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Inside Rensselaer

Welcome to Inside Rensselaer, for the faculty and staff of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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More than 3,000 people are expected to visit Rensselaer’s campus during the weekend of Oct. 23-25 as the campus celebrates Family Weekend.
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Rensselaer will launch a new center devoted to the study of social and cognitive networks.
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Researchers have received a $1 million grant from the DoD to model how different metals are affected by neutron irradiation.
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Shannon Hitchcock ’05 has been appointed assistant dean of the residential commons.

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James Hendler was named to a federal panel of the nation’s top scientists from academia, industry, and national laboratories.
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Last month, the organization won first place in the 2009 Troy Chowderfest event for their saffron corn chowder recipe.
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Human Resources will host its Annual Benefits Fair and Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day on Friday, Nov. 6.
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Several members of the Student Senate Community Relations Committee pitched in to clean up the Peoples Avenue Approach.
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Thin-film expert Joel Plawsky, professor of chemical engineering, was recently named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
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Recently members of the Rensselaer community gathered to officially unveil the new East Campus Athletic Village.
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Miriam Katz has spent the past two decades studying ancient, deep-sea fossils to reconstruct the climates of Earth up to 250 million years ago.
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Renowned materials scientist Robert Hull was recently named a fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS).
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More than 2,000 alumni and guests returned to campus for Reunion & Homecoming weekend, Oct. 2-4.
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The Lally School hosts the weekly Innovation Series, exploring new and emerging ideas in the world of management and business.
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Rensselaer will officially kick off the 2009 United Way fundraising campaign on Oct. 30.
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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 10, October 9, 2009
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