HASS Events


Chamber Music MARATHON
EMPAC Studio 2
April 29, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The students of Rensselaer's Chamber Music Program present a marathon concert in EMPAC's Studio 2.

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Rennselaer Showcases GameFest 2015 at EMPAC
May 1, 2015 7:00 PM - May 2, 2015

GameFest is free and open to the public.  The event kicks off at 7:00 pm, Friday, May 1st, with a games research student panel and live electronic music by the PULSE collective. The student-designed video game exhibition will begin at noon on Saturday, May 2nd, in EMPAC. James Portnow will be this year’s keynote speaker.  Best known for writing the web series Extra Credits, James Portnow is a game designer and consultant known for his theories on socially positive design.

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Talk: "Low Power to the People," with Christina Dunbar-Hester and LPFM Activist Petri Dish
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy
May 4, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A celebration of ground-breaking media democracy work by the Prometheus Radio Project—from its origins as a pirate broadcasting collective to its evolution into a potent force building and expanding regulatory access to new, licensed stations.

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Rensselaer Orchestra with piano soloist Arhant Rao (RPI '15)
EMPAC Concert Hall
May 9, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Rensselaer Orchestra, under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison, will be joined by pianist Arhant Rao on Sturday, May 9 to perform Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto. Also on the program are Beethoven's 4th Symphony, and a new work by Erica Ball.

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Talk: Symphony of the Soil: Environmental Documentary Practice with Deborah Koons Garcia
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy
May 16, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Environmental filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia is the director of the acclaimed films The Future of Food and Symphony of the Soil.  For the last 15 years, she has focused primarily on films about agriculture and the food system.

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