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GameFest 2013: Future Play!
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GameFest 2013 is the annual two-day showcase of student talent in game design and simulations, April 26-27, hosted by the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) program at Rensselaer.

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Vashishth Named Director of Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies
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Deepak Vashishth has been appointed director of the Rensselaer Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS).

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Chemist Peter Dinolfo Receives NSF CAREER Award
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Peter Dinolfo, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology, has won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

New Book Explores the “Pursuit of Sustainable Leadership”
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David Rainey, has written a book titled The Pursuit of Sustainable Leadership: Becoming a Successful Strategic Leader Through Principles, Perspectives and Professional Development.

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Formula Car 2013 Unveiled!
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Undergraduate students members of Rensselaer Motorsport, Rensselaer’s student-run race team, unveiled their 2013 competition car April 8 at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center.

Rensselaer Nanotechnology Research Partnerships Featured at National Academy of Sciences Symposium
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President Jackson, along with two other Rensselaer officials, spoke at the two-day forum organized by the NAS.

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EMPAC Presents The Films of Laurie Anderson with Special Guest Pauline Oliveros
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The program will conclude with an improvisation featuring Laurie Anderson and Pauline Oliveros with a silent film as the backdrop.

Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders Works To Develop Sustainable Clean Water Collection in Panama
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EWB-RPI has been helping to deliver clean water to the community of Sandubidi in Panama.

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Rensselaer Inducts New Members Into Phalanx, White Key Honor Societies
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Twenty-three students have been inducted into the Phalanx Honor Society for 2013. Phalanx honors student leadership, service, and devotion to the university.

Rensselaer Hosts Wellness Day Program
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In an effort to provide members of the campus and local community with some health and wellness tips and strategies, Rensselaer hosted a daylong Wellness Day program on Saturday, March 23.

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Coach Seth Appert’s Contract Extended
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Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton has announced that the contract of head men’s hockey coach Seth Appert has been extended and will now run through the 2020-21 season.

Nick Bailen Named First Team All-America
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Student-athlete Nick Bailen has been selected to the CCM Hockey National All-America East First Team. The CCM HOCKEY All-American Hockey Teams are sponsored by CCM HOCKEY and chosen by the American Hockey Coaches Association.

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Grand Marshal Week 2013: Celebrating Student Leadership

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At Rensselaer the Rensselaer Union is a student-run, self-supporting, and self-governing body that controls, finances, and organizes student activities.

Bottle and Can Drive Held by Green Greeks
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The Green Greeks organization, which promotes sustainability among Greek organizations at Rensselaer, recently held a can and bottle recycling fundraiser.

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Rensselaer Music Association Spring Concert May 4

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The Rensselaer Music Association will present its annual Spring Concert on Saturday, May 4, at 6 p.m. in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

 
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