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Student innovations in remote terahertz detection, breast cancer diagnosis, and wireless data and power transmission through metallic walls are competing for this year’s Lemelson-Rensselaer Student Prize.
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To provide Rensselaer students with a comprehensive approach to acquiring entrepreneurial perspective and skills, the Office of Entrepreneurship has launched the new Exemplars Program.
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Daniel Lewis, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Peter Fox and James Hendler have called for scientists to take a few tips from the users of the World Wide Web when presenting their data.

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Renowned concert hall designer J. Christopher Jaffe ’49 discussed his new book in a lecture and book-signing on Feb. 14.
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In an effort to increase engagement with the public, Rensselaer will present a series of regular open sessions with Rensselaer researchers that begins on March 10.
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Hugo Ferguson ’56 and his wife, Evelyn, of Clearwater, Fla., have made a $1 million gift to Rensselaer.
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A celebration to honor Tarantelli’s outstanding work and contributions will be take place on Friday, April 29, in the Russell Sage Dining Hall.
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Three Rensselaer undergraduates recently spent a week at Brookhaven National Laboratories (BNL), as preparation for careers in science.

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Focus on: Jeopardy! The IBM Challenge
Rensselaer professors and scientists, and lead developers of the IBM Watson computer, joined an enthusiastic audience of students and visitors to watch as Watson faced off against Jeopardy! champions.
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In this annual competition, graduate students are asked to discuss their research in a concise manner.
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Environmental sustainability will hit the big screen with a new film series coordinated by the Department of STS Working Group on Sustainability Studies.
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The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center will present a contemporary classical performance titled “Music for 18 Musicians + Double Sextet” on Saturday, March 12.
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Several members of Rensselaer’s Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity are planning to move into a distinctive and historic new home.
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The men’s lacrosse team has been ranked 12th in the nation, according to the preseason United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Top 20.
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A Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser event to benefit Jacob Porter ’13 and his family will be held on April 3. Porter underwent surgery for a liver transplant in December.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 5, Number 4, March 4, 2011
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