GSAS Lecture Series Continues February 15

February 15, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: CBIS, Isermann Auditorium

During his presentation, titled "Playing in the Dark," speaker Paolo Pedercini will talk about his 15 years of political gamemaking, satire under Trump, gaming utopias, protest games and playful resistance, neo-arcades and community building.



RPI Prepares for Final Week of Regular Season Play, Senior Day



Rensselaer hosts #3 Colgate and #5 Cornell for a crucial ECAC Hockey double-header this weekend in conjunction with Senior Day! The Engineers will face the Raiders Friday night at 6pm, followed by an afternoon match-up with the Big Red on Saturday at 3pm.

MSE Spring Seminar Series Continues March 7

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Low 3051
Description: Prof. Jiangeng Xue, from the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at University of Florida, will present a talk on "Nanostructured Organic and Inorganic Electronic Materials for Optoelectronics." Light refreshments will be provided and everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact: Materials Science and Engineering 518-276-6372


Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Scheduled for March 7

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: CII 3051
Description: This Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy colloquium will feature a presentation by speaker Abhay Deshpande, Ph.D., of SUNY Stony Brook.
Contact: Dr. Joel Giedt 518-276-6455


StartUp Tech Valley Meet-Ups Continue March 7

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Off-campus (see description)
Description: This monthly meet-up, held at Revolution Hall in downtown Troy, is for first-time, aspiring, and experienced entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, start-up employees and service providers, and all other interested participants. New startups are featured each month, and you never know who you'll meet or when you'll be able to offer a hand-up to a young startup company in need! All meet-up events feature great networking, food and drinks, and all are welcome to attend.
Contact: Kelly Reardon 518.276.2650


C+CC Lenten Wednesday Speaker Series Continues March 7

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Chapel+Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 New York
Description: The C+CC continues its inspiring five-week series, which features a Mass at 5:30 PM, a meatless potluck supper at 6:15 PM, and guest speakers at 7:00 PM. The series is open to everyone regardless of religious affiliation, so come to any part of the program you wish. If you are able, please bring a meatless dish to share for supper.
Contact: Kevin Krolik, Director 518-274-7793


BSA Fashion Show Postponed to April 21

Saturday, April 21, 2018 (all day)
Where: Rensselaer Union
Description: BSA's yearly fashion show tradition showcasing local designers, which was originally scheduled for February 24, has been postponed until Saturday, April 21. The student models will walk the runway and wow you!
Contact: Rensselaer Union 518-276-6505


Fidelity Offering Confidential Retirement Consultations February 23

Friday, February 23, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: HR, Gurley Bldg, 2nd Floor
Description: Schedule a confidential consultation to help you become better informed and more confident about your workplace retirement savings plan benefits!
Contact: Human Resources 518-276-6302


Campus Community Alerted to "Job Offer" Scam

It has recently come to the attention of some of the DotCIO staff that the "Job Offer" scam e-mail has become fairly wide-spread, and has even already affected a few users on our campus.  In response to this, DotCIO wishes to alert all members of the campus community to this scam, and to ignore it should it appear in their respective inboxes. 

Graduate Student to Present at Cognitive Science Event

February 14, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Sage 4101
In her presentation, titled "Practice Makes Imperfect Tetris Models," Rensselaer graduate student Catherine Sibert will discuss how the goal of most modeling work is to reproduce and predict behavior as closely as possible, but for complex tasks like Tetris, where humans have to make rapid decisions for long term planning, the best models so far developed can only capture small aspects of the whole task. These models are far from perfect, but when applied as a measuring tool rather than as an explanatory model, they can provide insight into individual aspects of a more complex task. By creating a series of deliberately imperfect models, we can look at how speed and strategy contribute to expertise in Tetris.