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Inside Rensselaer

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Rensselaer has launched the nation’s first undergraduate degree program in the interdisciplinary field of Web Science.
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Nikhil Koratkar is leading a study to develop new coatings for nanosensors that could lead to more efficient oil exploration.
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Peter Orszag, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, will deliver the Commencement address on May 29.
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Nanotechnology pioneer Richard W. Siegel has been named a fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS).

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Jacob Fish has won the biennial Computational Mechanics Award from the International Association for Computational Mechanics.
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Rensselaer researchers are in Chile studying the aftershocks that continue to rattle the area following the massive Feb. 27 earthquake.
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For the fourth year in a row, the Lally School ranked in the top 50 undergraduate business programs.
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The Class of ’51 Entrepreneurship Fund was established to help transform student ideas into successful ventures.
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CASE researchers have developed a "green" system that uses plant roots to reduce energy consumption and improve air quality.

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The Rensselaer Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the annual RAA Awards Program.
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Tech Launch Pad (TLP) helps students explore the business development process and avoid the potholes entrepreneurial start-ups often hit at the outset.
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Peter Vanderkaay, a two-time Olympian with a passion for the environment, will speak on April 15 in DCC 308.
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The men’s cross-country squad finished with the highest team grade point average in the nation, while the women were second.
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The book shows how business leaders can take advantage of opportunities through a broader view of their world.
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Google plans to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations. The City of Troy has nominated itself as a possible location.
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Rensselaer student-athlete Jerry D’Amigo has been named this year’s recipient of the ECAC Rookie of the Year Award.
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The annual celebration benefits the Rensselaer Union’s campaign to support the annual Troy Record Clothe-A-Child Campaign.
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Rensselaer student-athlete Chase Polacek has been named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Year.
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Kevin Beattie, Jennifer Fisher, and Jack Huang were among those staff members who recently received either an appointment or promotion.
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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 4, Number 6, April 2, 2010
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