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Back Issues of Inside Rensselaer
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On Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall, EMPAC will celebrate winter and the turning of the year with the Rensselaer Holiday Concert.
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Professor and bone expert Deepak Vashishth has been named head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer.
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Acoustics expert Henry Scarton has been named a Life Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
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Researchers have discovered a new, more precise method for measuring how much nanoscale interfaces like water.

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The Board of Trustees have decided to make a collective gift to Rensselaer to construct a new building on the current property.
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The university community enjoyed an array of events celebrating the transformation of Rensselaer last weekend.
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Kurt Anderson has been appointed associate dean for undergraduate studies and Linda Schadler has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs.
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Prior to hosting the championship game of the RPI Tip-Off Tournament, the men’s basketball team celebrated the success of the 2008-09 season.
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A national search for the position of dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences is under way.
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Researchers are providing a method for controlling mussel populations without damaging ecosystem.
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For the ninth consecutive year, the Rensselaer at Hartford community formed a walk team for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
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The Red & White Student Organization will once again host Study Days at the Heffner Alumni House.
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The Rensselaer women’s cross country team concluded its 2009 campaign at the NCAA Championships on Nov. 21.
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Stu Benton ’62 current head of the RAA, has set in motion an ambitious operating plan designed to grow alumni engagement exponentially.
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Rensselaer will continue a “progressive dialogue” series about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
Computer Science Students Win  International Semantic Web Challenge
Several computer science students took top honors at the 2009 Semantic Web Challenge help Oct. 25-29 in Washington, D.C.
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Friends’ contributions typically provide extras that would not be funded by the library’s operating budget.
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The Herman Family Fellowship for Women in Entrepreneurship is awarded to women enrolled in Lally’s MBA program.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 3, Number 14,December 11, 2009
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