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Inside Rensselaer

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Rensselaer will celebrate the opening of a new interdisciplinary research center devoted to social and cognitive networks.
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Iti Srivastava has received a $10,000 Amelia Earhart Fellowship to continue her research on the mechanical properties of epoxy nanocomposites.
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NASA astronaut Richard “Rick” Mastracchio ’87 returned to space last week with the successful launch of space shuttle Discovery.
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President Jackson has announced the appointment of Iftekhar Hasan as acting dean of the Lally School of Management & Technology.

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Robert Linhardt has won the 2010 Melville L. Wolfrom Award from the ACS Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry.
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Entrepreneurs-in-Residence serve as a resource to students for different aspects of starting a business.
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This month, Columbia University School of the Arts honored Pauline Oliveros with the 2009 William Schuman Award.
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Renowned acoustic architect Leo Beranek presented his collection of professional books to Rensselaer.
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Lally students participated in a Career Day program in NYC to meet with Rensselaer alumni hosts and learn about possible career options.

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EMPAC will host the second Troy, N.Y., appearance of the London-based onedotzero_adventures in motion festival.
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Swing Club made its way to Danvers, Mass. to join the annual Boston Tea Party — a four-day event consisting of dancing, dancing, and more dancing.
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Several community service-minded students from Rensselaer spent their spring break swinging hammers at a Habitat for Humanity project in Virginia.
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Rensselaer organizations have planned a week-long series of events April 18-23 to celebrate the Earth and the environment.
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Students are applying classroom learning to real-world problem in Haiti and Peru.
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A team of sophomore engineering students in the course Introduction to Engineering Design, has developed a bomb-disposing mobile robot called “HAVEN.”
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The Rensselaer Omega Mu Chapter of the Order of Omega Greek leadership honor society has won the 2009 Outstanding Chapter award.
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Rensselaer and the Technical University of Denmark are among the semifinalists in the Dell Social Innovation Competition.
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The Rensselaer field hockey team has been recognized by the 2009 Gladiator by the NFHCA as one of the top academic teams in Division III.
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Inside Rensselaer is published by the Division of Strategic Communications and External Relations (SC&ER).
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 4, Number 7, April 16, 2010
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