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Volume 6, No. 1, January 20, 2012
   
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Xu To Lead Nuclear Engineering Program
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Radiation expert X. George Xu has been named program head of Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer.
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Biomedical Engineering Students Visit South Africa To Observe Medical Clinic
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Biomedical engineering students are traveling in South Africa on a mission to identify the unique needs of remote, under-resourced medical clinics.

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Gilbert and Hendler Selected as 2011 AAAS Fellows
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Two members of the Rensselaer science faculty have been selected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
EMPAC Announces New Music Curator
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The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) has announced the appointment of S. Argeo Ascani as its new music curator.

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Schadler Named to Russell Sage
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Nanomaterials expert Linda Schadler has been named the Russell Sage Professor at Rensselaer. An endowed professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member.

Nanowiggles: Graphene Nanomaterials With Tunable Functionality
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Scientists at Rensselaer have used the capabilities of one of the world's most powerful university-based supercomputers to uncover the properties of a promising form of graphene, known as graphene nanowiggles.
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Vashishth Named Fellow of AIMBE
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Bone and tissue engineering expert Deepak Vashishth, head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

FIRST LEGO® League Robotics Tournament Held on Campus in December
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Fourteen middle school teams from around the Capital Region that competed in the FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) Regional Qualifying Tournament at Rensselaer on Dec. 10.

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Quick-Cooking Nanomaterials for Tomorrow’s Solid-State Air Conditioners and Refrigerators
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Engineering researchers at Rensselaer have developed a new method for creating advanced nanomaterials that could lead to highly efficient refrigerators and cooling systems requiring no refrigerants and no moving parts.

Save the Date: Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Invites Community To Learn About “Superbug” Research Feb. 7
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The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies invites the community to attend a discussion with faculty titled "Battling Superbugs" at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
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Tessier Team Designs Alzheimer’s Antibodies
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Scientists at Rensselaer have developed a method to design antibodies aimed at combating disease.

A Word From Human Resources
Relocation and Real Estate Program Provides Edge in Recruiting
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Rensselaer is recognized as an employer that offers an outstanding array of benefits to employees.
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Big Red Freakout Turns 35 on Feb. 4
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The popular men’s ice hockey tradition known as the Big Red Freakout turns 35 this year, and Rensselaer hockey fans are invited to the Big Red Freakout Ice House to celebrate.

Here’s to Old RPI! RPI Spirit Day
Friday, Feb. 3
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Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff are invited to join alumni around the country—and the world!—in showing their Rensselaer pride on Friday, Feb. 3, for RPI Spirit Day.
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Troy Elementary School Kids Receive Special Gifts From Pikes
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At the end of the fall semester, prior to taking finals, members of the Pi Kappa Alpha (Pikes) fraternity carved out time to pass out more than 400 gifts to students in Public School 2 in Troy.

Alumni Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations
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The nominations process has begun for the 2013 class of inductees into the Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame. Submissions are due by Feb. 29, 2012.
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EMPAC Presents
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EMPAC presentsVertigo on January 26 and Rodrigo Pardo & Bárbara Foulkes:Tethered: Vertical Performance on February 4.

 
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