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Celebrate! Come to the Music!

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:00pm
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

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:00pm
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 )

Homework Help

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 7:00pm
Great to come for help or to help other NTID peers with homework! If you're feeling stuck, this is the place to go! Study, homework help, and make some new friends. :) (Monday, October 27th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - LBJ 2510 )

RIT Improv - Friday Night Improv

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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 24th, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM -Webb Auditorium)

Performing Artists Concert Series: The Neave Trio

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The Neave Trio (violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Toni James) perform for the first time at RIT. This trio has become the first-ever Fisch/Axelrod Trio-in-Residence at San Diego State University and has, according to Fanfare magazine, “exceeded the gold standard and moved on to platinum.” The Neave Trio will perform: Haydn's Piano Trio No. 16 in D Major Schubert's Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 99 Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67Reception following in Fireside LoungeTickets: RIT University Arenas Box Office (585)475-4121; rittickets.com; at door night of concert. ($15. alumni admission) (Friday, October 24th, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM -Ingle Auditorium)

MAGIC Speaker Series welcomes alumna Anna Sweet of Valve

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The RIT Center for MAGIC welcomes back to the RIT campus, alumna Anna Sweet, head of general business development at VALVE. Anna will kick off this year's speaker series by sharing her insights as a successful woman in the games industry, what it's like to work at Valve, and the future of the games industry. (Friday, October 24th, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM -Center for Student Innovation (CSI))

RIT Entrepreneurs Conference

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RIT's Entrepreneurs Conference is an inspirational hub and day of learning on how to start a business. The annual event is for anyone who believes that creativity and bold thinking are vital to success. Guest panelists — academic and real-world practitioners — will link theory and practice, in spirited dialogue with participants, as they share their innovative stories, techniques, and ideas that have established them as leaders in their respective fields and industries.(Friday, October 24th, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM -Ingle Auditorium)

Distinguished Computational Linguistics Lecture: Dan Roth - "Learning and Inference for Natural Language Understanding"

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:30pm
Golisano College and the College of Liberal Arts present the Distinguished Computational Linguistics Lecture, featuring Dan Roth, Professor, Computer Science and the Beckman Institute - University of Illinois at Urbana/ChampaignAbstract "Learning and Inference for Natural Language Understanding" - Machine Learning and Inference methods have become ubiquitous and have had a broad impact on a range of scientific advances and technologies and on our ability to make sense of large amounts of data. Research in Natural Language Processing has both benefited from and contributed to advancements in these methods and provides an excellent example for some of the challenges we face moving forward. I will describe some of our research in developing learning and inference methods in pursue of natural language understanding. In particular, I will address what I view as some of the key challenges, including (i) learning models from natural interactions, without direct supervision, (ii) knowledge acquisition and the development of inference models capable of incorporating knowledge and reason, and (iii) scalability and adaptation—learning to accelerate inference during the life time of a learning system. Lecturer Bio: Dan Roth is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a University of Illinois Scholar. Roth is a Fellow of the ACM, AAAI and ACL, for his contributions to Machine Learning and to Natural Language Processing. He has published broadly in machine learning, natural language processing, knowledge representation and reasoning, and learning theory, and has developed advanced machine learning based tools for natural language applications that are being used widely by the research community and commercially. Prof. Roth received his B.A Summa cum laude in Mathematics from the Technion, Israel, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University in 1995.(Thursday, October 23rd, 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM -Golisano Auditorium)