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RIT Improv - Friday Night Improv

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 8:00pm
Come see RIT Improv put on an awesome Friday Night Improv show in Webb Auditorium! The shows are 100% FREE and guaranteed to make you laugh until you have to physically leave the auditorium.(Friday, October 31st, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM -Webb Auditorium)

Celebrate! Come to the Music!

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RIT Singers and Chamber Singers perform an eclectic medley for voice, including: O Sisuni Mungu (African piece, with student percussionists), Elijah Rock (traditional spiritual), Stars I Shall Find (composer: Dickau), and the title selection "Come to the Music!" (with Eastman School piccolo soloist).(Thursday, October 30th, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM -Ingle Auditorium)

Onondaga Land Rights/ Two Row Wampum Film Screening and Discussion

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On October 30, from 6-8pm, the Department of Sociology/Anthropology is sponsoring a film screening and discussion, with free snacks!The film: Guswenta: Renewing the Two Row Wampum, examines a 2013 canoe paddle down the Hudson River to New York City for the purpose of raising awareness about the Two Row Wampum Treaty with the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. During the discussion that follows, guest speakers will talk of their experience during the 2013 event, and will also discuss the ongoing Onondaga Land Rights struggle here in upstate New York.The film is captioned and sign language interpreters will be present to interpret the event.(Thursday, October 30th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM -Student Life Center)

HCI Guest Speaker: Dr. Kyle Montague

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:00pm
Touchscreens are pervasive in mainstream technologies; they offer novel user interfaces and exciting gestural interactions. However, to interpret and distinguish between the vast ranges of gestural inputs, the devices require users to consistently perform interactions inline with the predefined location, movement and timing parameters of the gesture recognizers. For people with variable motor abilities, particularly hand tremors, performing these input gestures can be extremely challenging and impose limitations on the possible interactions the user can make with the device. This work examines touchscreen performance and interaction behaviors of motor-impaired users on mobile devices. The primary goal of this work is to measure and understand the variance of touchscreen interaction performances by people with motor-impairments. We conducted a four-week in-the-wild user study with nine participants using a mobile touchscreen device. Our Sudoku stimulus application measured their interaction performance abilities during this time. The results showed that not only does interaction performance vary significantly between users, but also that an individual's interaction abilities are significantly different between device sessions. To mitigate these challenges we proposed a novel user modelling technique to create Session-Specific user models to perform adaptations on the touchscreen gesture recognisers and accommodate for individual variances in touchscreen interactions. Dr. Montague is a post-doctoral research assistant at the University of Dundee and is currently part of the SICSA Postdoctoral and Early Career Researcher Exchange program with RIT.(Wednesday, October 29th, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - GOL-3455 )

Rubies (Women's ASL Bible Study)

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:30pm
This event is for women who want to get together to learn about God. All are welcome!! Each week is a different activity with study. As an ASL ministry, we provide an equal understanding of the Bible in ASL. Whether you've been a believer, or you're just coming into faith, or you just want to learn about God, we welcome you! (Tuesday, October 28th, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - SDC 2445 )