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Archive 2003

Advanced Features in MS Word
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Russell Sage 4510

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Please register by Friday, February 21 by sending your name and email address to stc@rpi.edu.

Workshop co-sponsored by The Writing Center at Rensselaer and the STC Jay R. Gould Student Chapter.Event Details
EMPAC Presentation
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Russell Sage 5101

A presentation on the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer will be given by Johannes Goebel, a respected curator and renowned composer of electronic music on March 5.

Immediately following the presentation will be the H&SS mid-semester break, 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Dean's Lounge.Event Details
Digital artist, scientist, commercial designer and educator John Maeda, Muriel Cooper Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab and Director of the Aesthetics and Computation Group (ACG), will deliver the first Spring 2003 Humanities@Rensselaer lectures on March 6.

Please refer to the attached interactive press release for more detail.Event Details
H&SS Poster Session
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Dean's Lounge (Russell Sage, 5th Floor)

A Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS) poster session and reception, organized by Tom Apple, Graduate Dean, will be held on Friday, March 21 in conjunction with the schedule of events for prospective graduate students. The poster session will showcase work done by current H&SS graduate students, and will focus on the entire spectrum of research areas in H&SS.

Currently enrolled students are encouraged to attend the poster session and to participate in the department's activities.Event Details
Introduction to Macromedia Flash MX
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Russell Sage 3101

Learn to: fade in, morph, and scale an object; move an object along a path; create a button; add and optimize sounds; test and publish a Shockwave Flash movie.

Please register by Friday, March 28 by sending your name and email address to stc@rpi.edu.

Workshop co-sponsored by the STC Jay R. Gould Student Chapter and The Writing Center at Rensselaer.Event Details
Introduction to Macromedia Flash MX
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Russell Sage 4510

Learn to: fade in, morph, and scale an object; move an object along a path; create a button; add and optimize sounds; test and publish a Shockwave Flash movie.

Please register by Tuesday, April 2 by sending your name and email address to stc@rpi.edu.

Workshop co-sponsored by the STC Jay R. Gould Student Chapter and The Writing Center at Rensselaer.Event Details
Accepted Students' Day
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VAST Lab, Russell Sage 2411

Celebrate your acceptance by joining us on Saturday, April 12. Learn your way around campus, discover the many clubs and activities you can choose from, hear from each school, explore our academic programs, meet your soon-to-be classmates, and more! Share this experience with your family, too.

  • Watch students working on current animation projects
  • Ask curriculum questions
  • Talk with the students about life on campus
  • Speak to several alumni who have either moved on to graduate programs or started their careers
  • Pick up materials on the undergraduate programs in EMAC, Electronic Arts, and Communication (including Web Design & Analysis)
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Marge Piercy to Speak
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Russell Sage 3303

Marge Piercy is a poet and novelist whose award-winning work over five decades has resonated with political issues. Highly respected as a contemporary feminist writer, she has published 15 volumes of poetry, 15 novels, a memoir, and a nonfiction book on the craft of fiction. Her writing stems from a political commitment that began in the 1960s in the Vietnam anti-war movement. Her early novels, such as Small Changes (1973), have been used as historical documents in women's studies courses. Often her protagonists, like Connie in Woman on the Edge of Time (1976), are women trying to establish some control over worlds that are increasingly restrictive. Her novels include He, She, and It (1991), Storm Tide (1998), which she wrote with her husband Ira Wood, Three Women (1999), and the memoir Sleeping with Cats (2001) [New York State Writer's Institute, State University of New York]Event Details
Poetry Reading by Julie Gutmann
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Interfaith Sanctuary: 460 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY

Julie Gutmann is the author of numerous works of poetry, including the chapbook "Briefly a Horse," several translations from the Italian which have appeared in Italian poetry magazines, and a study of Italian culture, Life in an Italian Town (London 1978). She is currently at work on a collection of her poetry, Never Quite Home. Gutmann teaches creative writing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she directs the First Year Studies Program in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and holds a faculty appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Language, Literature and Communications. She received her doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany, with concentrations in composition, creative writing and university pedagogy.

Dr. Gutmann considers herself a long time resident of both the Capital District and of Florence, Italy, where she lived and worked for many years. She has had a long-standing relationship with the College of Saint Rose, where she has Event Details
2003 Capstone Exhibition
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Heffner Alumni House

The graduating seniors of the EMAC (Electronic Media, Arts and Communication) Program at Rensselaer will hold an exhibition at The Alumni House, from Friday, April 25 through Saturday, April 26. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 25 beginning at 4:00 pm. The exhibition will showcase work in video, web design, animation, multimedia installation, graphic design, electronic music, painting and sculpture. The show is free and open to the public.

EMAC is a Bachelor of Science Degree program in Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication jointly offered by the Arts Department, and The Department of Language, Literature and Communication at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The EMAC program integrates aesthetic, creative, and critical thought with expertise in advanced electronic multimedia. The interdisciplinary approach combining arts and communication produces entrepreneurs and critical thinkers who will use technology in innovative ways in commercial, academic and artEvent Details
2003 Capstone Exhibition
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Heffner Alumni House

The graduating seniors of the EMAC (Electronic Media, Arts and Communication) Program at Rensselaer will hold an exhibition at The Alumni House, from Friday, April 25 through Saturday, April 26. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 25 beginning at 4:00 pm. The exhibition will showcase work in video, web design, animation, multimedia installation, graphic design, electronic music, painting and sculpture. The show is free and open to the public.

EMAC is a Bachelor of Science Degree program in Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication jointly offered by the Arts Department, and The Department of Language, Literature and Communication at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The EMAC program integrates aesthetic, creative, and critical thought with expertise in advanced electronic multimedia. The interdisciplinary approach combining arts and communication produces entrepreneurs and critical thinkers who will use technology in innovative ways in commercial, academic and artEvent Details
LL&C Research Colloquium
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Russell Sage 4101

LL&C faculty and doctoral students will present their research in Sage 4101. Attendance is required for all new and returning Ph.D. and new M.S. students in Communication and Rhetoric, and strongly encouraged for all other new and returning M.S. students.Event Details
LL&C Welcome Reception
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Dean's Lounge (Russell Sage, 5th Floor)

There will be a welcome reception for new and returning LL&C graduate students, faculty and adjunct faculty, and staff in the H&SS Dean’s Lounge, 5th Floor, Russell Sage Laboratory. Guest invited. Children welcome with parental supervision. Dress casual. Hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and beverages served (enough for a light supper).Event Details
H&SS Social Hour
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The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS) will hold a graduate social hour/reception for all of the H&SS community: new and returning graduate students, faculty and adjunct faculty, and staff of all H&SS departments. Refreshments will be served. Come and meet the other graduate students, faculty, and staff in our School!Event Details
Fall 2003 Graduate Orientation
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Russell Sage Laboratory

New T.A.s, R.A.s, and Graduate Students: The schedule available for download below is for LL&C departmental meetings and activities only. Please consult your schedule from the Graduate School and Office of First Year Studies for general graduate orientation and T.A. training meetings that you are expected to attend in addition to these LL&C activities, beginning with T.A./R.A. training on Friday, August 15th.Event Details
H&SS Fall Semester Welcome Reception
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Heffner Alumni House, Great Room

Please join us for the H&SS Fall Semester Welcome Reception to meet students, faculty, and staff.Event Details
The Rensselaer Jay R. Gould Student Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) will be holding an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 9th.

Agenda:
- Nominate and elect officers
- Form newsletter and workshop committees
- Solicit ideas from the membership for chapter-sponsored activities
- Vote on activities for the semester

Come early, bring your checkbook or $50 cash, and join STC! * Free pizza. *Event Details
Rensselaer Medal Day
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Various Campus Locations

For more than 85 years, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in conjunction with high schools around the world, has awarded the Rensselaer Medal. This is awarded to promising secondary school juniors who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science.

Rensselaer Medal Day is a special day for our Rensselaer Medal winners. Medal recipients and families are invited to join us on Saturday, September 13, to learn more about the Department of Language, Literature, and Communication, as well as other aspects of academic and campus life at Rensselaer.Event Details
Graduate Student Welcome Cruise
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The Captain JP

The beginning of the Fall semester is here. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is planning its Second Annual "Graduate Student Welcome Cruise" on the Captain JP Cruise Line for all of its returning and new graduate students. The cruise will include a dinner buffet, cash bar, and music.

You and a guest are invited to attend this fun-filled evening. You will have an opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old ones.

You must RSVP to Elizabeth Large (518 276-2576) by Monday, September 8, if you would like to attend. Please sign up early since seating will be limited. When signing up, please be sure to include your Fall campus address, telephone number, and e-mail address.Event Details
NCAA President Myles Brand will deliver the first Humanities@Rensselaer lecture for the Fall semester on Friday, September 19. He will speak on "The Ethical and Academic Challenges of College Sports." For further information, please see the attached press release.Event Details
Undergraduate Student Welcome Cruise
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The Captain JP

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is planning its Fifth Annual "Undergraduate Student Welcome Cruise" on the Captain JP Cruise Line for all of its new and returning undergraduates. A dinner buffet will be served and music will be provided.

Students should RSVP to Elizabeth Large (518 276-2576), H&SS Director of Student Services, by Tuesday, September 16. When signing up, please be sure to include your Fall campus address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Boarding starts at 5:00 pm.Event Details
Photoshop for Web Design
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Sage 4510

Learn how to:

- Create buttons, banners and spot graphics for your website
- Understand graphic file formats and optimization
- Use Photoshop as a prototyping tool

Stick around for pizza after the workshop, if attending the Web Interaction Workshop at 12:30.

Please register by Friday, November 14 by emailing your name to stc@rpi.edu

Workshop co-sponsored by the Jay R. Gould Society for Technical Communication Student Chapter, and the Writing Center at RPI.Event Details
Learn how to:

- Use basic CGI concepts
- Send and parse information through your web pages
- Work with existing scripts from online code libraries

Please register by Friday, November 14 by emailing your name to stc@rpi.edu

Come early for pizza, if attending the Photoshop Workshop at 10:00.

Workshop co-sponsored by the Jay R. Gould Society for Technical Communication Student Chapter, and the Writing Center at RPI.Event Details