election

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Chinese Minor Info Session
Sage 4304
October 27, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Pursuing a minor in Chinese helps you stand out in the global culture and market of the 21st century. Come to learn about Chinese Minor requirements, course offerings, accelerated tracks, and study abroad opportunities.

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Roots of Africa Music Ensemble
Rensselaer Union: Mother's
October 30, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ade Knowles leads the Roots of Africa Music Ensemble in Chasing the Rhythms on November 30, 2016, at Mothers, in the Rensselaer Union. Start time: 7:00 pm.

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Petr Babkin
Sage 4101
November 2, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Learning to Read between the Lines in Dialogue

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Professor Ken Simons Presents "Rich-Get-Richer Dynamics in Life and Industry".

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C&M Meet & Greet Pizza Party for EMAC & Communication Majors
Sage 4711
November 2, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Calling all EMAC and Communication majors, dual majors, and minors! Come for free pizza and a chance to get to know your fellow EMAC/Communication majors and faculty mentors. If plan to attend, RSVP to antonl@rpi.edu by Sunday, October 30


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Jane Prophet is a visual artist in the Computing Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her practice-based research and writing emerges through interdisciplinary collaboration across art, science and the humanities with a focus on the use of scientific images as data.

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iEAR Presents! Jane Prophet, "Diffractive Art Practices: Making Art Through Interdisciplinary Research"
CBIS Auditorium 
November 3, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Interdisciplinary artist and Professor Jane Prophet will discuss her research practice and recent work in AI, neuroscience, projection mapping and fine art.

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Eric Ameres
Sage 4101
November 9, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

A Square Peg in a Round Hole?  

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Robert C. Johnson, Assistant Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College discusses his research. 

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An Evening of Chamber Music
Chapel + Cultural Center
November 9, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Students in the Chamber Music program present a concert of their recent work.

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Please join us for a roundtable focusing on the development of a digital platform for Humanities research and collaboration at Rensselaer.  We will have a series of short presentations on current research in HASS, and a discussion of long-range issues for the development, support, and potential of such an initiative at Rensselaer.
RSVP to crb@rpi.edu

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Young Americans: Rensselaer Concert Choir Fall Concert
Chapel + Cultural Center
November 11, 2016 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Rensselaer Concert Choir presents a concert of new music by young American composers.

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Sergey Astahov is a gay man converted by Church and state propaganda into an orthodox pro-Putin activist. Composed of terrifying images from Astahov's blog, this documentary by contemporary artist Oleg Mavromatti is the most radical insight into today's Russia and its ideological clashes.

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iEAR Presents! "There Goes the Neighborhood Film Festival"
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., North Troy (between Glen and 101st St.); info: w
November 13, 2016 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A community event to view compelling films around the theme of urban struggles and hopes, culminating in a celebration of youth media makers from across the Capital Region.

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Professor Nishtha Langer Presents "Peer Influence and the Choice of IT Careers" with Tarun Jain.

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Zaretsky will discuss the Ethics and Aesthetics of iGMO: intentional Genetically Modified Organisms in his VivoArt work.

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iGMO: Desire in the Transgenic Human Database

Indulgent Reprogenetics and Body Design Issues

Zaretsky will discuss the Ethics and Aesthetics of iGMO: intentional Genetically Modified Organisms in his VivoArt work.

 

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Tragic Sublime: Rensselaer Orchestra Fall Concert
EMPAC Concert Hall
November 19, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Rensselaer Orchestra presents a concert of music Mozart, Brahms, and Wagner.

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Matthew-Donald Sangster, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
November 30, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Finding the 'I' in Team; Development of a Snapshot Individual Performance Metric

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Fall Economic Seminar Series Presentation
Sage 4711
November 30, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Professor Russell Weinstein Presents "Geography and Networks in Employer Recruiting: Evidence from Office Openings and Closings"

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Alicia Walf, Lecturer, Cognitive Science
Sage 4101
December 7, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Hormones:  from cell to cognition to conference room

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Fall Economic Seminar Series Presentation
Sage 4711
December 7, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Professor Yury Yatsynovich presents "Structural Shifts in Employment: Final Demand vs. Input-output Loop"

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Musica Humana/Musica Universalis
EMPAC Concert Hall
December 8, 2016 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

A concert and multimedia lecture on the scientific and spiritual dimensions of music and health

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