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Inside Rensselaer

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U.S.News & World Report ranks Rensselaer’s graduate programs in engineering and the fine arts among the best in the nation.
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REACH will offer students the opportunity to participate in structured study abroad and other international programs.
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George Washington Gale Ferris, Class of 1881, the inventor of the Ferris wheel, is the subject of a new biography for kids.
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William Pomeroy ’66, founder and CEO of CXtec, is the 2008 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year.

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The President’s Office recently announced that Patrice DeCoster and Theresa Hobbs have been given expanded responsibilities and new administrative titles.
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The Rensselaer 2009 budget provides funding to support the progress of faculty research and for enhancements to the out-of-classroom experience for students.
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Several members of the faculty and staff at Rensselaer at Hartford have formed a new book club that meets every two weeks.
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A “wired” law enforcement badge and an online ordering platform are winners of prizes from the Class of ’51 Entrepreneurship Fund.
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Several Rensselaer students spent their spring break swinging hammers at a Habitat for Humanity project in Lenoir, N.C.
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The Office of Entrepreneurship will sponsor the “Invention to Venture” workshop (April 18) to further educate potential entrepreneurs.
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HR is evaluating a Paid Time Off system as a revision to the Institute’s existing leave program.
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ECAC Hockey has announced its year-end men’s hockey honors for the 2007-08 season.
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R Palmer Baker Jr., a longtime member of the Rensselaer Board of Trustees, passed away March 3. Baker was an active member of the board for 28 years.
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Fengyan Li, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, has been named a 2008 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.
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Rensselaer will host its third annual Relay for Life event April 25-26 on the ’86 Field. The theme for 2008 is “Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back.
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For 10 weeks this summer, Academy Hall will be home to a group of 5- to 7-year-olds who will spend their days in typical warm-weather pursuits.
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Russell Banks, who recently served as New York State Author, will read from his work at the McKinney Awards Ceremony.
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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. Podcast 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 6, April 4, 2008
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