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Refreshing The Rensselaer Plan
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With its goals achieved and with collaboration across the Rensselaer community, The Rensselaer Plan has been refreshed to accelerate its momentum as a transformative force in anticipation of the 2024 bicentennial.

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rensselaer Announce Collaboration
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The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rensselaer will collaborate on educational programs, research, and development of new diagnostic tools and treatments that promote human health.

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“Best-of-the-Best” Prize Awarded for Self-Healing Bioglass Technology
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The Change the World Challenge, sponsored by the Office of Entrepreneurship, is a twice yearly competition open to all current Rensselaer students.

Colloquy 2013
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On May 24, Rensselaer hosted the 11th annual President’s Commencement Colloquy, engaging the 2013 honorary degree recipients in a discussion moderated by President Shirley Ann Jackson.

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Red Light Increases Alertness During “Post-Lunch Dip”
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A new study from the LRC shows that exposure to certain wavelengths and levels of light has the potential to increase alertness during the time commonly known as the post-lunch dip.

Dinolfo Receives NYSERDA Seed Grant for Energy Storage Devices
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A seed grant from NYSERDA will allow Peter Dinolfo to develop a research proposal on an industrial application for bio-inspired catalysts for energy storage devices.

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David Pogue: What’s New, What’s Coming & How It Will Change Everything
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The Rensselaer STEP, with a gift from the Boeing Company, will present a special evening with New York Times and Scientific American technology columnist and host of NOVA scienceNOW David Pogue.

2013 Graduate Says “Thank You, RPI!”
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Cary Ann Kaczowka, a member of the Class of 2013, had some parting words that she wanted to share with the campus. After graduation, Kaczowka is heading to Seattle, Wash., to the Boeing Company to work in the company’s Engineering Career Foundation Program.

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Class of 2013 Parting Gift: A Giant Rubik’s Cube
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Thanks to the creative generosity of the Class of 2013, the fastest-selling toy in history will find a home on the campus.

Hospital Diploma Delivery
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As his classmates received their diplomas, Second Lt. Paul Maloney was watching from a bed at Samaritan Hospital, recovering from an emergency appendectomy.

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focus: Commencement 2013
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U.S. Representative John R. Lewis (D-GA)—one of the nation’s most dedicated and courageous civil rights leaders—urged graduates to use their skills to build a kinder, more equitable society, at the 207th Commencement.

Bringing Bio-Art to North Troy
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A new arts project aims to build ties between city dwellers and the environment that surrounds them. Kathy High will be developing a series of artist presentations and community workshops that will lay the foundation of an urban nature center.

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EMPAC Announces New Arts Curator

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The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) has announced the appointment of Victoria Brooks as the new curator for time-based arts.

A Word From Human Resources Start Saving Now for Your Retirement
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There is one important message that I would like to share with our graduates and Rensselaer employees: start saving for your retirement now.

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Innovation Out of the Classroom: Lally MBA Students Travel to D.C.

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Thirteen Lally School MBA students visited Washington, D.C. to gain insight into the communication channels there that help to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, economic development, and international relations in the United States.

Miles Nolan Named Golf Coach of the Year
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Rensselaer head men’s golf coach Miles Nolan has been named the Liberty League Coach of the Year, the league has announced. Nolan guided the Engineers to six first-place finishes in his recently completed 10th year with the team.

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Lally School Hosts High School Business Plan Competition

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It’s never too early for young students to turn an idea into a viable business, according to the Lally School of Management and Technology. To support the concept, the Lally School hosted its annual business plan competition for high school students on May 29.

 
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