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Inside Rensselaer

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Cholera’s incredible durability and survival is increasingly drawing the interest of researchers around the world including Blanca Barquera, assistant professor of biology.
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A “revolution” in the way we illuminate our world is imminent, according to a paper published recently by two professors at Rensselaer.
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Researchers at Rensselaer have developed and demonstrated a new method for detecting the magnetic behaviors of nanomaterials.
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Russell Ferland's team is exploring the development of children who have had a seizure to see what leads to some being diagnosed with epilepsy and others not.

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Rensselaer’s SAE chapter received the Minerva Award for “Community Relations.”
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The women’s basketball team took time out of their busy schedules to run a clinic for the Tamarac Girls Biddy Team at Tamarac Elementary School.
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President Shirley Ann Jackson was recognized by the Council for Excellence in Government.
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The series continues its season with 24 performances that feature instrumentalists, chamber music, professional singers, and others.
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Rensselaer students took second place in October at the 2008 ASME Student Manufacturing Competition for their production and assemble rocket-shaped candy dispensers.
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The prizes are awarded to support entrepreneurship education and stimulates ideas to improve the human condition.
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Nine undergraduates from Rensselaer spent an intensive week last autumn in Pune, India, as part of the first Indo-U.S. Research Academy.
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Mark Little ’82, senior vice president and director of GE Global Research, was the keynote speaker at Rensselaer’s 2008 Trustee Celebration of Faculty Achievement.
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New research, led by Mark Changizi, assistant professor of cognitive science, shows why direct exposure to repeated ads initially increases a consumer’s preference for promoted products.
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Anthony Ortolano will serve the team as it prepares for the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship in England.
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Pi Kappa Alpha (Pikes) fraternity continues activities to enrich the lives of young students and residents living in the city of Troy.
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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 3 Number 1, January 16, 2009
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