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Commencement Honorands Announced
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Barton J. Gordon—one of the nation's leading bipartisan experts on innovation during his 26-year career in the U.S. House of Representatives—will deliver the main address at the 206th Rensselaer Commencement here on May 26.

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Arts Department To Present “Reverend Billy” During GM Week Events
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Political activism takes center stage as the Arts Department, in conjunction with several campus groups and departments, sponsors workshops and performances with visiting artist "Reverend Billy" during this year's Grand Marshal Week.

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Relay For Life Set for April 27-28
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The seventh annual Relay For Life event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will be held on '86 Field April 27-28, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Rensselaer Announces New Travel Business Partners
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Rensselaer has joined with Child/Albany Travel as the preferred travel agency to assist in all travel needs, and Concur to provide a travel management system.

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Professor Jie Lian Receives NSF CAREER Award
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Jie Lian, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

President’s Town Meeting: Rensselaer To Address “Grand Challenges” of 21st Century
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Rensselaer and other universities play critical roles in finding solutions to the grand challenges facing the world in the 21st century, and Rensselaer is taking steps now to align its efforts to meet those problems head on.

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STS Doctoral Candidate Awarded Fellowships To Advance Research in Developing World
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Doctoral candidate Logan D.A. Williams has been awarded two fellowship to advance her research on innovation and technology transfer in the developing world.

Rensselaer Inducts New Members Into Phalanx Honor Society
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Twenty-five students have been inducted into the Rensselaer Phalanx Honor Society for 2012. Phalanx honors student leadership, service, and devotion to the university.

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CATS To Showcase Manufacturing Innovation and Economic Growth
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Michael Molnar will deliver the keynote address at the Rensselaer Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) 2012 Technology Showcase and Conference.

Rear Admiral Titley Visit April 27
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U.S. Navy Rear Admiral David W. Titley, a Schenectady, N.Y. native, will speak at Rensselaer on Friday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m. All students, staff, and faculty are invited to the speech.

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Grand Marshal Week Goes Under the Big Top!
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Grand Marshal Week, a week of campuswide celebrations featuring student organizations and student elections, will be held April 13-21.

Take Part in American Heart Association Heart Walk May 12
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Rensselaer will be a sponsor of the annual American Heart Association's HEART WALK at the Crossings in Colonie on May 12. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in this long-running event.

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Engineers for a Sustainable World Host Solar Panel Workshop
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Last month, members of the Rensselaer student chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World, in collaboration with Cary Dresher, associate dean of the off-campus commons, hosted a solar battery and phone charger workshop for Rensselaer students.

Rensselaer Honors Lt. Miroslav “Steven” Zilberman '03
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For his selfless act of bravery, Rensselaer hosted a special plaque dedication ceremony in honor of Lt. Zilberman on Saturday, March 31.

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Ivy Muchuma Named Field Performer of the Year
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The Liberty League has announced its year-end honors for the women's indoor track & field season and Rensselaer student-athlete Ivy Muchuma was tabbed as the Field Performer of the Year.

Nano 2012 Conference To Be Held April 23
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Members of the Rensselaer community are invited to take part in a one-day conference titled Nano 2012, being held at the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies.

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