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Volume 7, No. 2, February 1, 2013
   
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President Jackson Address Calls for New Approaches To Harness the Power of Science and Technology
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President Shirley Ann Jackson has called for a new way of working and learning to harness the power of science and technology for answers to the challenges that are fundamental to the long-term viability of the planet.

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EMPAC To Host Two Laurie Anderson Events This Semester
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Laurie Anderson, one of America’s foremost contemporary artists, is developing new works as the inaugural distinguished artist-in-residence at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC).

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Donald Schwendeman Named Head of Mathematical Sciences
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Professor Donald Schwendeman has been named the new head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Lighting Research Center To Celebrate 25 Years of Research and Education
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The Lighting Research Center’s 25th anniversary celebration is scheduled for March 20.

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Center for Career and Professional Development To Host Annual Spring Career Fair Feb. 13
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The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) will host the annual Spring Career Fair Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Engineering Ambassadors Visit Houston
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Four Rensselaer engineering students organized and led an event to excite and encourage young women in the Houston, Texas, area to study and pursue future careers in the field of engineering.

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EMPAC Presents:
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  • Ben Frost on Thursday, February 7

  • Brian Rogers/The Chocolate Factory: Hot Box on Friday & Saturday, February 15 & 16
President Appoints EMPAC Steering Committee
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As EMPAC continues to establish itself as a leading performing arts and academic research organization, the president has reconstituted the Steering Committee to ensure the further development of programs that will capitalize on its potential.

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Rensselaer Union Student Events Planned for Feb. 2
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With Big Red Freakout and Black Family Technology Awareness Day taking place on Feb. 2, there will be no shortage of activities for members of the campus community to enjoy.

Hirsch Observatory To Begin 2013 Season Feb. 2
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The Hirsch Observatory at Rensselaer has announced that the public observing program will begin its 2013 hours as of Saturday, Feb. 2.

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2012 W-2 Information Now Available on Employee Self-Service System
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Rensselaer’s Payroll Office has announced that 2012 W-2 forms are now available via the Rensselaer Self-Service Information System.

Faculty Bookshelf
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Recent books by Rensselaer faculty authors Richard Radke, Robert Messler, Mary Anne Staniszewski, and Kim Boyer.

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Rensselaer To Host 15th Annual Black Family Technology Awareness Day Program Feb. 2

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Students, families, teachers, and community
organizations are invited to the 15th annual Black Family Technology Awareness Day program on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Lally Appoints Assistant Director of MBA and M.S. Career Resources
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Michael Breslin has been appointed to serve as assistant director of MBA and M.S. Career Resources at the Lally School of Management and Technology.

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Speakers Forum To Present Founder of FUBU and Shark Tank Entrepreneur Daymond John

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With business savvy and style to spare, speaker Daymond John entertains his audiences every week as the go-to branding guru on the ABC hit entrepreneurial business show Shark Tank.

Call for Nominations: William F. Glaser ’53 Entrepreneur of the Year Award
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The William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year award is the highlight of the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship’s extensive roster of programs.

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Second Annual RPI Spirit Day

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The Rensselaer community will be joining alumni around the globe in showing off their Rensselaer pride for the second annual Spirit Day celebration on Friday, Feb. 1.

Accolades

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Recent faculty, staff, and students who have been given awards and recognition include Jeffrey Schanz and Mary Anne Staniszewski.

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The Arts Center Offers Discounts for Rensselaer Employees

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As one of the benefits of the Institute’s support of The Arts Center of the Capital Region’s annual gala, employees and their family members are entitled to a 10 percent discount on classes and camps at The Arts Center.

 
   
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