Coming Up

Campus and Community Events Calendar

Academic

  • October 13
    Columbus Day

    No classes.

  • October 14
    Classes Resume

    Follow Monday class schedule.

Exhibits

  • Through Oct. 31
    External Conditions: Paintings and Monotypes by Brenda Giegerich

    The Chapel + Cultural Center, in association with Katharine T. Carter and Associates, presents “External Conditions,” a collection of paintings and monotypes by nationally known artist Brenda Giegerich. The exhibition is Giegerich’s meditation on our perceptions of the land, its power, and its ever-changing nature. Chapel + Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Avenue, Troy, NY 12180. Contact: Tom Mattern, director, 274-7793 or visit the Chapel + Cultural Center website.

  • October 11
    Shelnutt Gallery Open House

    Visit the Shelnutt Gallery and view the Fall 2014 show “Dia de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead. This show is in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Mary Udell will be on hand from 3-4 p.m. to answer questions and present the show, prior to the Multicultural Jazz Reception, which will occur from 4-6 p.m. Rensselaer Union, Room 3606. For more information, contact the Rensselaer Union at 276-6505.

Lectures/Seminars

  • October 15
    MANE–Student Advisory Council Lecture

    Speaker: Jesse Belden, Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Title: “The Physics of Water Skipping Elastic Spheres.” 10:30 a.m. DCC 330. For more information, contact the department at 276-6351.

  • October 15
    Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy Colloquium

    Speaker: Damien West, Rensselaer. Title: “The Basics of Quantum Computing.” CII 3051. 4 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6310.

  • October 16
    Computer Science Colloquium

    Speaker: Michela Taufer, University of Delaware. Title: “Enabling Scalable Data Analysis of Large Computational Structural Biology Datasets on Distributed Memory Systems.” Sage 3510. 4 p.m. Refreshments served at 3:30. For more information, contact Chris Carothers at 276-2930 or go online.

  • October 16
    School of Architecture Lecture

    Speaker: Guy Nordenson, structural engineer and principal of Guy Nordenson and Associates Structural Engineers in New York City. Title: “Reading Structures.” EMPAC Theater. 6 p.m.

  • October 20
    Biology Seminar

    Speaker: Mario Amzel. CBIS Bruggeman Conference Center. 12 p.m. Refreshments served at 11:45. For more information, contact Sarah Sivertson at 276-2853.

  • October 21
    Chemistry and Chemical Biology Fall Seminar

    Speaker: Paul Dubin, University of Massachusetts–Amherst. Title: “Protein purification by selective polyelectrolyte coacervation.” DCC 330. 4 p.m. Refreshments at 3:45 p.m. For more information, contact Beth McGraw at 276-6456.

  • October 22
    Dept. of MANE–Richard T. Lahey Jr. Lecture

    Speaker: Paul Turinsky, North Carolina State University. Title: “Progress Toward Science, Based Simulations for Nuclear Energy Applications.” 10:30 a.m. Biotech Auditorium. For more information, contact the department at 276-6351.

  • October 22
    Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy Colloquium

    Speaker: Julie Dumas, Rensselaer. CII 3051. 4 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6310.

Movies

  • October 10
    Maleficent

    DCC 308. 7 and 9:30 p.m., and midnight. Admission $2.50. For more information, contact the Union at 276-6505 or go to our website.

  • October 10
    Visitors

    Visitors, the fourth collaboration between filmmaker Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass, reveals humanity’s trancelike relationship with technology. A panel discussion will follow the screening. EMPAC Theater. $6. 7 p.m. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or go to www.empac.rpi.edu/events/2014/fall/visitors

  • October 17
    Expendables 3

    DCC 308. 7 and 9:30 p.m., and midnight. Admission $2.50. For more information, contact the Union at 276-6505 or go to our website.

  • October 24
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    DCC 308. 7 and 9:30 p.m., and midnight. Admission $2.50. For more information, contact the Union at 276-6505 or go to our website.

Performances

  • October 15
    Speaking So To Speak: Johannes Goebel

    Art, any kind of art, was only possible once we had language and were wondering about the meaning of life. Art can be a sword that cuts through language. It can let us experience something beyond language, beyond right and wrong, on this side of yesterday and tomorrow. EMPAC Theater. 7 p.m. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or visit EMPAC’s website.

  • October 23
    Eureka, a Lighthouse Play: Ellie Ga

    A narrative performance recounting an artist’s efforts to reassemble the fragmentary history of the great lighthouse of Alexandria, which sank after an earthquake in the Middle Ages. EMPAC Studio 2. 8-9:30 p.m. $18/13/6. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or visit EMPAC’s website.

  • October 24
    The Fortunetellers: Ellie Ga

    A narrative performance inspired by Ellie Ga’s six-month residency on a research boat adrift in the ice floes near the North Pole, composed with a mix of recorded sound, still image, and film. EMPAC Studio 2. 8 p.m. $18/13/6. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or visit EMPAC’s website.

Special Events

  • October 11
    Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Centennial Celebration

    Hear about the history and accomplishments of our faculty and alumni as well as the exciting new ways we will be changing the world. Then join faculty and students to learn about current research during the cocktail reception and poster session. Laboratory tours will be available. CBIS Auditorium. 3:30-6 p.m. For more information, contact Lee Vilardi at 276-6929.

  • October 14, 21, 28
    Drop-In Meditation Class

    Classes are free and open to students, staff, and faculty. No registration is required. All classes include basic guided meditation instruction, practice, and discussion. Beginners are always welcome. Mueller Center. 6:30-7:15 p.m. For more information, contact the Mueller Center 
at 276-2874.

  • October 16
    Amy Franceschini–FutureFarmers

    Futurefarmers is a group of diverse practitioners aligned through an interest in making work that is relevant to the time and place surrounding us. West Hall. 4-6 p.m. For more information, contact the Arts Department at 276-4778 or visit the website.

  • October 18
    Wellness Day

    Join us for a day devoted to health and wellness. Activities include free fitness classes, stress relief programs, workshops, and much more. Mueller Center. 1-4 p.m. For more information, contact the Mueller Center at 276-2874 or visit the website.

  • October 21
    50th Anniversary of Lally School of Management

    In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Rensselaer Lally School of Management will host a day of conversations, startup pitches, and educational sessions, designed to increase the pool of angel investors and entrepreneurial talent. EMPAC. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Erika Falle at 276-8229 or go to the event registration website.

  • October 24–26
    Family Weekend

    A wide range of activities will be available for alumni, students, families, and members of the surrounding community. In following with the traditional Family Weekend, the event will continue to highlight every facet of life here at Rensselaer, from academic to athletic. For more information, contact Student Life at 276-8022 or go to the Student Life website.

Sports

  • October 10
    Field Hockey vs. University of Rochester

    Harkness Field. 4 p.m.

  • October 11
    Football vs. St. Lawrence University

    ECAV Stadium. 1 p.m.

  • October 11
    Field Hockey vs. William Smith College

    Harkness Field. 2 p.m.

  • October 11
    Women’s Ice Hockey vs. University of Vermont

    Houston Field House. 3 p.m.

  • October 11
    Men’s Soccer vs. Bard College

    ECAV Stadium. 7 p.m.

  • October 17
    Women’s Soccer vs. Rochester Institute of Technology

    ECAV Stadium. 4 p.m.

  • October 18
    Men’s Swimming & Diving vs. Rochester Institute of Technology

    Robison Pool. 1 p.m.

  • October 18
    Women’s Swimming & Diving vs. Rochester Institute of Technology

    Robison Pool. 1 p.m.

  • October 18
    Women’s Soccer vs. William Smith College

    ECAV Stadium. 2 p.m.