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Inside Rensselaer

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More than 120 members of the Rensselaer community participated in the Institute’s inaugural Sustainability Charrette.
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The Institute recently announced that it has filled several key leadership positions.
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Promising new research announced by Rensselaer could provide an entirely new tool to combat the flu. The discovery targets the illness on two fronts.
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President Barack Obama has appointed President Shirley Ann Jackson as a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. 

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Linhardt is featured in the June 2009 edition of the popular science and technology magazine for his lifesaving work with the commonly used blood thinner heparin.
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The STEM initiative, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be launched in June.
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Rensselaer’s graduate programs in engineering and the fine arts rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
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Rensselaer students will have a new campus housing option in the heart of downtown Troy.
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Rensselaer purchased 55 string instruments that have enabled the Troy School District to reinstate its elementary school orchestra program.
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On May 16, nearly 1,900 students received degrees from Rensselaer at the 203rd Commencement ceremony.
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Rachele Louis has been awarded the 2009 Gensler African-American Internship & Scholarship (GAAINS) from the global design and architecture firm Gensler.
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Lally formally launched its International Center for Financial Research and a new master’s degree.
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More than 500 students are coming to Rensselaer to experience a summer program that encourages them to pursue science and technology disciplines.
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The 46th Faculty Recognition Dinner celebrated faculty members who have achieved milestone years of employment, as well as recipients of Institute faculty awards.
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To date, members of the Rensselaer community have raised more than $85,000 for cancer research.
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Students will spend the summer developing a new solar-powered pasteurization system for rural communities in Peru.
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News of honors for Frank Spear, Tarek Abdoun, Michael Shur, and Ravi Kane.
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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 6, June 12, 2009
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