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A $1.76 million study at Rensselaer seeks to identify new methods of diagnosing osteoporosis.
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Rensselaer celebrates 175 years of civil engineering with festivities and a colloquy.
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During the weekend of Oct. 15-17, alumni and guests will celebrate Reunion & Homecoming with milestone reunions, anniversary celebrations, and former student group gatherings.
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Funded by a $2 million grant from NSF, a four-year study aims to develop novel ceramic materials for use in a new approach to energy storage.

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Both professors were recognized for outstanding contributions to science, the profession, and the society.
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Francine Berman spoke at the recent Science Coalition roundtable discussion with the media in Washington, D.C., at the National Press Club.
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The exhibit will run Oct. 14 – Nov. 30 in the Folsom Library. An opening reception will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14.
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Jacqueline Novogratz has been selected as the 2010 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year.
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Annette Finsterbusch, founder of Applied Ventures, talked about “Investing in Solid-State Lighting: the Past, the Present, and the Future.”

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The Office of Technology Commercialization awarded patent plaques to members of the Rensselaer community during the annual Inventors’ Luncheon.
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Window shades are transformed into curving sculptures on display in “Remanufactured Veilscapes,” now through Oct. 25.
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Understanding the impact of delays can enable network operators to know when less communication effort can actually be more efficient for overall performance.
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Jeff Trinkle has been appointed to the newly created position of faculty dean of the residential commons.
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The annual “Welcome Back Faculty Reception” was held at Pat’s Barn in the Rensselaer Technology Park on Sept. 22.
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Rensselaer’s Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education participated in the annual MVP Health Care Back to School Expo on Sept. 11.
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Rensselaer held a special sneak preview of Molecules to the MAX! 3-D on Sept. 25, at Proctor’s GE Theatre in Schenectady.
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Artist Susan M. Story is show-casing her most recent pastels and oils at the Chapel + Cultural Center. Story is a nationally recognized artist.
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Microsoft’s Craig Mundie will discuss trends and show some of the possibilities of the next generation of immersive computing.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 4, Number 15, October 8, 2010
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