Archive 2006

LL&C Colloquium Series presents Digital Citizenship and Journalism.

A talk by Assistant Prof. Katya Haskins, Bill Densmore (The Media Giraffe Project), and Lydia Kulbida (WNYT Co-Anchor, The Media Project/WAMC).Event Details
LL&C Colloquium Series presents TechMom: Gender in the Technologies of Communication, Visualization, and Living.

A talk by Associate Prof. Audrey Bennett, Kate Boyer (STS), Sharra Vostral (STS), Anne Galperin (SUNY, New Paltz), and Melissa Kuperminc (The Portfolio Center in Atlanta).Event Details
The McKinney Contest is Rensselaer's writing competition for undergraduate and graduate students. All enrolled students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities that competition affords.

Entries will be accepted in undergraduate and graduate divisions in each of the following categories:

- Fiction or Drama
- Poetry
- Essays
- Electronic Media

The deadline for receipt of entries is 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2006.

Visit the McKinney website (listed below) for an entry form and submission details.Event Details
LL&C Colloquium Series presents Usable Content: STC Planning Report.

A talk by LL&C Chair and Prof. Cheryl Geisler, et al.Event Details
LL&C Colloquium Series presents Rhetorical Landscapes and the Varieties of Rhetorical Experience.

Alumnus Gregory Clark, Professor and Chair of English at Brigham Young University and editor of Rhetoric Society Quarterly, joins us on April 19 to discuss his book "Rhetorical Landscapes in America: Variations on a Theme from Kenneth Burke" and answer questions about academic publishing.

Greg will explore the idea of "rhetorical experience" and discuss how identification is an experience, an experience prompted by a wide variety of experiences that have a rhetorical effect -- the effect of changing one's sense of self and affiliation.Event Details
Annual McKinney Contest -- E. L. Doctorow, Guest Speaker
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Darrin Communications Center (DCC 308)

E. L. Doctorow will present awards to the winners of the McKinney Contest and perform a reading beginning at 8 p.m. on April 19, 2006 in Darrin Communications Center (DCC 308).

The McKinney Contest is Rensselaer's writing competition for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information about the contest and for directions to the event, please visit the website listed below.

E. L. Doctorow is one of the great masters of the historical novel. His honors include the National Book Award, two National Book Critics Circle Awards, the Pen/Faulkner Award, the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal.Event Details
LL&C Colloquium Series presents Developing a Collections Based Interactive Game: Albany Institute of History & Art Project with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

A talk by Prof. Patricia Search (LL&C), and Erika Sanger and Doug McCombs (Albany Institute of History & Art).Event Details
Rensselaer is offering an HCI Summer Program during the summers of 2006 and 2007. Through the HCI Summer Program, students are able to earn the four-course Certificate in HCI in just two years, taking two courses each summer.

View the attachment below to learn more about the HCI Summer Program and how to register.

Check out the video URL below to preview the summer syllabus for Foundations of HCI Usability which will be taught by Roger Grice, a well-respected leader in usability testing.Event Details
Recorded event video footage will be posted here shortly.Event Details
S. Michael Halloran, "Remembering the Battles of Saratoga: Toward the Purification of War"

Amy Scarfone, "Striking it Poor: Inverting the Bourgeois Spectacle through Artistic Intervention"

Ekaterina Haskins, "Between Archive and Public Participation: Public Memory inthe Digital Age"

The colloquium will be available online via a live video feed.Event Details
Join us for the annual Welcome Cruise for undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty in the School of H&SS on the Captain JP II Cruise Lines in Troy.

Boarding begins promptly at 5:00 pm, and the cruise (with dinner buffet and entertainment) will be from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

RSVP by September 8th to Elizabeth Large, (518) 276-2576.Event Details
Jim Zappen, Introduction

Barbara Warnick (University of Pittsburgh; Dept. of Communication), "Intertextuality and Web-Based Public Discourse"; a chapter from her in-press book Rhetoric Online: Persuasion and Politics on the World Wide Web

The colloquium will be available online via a live video feed.Event Details
Jason Waite, "Cultural Journalism and the Construction of Foxfire Identity"

Janice Fernheimer, "Black and Jewish: Hatzaad HaRishon's First Steps Explode Racial Expectations"

The colloquium will be available online via a live video feed.Event Details