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Inside Rensselaer

Welcome to Inside Rensselaer, for the community of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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A new NSF-funded research center aims to supplant the common light bulb with next-generation lighting devices.
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Jonathan Dordick has been named the new director of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS).
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On Oct. 1, the Institute announced that it has surpassed the $1.4 billion Renaissance at Rensselaer capital campaign goal.
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In the midst of a worsening global energy crisis, Rensselaer’s efforts toward creating and advancing renewable energy sources are more important and timely than ever.

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Climatologist and author of Fixing Climate Wallace S. Broecker spoke on global warming and what to do about it.
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HR recently hosted its annual Service Recognition and Retirement Dinner — honoring employees who have completed service in five-year increments and recent retirees.
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Arturo Estrella forecasted the current economic slowdown at least one year before it became apparent to most observers.
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During October, the Lally School has been hosting a discussion series to address the elements of the current financial crisis.
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The “Risk and Reward” speaker series is featuring entrepreneurial-minded women.
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Rensselaer kicked off the official opening of EMPAC on Friday, Oct. 3, and is continuing the celebration through this weekend.
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Members of Rensselaer’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were honored at a brief ceremony held at Troy City Hall.
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The 2008 United Way Campaign officially kicks off at Rensselaer on Friday, Oct. 31, and runs through Friday, Nov. 14.

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A team of Rensselaer students has created a free Web-based digital signage system named Concerto. The content submission system is a simple Web interface.
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Recent graduate Eben Bayer ’07 has been awarded £500,000 (over $700,000 USD) as winner of the Dutch Postcode Lottery’s PICNIC Green Challenge.
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Inside Rensselaer is published by the Division of Strategic Communications and External Relations (SC&ER).
Web design and production by SC&ER Web Communications. Podcasts by Colleen Carey, Web Producer.
Distribution is biweekly during the academic year; monthly during the summer.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 2, Number 17, October 17, 2008
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