From HASS: "Aquatic Messenger" Work to Open at Center For Holographic Arts, NYC

On Friday, July 24, this immersive arts/science virtual reality work by Kathleen Ruiz -- artist and Arts Associate Professor at Rensselaer -- will opens at the Center for Holographic Arts in NYC in conjunction with City of Water Day on Governors Island.

 

HR to Hold Professional Development Seminar, "The Hallmarks of Supervisory Success, Part 1" on August 3

Thursday, August 3, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Human Resources-Gurley Building
Cost: $55.00 This is the first of a two-part series and registration is required.
Description: In today's business environment, supervision represents one of the most important levers for achieving extraordinary organizational results. Whether you're a Vice President or a first-line supervisor, you grapple with issues related to strategy, strive for high levels of customer satisfaction, and are responsible for real work and concrete deliverables. The purpose of this seminar is to help participants develop strategies to effectively assume the important and challenging supervisory role.
Contact: Will Fahey 518-276-2318



STS Professor Nancy Campbell Named 2017 Star-Nelkin Award Winner

Nancy Campbell, Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer, and co-author Laura Stark, Associate Professor at the Center for Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University, are the recipients of the 2017 Star-Nelkin Paper Award for their article, "Making Up 'Vulnerable People': Human Subjects and the Subjective Experience of Medical Experiment," published in 2015 in the journal Social History of Medicine. The prestigious annual award for outstanding research paper is presented by the American Sociological Association.

Fidelity Offering Confidential Retirement Consultations August 2

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 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


Graduate Workshop, "How to Introduce Your Research to Anyone," to be Held July 13

Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Rensselaer Union 3606
Description: Can you explain what you do to people outside your field? During this workshop, you'll learn how to introduce your research to anyone in just four sentences, then practice with a group. Get in-session feedback from peers and workshop leaders Alice Broussard, Graduate Fellowship Advisor, and Colleen Smith, Dean of the Graduate Experience. Use these skills in conference talks and fellowship applications, with industry contacts, or next year's 3MT competition!
Contact: Office of Graduate Education 518-276-6488


Meet Bre Nasypany



BreLynn Nasypany was named head women's soccer coach at Rensselaer in June 2016. In her first season with the Engineers, the former All-America helped the program reach unprecedented heights, with the team advancing to the Liberty League Tournament Championship Game for the first time ever.

Football Season Gets Underway September 2



Rensselaer's football program begins its 128th season at noon on Saturday, September 2, with a home game against William Paterson at the campus' East Campus Stadium. The Engineers, who are led by fifth-year head coach Ralph Isernia, will play a 10-game slate.

UPDATES Regarding Summer Arch Pop-Up Course, "Black Holes, Black Branes and Holography," Which Begins July 14

Friday, July 14, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM ** NOTE TIME CHANGE FROM 12:30PM TO 3:30PM, AS ORIGINALLY POSTED **
Where: Sage 2715 **ALSO NOTE ROOM/LOCATION CHANGE FROM CARNEGIE 208 **
Description: Join Professor Giedt and the School of Science for this three-part pop-up course series, which will cover "black" solutions to Einstein's gravitational equations and generalization within string theory. This course, which will introduce basic concepts of curved spacetime in the presence of gravitational sources and the warping of space near very massive objects, will close with an introduction to supersymmetry and the holographic principle.
Contact: School of Engineering


Second Session of "Black Holes, Black Branes and Holography" Summer Arch Pop-Up Course to be Held July 21

Friday, July 21, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Sage 2715
Description: Join Professor Giedt and the School of Science for this three-part pop-up course series, which will cover "black" solutions to Einstein's gravitational equations and generalization within string theory. This course, which will introduce basic concepts of curved spacetime in the presence of gravitational sources and the warping of space near very massive objects, will close with an introduction to supersymmetry and the holographic principle.
Contact: School of Engineering


Speakers Forum to Present Ndaba Mandela

South African activist and former president Nelson Mandela had a "long walk to freedom," yet his footprints still remain. Following in the footsteps of his beloved and iconic grandfather, Ndaba Mandela has taken the torch – and run with it. Today, Nelson Mandela's legacy lives on as Ndaba Mandela continues to keep its beacon of hope bright, fueling its fiery message that one person can make a difference. He will visit the Rensselaer campus on Tuesday, September 19, as the featured guest to kick off the Rensselaer Union Speakers Forum program. The lecture, which will take place in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Theater beginning at 7:30 p.m., is open to members of the Rensselaer campus and local community.