Earth Week Festival Events Schedule

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Hackathon: ITWS EarthDay ECOViz Hackathon
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Lally 102-104

Film:”A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet”
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, DCC 308

Monday, April 15, 2013

Talk: Shengbai Zhang, “Sustainability: Why Quantum Mechanics Matters”
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM, Carnegie 113

Talk: Mike Fortun, “Genes in History: Changing Approaches to the Environment in Genetics Research”
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, DCC 318

Talk: David Rothenberg, “Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise”
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, DCC 318
Sponsored by the Vasudha Living and Learning Community with support from the Volmer Fries Endowment

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Panel: “Updates on Water Research”
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Mother’s, Rensselaer Union

Film & Discussion: “The E-Waste Challenge”
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Mother’s, Rensselaer Union

Talk: Igor Vamos, “Political Design for a Sustainable Future”
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Auditorium, CBIS

Talk: Mimi Katz, “Lessons from Ancient Oceans & Climate Changes”
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Auditorium, CBIS

Talk: Karen Pinkus, “Fuel: Thinking Potentiality in the Time of Climate Change”
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, Auditorium, CBIS

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Talk: Chuck Haas, “Green Stormwater Infrastructure at the Nexus Between Sustainability & Health?”
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, JEC 3117

Panel: “Environmental Leadership: Challenges and Directions”
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Mother’s, Rensselaer Union

Talk: Katherine Hayles, “Performing Technogenesis: The Affective Power of New Media”
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, EMPAC
Presented by EMPAC in its Observer Effects series

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Event: Resiliency and the Built Environment Symposium
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Auditorium, CBIS
Series of panel discussions with interdisciplinary teams across all five schools who are developing transformative integrated solutions for clean energy, materials and water management for future resiliency.

Film & Discussion: “Garbage Warriors” and the Challenge of Green Building
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Mother’s, Rensselaer Union

Film & Discussion: “Darwin’s Nightmare,” Globalization and Sustainability
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Mother’s, Rensselaer Union

Talk: Pauline Oliveros, “Listening In and Out”
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, EMPAC Studio Beta

Film: “Chemical Valley”
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, EMPAC Studio Beta

Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21

Earth Week Kiosk Displays
EMPAC 7th Floor

Friday, April 19, 2013

Earth Week Festival Poster Session
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EMPAC Studio Beta

Panel: “Updates on Disaster Research”
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, EMPAC Studio 2

Talk: Gavin Schmidt, “What are climate models good for?”
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, EMPAC Concert Hall
Funded by the Vollmer W. Fries Lecture Series

Film: “Reach of Resonance”
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, EMPAC Studio 2
Sponsored by the Vasudha Living and Learning Community with support from the Volmer Fries Endowment

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Earth Week Open House
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, EMPAC Evelyn’s Cafe

Workshop: “Green Building for Elementary Students”
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM, EMPAC Studio Beta

Workshop: “Secondary School Frack Out!”
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM, EMPAC Studio 2

Panel: “Updates on Shale Gas Research: A Systems Approach”
(with New York premiere of the short film Fracking Our Future)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, EMPAC Studio 2

Film: “Eco-Film Medley for Kids”
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, EMPAC Studio Beta

Lunch Meeting: “Connecting Student Environmental Leaders”
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, EMPAC

Film: “Hoot” – An Eco-Film for Kids
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, EMPAC Studio Beta

Talk: Andrea Polli, “Ecomedia: Environmental Science and Technology and Interaction in Public Art”
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, EMPAC Studio 2

Talk: David Dunn, “Sonic Interventions Into Hidden Sound Worlds: A Composer at the Edge of Science”
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, EMPAC Studio 2
Sponsored by the Vasudha Living and Learning Community with support from the Volmer Fries Endowment

Talk: Marina Zurkow, “The Haunting: challenging our environmental relations”
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, EMPAC Studio 2

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Workshop: “Connecting Sustainability Educators”
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Russell Sage Laboratory, Room 5101

Workshop: STS Graduate Sustainability Workshop
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Russell Sage Laboratory, Room 4101

Workshop: Guinean Drum/Dance Workshop for Children
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, EMPAC Studio Beta

Workshop: Mask-Making for Biodiversity
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, EMPAC Studio Beta

Concert: “World Drum Performance”
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Prospect Park

Concert: “Musical Procession to EMPAC”
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Prospect Park to EMPAC

Concert: Susie Ibarra, “Circadian Rhythms”
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, EMPAC Concert Hall

Note:
Parking available at College Avenue Parking Garage, near EMPAC.
Shuttle buses will begin running at 1 pm between EMPAC and Prospect Park.

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