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Andy Clark will discuss “Natural-Born Cyborgs? Reflections on Bodies, Minds, and Human Enhancement” for the 2011 Vollmer Fries Lecture.
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An entirely new type of nanomaterial could enable the next generation of high-power rechargeable lithium (Li)-ion batteries for electric automobiles.
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Wind engineering expert Chris Letchford has joined Rensselaer as professor and head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
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Cyberinfrastructure pioneer Francine Berman, the vice president for research, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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Tetherless World Research Constellation scientists have developed an application to provide scientists with easy and direct access to government datasets relevant to their research.
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In a crowded room in Ghana, Kenneth Connor demonstrated how Rensselaer’s Mobile Studio could transform almost any space into an engineering laboratory.
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A collapsible and reusable water bottle inspired by origami designs and innovative walking and stair-climbing aids for the elderly are among the winning ideas in the fall Change the World Challenge.
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The Chapel + Cultural Center is exhibiting the Blind Artists Society’s third annual exhibition through Feb. 25. An artists’ opening reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.
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President Barack Obama poses for a group photo with the 2009 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) including Rensselaer’s Matthew Oehlschlaeger.

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In a new Cognitive Robotics Lab, students at Rensselaer are exploring how human thought outwits brute force computing in the real world.
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Rensselaer is now offering a selection of best-in-class funds for participants in the Defined Contribution Retirement Plan.
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Samuel Heffner Jr. ’56 was honored by a celebration in his honor for his more than three decades of service on the Board of Trustees. He retired at the end of 2010.
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Artificial intelligence researchers have teamed up with musicians on an unlikely project: a digital conductor of improvised avant-garde performances.
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Georges Belfort has received the 2011 Alan S. Michaels Award in the Recovery of Biological Products from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Biotechnology Division.
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Pankaj Karande is among a new generation of scientists and engineers developing exciting and novel new techniques to treat some of the most complex brain illnesses.
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Rensselaer’s Office of Community Relations and student leaders at Rensselaer worked with the Troy Downtown Collaborative to apply for a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh grant.
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The East Campus Athletic Village is one of the 10 recipients of the prestigious Facilities of Merit Award. The winners were selected by a panel of seven leading sports and recreation facility architects.
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Pi Kappa Alpha (Pikes) fraternity carved out time to pass out 400 gifts to students in Troy’s Public School 2 as part of their annual Pikes Presents event.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 5, Number 1, January 21, 2011
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