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John Cawley;Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Mangement, and the Department of Economics, at Cornell University.  Co-Director of Cornell's Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities.  Dr. Cawley will present “The Impact of Information Disclosure on Consumer Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment of Calorie Labels on Restaurant Menus”

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RPI Alumni, Uyen Uong was selected as a finalist for the 15 Minutes Max Student Film Festival. Her animation film and final thesis piece "Pig or Pork" and received an Honorable mention award.


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The annual McKinney Contest is now accepting entries from undergraduates and graduates in four categories:  poetry, short fiction/drama, essay/creative nonfiction, and electronic media using language.  Deadline for all entries:  March 12, 2019.

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Art, Virtual Reality, and Science will meet their human players on October 5th at The World of Plankton, a unique touch-pool installation that enlightens children and adults about the role of plankton in freshwater ecology.

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The Rensselaer Orchestra, under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison, will perform Missy Mazzoli’s River Rouge Transfiguration and Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82 at New York Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM.  

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Events

The Isle is Full of Noises

EMPAC GOODMAN STUDIO 1
November 27, 2018 12:00 PM

The Isle is Full of Noises is a environmental sound installation composed by Professor Michael Century, with the assistance of Eric Miller (PhD student, Electronic Arts).  

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"Who Do You Think You Are?: DNA ancestry and biosurveillance" by Heather Dewey-Hagborg

The Sanctuary for Independent Media/NATURE Lab, 3361 6th Ave., Troy
November 28, 2018 6:00 PM

How much can you learn about a stranger from a stray cigarette butt?  Our DNA can reveal stories about us—including our ancestry, disease risks, physical characteristics, and predispositions.  What does (and doesn't) your DNA reveal? How are emerging genetic technologies reinforcing age old stereotypes and what can we do to subvert them?

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iEAR Presents: DAD ART

Chapel and Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Ave, Troy, NY 12180
December 5, 2018 7:00 PM

 A 3-hour interactive meditation on life and death opens a door to REALLY being with Impermanence.

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Brew will present and discuss a breadth of works, ranging from her experimental documentary work, public television productions, international curation, and her own recent Fulbright supported research in Peru.

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Stephen is the co-owner/operator of Enigmatic Escapes, an escape room in downtown Troy. Escape rooms are a new entertainment phenomenon, mixing technical innovation, physical ingenuity, and environmental storytelling in a unique and engaging way. (Plus, they’re just a lot of fun to play!) In his not-so-copious spare time, Stephen organizes and runs theatrical-style live action roleplaying games and events, plays games whenever he has a free moment, and is an avid reader. Stephen is an editor on Game Wrap, New England Interactive Literature’s magazine on the art and craft of live-action roleplaying and has a Dual BS from RPI in Game and Simulation Arts and Sciences and Psychology and a BS from SUNY Albany in Computer Science. 

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Previous Events

Roots of Africa Music Ensemble

Mother's Rensselaer Union
November 14, 2018 7:30 PM

Come celebrate with the Roots of Africa Music Ensemble as they continue to chase the rhythms of Africa and Afro-Cuba.

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"Crime + Punishment" with filmmaker Stephen Maing

The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy, NY
November 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Join us for a screening and discussion of the riveting documentary chronicling the struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City.

A workshop “Storytelling at the Margins,” with the film’s director/producer/cinematographer/editor Stephen Maing, will precede the screening from 4-6pm.

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