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No one can say for sure what will happen in EMPAC following the celebrations planned to mark its grand opening on Friday, Oct. 3.
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The first event of the EMPAC grand opening, the Presidential Colloquy, will focus on the dynamics of the present age that require interdisciplinary creativity.
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Built to the highest sound, image, and motion standards, the technological capabilities of EMPAC make the building an unprecedented platform for research.
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Three weekends of public events have been planned to introduce EMPAC to the campus community, neighbors from Troy and surrounding areas, and the world.

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Too much nighttime illumination can cause problems for stargazing, animal health, and may even compromise sleep.
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Plans are under way to implement a system to enable mass communication during crisis situations.
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Rensselaer students had an opportunity to learn about campus clubs and organizations during the Rensselaer Union Activities Fair.
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Lally School undergraduate students had an opportunity to interact with an actual local enterprise, the Tri-City Valley Cats, a minor league baseball team.
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A $1.1 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security will enable investigators to research how responders interact after a disaster.
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“Team Rensselaer Research” walked a total of 60 miles over the three days to raise a total of $17,347 for breast cancer research.
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Hospitality Services at Rensselaer will be honored for its efforts to implement a special diet program.
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The Eastern Regional Photosynthesis Conference, co-chaired by K.V. Lakshmi, was attended by eight Rensselaer graduate and undergraduate students.
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Rensselaer has dedicated its American Heart Association Start! Heart Walk on Saturday, Oct. 18 to Dennis Monty.
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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 15, September 19, 2008
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