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Freshman Applications Surge Past 15,000
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A record total of 15,201 high school students have filed applications to attend Rensselaer this fall, according to numbers released by the Office of Admissions.

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Connection Between Breast Cancer Cells and Surrounding Tissue Discovered
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Biologist Lee Ligon has found a previously unknown connection between breast cancer tumor cells and the surrounding healthy tissue.

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President Receives Landmark Award for Public Service
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President Shirley Ann Jackson was the inaugural recipient of the Council on Competitiveness America Competes Award for Public Service. She received the award at a dinner celebration in New York City.

Daya Bay Reactor Project Issues First Results
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There appears to be more matter than antimatter in the universe. This is great news for humanity, because without this asymmetry, all the matter in the universe, including us, would literally be eaten up.

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DVD Release Party “Ensemble Congeros: Chasing the Rhythms”
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The group will celebrate the release of their new DVD, Ensemble Congeros: Chasing the Rhythms, on Saturday, March 31, at the Arts Center of the Capital Region.

Pamela Fuller '09 Awarded NSF, NDSEG Fellowships
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Doctoral student Pamela Fuller ’09 has been awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the NDSEG Fellowship.

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The Approach Blog: 3° with Kim Lewis
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Kim Lewis is a professor in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, who recently received a prestigious NSF CAREER Award. She was recently interviewed for The Approach blog.

Rensselaer County Lends Support to Young Actors Guild
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The Young Actors Guild (YAG), a not-for-profit program supported by the Rensselaer Union with facility and administrative support, will be entering its 23rd season on the Rensselaer campus this fall.

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2012 Women of Innovation Awards Include Rensselaer Alumnae
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Four Rensselaer alumnae were named finalists in the 2012 Women of Innovation Awards: A Celebration of Connecticut’s Outstanding Women in Science and Technology, sponsored by the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC).

EMPAC Presents Jennifer + Kevin McCoy: Index April 6-Oct. 13
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Multiple sculptures filmed via small, live cameras result in a video projection that will appear throughout the public spaces at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center.

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Rensselaer Contemporary Music Ensemble Concert April 10
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The Rensselaer Contemporary Music Ensemble (RCME) will present a concert titled “NatureSongs,” featuring compositions by musicians who have taken their inspiration from nature, on Tuesday, April 10.

McKinley Named to All-Region First Team
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D3Hoops.com has announced its All-Region Teams and Rensselaer student-athlete Hillary McKinley was selected to the East Region First Team.

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Seeking Cheaper, Nimbler Satellites and Safer Disposal of Space Debris
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A new research program at Rensselaer seeks to
define the next-generation of low-orbit satellites that are more maneuverable, cheaper to launch, easier to hide, and longer lived.

A Word From Human Resources: English as a Second Language Program Offered
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The Division of Human Resources has decided to implement an English as a Second Language (ESL) course for new faculty, staff, research associates, and students.

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LRC To Host International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting
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The 13th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting (LS13)—an elite forum of scientists and engineers—will take place June 24-29 at Rensselaer.

Five Athletics Teams Garner Academic Recognition
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Varsity student-athletes posted a higher grade point average than that of their non-student-athlete counterparts for the 21st-straight semester.

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Red & White Student Organization Honored by CASE
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Rensselaer’s Red & White Student Organization won several awards for programs that have significant impact on Rensselaer, Institute Advancement, and the Rensselaer Alumni Association.

 
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