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Inside Rensselaer

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Researchers at Rensselaer have discovered a new method for controlling the nature of graphene.
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Professor of Computer Science Martin Hardwick has been named acting head of the Computer Science Department.
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Faculty, staff, and students will have the opportunity to watch Molecules to the MAX, before it is released to the general public.
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The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center Concert Hall will be the site of a collegiate a cappella competition.

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Lynnette Koch ’00 has been appointed acting director of financial aid, following the recent retirement of Director Jim Stevenson.
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Two undergraduates have developed an open source solution that combines smart personal financial management with your smartphone.
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Rensselaer recently launched a new page on the social networking Web site Facebook.
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It was the mischievous grins and sparkles in her colleagues’ eyes that reinforced to Linda Schadler that she was on to something good.
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More than 12,000 high school students have filed applications to attend Rensselaer.
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A graduate student at Rensselaer’s LRC was selected to receive one of two national scholarships from the Besal Lighting Education Fund.
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Béla Fleck traveled to Africa to explore the origins of the banjo. The Rensselaer community nd beyond will be able to hear songs from Fleck’s latest project.
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Rensselaer’s new Southeastern Connecticut site, located at Mystic Executive Park in Groton, has opened for classes.
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A two-month long exhibit features the works of artist Femi J. Johnson.
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More than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students met and talked with more than 300 representatives from more than 150 public and private-sector employers.
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Researchers at Rensselaer have developed and demonstrated a new type of light emitting diode (LED) with significantly improved lighting performance and energy efficiency.
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The free winter carnival will feature up to 18 different types of winter-themed activities.
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Rensselaer hosted the first Military Appreciation Night on Jan. 16 at the Houston Field House.
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Rensselaer invites members of the community to the Hirsch Observatory to view planets, stars, and galaxies with the observatory’s 16-inch telescope.
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Larry Wilmore will be on campus on Thursday, Feb. 26, as the featured speaker for the Rensselaer Union Speakers Forum program.
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A memorial service to celebrate the life of Debra Hamilton, assistant dean of students and director of disability services for students, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21.
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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.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 3 Number 2, February 13, 2009
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