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Researchers throughout Rensselaer are coming together to develop a new interdisciplinary Data Science Research Center.
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Rensselaer was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
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Researchers have developed a new method for using water to tune the band gap of the nanomaterial graphene.
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Esteemed geotechnical engineer and educator James Mitchell ’51 received the prestigious Davies Medal for Engineering Achievement from the School of Engineering Oct. 14.

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To honor the memory of Peter Snyder several campus members collaborated to unveil a wrought-iron black bench with a plaque that resides in front of the Residence Life office.
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Two private patrons for the arts have added another $1 million to their ongoing support for the creation of new works at EMPAC.
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Computer scientist Barbara Liskov, Institute Professor at MIT and associate provost for faculty equity, will present the 2010 Joseph E. Flaherty Lecture.
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The new Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) has transformed a key building on campus into a test bed for high-efficiency lighting.
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The annual open enrollment period for Rensselaer faculty and staff to enroll or change their health care coverage will occur in November.

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The women’s ice hockey team recently participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
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Lee Ligon will use the Research Scholar Grant to investigate interactions between cells as breast cancer spreads within the body.
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Rain, wind, and cool temperatures couldn’t stop a record 3,000 alumni and guests from returning to campus and enjoying Reunion & Homecoming weekend, Oct. 14-17.
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The Civil Engineering 175th Anniversary colloquy featured G. Wayne Clough, 12th secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and president emeritus of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Earlier this year, the Class of 2010 raised more than half of the money needed for the creation of a “green roof” on the Rensselaer Union Bookstore.
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Members of the campus community have launched an ever-growing series of fundraising efforts to support Carol Wagar following the devastating fire at her home.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 4, Number 17, November 5, 2010
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