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Open Rank Faculty Position in Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences

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Open Rank Faculty Position in Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences

The program in Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for an Open Rank faculty position.  The selected candidate will have a tenure home in one of the five departments of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences: Arts, Cognitive Science, Communication and Media, Economics, or Science and Technology Studies.

Applicants must hold a terminal degree (PhD, MFA or foreign equivalent) in Computer Games or a related field such as Digital Media, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or Human-Computer Interaction. The ideal candidate will have a successful record of collegiate teaching and a proven track record of both leading and participating in collaborative interdisciplinary research.

We seek a colleague with a passion for the future of games and a publication or exhibition record in human-computer interaction, experimental games, artificial intelligence, behavioral science, games for learning, health, and social impact, or a related area of game design and research.  An entrepreneurial spirit and expertise in game creation is desirable.

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Gamefest 2015

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Friday and Saturday: May 1+2

EMPAC @RPI

GameFest 2015 returns to EMPAC for its 12th edition on Friday May 1 and Saturday May 2.  More games, more schools, words of wisdom and musical journeys.

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Advising Update for Dual Majors

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Important information for Dual Major students regarding the HASS Core Requirements

 

We have been working with HASS student services and the Registrar’s Office on requirements for dual majors, and I’m pleased to announce an important clarification regarding the HASS Elective Requirements:

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Erin Hoffman and Paul Neurath

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Nov. 17, 2014, 4:00 PM, Sage 3303

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Hangeki available on Steam

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Avant-retro space shooter Hangeki, created by RPI student-led team Pentavera, has made it through Greenlight and is now available on Steam.

Gamefest 2014 : NEXT10

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Saturday April 26, 2014

EMPAC @RPI

The 10th RPI Gamefest

symposium | student showcase | recruiters | game competition

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Fall 2014 Advising Presentations

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Here is a PDF of this week’s advising information slide deck:

GSAS Advising SP14

 

Note, this has the current degree requirements listed; students in previous years may some variation and substitutions for their specific year.  If in doubt, check your CAPP report and ask your advisor.

RPI Ranked in the Top 25 Schools for Game Design, Princeton Review 2014

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The Princeton Review has again named the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) as one of the top  university programs to study game design and development.
See more at:

http://news.rpi.edu/content/2014/03/11/rensselaer-top-20-schools-study-video-game-design

 

Spectre (Oculus VR game) launches Kickstarter campaign

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Spectre is an Oculus-enabled horror game by Proscenium, an international team led by Ryan Anderson (GSAS ’13) and including GSAS alumni Tom Weithers and Adam LeClaire. They’ve just launched their Kickstarter campaign and are already almost 1/3 of the way there after 2 days.

It looks absolutely terrifying.

Dreamworks Campus Visit

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Dreamworks Visits RPI

Dreamworks recruiters return to RPI for a full day of presentations and portfolio reviews. Full information on the fliers below:
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