Over sixty years ago, a shepherdess from Central France became the ingénue author of two novels. According to her publisher, the retired mail carrier in her village helped the barely literate girl of 16 transcribe her fantastic stories, which became critically acclaimed. The story of Berthe Grimault impressed Muriel Orr-Ewing, the headmistress of The Grove Finishing School, who extended an invitation to Berthe to study among a class of elite young women. The Pygmalion tale made the international press, with Orr-Ewing claiming that Berthe’s attendance was a type of experiment.
The GSAS program at HASS is proud to partner with Mediaplanet for its Gaming in America campaign! Studies have shown that women and people of color comprise a large segment of gamers, but unfortunately account for just a small portion of game developers. This campaign advocates for reversing that trend, and increasing representation of female, minority, and LGBTQIA+ stories and characters in games.
Join us for a special virtual symposium on Wednesday, April 7, 4:00-6:00 p.m., hosted by the McKinney Committee at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and SUNY Albany’s English Department in collaboration with New York State Writers Institute, featuring award-winning writers: Amina Gautier (fiction), Molly McCully Brown (essay, poetry), and Susan Nguyen (poetry).
Join Brooklyn Law School on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm for a special discussion with Rensselaer students. We'll cover law school admissions, what to expect in law school, and what career opportunities exist for graduates.
This virtual seminar on April 7 at 4:00 PM will feature Professor Zhijie Xiao from the Department of Economics, Boston College. Professor Xiao will talk about time series quantile regression and its applications in various fields such as finance.
On Wednesday, April 14th at 3:30 pm (EDT), please join us for our Spring Colloquium. A diverse panel of 7 Design, Innovation & Society (DIS) alumni will discuss the topic, "Navigating Careers After DIS".
On April 20th and 21st, RPI Electronic Arts PhD students Bibiana Med, Lisa Schonberg, and Matthew Gantt present three new spatial sound works that are the product of their collaborative residency at EMPAC this spring. These ambisonic works build on research from their respective artistic practices. More info: https://fb.me/e/257kVz7qe
"And then there was quiet" a multi-media installation with ambisonic sound, video projection, and dance work. 4/27-30 at EMPAC. Multi-Media Artist, Ricardo Tovar Mateus, and Movement Director, Carson Reiners, present quietness or the stillness of movement and sound; viscerally felt during the current times. The stripping away of life and human movement through death leaving behind emptiness, a void. Encompassed by the speed and “loudness” of information which forcibly clashes against our experience.
This Earth Week panel involves local Environmental Justice groups who viewed "Mossville: When Great Trees Fall," an award-winning environmental justice documentary. Filmmakers, tri-state community members, and environmental justice activists will participate in the conversation.
See it via Facebook and Zoom on April 21 at 11:00 AM EDT.