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The Class of 2014 promises to be an exceptional group, with an increase in average SAT scores and roughly 66 percent from the top 10 percent of their high school classes.
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Researchers develop a cost-effective method of mass-producing graphene — a material that might replace copper and silicon.
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James Myers has been selected to lead the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI) at Rensselaer.
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A team led by Rensselaer has won a $2.3 million federal grant to develop a touch-sensitive virtual reality simulator.

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The Class of 2014 participated in the annual greeting at the 8th Street Approach where President Jackson greeted each member of the class as they headed to downtown Troy.
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Researchers at Rensselaer are investigating new methods for bypassing the blood-brain barrier and combating the spread of brain cancer.
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The work of Mohammed Zaki, a professor of computer science, will enable us to see links and patterns we did not know existed.
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The new species poses a serious threat to native mussels and the Lake George ecosystem.
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More than $2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) will help develop the next generation of nuclear technology at Rensselaer.

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The Class of 2010 is made up of Cindy Acropolis ’00, Katie Coleman ’03, Benjamin Fell ’03, Allison Geer ’03, Warren Lutes, and Bill Monette ’01.
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The Institute welcomed first-year students to campus early to allow them to participate in a weeklong program of welcome events and team-building activities.
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A book launch and architectural exhibition based on the work of Rensselaer students will be featured at the Shaker Museum and Library in New Lebanon, Mass.
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The ACerS honored Minoru Tomozawa with the George W. Morey Award for his elegant technique to determine the fictive temperature of glass.
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The New York Center for Astrobiology will widen the scope of its search for the building blocks of life beyond Earth with the help of a new NASA grant.
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Industry veteran Larry Chambers has joined Rensselaer as the director of financial aid.
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On August 24, members of the Class of 2014 moved into their rooms in campus residence halls and began the next chapter of their lives as Rensselaer students.
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A dialogue in movement between two artists, A Light Conversation reflects on choice, commitment, and the uncertainty of the future.
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Suzanne Morris is the new executive assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff at Rensselaer.
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The Engineers open their 109th season on Oct. 8. Faculty, staff, and alumni receive a special discount for tickets.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 4, Number 13, September 10, 2010
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