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Cynthia Collins, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the NSF.
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Thomas Begley, dean of the Business School at University College Dublin (UCD), has been appointed dean of the Lally School of Management and Technology, effective July 1.

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The three honorands will join President Shirley Ann Jackson in the 2011 President’s Commencement Colloquy on Friday, May 27, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Concert Hall of EMPAC.
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The DFWI had discovered Asian clams in Lake George. DFWI scientists immediately brought together fellow scientists and community organizations to form the Lake George Asian Clam Rapid Response Task Force.

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Twenty-two students were awarded prizes in categories of graduate and undergraduate fiction/
drama, poetry, essay, and electronic media as part of the 2011 McKinney Writing Contest.
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Augmented reality, Microsoft Kinect, mobile apps, and so-called “serious games” were all part of GameFest “Transitions,” held May 6-7.
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Structural engineering expert Michael O’Rourke has won the prestigious 2011 Walter P. Moore Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
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US. Representative Paul Tonko delivered the keynote address April 27 at the Rensselaer Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) 2011 Technology Showcase and Conference.
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Two continuously playing sound installations by French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot create a special sonic atmosphere in EMPAC’s lobby spaces.

C+CC Presents Dreaming Cows Through June 30
The nationally renowned artist, educator, and humanitarian Betty LaDuke will be showcasing her series of 21 acrylic paintings titled “Dreaming Cows” through June 30.
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Six student teams from Rensselaer participated in a recent statewide business plan competition, with four teams winning in several categories.

Focus on: Relay for Life
More than 1,100 members of the Rensselaer community, along with family and friends, took part in the sixth annual Relay For Life event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
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Researchers at Rensselaer have developed a new method for manufacturing green-colored LEDs with greatly enhanced light output.
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The second annual Undergraduate Research Symposium was held on April 5 to showcase undergraduate research at Rensselaer.
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As part of Grand Marshal Week this year, the RPI Ballroom club hosted “2011 Dancing with the RPI Stars” in East Campus Athletic Village Auxiliary Gym.

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The Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) Awards Committee seeks your help in identifying alumni as candidates for the RAA Awards.
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Ernie Katzwinkel, who most recently served as a consultant with Dewberry & Davis, LLC, has joined Rensselaer as the new director of the physical plant.
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The Silver Falcons Honor Guard, representing the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Detachment 550 at Rensselaer, took first place in the 52nd Annual Villanova University Drill Competition.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 5, Number 9, May 13, 2011
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