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Commencement: Hail and Farewell to the Class of 2013 An Overview of the 207th Graduation Ceremony
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On Saturday, May 25, 1,676 students will receive degrees from Rensselaer, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV) stadium.

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Joint Service Awards and Recognition Ceremony
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The 63rd Annual Joint Service Awards and Recognition Ceremony was held on Saturday, May 4, in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center.

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Division of Student Life Presents CLASS Awards
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Student Life honored several graduating seniors as the first recipients of the newly created CLASS Awards. The students were recognized for their achievements during the annual Zero Year Reunion Brunch that was held on May 23.

Service to Their Country
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Forty-one students will be graduating from the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs and starting active military service as officers with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.

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50th Annual Faculty Recognition Dinner Celebrates Service
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Rensselaer faculty members were honored with annual Institute awards, and for service and dedication, at the 50th annual Faculty Recognition Dinner, held May 7 in the Heffner Alumni House.

Alumni Hall of Fame
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Four new members have been selected for induction into the Alumni Hall of Fame, bringing the total membership to 72. The 2013 class of inductees carries on the tradition of Rensselaer’s distinguished legacy.

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Commencement By the Numbers
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Hospitality Services at Rensselaer, provided by Sodexo Campus Services, reports that there are several sustainability initiatives planned for this year’s Commencement that will help to support the local economy and community.

Transition Program for First-Year Students
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Student Experience hosted the “Grow Your Future” program as a way to encourage the students to begin the process of considering future goals for their sophomore year and beyond.

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Archimedean Gathering Program: Celebrating High Achievers
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The Office of the Student Experience recently created the Archimedean Gathering program, which recognizes and celebrates Rensselaer’s high-achieving students who have received a cumulative 4.0 GPA.

Jose Holguín-Veras Honored by White House as “Transportation Champion of Change”
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The White House honored Rensselaer faculty member Jose Holguín-Veras as a “Champion of Change” in the field of transportation.

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Rensselaer and Instituto Superior Técnico of Portugal Sign Collaboration Agreement
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Rensselaer and the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of Portugal have announced an agreement to collaborate on a number of fronts, ranging from research to student and faculty/staff exchange.

NYSERDA Awards $1.8 Million to Rensselaer To Boost Efficiency of Supercomputing Center
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NYSERDA has announced $1.8 million in funding to Rensselaer for critical upgrades to the electrical and mechanical infrastructure of the university’s supercomputing center.

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LRC Launches First Interactive, Online Lighting Design Resource for Homes

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The Lighting Research Center has launched the first interactive website to help homeowners, contractors, and builders choose the right light bulbs, fixtures, and controls to maximize energy savings.

 
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