Coming Up

Campus and Community Events Calendar

Exhibits

  • November 11
    Talk/Exhibition: Dear Climate

    “Retool your inner climate” with Dear Climate artists Marina Zurkow and Oliver Kellhammer, a dialogue about art and environmental action. See the exhibition and some of the collaborators discuss ideas around climate change. Sponsored by Rensselaer, iEAR Presents, NYSCA, NEA, The Sanctuary for Independent Media. West Hall. 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Arts Department at 276-4778.

  • November 18
    Expo 14: Worlds on Display

    A collaborative final project on World’s Fairs and Expositions, created by the students of “Worlds on Display,” a class in the Communication & Media Dept. of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. EMPAC. 3 p.m. For more information, contact HASS at 276-6575.

Lectures/Seminars

  • November 10
    Biology Seminar

    Speaker: Sally Marik, the Rockefeller University, NYC. Title: “Neural circuits sculpted by experience and disease.” CBIS Bruggeman Conference Center. 12 p.m. Refreshments served at 11:45. For more information, contact Sarah Sivertson at 276-2853.

  • November 10
    Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

    Speaker: Tom Hagstrom, Southern Methodist University. Title: “Upwind Methods for Second Order Equations.” Amos Eaton 214. 4 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6345.

  • November 11
    Chemistry and Chemical Biology Fall Seminar Series

    Speaker: Yi Lu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Title: “Functional DNA Nanotechnology: Precise Spatial and Dynamic Controls of Nanomaterials Assembly and its Applications in Sensing, Imaging, and Medicine.” DCC 330. 4 p.m. For more information, contact Beth McGraw at 276-6456.

  • November 12
    Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Speaker: Benjamin Fell, Sacramento State. Title: “Recent Developments and Applications of Ductile Fatigue and Fracture Models for Earthquake Loading Conditions.” JEC 3117. 
1 p.m. For more information, contact the 
department at 276-6360.

  • November 12
    Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy Colloquium

    Speaker: David Smith, Arizona State University. Title: “Exploring Resolution Limits with the Electron Microscope.” CII 3051. 4 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6310 or go to the website.

  • November 12
    Earth and Environmental Sciences Seminar

    November 12 Earth and Environmental Sciences Seminar Speaker: Brian Tucker, GeoHazards International. Title: “Reducing Earthquake and Tsunami Risk in the World’s Most Vulnerable Communities: Example of Prototype Tsunami Evacuation Park in Indonesia.” JEC 3W13. 4 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6474.

  • November 13
    Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

    Speaker: Dan Hu, Shanghai Jiao-Tong University. Title: “The Formation Mechanism of Blood Pulse Phases.” Amos Eaton 214. 4 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6345.

  • November 17
    Biology Seminar Series

    Speaker: Soren Brothers, University of Guelph. Title: “Changing Winds: How Freshwater Carbon Cycles Respond to a Shifting World.” CBIS Bruggeman Conference Center. 12 p.m. Refreshments served at 11:45. For more information, contact Sarah Sivertson at 276-2853.

  • November 19
    Dept. of MANE–Colloquium

    Speaker: Ming Leu, Missouri University. Title: “Adaptive Manufacturing: A Critical Technology for Fabrication of 3D Parts with Geometric and Material Complexity.” 10:30 a.m. DCC 330. For more information, contact the department at 276-6351.

  • November 19
    Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Speaker: H. Michael Zhang, UC Davis. Title: “From Human Drivers to Robo Cars: Traffic Flow in the Era of Autonomous Vehicles.” JEC 3117. 1 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6360.

  • November 19
    Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy Colloquium

    Speaker: Vincent LaBella, College of Nanoscale Sciences, SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Title: “Schottky Barrier Mapping at a metal/semiconductor interface with nanoscale resolution.” CII 3051. 4 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6310.

  • November 19
    Biology Seminar

    Speaker: Kristen Zuloaga, Neural Stem Cell Institute. Title: “Vascular Cognitive Impairment in Diabetic Mice.” CBIS Bruggeman Conference Center. 4 p.m. For more information, contact Sarah Sivertson at 276-2853.

  • November 19
    Vollmer Fries Lecture Series

    Speaker: Theo Jansen, Dutch artist. Title: “Strandbeest Evolution: A New Form of Life.” EMPAC Theater. 6 p.m.

Performances

  • November 7
    Expanded Piano: Stavros Gasparatos

    A concert that transforms the Concert Hall into an instrument by projecting a network of microphones and multichannel processing of sounds produced by a single acoustic piano. $18/$13/$6. EMPAC Concert Hall. 8 p.m. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or go to the EMPAC website.

  • November 9
    William Gibson Reading

    William Gibson is a visionary author of speculative fiction whose work explores the future implications of contemporary human technologies. Co-sponsored by Rensselaer’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Union Speakers Forum; Department of Communication and Media; and New York State Writers Institute. EMPAC Concert Hall. 7 p.m. For more information, contact HASS at 276-6575.

  • November 11
    Rensselaer Chamber Ensembles Recital

    EMPAC Concert Hall. 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Arts Department at 276-4778.

  • November 13
    Leviathan and Panel Discussion

    An immersive portrait of the contemporary commercial fishing industry, Leviathan was filmed off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts—once the whaling capital of the world and Melville’s inspiration for Moby Dick. Today, it’s the country’s largest fishing port with over 500 ships sailing from its harbor every month. Leviathan follows one such vessel, a hulking groundfish trawler, into the surrounding murky black waters on a weeks-long fishing expedition. EMPAC Theater. $6. 7 p.m. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or visit the website.

  • November 14
    Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon: The Only Thing That Makes Life Possible Is Not Knowing What Comes Next

    An interconnected series of listening rooms designed by artist Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon reveals the often forgotten control over hearing that audiences have. EMPAC Studio 1–Goodman. 7 p.m. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or visit the website.

  • November 14-16, and 21-22
    RPI Players Present: Dracula

    Performances on the 14th and 15th at 8 p.m.; the 16th at 2 p.m.; and the 21st and 22nd at 
8 p.m. RPI ID $5 ; student or senior $8; general admission $10. RPI Playhouse. For more
    information, contact the RPI Players at 276-6503 or visit their website.

  • November 15
    Yarn/Wire

    New music ensemble Yarn/Wire brings an adventurous selection of new music to EMPAC with a performance built around two pianists and two percussionists. EMPAC Concert Hall. $18/$13/$6. 8 p.m. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or go to their website.

  • November 21
    This Piece Is Still to Come: Begüm Erciyas

    An interactive performance that asks the 
audience to add to or alter the actions of past audiences, while creating a new sequence of events that will be passed on to future audiences. EMPAC Studio 1–Goodman. 8 p.m. $18/$13/$6. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or visit the website.

Special Events

  • November 12
    Interactive Demo Day

    The Department of Communication and Media and the Severino Center for Technological 
Entrepreneurship are hosting an event to showcase recent student work. This event brings together student projects from across campus that are interactive to share with industry and community partners, as well as the on-campus community. EMPAC Mezzanine. 4 p.m. For more information, contact Kelly Reardon at 276-2650.

  • November 12
    Laurie Anderson: Tai Chi, Meditation, and Making Art

    Distinguished artist-in-residence Laurie Anderson will lead a four-hour workshop open to all that explores the connection between tai chi, meditation, and art. EMPAC Concert Hall. 
6:30 p.m. For more information, contact EMPAC at 276-3921 or go to the website.

Sports

  • November 7
    Women’s Ice Hockey vs. St. Cloud State University

    Houston Field House. 3 p.m.

  • November 7
    Men’s Hockey vs. Harvard University

    Houston Field House. 7 p.m.

  • November 8
    Women’s Ice Hockey vs. St. Cloud State University

    Houston Field House. 3 p.m.

  • November 8
    Men’s Hockey vs. Dartmouth College

    Houston Field House. 7 p.m.

  • November 14
    Men’s Hockey vs. Princeton University

    Houston Field House. 7 p.m.

  • November 15
    Football vs. Union College

    ECAV. 12 p.m.

  • November 15
    Men’s Hockey vs. Quinnipiac University

    Houston Field House. 7 p.m.

  • November 16
    Men’s Swimming and Diving vs. Hartwick College

    Robison Pool. 1 p.m.

  • November 16
    Women’s Swimming and Diving vs. Hartwick College

    Robison Pool. 1 p.m.

  • November 16
    Men’s Basketball vs. Berkeley College

    ECAV. 3 p.m.

  • November 16
    Women’s Basketball vs. Utica College

    ECAV. 6 p.m.