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This year, 1,700 students will receive degrees from Rensselaer on Saturday, May 28, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV) stadium.
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In support of Institutewide sustainability efforts and after consulting with students, Rensselaer has taken some steps toward planning a more sustainable Commencement ceremony.

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Forty-nine students are graduating from the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs and starting active military service as officers with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.
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As Rensselaer has evolved, so have its Commencement ceremonies. Check out some interesting facts from the Institute Archives and Special Collections.

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A team of undergraduate and graduate students from Rensselaer recently won the 2011 National GeoChallenge for their innovative earth wall design.
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The strongest evidence to date that the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) played a key role in the major shift in the global climate that began approximately 38 million years ago is published by Rensselaer scientist Miriam Katz.
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A new $1.2 million study led by Rensselaer seeks to develop software for calculating and tracking a patient’s radiation exposure from diagnostic X-ray CT scans.
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Two biomedical engineering students at Rensselaer were announced as winners of National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research fellowships.
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Rensselaer is a leading voice in expanding the frontier of lighting research. The university has assembled experts and researchers who are investigating the full spectrum of lighting and lighting research.

EMPAC To Offer Workshops
The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) is offering two unique one-week workshops this summer, each suited for advanced undergrads, graduate students, and professionals.
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Rensselaer faculty members were honored with annual Institute awards, and for service and dedication, at the 48th annual Faculty Recognition Dinner, held May 3 in the Heffner Alumni House.

James Myers Named to National Initiative on High-Performance Computing
James Myers has accepted an invitation to join the High Performance Computing (HPC) Advisory Committee of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.
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Day care service for the children of staff and faculty Rensselaer, as well as students, is available at nearby Samaritan Hospital in Troy.
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The School of Engineering at Rensselaer has launched a new Web portal, Better World Engineering.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 5, Number 10, May 27, 2011
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