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EMPAC Holding Audio Technology Tour October 7

Saturday, October 7, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: EMPAC
Cost: Free
Description: From the specialized sound-diffusive panels in Studio 1, to the frequency-calibrated Nomex ceiling fabric in the Concert Hall, and into the miles of fiber optic cable that connect each of EMPAC’s performance spaces to its recording studios, lead audio engineer Todd Vos will take audiophiles on a deep-dive into EMPAC’s acoustic design and capabilities.
Contact: EMPAC 518-276-3921



C& EE Fall Seminar Series Continues October 6

Friday, October 6, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: JEC 3117
Description: Dr. Kamini Singha, of the Colorado School of Mines, will present "A Tale of Two Porosities" Exploring Why Contaminent Transport Doesn't Always Behave the Way it Should." The talk will describe how transport through preferential flowpaths is important in a broad range of scientific disciplines.
Contact: Civil and Environmental Engineering 518-276-6360


"Cell Biology of the Neuron" Symposium to be Held October 6

Friday, October 6, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies - Howard P. Isermann Auditorium
Description: "The Cell Biology of the Neuron: A Symposium in Honor of the Career of Gary Banker, Ph.D." will be co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, the School of Science, the Frontiers in Biotechnology Seminar Series, and the Vollmer Fries Lecture Series. Scheduled speakers include Marvin Bentley, Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Sally Temple, Ph.D., Neural Stem Cell Institute; and Gary Banker, Ph.D. Oregon Health and Science University. A reception will follow.
Contact: Erika Falle 518-276-6305


An Important Notice to the Campus Community Regarding E-Mail Access

On Friday, September 15, the Rensselaer campus' e-mail system and IMAP mail server experienced an unusually high volume of connections from off-campus.  As a result of this high volume of traffic, any member of the campus community who normally receives their e-mail via the IMAP server was intermittently unable to receive or send mail for approximately four hours.

Economics Department Announces Fall 2017 Speaker Series

The department of Economics is pleased to announce the lineup for its Fall 2017 Economics Speaker Series. With the exception of the first talk, which will be held on Wednesday, September 27, all Econ Speakers Series events will be held on Tuesdays at 4:00pm in Sage Labs 4711. The presentations are free and open to the RPI community.

Arts PhD Candidate's Dissertation Research Featured in Scientific American Post

Arts PhD candidate Maria Michails's use of art to engage and educate the public on environmental science is featured in Scientific American this month, in a September 5th blog post by writer Amanda Baker.

EMPAC Continues "Other Uses" Film Series

Thursday, October 5, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: EMPAC Theater
Cost: $6
Description: The films and videos presented in the second program of EMPAC's fall film series, Other Uses, focuses on the relationship between still and moving images. They foreground how images are produced in order to reveal obscured narratives and the way that photographic representations are captured and circulated. Featuring films by Marwa Arsanios, Morgan Fisher, Mohammad Fauzi, Deimantas Narkevicius, and Hito Steyerl.
Contact: EMPAC 518-276-3921



On-Call Shuttle to be Briefly Unavailable September 18

Monday, September 18, 2017 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Parking and Transportation Office 2144 Burdett Ave
Description: Members of the campus community should note that the on-call shuttle will be unavailable from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 18.
Contact: Parking and Transportation 518-276-6616


Dean of Engineering to Hold "Office Hours"

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Off-campus (see description) 1525 15th Street, Troy, NY 12180
Description: Drop in to meet and chat with Dr. Shekhar Garde, Dean of Engineering, at the newly opened Off-Campus Commons located next to Moe's at 1525 15th Street.
Contact: Off Campus Commons 518.276.6740