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In her new book, Nancy Campbell traces the history of addiction research — and the ethics associated with the field of study — in the United States.
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The colloquy, moderated by President Shirley Ann Jackson, will include the Commencement honorary degree recipients.
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Nearly 300 11th grade girls participated in Rensselaer’s “Design Your Future Day” (DYFD) program April 19.
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Sheldon Weinbaum ’59 was recently honored with the prestigious Davies Medal for Engineering Achievement from the School of Engineering.

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More than 2,200 visitors came to the campus for the annual Accepted Student Celebration. The visitors included more than 840 accepted students from 31 states.
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President Shirley Ann Jackson hosted a colloquy and signing ceremony on April 11 to help kick off the new Rensselaer Engineering Education Across Cultural Horizons program, or REACH.
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Rensselaer innovators were awarded three of the top four student prizes at the CTT Innovation Conference recently held in Boston, Mass.
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The Undergraduate Research Forum & Awards was held on March 21, naming three winners each in the applied and theoretical categories.
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A collaboration between Rensselaer and the New York State Museum enabled researchers to study ancient saber-toothed tiger teeth.
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Rensselaer at Hartford will hold Commencement exercises on Saturday, June 7, at 2:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Hartford campus in Connecticut.
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Students and faculty traveled to Atlanta to fly a pair of student-developed Smart Blimps at the FIRST Robotics Championship Competition in the Georgia Dome.
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A team of professors from Rensselaer and the University of Albany have created a new youth services online information system in collaboration with Rensselaer County government.
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Rensselaer’s 202nd Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Harkness Field.
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Ben Robertson competed in the “Better Living Business Plan Challenge” on April 18.
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A team of walkers from Rensselaer’s Office of Research will participate in the “Breast Cancer 3-Day” event this August.
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Renowned author Russell Banks gave remarks and presented awards to winners of this year’s McKinney Contest.
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President Jackson has announced a search committee for the new dean of the School of Science.
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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 8, May 2, 2008
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