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Astronomer Heidi Newberg is using a new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to begin mapping the distribution of dark matter in our galaxy.
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A choral parade will include four university choirs, accompanied by a broadcast on WRPI, and a route from the Hudson River to Rensselaer campus.

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Rensselaer’s alumni partners have been invited to a Volunteer Summit the weekend of April 8-10.
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The latest Rensselaer Executive MBA (EMBA) cohort began classes at the Hartford campus on Feb. 25.

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A number of people recently have joined Rensselaer or been named to new positions.
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The LRC has developed a daylighting design guide that balances the photobiological benefits of daylighting with daylight design techniques.
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There will be a special screening of an American Experience Episode of the PBS film titled Stonewall Uprising, on Tuesday, April 26.
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The current unexpected increase in take-home pay presents an ideal opportunity for employees to consider the Rensselaer Supplemental Retirement Plan.
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Colón has earned the American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences.

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Focus on: The Fun Side of Science and Engineering
Elementary school students in Troy had an opportunity to put their math and science problem-solving skills to the test as part of a National Science Olympiad program.
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Francine Berman has been chosen president-elect of the AAAS Section T for Information, Computing, and Communication.
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Thomas Cooley ’65 was presented with the Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) Thomas W. Phelan Fellows Award.
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Students will participate in the conference that will feature theoretical, computational, experimental, or project-based works related to oncology, food safety, and solar strategies for water reuse.
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Landis most recently served as the offensive coordinator at San Jose State University (1A level). He takes over the Engineers from Joe King, who retired after 22 years in late January.
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This marks the fourth Coach of the Year honor for Griffin, who is assisted by Paul Halas, Bob Hummel, and Jeff Hiser.
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Rensselaer’s 205th Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 28. With more than 1,500 graduates and 10,000 people attending the ceremony, volunteers are critical to making the day a success.
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Graham Parker’s new film and audio work explores manifestations of deception including hacked ATM machines, monologues drawn from spam emails, and a tribute to the 1973 film The Sting.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 5, Number 6, April 1, 2011
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