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Graduate Student Housing Expands With Opening of City Station East
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The neighborhood at City Station has expanded with the recent completion of its East building.

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Ravichandran Named to Bozzone Chair in Lally School
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T. (Ravi) Ravichandran has been named the Irene and Robert Bozzone ’55 Distinguished Chair in the Lally School of Management.

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Acclaimed Conductor Joins Rensselaer as Music Program Evolves
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Nicholas DeMaison is giving students the kind of rigorous musical ensemble experience that is commensurate with a Rensselaer education.

Biotech Safety Awareness Week
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The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) will host a Biotech Safety Awareness Week from Monday, Oct. 28, to Friday, Nov. 1.

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NanoSpace Wins Educational “Best of Web” Award
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Faculty researchers from Rensselaer were honored for their efforts in developing and creating the NanoSpace website, an online science “theme park” that aims to excite elementary and middle-school students about the world of atoms and molecules.

On the Global Road With Lally
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In his new role as assistant director of MBA/M.S. admissions at the Lally School of Management, Sean Kelley recruits prospective graduate business students who are intellectually curious, professionally well-rounded, and innovation-driven.

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Annual Benefits Fair, Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day Nov. 1

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The Division of Human Resources will host the annual Benefits Fair/Faculty & Staff Appreciation event on Friday, Nov. 1.

EMPAC Presents Mark Fell Saturday, Nov. 9
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Mark Fell transforms the public areas of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) building into a massive sound and light installation.

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President Jackson Inducted Into New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame

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President Shirley Ann Jackson has been inducted into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJHoF), honored for a lifetime of leadership and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) policy and research.

A Word From Human Resources: Winter Break and Holiday Closing
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The Rensselaer Troy and Hartford campuses will be closed for the fourth annual winter break holiday, beginning on Saturday, Dec. 21. Both campuses will be closed for 12 consecutive days, and will re-open on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

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Mueller Center To Host Second Annual Wellness Day Nov. 2
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Interested in getting some health and wellness tips? Members of the Rensselaer campus and local community are invited to attend the second annual Wellness Day event on Saturday, Nov. 2.

focus: 2013 Reunion & Homecoming Weekend
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“A big event with an intimate feel” is how many alumni described this year’s Reunion & Homecoming, held Oct. 4-6.

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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Symposium Nov. 8

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The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Core within the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) will host the 13th Upstate New York NMR Symposium on Friday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the CBIS auditorium.

Rensselaer Dedicates the Senator William H. Hernstadt ’57 and Jerene Yap Hernstadt Gallery
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Rensselaer dedicated the gallery in the Center of Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) as the Senator William H. Hernstadt ’57 and Jerene Yap Hernstadt Gallery in honor of their $1 million unrestricted gift to the Rensselaer endowment.

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Army ROTC Hosts 5K Race on Behalf of Jonathon Kohl ’10

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Last month, more than 140 members of the campus community participated in the Run For Kohl 5K event.

AIChE Sessions Honor Henry Bungay, Howard Littman
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Two professors emeriti—Henry Bungay and Howard Littman—will be honored next month at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting.

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Honoring James Mitchell ’51

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) hosted a reception Oct. 9 to honor James Mitchell ’51 (2010 Davies Medal recipient).

 
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