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Rensselaer has announced an agreement with Columbia Development Companies to assume ownership and begin work on Proctor’s Theater and the adjacent Chasan office building on Fourth Street in Troy.
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President Barack Obama awarded the 2010 National Medal of Technology and Innovation to B. Jayant Baliga on Oct. 21.

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Robert Linhardt is working to forever change the way some of the most widely used drugs in the world are manufactured.
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Early in October, the Division of Human Resources welcomed 115 retirees to campus for Rensselaer’s 14th annual Retiree Day Luncheon.

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The state exams will be held in April and October 2012, and the Hartford campus will offer the exam review programs during the Spring 2012 term for both exam sittings.
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Rensselaer officially kicked off the 2011 United Way of the Greater Capital Region fundraising campaign on Nov. 3. This year, funds will be raised through a variety of activities and events.
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Waves and whirls unite the pieces in a joint concert to be offered by faculty and students at Rensselaer and the College of Saint Rose.
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Aaron Freeland, a New Mexico artist, is exhibiting his exuberant Navajo-inspired monotypes in the Shelnutt Gallery in the Rensselaer Union through December 10.

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Linda Layne has been researching choice moms. This year she is expanding her investigation as a visiting fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Family Research in the United Kingdom.

Annual Benefits Fair/Faculty & Staff Appreciation Event November 4
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The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Alumni Sports & Recreation Center (Armory).
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More than 3,000 alumni and guests returned to campus to enjoy Reunion & Homecoming weekend, Oct. 21-23. In addition to class years ending in 1 or 6 who enjoyed traditional Class Reunions, groups gathered to celebrate special milestones.

The Rensselaer Club Works To Promote Friendships and Support Community
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Founded nearly 76 years ago, the Rensselaer Club, formerly known as the Women’s Club of RPI, has worked to promote and foster fellowship among the families of employees at Rensselaer.
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iEAR Presents! will host “Linear and Aerial Perspectives” by Clara Tomaz on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in Rensselaer’s Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center Studio 2.

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Several members of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity have officially moved into the former St. Francis DeSales Church and rectory on Congress Street in the City of Troy.
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In an effort to reach out to academically talented and underrepresented minorities and young women, the Office of Enrollment Management hosted the annual Science, Technology, Arts and Architecture at Rensselaer (STAR) Program Oct. 13-15.
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Rensselaer offers study abroad and exchange opportunities for undergraduate students in more than 15 countries on five continents.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 5, Number 17, November 4, 2011
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