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Volume 7, No. 5, March 15, 2013
   
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Lemelson-Rensselaer Student Prize Awarded to Ming Ma
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Ming Ma has developed a new method to manufacture LEDs that are brighter, more energy efficient, and have superior technical properties than those on the market today.

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Severino Center and Entrepreneurs’ Organization Announce Partnership
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The Severino Center and the Albany-based
Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) worked together to connect students with highly successful entrepreneurs.

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Students of Architecture and Arts Present The Machine Starts
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An interactive performance piece incorporated interactive video, performers drawn from parkour and a cappella, and audience participation.

New Microgrant Program, weR Gold, Supports Student Groups
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WeR has created a new program called weR Gold, in conjunction with the Annual Fund, to help provide funds for Rensselaer student groups and student-run projects.

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ROTC Hosts 2013 Joint Services Military Ball
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The New York Capital District Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) celebrated its 62nd annual Joint Services Military Ball last month.

Lally School Hosts Annual Business Plan Competition
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The Lally School hosted its annual business plan competition for undergraduate and graduate students Feb. 26-27.

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Bullough Receives Fire Protection Research Foundation Award
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John Bullough ’91 has received the Ronald K. Mengel award from the Fire Protection Research Foundation, National Fire Protection Association.

EMPAC Presents
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  • Alva Noë: See Me if You Can! Art and the Limits of Neuroscience
    Wednesday, March 27
  • The Peter Evans Quintet
    Friday, March 29
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A Word From Human Resources
Conflict of Interest and Commitment
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The Division of Human Resources has implemented two Conflict of Interest online courses developed by CITI.

FUBU Apparel Founder and Advertising “Shark Tank” Entrepreneur Visits Rensselaer
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Daymond John came to Rensselaer on Feb. 28 to share his story of success as part of the Rensselaer Union Speakers Forum program.

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Celebrates 30th Anniversary
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Last month, the Omicron Upsilon chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha celebrated the 30th anniversary of the chapter’s founding at Rensselaer.

Rensselaer To Host Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair
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More than 100 area middle and high school students will participate in the 23rd annual greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 23.

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Annual Faculty-Staff Memorial Service April 10

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The Pillars of Rensselaer invite the Rensselaer community and extended Rensselaer family to attend the annual memorial service honoring those faculty and staff who have passed away during the last year.

Jim Knowlton Named to NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Committee
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Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee. His term is a four-year period that begins September 1, 2013.

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Campus Community Supports Annual Winter Carnival

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Last month, members of the campus community and their families and friends attended the Absolute Zero Winter Carnival held at the East Campus Athletic Village.

Wellness Day March 23
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Interested in getting some health and wellness tips? Members of the campus and local community are invited to attend a daylong Wellness Day on Saturday, March 23.

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