Coming Up

Campus and Community Events Calendar

Academic

  • March 20
    Master’s Theses and Engineering Projects due to advisers

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

  • March 20
    Doctoral Dissertations due to advisers

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

  • March 20
    Spring 2015 Drop Deadline

    Last day for undergraduate and graduate students to drop courses. For more information, contact the Registrar at 276-6231.

  • March 20
    Resident Dining Halls close with dinner

    For more information, contact Residence Life at 276-6284.

Lectures/Seminars

  • March 9
    Biological Sciences Seminar

    Speaker: Shounak Banerjee and Jake Englaender, Rensselaer Biology graduate students. CBIS, Bruggeman. 12 p.m. Refreshments served at 11:45 a.m. For more information, contact Sarah Sivertson at 276-2853.

  • March 11
    Department of MANE Colloquium

    Speaker: Jean-Pierre Fleurial, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. DCC 330. 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6351.

  • March 11
    Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Speaker: Andrew Whittaker, University at Buffalo. Title: “Seismic Isolation of Structures, Components and Systems in Safety-Related Nuclear Facilities.” JEC 3117. 1 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6360.

  • March 11
    Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy Colloquium

    Speaker: Bruce Watson, Rensselaer. Title: “The Environment of Earliest Earth: Decoding the Oldest Crystals.” CII 3051. 4 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6310.

  • March 11
    School of Architecture Lecture

    Speaker: James Collins Jr. ’77, fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a partner at Payette. Title: “The Pursuit of Excellence in an Era of Resistance.” EMPAC Concert Hall. 6 p.m.

  • March 16
    Biological Sciences Seminar

    Speaker: Mike Tyers, University of Montreal. CBIS, Bruggeman. 12 p.m. Refreshments served at 11:45 a.m. For more information, contact Sarah Sivertson at 276-2853.

  • March 18
    Department of MANE Colloquium

    Speaker: Professor Wojciech Misiolek, Lehigh University. DCC 330. 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6351.

Movies

  • March 6
    Birdman

    Screenings at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and midnight. DCC 308. All showings are $2.50. For more information, contact the Rensselaer Union at 276-6505.

  • March 7
    Tenacious D

    Screenings at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and midnight. DCC 308. All showings are $2.50. For more information, contact the Rensselaer Union at 276-6505.

  • March 13
    Wreck-It Ralph

    Screenings at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and midnight. DCC 308. All showings are $2.50. For more information, contact the Rensselaer Union at 276-6505.

Performances

  • Saturdays in March
    The Color Out of Space

    Rosa Barba’s two-part EMPAC commission was produced in collaboration with Rensselaer’s Hirsch Observatory, Professor Heidi Newberg, and Rensselaer astronomy students. While transforming EMPAC’s 8th Street façade into an outdoor cinema that uses the solar system as source material for a speculative film, a site-specific artwork for the Hirsch Observatory will connect the two buildings across campus. EMPAC. 8-9 p.m. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or go to empac.rpi.edu/events/2015/spring/color-out-space.

  • March 7
    Mouse on Mars

    A rare U.S. performance by Mouse on Mars, one of the most influential and innovative duos in German electronic music. For the past 21 years, Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma have been making electronic music that defies genre labels and classification, mixing IDM with krautrock, disco, pop, ambient, and avant-garde styles. Their music has been reinterpreted by orchestras and remixed by DJs, performed in concert halls and shown in museums. EMPAC. $18/$13/$6. 10 p.m. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or go to empac.rpi.edu/events/2015/spring/mouse-mars.

  • March 9
    Giuliana Bruno: Surface—Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media

    Theorist Giuliana Bruno will speak about how the physical appearance of surfaces holds deep meaning for us as they are part of cultural contexts established by architecture, cinema, and philosophy. Arguing against the prevailing association of surfaces with shallowness and superficiality, Bruno uses examples such as faces and facades to suggest that surfaces are carriers of information, history, and politics. EMPAC. 7 p.m. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or go to empac.rpi.edu/events/2015/spring/giuliana-bruno.

  • March 20
    Extra Shapes

    Created by DD Dorvillier, in collaboration with composer Sébastien Roux and lighting designer Thomas Dunn, Extra Shapes occupies a rectangular space divided into three horizontal bands, featuring sound in the front, light in the middle, and dance in the back. EMPAC. 8 p.m. $18/$13/$6. 8 p.m. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or go to empac.rpi.edu/events/2015/spring/extra-shapes.

Special Events

  • March 6
    Rensselaer Union After Dark

    A program for students to participate in contests, view entertainment, play games, and more. Rensselaer Union. 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Rensselaer Union at 276-6505.

  • March 7
    Professional Headshots by the Photo Club

    The Photo Club is offering students the opportunity to have professional head shots taken for LinkedIn and other professional purposes. Rensselaer Union, room 3511. 3-5 p.m. For more information, contact the Rensselaer Union at 276-6505.

  • March 10 & 17
    ESW Bio-diesel on campus project

    The ESW-Biodiesel Project is building a facility to make fuel from all the waste vegetable oil produced by campus dining halls. This semester they will be doing lab tests, building a processor, and giving presentations at schools. Rensselaer Union, Room 3510. For more information, contact esw-biodiesel@union.rpi.edu.

  • March 12
    Spring Town Meeting

    President Shirley Ann Jackson invites the Rensselaer community to join her for the 2015 Spring Town Meeting. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Refreshments will be served following the Town Meeting. EMPAC Theater. 1 p.m. For more information, contact the President’s Office at 276-6211.

  • March 13 – 15
    Genericon Convention

    Genericon is a weekend-long, general convention run by the students, featuring a wide variety of attractions that run the gamut of geeky hobbies, including science fiction, gaming of all forms, and anime. Events include panels by guest speakers, video gaming tournaments, role-playing games of both the pen-and-paper and live-action variety, and twenty-four hour showings of both science fiction classics and modern anime fresh from Japan. DCC. Beginning at 9 a.m. on March 13 and ending at 5 p.m. on March 15. General admission $30 / pre-registration $20 / RPI student, staff, faculty $10. For more information, contact the Rensselaer Union at 276-6505 or go to https://sites.google.com/site/rpigenericon/ to register.

  • March 19 & 20
    On-Call/Downtown Shuttle not available

    Due to The FIRST Robotics Competition, the on-call/downtown shuttle service and any special shuttle requests will be unavailable. The downtown/on-call shuttle will resume normal operation at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 23. For more information, contact Parking and Transportation at 276-6616.

Sports

  • March 8
    Men’s Tennis vs. Skidmore College

    Tri City Racquet Club, Latham. 1 p.m.

  • March 11
    Men’s Lacrosse vs. Connecticut College

    ECAV Stadium. 4 p.m.

  • March 14
    Women’s Lacrosse vs. Babson College

    Renwyck Field. 12 p.m.

  • March 14
    Women’s Tennis vs. Middlebury College

    Saratoga. 2 p.m.

  • March 15
    Men’s Tennis vs. Rochester Institute of Technology

    Tri City Racquet Club, Latham. 9 a.m.

  • March 15
    Women’s Tennis vs. Rochester Institute of Technology

    Tri City Racquet Club, Latham. 10 a.m.

  • March 15
    Women’s Tennis vs. Bard College

    Tri City Racquet Club, Latham. 2 p.m.

  • March 15
    Men’s Tennis vs. Bard College

    Tri City Racquet Club, Latham. 2 p.m.