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More than 1,370 students will receive degrees on Saturday, May 29 in the stadium at the Institute’s new East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV).
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As Rensselaer has evolved, so have its Commencement ceremonies. There have been many notable moments in Commencement history.
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Fifty-six students are graduating from ROTC programs and starting active military service as officers with the Army, Navy, Marine Corp, and Air Force.
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Researchers have developed a new nanotechnology-based “microlens” that uses gold to boost the strength of infrared imaging.

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NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio ’87 will address the graduates, their families, and friends at the Hartford campus of Rensselaer.
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David Corr will use the five-year, $449,999 award to further his research into the engineering, evaluation, and theoretical modeling of biological soft tissues.
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Richard Radke is leading a new study to develop novel computer automation techniques that could reduce the prep time of promising cancer-treatment technologies.
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Lally School has been ranked No. 1 in corporate strategy by BusinessWeek and posted top-15 rankings in three other business specialty areas.
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The first annual Undergraduate Research Symposium was held on April 27 to showcase undergraduate research at Rensselaer.

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Heidi Newberg, associate professor of physics, has won a $1.3 million grant from the NSF to further her research into the structure of the Milky Way.
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The School of Engineering has announced the recipients of the 2010 SoE Faculty Awards at the recent School of Engineering Faculty Recognition Dinner.
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Faculty members were honored with Institute awards at the annual Faculty Recognition Dinner held May 4 in the Heffner Alumni House.
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Three fraternity members left the comfort and warmth of their dorms to participate in the annual “Sleep Out for the Homeless.”
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Rensselaer student-athlete Jessica Sitzer was named an All-Liberty League Honorable Mention in singles.
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The award is given to a female player who “demonstrates leadership and commitment both on and off the ice.”
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 4, Number 10, May 28, 2010
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