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New Engineering Students Pledge To “Honor the Code”
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Nearly 550 freshman engineering students participated in the inaugural “Honor the Code” induction event held Aug. 22, as part of Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond (NRB) week.

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Co-Founders of Vicarious Visions Named 2013 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneurs of the Year
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Rensselaer alumnus Karthik Bala ’97 and his brother, Guha Bala, have been selected as the 2013 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneurs of the Year.

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Geoffrey Seber Named Pillar of Rensselaer
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Geoffrey Seber, associate advancement officer in the Division of Institute Advancement, has been named the 2013 Pillar of Rensselaer, the highest honor Rensselaer gives to a staff member.

Latest Dance Movies Commissions Announced
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The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) has announced the three recipients of this year’s EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission.

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Results from Daya Bay: Tracking the Disappearance of Ghostlike Neutrinos
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The international Daya Bay Collaboration, which includes researchers from Rensselaer, has announced new results about the transformations of elusive, ghostlike neutrinos.

Juergen Hahn Named Head of Biomedical Engineering
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Systems biology expert Juergen Hahn has been named head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME).

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Wilfredo Colón Named Associate Dean
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Wilfredo (Freddy) Colón, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, has been named associate dean for research in Rensselaer’s School of Science.

EMPAC Presents: Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then
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Celebrate the DVD/Blu-ray release of Brent Green’s Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then.

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Annual Faculty Reception
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President Shirley Ann Jackson and her husband, Professor Morris Washington, hosted the annual “Welcome Back Reception” at the President’s Residence on Aug. 27.

Spring Promotion and Tenure List
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The promotion and tenure list was approved at the May 2013 Board of Trustees meeting.

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International Scholars Program Awarded a CQIA Gold Innovation Prize
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Rensselaer’s International Scholars Program (ISP) was awarded a Gold Innovation Prize for 2013.

Focus: Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond
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From August 20-25, Rensselaer officially welcomed members of the Class of 2017, and introduced them to the local community through a weeklong series of events known as “Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond” (NRB).

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Staff Honored at 41st Annual Recognition Dinner

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The Division of Human Resources recently hosted the 41st annual Employee Service Recognition and Retirement Dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Save the Date: Reunion & Homecoming
Oct. 4-6
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The Office of Alumni Relations will host Reunion & Homecoming the weekend of Oct. 4-6.

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Residence Life Hosts Second Annual Off-Campus Student Fair

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With the first week of classes underway, more than 400 Rensselaer students had an opportunity to attend the second annual Off-Campus Student Fair Aug. 28, hosted by the Office of Residence Life.

Army ROTC To Host 5K Race on Behalf of Jonathon Kohl ’10
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The Mohawk Battalion Army ROTC will host the Run for Kohl 5K event on Sunday, Sept. 15, to benefit Jonathon Kohl ’10, who was injured in a helicopter crash while deployed in Afghanistan.

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