Inside Rensselaer
Volume 6, No. 19, December 14, 2012
   
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Joyce McLaughlin Named Inaugural Fellow of American Mathematical Society
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Nonlinear analysis expert Joyce McLaughlin, Ford Foundation Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, has been named an inaugural fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

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Shawn-Yu Lin Named Fellow of the AAAS
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Nano-photonics expert Shawn-Yu Lin, professor of physics and a member of the university’s Future Chips Constellation and Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center, has been selected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Orchestra and Chorus To Perform in Dec. 16 Holiday Concert at Rensselaer
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Rensselaer will host a holiday concert featuring the Rensselaer Orchestra, the Rensselaer Concert Choir, and a Festival Chorus on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center.

Retiring CEO of Welch Allyn Speaks at Visiting Executive Series Seminar
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On November 12, Julie Shimer ’74 presented “Managing Your Career” at the Jerome S. Reinert ’56 Visiting Executive Series seminar held at the Heffner Alumni House.

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Battling Brittle Bones With … Broccoli and Spinach?
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A new study from engineering researchers shows, for the first time, how the little-understood protein osteocalcin plays a significant role in the strength of our bones.

Time Warner Selected as Campus Cable TV Service Provider
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Rensselaer has selected Time Warner Cable to be the supplier of television programming and service for the campus.

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Rensselaer Awarded Grant To Establish a Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professorship in Computer Science
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Rensselaer has received a five-year $499,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to establish the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professorship in Computer Science.

President Participates in National Competitiveness Forum in Washington
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President Shirley Ann Jackson participated in the U.S. Council on Competitiveness inaugural National Competitiveness Forum (NCF), in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 16.

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NASA Selects Two Engineering Students for Aeronautics Scholarships
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Engineering students James Pressly and Chris Volk are among just 20 undergraduates nationwide to be awarded 2012 NASA Aeronautics Scholarships.

EMPAC Announces Spring 2013 Schedule of Events
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The spring calendar is filled with performances, talks, screenings, exhibitions, concerts, and happenings that play with and challenge the boundaries of the arts, sciences, and technology.

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Winter Break and Holiday Closing
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The Rensselaer and Hartford campuses will be closed for the third annual Winter Break holiday, beginning on Saturday, Dec. 22. The campuses will re-open on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.

Chronicling 20 years of Rensselaer Magazine
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The Rensselaer Libraries have announced that digitized .pdf copies of Rensselaer magazine are now available back a full 20 years, with fully searchable text.

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focus: Fall Sports Teams

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Rensselaer’s fall athletic teams turned in another stellar season, and a number of those teams' student-athletes were honored with year-end awards by the Liberty League.

Novel Antibodies a New Weapon in Fight Against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
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Antibodies developed by researchers at Rensselaer are unusually effective at preventing the formation of toxic protein particles linked to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

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Change the World Challenge Fall 2012 Winners Announced

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From earthquake protection to health monitoring, from vehicle collision prevention and helping innovators to network, Rensselaer students once again combined their knowledge, imagination to develop winning ideas in the Change the World Challenge.

Lending a Helping Hand
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To assist communities and residents impacted by Hurrican Sandy, on Saturday, Dec. 8, Rensselaer hosted a live telethon event to raise funds to help Hurricane Sandy victims.

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Troy Business Improvement District Presents Rensselaer With Community Spirit Award

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In recognition of the commitment of the Institute to the communities that have nurtured the university since its founding, the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District (BID) has honored Rensselaer as the first recipient of the BID Community Spirit Award.

Civil Engineers Visit George Washington Bridge
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In November, structural engineering students from Rensselaer traveled to the George Washington Bridge for an in-depth tour of the “1931 marvel of engineering.”

   
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