Start: 04/12/2015 4:00 pm Freight Depot Join us for a talk on light given by Russ Leslie, professor and associate director of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Start: 04/12/2015 4:00 pm Freight Depot
Join us for a talk on light given by Russ Leslie, professor and associate director of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Lighting and Life:
The Astounding World of Lighting Research
RPI’s Lighting Research Center (LRC) is at the nexus of a revolution. Lighting affects us in so many ways: sleep quality, airline comfort and safety, Alzheimer’s care, submarines, snow plows, pedestrian safety, milk production, school performance, star gazing, and economic development to name but a few. Professor Russ Leslie, Associate Director and co-founder of the LRC, will give some examples of what’s cooking behind the façade of Troy’s historic Gurley Building, the home of the world’s preeminent center for lighting research and education. The LRC’s work spans basic science to full scale application of new techniques and technologies that are changing society and are increasingly affecting your daily lives.
Russ Leslie is a practicing architect, Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Associate Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC), the world’s largest multi-disciplinary center for lighting research and education. Co-founder of the LRC, Leslie is responsible for program development and operation of the LRC’s $6 million dollar annual research and education operation. He is the program head for the LRC’s graduate programs in lighting. Leslie teaches and conducts research in architecture, lighting, daylighting, and energy efficiency. He holds degrees from Brown University in psychology, Rhode Island College in teaching, and Rensselaer in architecture.
Freight Depot Theater Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St. Cambridge, New York 12816 United States
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Location: Freight Depot
Paul and Mary Liz Stewart, independent researchers and Scholars in Residence at Russell Sage College, bring their seminal research on the Underground Railroad movement to Hubbard Hall this June. The Underground Railroad, often remembered as being characterized by tunnels, dark of night escapes, coded language and hidey-holes, was far more extensive and complex than these ideas have led us to believe. In the midst of significant pro-slavery sentiment, New York State was home to many abolitionists working to abolish the institution of slavery in our state and nation and it was visited by many who had escaped enslavement and sought a life of freedom. Join with the Stewarts as they share a new interpretation of a very old story and explain the various initiatives in which Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc. is engaged as it works to connect the public with this local history and its relevancy for us today.
Freight Depot Theater Hubbard Hall Cambridge, New York 12816 United States