HASS Events


Archive 2017 Fall

Auditions for Rensselaer Orchestra & Concert Choir continue through Sept 12
West Hall
September 1, 2017 4:00 PM - September 12, 2017

Auditions for Rensselaer Orchestra and Concert Choir are ongoing. Contact Prof. Nicholas DeMaison for more information.http://www.hass.rpi.edu/pl/news-s17/audition-info-rensselaer-orchestra-chamber-music-ensemble-concert-choir

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Bram van Heuveln, Lecturer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sage 4101
September 6, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Minds and Machines

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Dan Arista, Graduate Student, RPI
Sage 4101
September 13, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Relevance-based Reconsolidation of Contextual Memories: A Computational Model

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Manifesto! Film Screening and Panel Discussion
EMPAC Studio Beta
September 20, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Screening will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by event organizer, Michael Century.  Event co-sponsored by The Rensselaer Union.  Photo Credit: Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, courtesy FilmRise

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Matthew-Donald Sangster, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
September 27, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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

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Eric Ameres, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
October 4, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

A Cognitive Load Theory for Multimedia Enabled Data Exploration and Analysis as demonstrated by the proper design and implementation of Co-Radial Inner Surface Projected Visualization  (CrISPV)

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Mark Riedl, Associate Professor Georgia Tech University
Sage 4101
October 18, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Computational Narrative Intelligence

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Art_X Symposium on Music, Sound and Mathematics
EMPAC Studio Beta
October 25, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Art_X Symposium on Music, Sound and Mathematics presents current practices in the field, as well as new and novel research from around the Institute. The Keynote presentation at 1:00: "A Theory of Musical Interest” by Dr. Gareth Loy, author of Musimathics.

Demos and Tutorials: 9-12:00, Presentations: 1-4:00, Panel Discussion: 4-5:00, Reception at Evelyn’s Café.The event is free and open to the community. Produced with support from G. A. Articolo ('61), Vollmer Fries Lecture Fund, Schools of HASS & Science, and AXIS. Contact Curtis Bahn (bahnc2 - at- rpi.edu).

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Can Mekik, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
October 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

A computational account of a general intelligence test: Synergy between artificial intelligence and psychometric testing 

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Roots of Africa Music Ensemble
Academy Hall Auditorium
October 25, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Professor Ade Knowles leads the Roots of Africa Music Ensemble as they continue chasing the rhythms with their first performance of the semester at Academy Hall, start time 7:00 pm.

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Chinese Minor Information Session to be Held October 26
Sage 4711
October 26, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Pursuing a minor in Chinese helps you stand out in the global cultures and markets of the 21st century. Come to learn about Chinese Minor requirements, course offerings in conjunction with the Arch and HASS Core requirements, accelerating track, and study abroad opportunities. Date: October 26, 2017|Time: 5:00-6:00PM|Location: Sage 4711

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IDI Show: observer, observed, and the process of observation
Sage Labs 5th floor Deans Lounge
October 31, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
observer, observed, and the process of observation
an exhibition of our Fall 2017 Intermediate Digital Imaging class’s evolving short study projects in
Surveillance, HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography, Panorama and Portraiture
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Petr Babkin, RPI Graduate Student
Sage 4101
November 1, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

An anticipatory model of language understanding based on scripts and discourse coherence.

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Sean Barton
Sage 4101
November 8, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Visual Control of Walking Over Complex Terrain

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Annual Fall Evening of Chamber Music
EMPAC Studio Beta
November 10, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Students in the Chamer Music course present a concert of their recent work.

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Rensselaer Concert Choir Fall Concert
EMPAC Concert Hall Stage
November 11, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil & Vivaldi's Gloria

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Arts Department Fall Concert
Russell Sage Dining Hall (Upstairs)
November 11, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Rensselaer Department of Arts presents its Fall Concert, featuring new acoustic, electronic and electroacoustic live musical works from students and faculty. 

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Lecture: Cosima Herter
West Hall 214
November 13, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Cosima Herter will be informally presenting about her participation in the creation of the popular television series Orphan Black.

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 Effective Proposal Writing from the Inside Out

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Bio-Arts Initiatives: HASS/Art_X Research Roundtable
Sage 4711
November 15, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Arts Professor Kathy High will lead a discussion on new initiatives in Bio-Art between CBIS and HASS, and synergies with Art_X and other programs.
Light lunch provided.  Please RSVP to mooree3@rpi.edu by Nov. 10.

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iEAR Presents! SINNER in MECCA with filmmaker and author Parvz Sharma
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave. Troy NY 12181
November 18, 2017 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Sharma’s documentaries and writing dissect the complicated intersection of faith and sexuality, confronting the taboo topic of his gay and Muslim identities. Sharma has worked as advocate and activist for the LGBT community: his work gives voice to communities where “the silence was strongest.”

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Bonnie Jones: Opening the Circuit / Switching the Power Paradigm
November 20, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

A discussion and open-circuit music performance by Bonnie Jones, Baltimore-based electronic musician, community organizer, and co-founder of TECHNE, an organization that offers DIY audio technology workshops for young female-identifying women and girls. 

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November 20, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM

Liveware is a new performance duo comprised of Michael Century and Shawn Lawson, both Professors in the Rensselaer Arts Department. The name Liveware plays off a slang term that denotes the “human operator” in computer systems. Lawson is an expert practitioner of “live-coding” using graphics languages he developed himself. Century performs on piano and accordion, and uses software he developed allowing live manipulations.

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Scott Steinmetz
Sage 4101
November 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Abandon the Chase: Perceiving 'Catchability' during Interception of a Moving Target

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Long Night Against Procrastination
Center for Communication Practices,: First Floor, Folsom Library
November 29, 2017 7:00 PM - November 30, 2017

The Center for Communication Practices will host its second Long Night Against Procrastination--a chance for students to bring their projects, work with consultants, eat snacks, and Write into the Night!

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GSAS Lecture Series: Rachel Presser "From Idea to Game Studio"
CBIS Auditorium
December 5, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rachel Presser is the founder of Sonic Toad Media and Consulting. She is an indie game developer, freelancing and gaming industry consultant, former tax law practitioner, business educator, and crazy toad lady. Rachel loves to not just play and make games, but teach people about the business of games. 

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Michael Lynch, Lecturer, Communication and Media
Sage 4101
December 6, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

An application of several of Greimas's semiotic models to problems of character motivation and behavior in Interactive Storytelling.

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iEAR Presents! Documentary filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski presents his first feature-length film, "Quest," with producer Sabrina S. Gordon.
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy, NY 12180
December 9, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The documentary is a moving portrait of a North Philadelphia working class family over the span of 10 years. Olshefski’s intimate style emphasizes the beautiful complexity of relationships, and how an American family goes about healing and persevering. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Festival.

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World's Fair Exhibition: Discover the History and Future of the World's Fairs
Corridor of Creativity, Sage Labs
December 11, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
An Exhibition put on by two HASS Inquiry courses.
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Composition Seminar Concert featuring TrumpetCello
EMPAC Concert Hall
December 13, 2017 2:00 PM - November 13, 2017

A concert of world premiere compositions by RPI students, performed by Jillian Blythe and Nolan Tsang of duo ensemble TrumpetCello.

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Fall Semester Arts Open Studios
West Hall Floors 1-4
December 15, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join first and second year Electronic Arts PhD and MFA students for open studios in West Hall.

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