Coming Up

Campus and Community Events Calendar

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 website.

Lectures/Seminars

  • September 29
    Chemical and Biological Engineering Seminar

    Speaker: Ali A. Hassanali, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. Title: “Probing Molecular Complexity in Hydrogen Bonded Systems.” 9 a.m. JEC 3117. For more information, contact Lee Vilardi at 276-6929.

  • September 29
    Biology Seminar

    Speaker: Nadine Hempel, SUNY CNSE. Title: “The Multifaceted Role of Mitochondrial Superoxide Dismutase During Ovarian Cancer Metastasis,” CBIS Bruggeman Conference Center. 12-1 p.m. For more information, contact Sarah Sivertson at 276-2853.

  • September 30
    Vollmer Fries Lecture

    Speaker: Carl Hart, Columbia University. Hart is a national expert on the legal, medical, and social implications of U.S. drug policy and the author of an acclaimed scientific memoir on the subject. This is the first in the HASS Inquiry lectures series. EMPAC Concert Hall. 4 p.m. For more information, contact HASS at 276-6575.

  • September 30
    Computer Science Colloquium

    Speaker: Sergei Nirenburg, Rensselaer. Title: “Artificial Minds and Simulated Bodies.” CII 3051. 4 p.m. Refreshments served at 3:30. For more information, contact Peter Fox at 276-4862 or find out more online.

  • September 30
    Chemistry and Chemical Biology Fall Seminar

    Speaker: Joseph M. Mabry, Air Force Research Laboratory, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Title: “The Emerging Role of Silicon Chemistry in the Development of Next-Generation Materials.” DCC 330. 4 p.m. Refreshments at 3:45 p.m. For more information, contact Beth McGraw at 276-6456.

  • October 1
    Chemical and Biological Engineering Van Ness Lecture

    Speaker: J. Christopher Love, MIT. Title: “Towards Making Biologic Drugs for Everyone.” Ricketts 211. 9:30-10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Lee Vilardi at 276-6929.

  • October 1
    Leaders in Engineering Lecture

    Speaker: Emmanuel Collins, Florida State University. Title: “A Sampling-Based Method for Adaptive Nonlinear Model Predictive Control.” 10:30 a.m. Biotech Auditorium. For more information, contact the department at 276-6351.

  • October 1
    Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy Colloquium

    Speaker: Rajan Gupta, Los Alamos National
    Laboratory. Title: “Realizing Energy and Climate Security in Different Regions of the World.” DCC 318. 4 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6310.

  • October 1
    School of Architecture Lecture

    Speaker: Neil Spiller, University of Greenwich, London. Title: “Communicating Vessels.” EMPAC Concert Hall. 6 p.m. Visit the website for more information.

  • October 2
    Chemical and Biological Engineering Van Ness Lecture Series

    Speaker: J. Christopher Love, MIT. Title: “Single-cell Analysis in Human Disease.” CBIS Auditorium. 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Lee Vilardi at 276-6929.

  • October 2
    Talk: A View From Nowhere

    Terike Haapoja is a Finnish-born visual artist whose work focuses on how the non-human world and its inhabitants are represented in our society. 4-6 p.m. West Hall. For more information, contact the Arts Department at 276-4778.

  • October 6
    Biology Seminar

    Speaker: Adrian Salic, Harvard University. Title: “Mechanisms of Hedgehog Signaling.” CBIS, Bruggeman Conference Center. 12 p.m. Refreshments served at 11:45 a.m. For more information, contact Sarah Sivertson at 276-2853.

  • October 7
    Chemistry and Chemical Biology Fall Seminar

    Speaker: Andrew Bocarsly, Princeton University. Title: “Electrocatalytic Solar-Driven Conversion of Aqueous Carbon Dioxide to Organics: Pyridinium an Unexpected Catalyst for Carbon Dioxide Reduction.” DCC 330. 4 p.m. Refreshments at 3:45 p.m. For more information, contact Beth McGraw at 276-6456.

  • October 8
    Dept. of MANE Colloquium

    Speaker: Christopher Hansen, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Title: “Additive and Automated Manufacturing of Multifunctional Composite Materials.” 10:30 a.m. DCC 330. For more information, contact the department at 276-6351.

  • October 8
    Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy Colloquium

    Speaker: Larry Widrow, Queens University. Title: “Is the Milky Way Ringing?” CII 3051.
    4 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 276-6310.

Movies

  • September 26
    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    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.

Movies

  • September 27
    Grand Budapest Hotel

    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 3
    How to Train Your Dragon 2

    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 4
    The Princess Bride

    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
    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

    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.

Special Events

  • September 26 & 27
    36th Annual NSBE/SHPE Career Fair

    For the past 36 years the NSBE/SHPE career fair has hosted more than 170 companies and has provided career development opportunities for all Rensselaer students. This year, they will continue that tradition with companies like Boeing, Google, Raytheon, and many more.
    10 a.m.-3 p.m. Armory. For more information and to register, visit the career fair website.

  • October 2 & 3
    The O.T. Swanson Multidisciplinary Design Lab Mid-Term Poster Review Sessions

    Over 180 senior-level engineering students working on 24 multidisciplinary project teams will report on the status of their projects. This is a great opportunity to enjoy lively interaction with our students and learn about the exciting work they are doing. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. JEC 3232. For more information, contact the Design Lab at 276-6626.

  • October 3
    Entrepreneur of the Year Celebration

    Established in 1990, this award salutes successful entrepreneurs who, in turn, are important role models for the students of Rensselaer. This award is the highlight of the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship’s extensive roster of programs. CBIS Lower Atrium. 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kelly Reardon at 276-2650 or go online.

  • October 9–12
    Reunion & Homecoming

    Join with Rensselaer alumni as Greeks, athletic teams, classes ending in 4 or 9, and special interest groups gather on campus to celebrate milestones and enjoy a weekend of fun, entertainment, and education. For more information, contact Alumni Relations at 276-6205 or go online for a schedule of events.

Sports

  • September 26
    Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Ottawa Jr. Senators

    Houston Field House. 7:30 p.m.

  • September 27
    Football vs. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Transit Trophy Game

    ECAV Stadium. 7 p.m.

  • September 28
    Field Hockey vs. SUNY Geneseo

    Harkness Field. 2 p.m.

  • October 3
    Men’s Soccer vs. Clarkson University

    ECAV Stadium. 4 p.m.

  • October 4
    Men’s Soccer vs. St. Lawrence University

    ECAV Stadium. 2 p.m.

  • October 4
    Men’s Hockey vs. University of Prince Edward Island (Exhibition)

    Houston Field House. 7 p.m.

  • October 8
    Women’s Soccer vs. Union College

    ECAV Stadium. 7:30 p.m.

  • October 10
    Field Hockey vs. University of Rochester

    Harkness Field. 4 p.m.