HASS Events

 

"Statistical Manipulation and Control Strategies of the n-Back Task"  (Jason Ralph) and "Coordinating a Redundant Motor System: The Role of Comfort and Other Factors" (Sean Barton)

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Terike Haapoja - A View From Nowhere - tracing the animal perspective
West Hall room 211
October 2, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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. 

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Professor William Kerr from the Harvard Business School will present "House Money and Entrpreneurship."  His research focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation. One research strand examines the role of immigrant scientists and entrepreneurs in US technology development and commercialization. A second considers clusters and entrepreneurship, with special interest in how government policies aid or hinder the entry of new firms, cluster formation, and growth. 

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William C. Dudley, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President & CEO Lecture
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies auditorium
October 7, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dr. William C. Dudley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will give a talk entitled "The National and Regional Economy" to students, faculty, and staff at Rensselaer on October 7.  The talk is a part of Dudley’s upcoming visit to Albany, and will include a discussion of the national and regional economies, opportunities for growth, and the bank’s recent research on higher education.

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Professor Edward (Ted) Gibson, MIT,  Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences explores the application of information and communication theory in an attempt to explain language usage and production.

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Marjorie McShane, Associate Professor, Cognitive Science
Sage 4101
October 15, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Will discuss "The computational cognitive modeling of reference resolution"

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Talk: Amy Franceschini - FutureFarmers
West Hall, Rm 211
October 16, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

San Francisco based artist, Amy Franceshini, and founding member of the collective Futurefarmers will talk about their recent projects, including The Flatbread Society, a public artwork in Oslo, Norway taking the form of a Bakehouse, a cultivated grain field & public programming.  

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Futurefarmers: Cultivating the Garden with Amy Franceschini
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy, NY
October 17, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this workshop Amy Franceshini of the collective Futurefarmers will work with participants to sow ancient grains and make Agrarian- Activist Sacrecrows at the L Lot of NATURE Lab and The Sanctuary for Independent Media.

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Futurefarmers: Cultivating the Garden with Amy Franceshini
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy, NY
October 18, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this workshop Amy Franceshini of the collective Futurefarmers will work with participants to sow ancient grains and make Agrarian- Activist Sacrecrows at the L Lot of NATURE Lab and The Sanctuary for Independent Media.

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Professor Lisa Kahn, from the Yale School of Management, will present in the Economics seminar.  Professor Kahn is a labor economist with interests in organizations and education. Her work has examined the impact of the Great Recession on employment across firms of varying quality, as well as the consequences of graduating from college in a bad economy.

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Walter Boot, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Florida State
Sage 4101
October 22, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Will discuss, " Video Games as a Means to Improve Perceptual and Cognitive Abilities?  The Promise and Challenges of Video Game Research."

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Screening: The Yes Men Are Revolting! with Mike Bonanno
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue, Troy, NY
November 4, 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 AM

At a time when corporate forces have bought and sold democracy, how can we effect real change? The Yes Men are at it again with their new feature film The Yes Men Are Revolting! Sponsored by Rensselaer's School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, iEAR Presents, NYSCA, NEA, and The Sanctuary for Independent Media

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How do video game skills develop, and what sets the top players apart? I will explore those question using gameplay data in two modern games, Halo: Reach and StarCraft 2.

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Talk: Heather Davis - Plastic: An Ethology of Oil
West Hall room 211
November 6, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 AM

Heather Davis is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University. Thinking of plastic as a medium through which we understand globalization and our relationship with oil, her talk will address the historical emergence of plastic and the ways in which it shapes advanced capitalism. Sponsored by Rensselaer, iEAR Presents, NYSCA

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Michael Century Solo Piano and Accordion
EMPAC Studio 2
November 6, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Michael Century in concert on piano and accordion

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William Gibson Reading
EMPAC Concert Hall
November 9, 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Science fiction author William Gibson will read from his work at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 9 at the EMPAC Concert Hall.

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Professor Waldman’s research focuses on applied microeconomic theory, where his main fields of interest are industrial organization, labor economics, and organizational economics.  In these areas, he is best known for his work on learning and signaling in labor markets, the operation of durable goods markets, and the strategic use of tying and bundling in product markets.

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Dear Climate - Marina Zurkow and Oliver Kellhammer in exhibition and conversation
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue, Troy, NY
November 11, 2014 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

“Retool your inner climate” with Dear Climate artists Marina Zurkow and Oliver Kellhammer, a dialogue about art and environmental action. Come see the exhibition and some of the collaborators discuss ideas around climate change. Sponsored by Rensselaer, iEAR Presents, NYSCA, NEA, The Sanctuary for Independent

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Lebo presents an improved approach to analytic processes that enables analysts to spend less time wrangling data and more time analyzing it. 

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Film Screening: Voices from the Emotional Underground: "Crooked Beauty" and "Beyond the Medical Model" with filmmaker Sera Davidow
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue, Troy, NY
November 20, 2014 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

In two very different films, powerful stories depict critical insight into the mental health system and a vision of alternatives.   [5:30 "Crooked Beauty,” 6:00 Community Potluck; 7:00 "Beyond the Medical Model,” with Sera Davidow, 8:30 Discussion]

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Screening: The Ghost Town: a Hebron Story with Ellie Bernstein
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue, Troy, NY
December 3, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

"The Ghost Town: a Hebron Story” is a documentary about the most controversial city in the West Bank.   It is directed by local filmmaker Ellie Bernstein and narrated by Martin Sheen.

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