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Artist Clare Johnson discusses the myriad ways that writing inspires and interacts with her art, from her Post-it Note Project (drawing on a post-it note each night to remember something from the day) to her recent book art for Rainer Maria Rilke’s Roses. Johnson will talk about her process and share photos from both projects, as well her Drawing from Literature series and various collaborations with writers.

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Chinese Minor Information Session, 4711 Sage Lab
Sage Labs 4711
October 28, 2014 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Come join us to learn about courses and requirements of the Chinese Minor.  Pursuing a minor in Chinese will help students not only fulfill the Humanities and Social Sciences requirements, but will also prepare you to thrive in the global economy of the 21st century.  For more information, contact Helen Zhou at zhouy12@rpi.edu  

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Towards Machines That Can Actively Listen

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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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Alison Griffith is to give the second HASS Inquiry lecture in the EMPAC Concert Hall on November 11 2014.  The talk, which will center on the history of immersive and interactive technologies, is open to the public.

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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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Rensselaer Chamber Ensembles Recital
EMPAC Studio 2
November 11, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Students in the Rensselaer Chamber Music Ensembles present a recital of music for small ensembles by Fauré, Mozart, Hindemith, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Haydn and others.

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Interactive Demo Day
EMPAC lobby, mezzanine, and cafe
November 12, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Demo your work at Interactive Demo Day. It's a chance to share your interactive work with the public.

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Rensselaer Concert Choir at Joy of Troy Annual Thanksgiving Choir Fest
Joy of Troy Community Seventh-Day Adventist Church 600 Third Ave. Troy, NY 12182
November 15, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Rensselaer Concert Choir sings at the 14th Annual Joy of Troy Thanksgiving Choir Fest.

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Rensselaer Chamber Choir Fall Concert
Chapel + Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Avenue Troy, New York 12180
November 16, 2014 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Rensselaer Concert Choir, under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison, presents its annual Fall concert.

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Expo 14: Worlds on Display
EMPAC Studio One
November 18, 2014 12:00 AM - November 25, 2014

Students from the HASS Inquiry course "Worlds on Display" present exhibits for their final projects examining Worlds Fairs and Expositions through the lenses of technology, futurism, design, architecture, anthropology, history and art.

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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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Rensselaer Orchestra Fall Concert
EMPAC Concert Hall
November 22, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Rensselaer Orchestra, under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison, presents its annual Fall concert.

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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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