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Peter Bohlin, a 1958 graduate of the School of Architecture and winner of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2010 Gold Medal, will speak on campus Wednesday, March 23.
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Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Deanna Thompson is utilizing more than $300,000 in New York state funding as part of the state stem cell research program.
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Benjamin Clough is dedicated to making the world a safer place for emergency first responders, police and military personnel, chemical plant employees, and many others.
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Stacy Marsella, a University of Southern California (USC) professor and researcher in modeling human emotions, will speak on Wednesday, March 30.

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The semantic sommelier is set to provide exciting new tools to expand wine knowledge and food-pairing abilities on everything from home PCs to smart phones.
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A record total of 14,529 high school students have filed applications to attend Rensselaer this fall, according to numbers released by the Rensselaer Office of Admissions.
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A Rensselaer delegation traveled to South Korea in February to meet with alumni and to visit the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
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Rensselaer’s GSAS program has been named among the top 15 out of 150 undergraduate game design programs in the United States and Canada.
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Human Resources — in partnership with Capital District Physician’s Health Plan — will once again offer a six-week weight loss and fitness challenge.

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Rensselaer Community Honors Rick Hartt ’70
Members of the Rensselaer campus community sent Rick Hartt ’70 off in style before his upcoming retirement.
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The SOE hosted Exploring Engineering Day with falling eggs, candy neurons, and gum drop bridges as some of the activities for more than 450 elementary school students and their parents.
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Nearly 40 alumni, guests, and members of the Rensselaer community met aboard the SS American Victory, docked in Tampa, Fla., for the SS Rensselaer Victory Ship Celebration.
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Rensselaer student Nathaniel Quillin has friends in high places. Some of those friends helped pilot space shuttle Discovery when it was launched into orbit Feb. 23.
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The Pillars of Rensselaer invite the community to join them at the Chapel + Cultural Center at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30.
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The sixth annual Relay For Life event will be held on ’86 Field April 29-30 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Relay For Life celebrates the lives of cancer survivors and remembers those who have lost their battle with the devastating disease.
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Students enrolled in “Out of This World Engineering” in the RPI STEP program spent half their winter break traveling to the D.C. area as the culminating experience for this year’s course.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 5, Number 4, March 18, 2011
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