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SG Mental Health Town Hall

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00pm
Student Government will be hosting a Mental Health Town Hall and Charrette on November 5th. There will be two parts to the event - a town hall where people come to speak about Mental Health related issues on campus and a charrette where "stakeholders" in the issues can work together to find solutions.(Wednesday, November 5th, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM -1829 Room)

STAR - Bioshock and the Perception of Choice

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 6:00pm
The Bioshock series is laden with choices (or so we perceive them to be) that guide us through the storyline from the bottom of the ocean, up to the skies, and back down into the depths again. From planted suggestions to set paths of fate, Bioshock is a series that makes you believe you have control over the outcomes of your actions, while reality would beg to differ. Would you kindly join STAR for a discussion on this topic next Monday, November 3rd at 19:00 (7:00pm) in SAU 1829.(Monday, November 3rd, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM -1829 Room)

Knight Speaker Series-Featured Speaker: Scott Klein, ProPublic and DocumentCloud, “Defense Against the Dark Arts.”

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:00pm
Sponsors: Digital Journalism Incubator funded by the Knight FoundationTopic: Defense Against the Dark ArtsRIT's Digital Journalism Incubator welcomes award-winning Data Journalist Scott Klein, Assistant Managing Editor, ProPublica and Co-Founder of DocumentCloud. At ProPublica his team of journalist/programmers build large interactive software projects, such as “The Opportunity Gap,” “China's Memory Hole,” and “Prescriber Checkup.” These relate journalistic stories and make complex national statistics relevant to readers and their communities.DocumentCloud, a two-time recipient of the Knight News Challenge, helps news organizations search, manage, and present their source documents. Scott will discuss ”Defense Against the Dark Arts” beginning at 4pm on November 3 in 01-2000 Eastman Hall.(Monday, November 3rd, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - 2000 George Eastman Hall )

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 31st, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM -Webb Auditorium)

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 )