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Inside Rensselaer

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Marshall N. Carter will speak on “Navigating a Perfect Storm — Regaining Our Bearings After the Global Financial Crisis.”
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Gregory Wiseman ’97, a lieutenant commander and test pilot with the U.S. Navy, was named among the newest class of NASA astronauts.
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Geotechnics and earthquake expert Tarek Abdoun has been named the Judith and Thomas Iovino ’73 Career Development Professor in Civil Engineering.
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More than 1,000 students immersed themselves in a plethora of credit courses, academic short courses, sports camps, and enrichment programs this summer. 

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Researchers are using computer graphics to render an accurate visualization of a lunar eclipse.
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Gwo-Ching Wang, professor and head of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, has been appointed the Travelstead Institute Chair.
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The initiative will explore the efforts of those who are striving toward the shared goal of reducing society’s impact on the environment.
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Among the 20 luminaries on “O” Magazine’s Power List is Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson.
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A multi-university team placed a seven-story building on a massive shake table to produce data for in future quake resistant design.
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The goal of the dialogue is to engage a statewide network of leaders in the design of a strategic roadmap for advancing PK-20 STEM education.
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More than 1,350 first-year students and more than 1,990 parents and other family members attended a series of two-day orientation programs held on campus during the months of July and August.
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Two critical research centers at Rensselaer have been recognized and re-designated by their funding institutions.
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Mark Changizi has spent the past several years researching, writing, and challenging some of the most basic scientific assumptions about human vision.
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Satish Nambisan sees issues such as healthcare, energy, and education as an opportunity to foster collaboration, innovation, and social change.
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Walé Adeosun will help review investment strategies and provide investment advice and technical assistance to the NYS comptroller.
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A journal issue co-edited by a human-computer interaction (HCI) professor from Rensselaer explores the promises and perils ahead for children in technological environments.
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Gregory M. Sparzo discusses how the ongoing shortage of skilled, high-achieving “People With A Clue” will impact the economy.
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Systems and infrastructure engineering expert William “Al” Wallace ’61 has been named the Yamada Corporation Professor at Rensselaer.
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Composer and Bang on a Can co-founder David Lang presents four genre-defying new musical works.
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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 7, August 28, 2009
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