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Inside Rensselaer

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Rensselaer’s School of Architecture is partnering with Tongji University’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
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Researchers have developed a new technique for growing single-crystal nanorods and controlling their shape using biomolecules.
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Rensselaer has received a gift of $1 million to establish the Paula and Jeffrey R. Gural ’64 Scholarship for undergraduate students in civil engineering.
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Assistant Professor of Biology Russell Ferland is coauthor of the study that offers some exciting new clues about the elusive origins of autism.

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James Jian-Qiang Lu has been recognized for research toward the design and realization of 3-D integrated computer chips.
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The United States is at risk of being left behind because the nation lacks a comprehensive global energy security roadmap, warned President Jackson in a recent speech.
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Rensselaer researchers have found that by adding an invisible layer of nanomaterials to the bottom of a metal vessel, an order of magnitude less energy is required to bring water to boil.
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Sixteen researchers presented their findings and latest work at the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies on May 22.
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First-year students and their family members attended a series of two-day Student Orientation programs held on Rensselaer’s campus.
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Modeling, design, and controls expert B. Wayne Bequette was recently elected a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
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An internationally renowned economist with a 25-year history at one the country’s leading Federal Reserve Banks is the new head of the department of economics.
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The 2008 RAA Award winners were recognized at a ceremony on campus during Reunion weekend.
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Rensselaer at Hartford is offering licensing exam review programs for the Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Licensing Examinations.
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From 2000-01 to 2007-08, Rensselaer has produced 56 National Academic All-Americans.
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The Incubator Program hosted a delegation of 11 entrepreneurs from an incubator program located in the south of France.
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Rensselaer’s Formula SAE team had a successful 2008 race season, with a top-10 finish in June and another strong showing in May.
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The Department of Public Safety hosted a training exercise on campus July 11.
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Inside Rensselaer is published by the Division of Strategic Communications and External Relations (SC&ER).
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 2, Number 12, August 8, 2008
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