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* Rensselaer in the News

Rensselaer and its researchers have recently been featured widely in the national and international media for achievements and progress. Below are articles where Rensselaer was highlighted in the national press.

A research paper detailing the work of an interdisciplinary team led by Robert Linhardt, Pulickel Ajayan, and Omkaram Nalamasu was featured in media outlets around the world. Their development of a new nanocomposite paper that can be used to create thin, flexible batteries was featured in New Scientist, The EconomistBBC, Scientific American, National Public Radio,, and an Associated Press story that was picked up by more than 250 online outlets.

Arthur Sanderson, professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering, was featured in The New York Times and Science for his work as scientific adviser for a collaboration between the Beacon Institute and IBM to set up a network of sensors in the Hudson River to monitor the river in real time for contamination and change. He will also be featured in Technology Review with the director of Rensselaer’s Darrin Fresh Water Institute, Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer.

Research led by Associate Professor Saroj Nayak on a substance known as graphene appeared on and in the Post Chronicle.

Michael O’Rourke, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, was featured on the Web site of The New York Times and CBS News following the tragic bridge collapse in Minneapolis.

The surge in female enrollment at Rensselaer was featured in an article for Inside Higher Ed.

James Nondorf, vice president for enrollment and dean of undergraduate and graduate admissions, was quoted in The New York Times “Education Life” section discussing what it takes to work in university admissions.

Director of Public Safety Jerry Matthews was featured in a McClatchy-Tribune national wire story offering tips for first-year students to stay safe on campus.

Fortune Small Business magazine named Rensselaer’s Lally School of Management & Technology among its list of best colleges for entrepreneurs. The Lally School was recognized as being one of the nation’s best business schools with entrepreneurial flair and best for double majors.

The local media continues to report on various events in EMPAC’s fall line of programming. A recent Troy Record article covered the season’s first event, True Fictions: New Adventures in Folklore, presented by the UK-based Light Surgeons. EMPAC’s second event, BalletLab’s Amplification, won favorable reviews in the Times Union and was chosen by the publication as a “Pick of the Week.” Additionally, Anthony Braxton 12(+1)tet’s forthcoming Oct. 19 Ghost Trance Music performance was included in the “Fall Arts Preview” issue of Metroland, the Capital Region’s alternative newsweekly.

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