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miSci Exhibits Architecture Students’ Conceptual Designs
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MiSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science in Schenectady, is currently hosting an exhibit featuring School of Architecture students’ design proposals for a re-envisioning of the museum campus.

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Shawn Kantor Named Head of Department of Economics
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Shawn Kantor, a distinguished economist, was recently named head of the Department of Economics.

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“Business Opportunities to Success Summit” To Be Held Dec. 5
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The theme of the inaugural Business Opportunities to Success Summit (BOSS) is “Mastering the Pivot.”

New Head of Arts Department Brings Experience With Innovation
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HASS has added a renowned artist, researcher, and innovator to its ranks: Robert Nideffer was appointed head of the Arts Department.

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18 Earn Society of Woman Engineers Scholarships
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Eighteen undergraduates have won scholarships from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Dynamic Distributed Computing Expert Named Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
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Stacy Patterson has joined Rensselaer as the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor in Computer Science.

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International Atomic Energy Agency Speakers To Address Women in Nuclear Science

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Janice Dunn Lee, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) deputy director general for management, will discuss the important role that women play in nuclear science during an event hosted by the School of Science.

Mariana Figueiro Elected Fellow of Illuminating Engineering Society
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Mariana Figueiro, Lighting Research Center (LRC) Light and Health Program director and associate professor of architecture, has been elected a fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).

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Plant Physiology Expert Joins Lighting Research Center

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Light and plants expert Tessa Pocock recently joined the Lighting Research Center (LRC) as a senior research scientist, leading the development of a new plant physiology lighting program.

Focus—Honors Convocation
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As part of Family Weekend, the Rensselaer community gathered in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center Oct. 19 to celebrate and honor the academic achievements of more than 330 faculty and students at the 2013 Honors Convocation.

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Admissions Hosts Annual STAR Outreach Program
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In continuing efforts to reach out to academically talented and underrepresented minorities and young women, Undergraduate Admissions hosted the annual STAR Program.

Campus Celebrates Family Weekend 2013
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Last month, more than 3,000 individuals came to the Rensselaer campus to attend Family Weekend.

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Alumni Heading to Space

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Two Rensselaer alumni, Rick Mastracchio ’87 and Reid Wiseman ’97, will fly separate missions to NASA’s International Space Station.

Five Selected for IBM Summer Global Research Internships
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Five Rensselaer students earned a place in the 2013 IBM Summer Global Research Program.

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De-Neita Peoples Added to Athletics Department Staff

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Through an NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant, De-Neita Peoples has joined the Rensselaer athletics staff.

Thanksgiving Recess
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To allow students time off to spend with their families and friends, Thanksgiving recess begins after the last class on Nov. 26. Resident dining halls will close Nov. 26 after dinner and reopen on Dec. 1. The Institute is closed Nov. 28 and Nov. 29.

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