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Volume 6, No. 17, November 9, 2012
   
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“Blue” Light Could Help Teenagers Combat Stress
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A new study from the Lighting Research Center shows that exposure to morning short-wavelength “blue” light has the potential to help sleep-deprived adolescents prepare for the challenges of the day and deal with stress.

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World Wide Web Expert Jim Hendler Receives Inaugural Strata “Big Data” Award
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Jim Hendler has been honored with an inaugural Strata Data Innovation Award, given to individuals who have made significant innovations in the data field.

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Concert To Commemorate Centenary of John Cage and Legacy of Glenn Gould
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The Rensselaer Contemporary Music Ensemble will host a concert on Saturday, Nov. 17, to commemorate the centenary of John Cage alongside the legacy of legendary Canadian pianist Glenn Gould.

Lally School Student Named Business Review’s Future Financial Executive
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Lally School graduate student Steven Porzio ’12, enrolled in the master of science in financial engineering and risk analytics degree program, received Business Review’s 2012 Future Financial Executive award Oct. 18.

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United Way Campaign Under Way
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Rensselaer officially kicked off the 2012 United Way of the Greater Capital Region fundraising campaign on Oct. 24. United Way works to advance the common good by focusing on basic needs, family support, and financial stability, according to the organization.

Governor Tours Sites To See Progress of Capital Region Economic Development Projects
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Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the Rensselaer campus Oct. 23 as part of his statewide Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Progress Tour.

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Area High School Students Visit Campus for National Manufacturing Day
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As part of its ongoing mission to educate and inspire the next generation of technology leaders, Rensselaer hosted local high school students for a morning and afternoon of activities to celebrate national Manufacturing Day.

EMPAC Presents Jennifer Koh: Bach and Beyond Friday, November 30
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Violinist Jennifer Koh presents a concert from her “Bach and Beyond” series, a set of three solo violin recitals that strengthen the connections of the “Six Sonatas and Partitas” by Bach and the present day.

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Members of the Campus Community Participate in American Cancer Society Event
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On Oct. 21, members of the Rensselaer campus community joined thousands of individuals to participate in the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

Rensselaer Innovation Luncheon Celebrates Patents
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To honor their contributions to science, engineering, and research, the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) recognized and awarded patent plaques to members of the Rensselaer community.

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Celebrating a Milestone
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On Sept. 18, the nation’s youngest service, the United States Air Force, turned 65. To celebrate the milestone, Rensselaer’s Air Force 550th Cadet Wing took time to honor individuals who have served as well as those currently serving during a formal Air Force ball.

focus: Honors Convocation
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During Family Weekend, the Rensselaer community gathered to celebrate and honor the academic achievements of more than 330 faculty and students at the 2012 Honors Convocation, on Saturday, Oct. 20.

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Rensselaer Celebrates Family Weekend

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More than 4,400 people visited campus to celebrate Family Weekend. Parents, family members, alumni, and friends had an opportunity to get a glimpse of life and the changes taking place at Rensselaer.

A Word From Human Resources—Conflict of Interest and Commitment Policy Revised
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In an effort to improve transparency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced new regulations to strengthen standards of compliance.

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Navy ROTC Celebrates Reunion & Homecoming Weekend

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Reunion & Homecoming Weekend served as an ideal opportunity to host a reception for past and current members of the Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

Captain Dan Arensmeyer Named Commanding Officer of NROTC Program
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The Office of Undergraduate Education has appointed Captain Dan Arensmeyer as commanding officer and professor of naval science at Rensselaer.

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Athletics Inducts Six New Members Into Hall of Fame

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The Athletics Department has inducted six new members into its Hall of Fame and handed out the year-end student-athlete awards.

 
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