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Inside Rensselaer

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Acclaimed futurist and entrepreneur Peter Schwartz ’68 will deliver the 2009 Commencement address on Saturday, May 16 at 9:30 a.m. on the Harkness Field.
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Rensselaer is celebrating the centennial of the founding of electrical and mechanical engineering departments.
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The Institute-Wide Sustainability Task Force will host a Sustainability Charrette April 17-18. EarthFest 2009 will be held April 24.
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President Shirley Ann Jackson led a delegation from the Institute to Africa, March 14 to March 22, to expand its collaborations in the region.

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Four Rensselaer alumnae from the Hartford campus were named finalists and Diane Drew M.S. ’84 and MBA ’96 was named a winner.
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A team of Rensselaer students showcased their innovative technologies during the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance March Madness for the Mind exhibition.
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BusinessWeek has ranked the Lally School 36th in the nation and number 21 for academic quality.
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Alkermes announced that they had initiated a Phase 1 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess safety of the drug.
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Two groups of researchers each have received a $1.08 million grant from New York through the state’s stem cell research initiative.
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Summer@Rensselaer offers credit courses, academic short courses, sports camps, and enrichment programs for elementary, middle school, high school and college students, and working professionals.
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Rensselaer will host a colloquium to discuss and explore the evolving convergence of art and science.
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For the first time in history, three Fulbright Scholars are enrolled in the same MBA class at Rensselaer’s Lally School of Management & Technology.
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Gautschi traveled to China to meet with leaders at universities and economic development institutions.
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Jeffrey Lyden has been appointed director of environmental health and safety for Rensselaer.
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Twenty-four students have been inducted into Rensselaer’s Phalanx Honor Society. Phalanx honors student leadership, service, and devotion to the university,
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A patent-pending detection system and a light therapy technology were funded by the Class of ’51.
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Lambda Chi Alpha at Rensselaer hosted students from nearly a dozen other campuses last weekend for a celebration of the fraternity’s 100th anniversary.
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Members of the Rensselaer chapter were recognized for Campus Involvement; Rush, Recruitment and Retention; and Shelter Cleanliness.
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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 3 Number 3, March 13, 2009
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