Coming Up

Campus and Community Events Calendar

Academic

  • April 18
    Pass/No Credit Deadline

    Last day for undergraduate students to add or remove Pass/No credit designation. For more information, contact the Registrar at 276-6231.

  • April 18
    Doctoral Dissertations Due in the Office of Graduate Education

    For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Education at 276-6488.

Seminars/Lectures

  • April 21
    Biology Seminar

    Speaker: Biochemistry and Biophysics graduate student Christian Schenkelberg and Biology graduate student Pengwei Zhang. CBIS, Bruggeman Conference Center. 12-1 p.m. Refreshments served at 11:45 a.m. For more information, contact Sarah Sivertson at 276-2853.

  • April 22
    Chemistry and Chemical Biology Spring Seminar

    Speaker: Lene Vestergaard Hau, Harvard University. Title: “The Art of Taming Light.” DCC 337. 4-5 p.m. Refreshments served at 3:45 p.m. For more information, contact Beth McGraw at 276-6456.

  • April 22
    Sensibilities Symposium—Artists, Animals, and Plants

    Art historian and artist Steve Baker from the UK will speak on “The Redescription of the World,” and art historian Monika Bakke from Poland will speak on “And the Plant responded.” West Hall. 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Arts Department at 276-4778.

  • April 23
    Materials Science and Engineering Seminar

    Speaker:  Taner Z. Sen, Iowa State University. Title: “Multiscale Analysis of Biological Interactions in the Era of Big Data.” Low 3051. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6372.

  • April 23
    Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy Seminar

    Speaker:  Ping Kuang and Mark Durniak, Rensselaer Physics Department. Titles: “Recent Advances of Three-dimensional Optical Photonic Crystal: Light Trapping and Manipulation” and “Non-polar Gallium Nitride for long wavelength LEDs.” DCC 337. 4-5 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6310.

  • April 28
    Biology Seminar

    Speaker: Nicolina Clemente and Teri Hreha, Rensselaer Biology graduate students. CBIS, Bruggeman Conference Center. 12-1 p.m. Refreshments served at 11:45 a.m. For more information, contact Sarah Sivertson at 276-2853.

  • April 29
    Chemistry and Chemical Biology Spring Seminar

    Speaker: Hyunmin Yi, Tufts University. Title: “Nanobiofabrication: Exploiting Programmable Properties of Biological Materials and Interactions for Fabrication of Nanocatalysts and Biosensing Platforms.” DCC 337. 4-5 p.m. Refreshments served at 3:45 p.m. For more information, contact Beth McGraw at 276-6456.

  • April 30 & May 1
    Van Ness Lecture Series

    Speaker: John F. Brady, California Institute of Technology. Ricketts 211. 9:30-10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Lee Vilardi at 276-6929.

  • April 30
    Materials Science and Engineering Seminar

    Speaker: Ryan Hayward, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Title: “Tuning Self-assembled Structures in Polymer Blends, Networks & Nanocomposites.” Low 3051. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6372.

  • April 30
    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Speaker: Jan van Aardt, Rochester Institute of Technology. Title: “The Information Products Laboratory for Emergency Response—remote sensing for disaster management.” JEC 3117. 1-2 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6360.

Performances

  • April 18
    Wet Ink

    The sound of New York City-based contemporary music ensemble Wet Ink is at times visceral and unrelenting, yet still maintains a complexity and richness in structure and depth. EMPAC Studio 2. 8 p.m. $18/$13/$6. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or visit their website.

  • April 19
    The Rensselaer Music Association’s Annual Spring Concert

    Some beautiful pieces will be performed by the following RPI groups: Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, and two more ensembles to be announced. Free. EMPAC Concert Hall. 3-5 p.m. More information.

  • April 19
    33RPM

    This semi-documentary performance reconstructs the final moments of a person’s life. A young man is dead but everything lives on, vibrating and communicating in his bedroom: television, answering machine, computer. This performance is void of any actors. EMPAC Studio 2. 8 p.m. $18/13/6. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921.

  • April 23
    Thomas Keenan Talk

    In this EMPAC-commissioned talk, Thomas Keenan will consider new forms of documentary in relation to the rise of social media. EMPAC Studio 2. 7 p.m. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921.

  • April 26
    Product of Circumstances—Xavier Le Roy

    A performance where performed actions subvert the traditional hierarchy of organization and form. These performative acts inspire an awareness of the ways that hierarchies manifest themselves in society today and the complex of rationalizations that give those manifestations support. EMPAC Studio 2. 8 p.m. $18/13/6. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921.

Films

  • April 18 & 19
    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

    DCC 308. 7, 9:30 p.m., and midnight on April 18 and 3 a.m. on April 19. $2.50.
    More information.

  • April 5 & 6
    Casino Royale

    DCC 308. 7, 9:30 p.m., and midnight on April 18 and 3 a.m. on April 19. $2.50.
    More information.

  • April 25 & 26
    Her

    DCC 308. 7, 9:30 p.m., and midnight on April 25 and 3 a.m. on April 26. $2.50.
    More information.

  • April 26 & 27
    Dead Poets Society

    DCC 308. 7, 9:30 p.m., and midnight on April 26 and 3 a.m. on April 27. $2.50.
    More information.

  • May 2 & 3
    The Lego Movie

    DCC 308. 7, 9:30 p.m., and midnight on May 2 and 3 a.m. on May 3. $2.50.
    More information.

Special Events

  • April 21, 22, 23
    Spring Visiting Days

    Prospective students have the opportunity to speak with admissions staff, learn about the breadth of opportunities from members of the academic community, and take a tour of campus. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, contact Undergraduate Admissions at 276-6216 or go online to register.

  • April 18
    Live Talk with Astronaut Rick Mastracchio on the Space Station

    EMPAC Theater. 12:30-1:15 p.m. For more information, contact University Events at 276-2144.

  • April 19
    5K Walk/Run on Campus

    The 2014 A Derby for a Cure 5K will take place across the entire Rensselaer campus. Register online. All proceeds benefit the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. $20 for pre-registration; $25 for day-of registration. 15th Street Pedestrian Bridge. 8-9 a.m. For more information, contact Sigma Chi Fraternity.

  • April 22
    EarthFest 2014

    EcoLogic invites members of the Rensselaer community to celebrate Earth Day at EarthFest 2014. Clubs and community environmental organizations will showcase their efforts toward sustainability, community-building, social justice/equality, health, and much more. Free food, including vegan smoothies, will be available. Tie-dying, eco-crafts, and much more will be offered. Union. 1-5 p.m. For more information, visit Facebook.

  • April 22
    Co-Terminal and Graduate School VIRTUAL Information Session

    Learn more about the Co-Terminal program and receive answers about pursuing an advanced graduate/professional degree. All you need is your laptop and speakers. Reservations strongly encouraged to be made. Union. 4-5 p.m. For more information, contact Graduate Admissions at 276-6216.

  • April 23
    Cultivating Art and Science Sensibilities: Bioart + Biotech

    Visiting guests include Steve Baker (UK) and Monika Bakke (Poland), Professor Kathy High (HASS Arts), and Helen Bullard (HASS Arts). HASS Research Roundtables are designed to facilitate cross-disciplinary work and cultivate collaborative practice across disciplines at Rensselaer and beyond. CBIS, Bruggeman Conference Center. 10-11 a.m. For more information, contact Nancy Roberts at 276-4259.

  • April 23
    Third Annual Take Back the Night March

    Rensselaer and Russell Sage take back the night, a march against any kind of violence. The march will begin at 7 p.m. behind the Greene Building and a route will be designed that will end at Mother’s in the Union. For more information, contact Residence Life at 276-6284.

  • April 26
    Troy Compost Seeks Volunteers

    Troy Compost has been organizing a number of big composting initiatives in Troy, such as the Farmers Market food scraps collection, a project that diverts food waste from landfills to get composted at local farms instead. Volunteering consists of a two-hour, low-intensity, educational gig that does good work for a community organization, local farms, and the Troy waste stream. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, contact Guy Schaffer at schafe@rpi.edu or visit the website.

  • May 1
    American Red Cross Blood Drive

    Sponsored by Pi Lambda Phi and Sigma Delta. For donor eligibility information, visit the website. Mueller Center. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For more information, contact 276-3098.

Sports

  • April 18
    Softball vs. University of Rochester (DH)

    Doris Robison Field. 3 p.m.

  • April 19
    Men’s Lacrosse vs. St. Lawrence University

    Renwyck Field. 1 p.m.

  • April 19
    Softball vs. Rochester Institute of Technology (DH)

    Doris Robison Field. 1 p.m.

  • April 23
    Softball vs. Utica College

    Doris Robison Field. 3:30 p.m.

  • April 24
    Softball vs. Elmira College (DH)

    Doris Robison Field. 3 p.m.

  • April 24
    Baseball vs. Western New England University

    Robison Field. 4:30 p.m.

  • April 25
    Women’s Lacrosse vs. St. Lawrence University

    Renwyck Field. 4 p.m.

  • April 26
    Softball vs. Union College (DH)

    Doris Robison Field. 1 p.m.

  • April 26
    Men’s Lacrosse vs. Drew University

    Renwyck Field. 1 p.m.

  • April 26
    Women’s Lacrosse vs. Clarkson University

    Renwyck Field. 2 p.m.

  • April 27
    Softball vs. Clarkson University (DH)

    Doris Robison Field. 1 p.m.