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Campus.News Features: July 30, 2001

Design, Planning Move Ahead for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies

Building Plans for the building of a center for biotechnology and interdisciplinary studies at Rensselaer call for a four-story building of about 200,000 square feet with a design that will mirror the nearby Quadrangle Complex residence halls along 15th Street. More

President Outlines Plans To Fill Key Leadership Positions
President Jackson has named the following people to lead key initiatives: Mike Hanna is chairing the committee searching for a permanent dean of students; Michael Shur will be named acting director of the CIEEM. Morris Washington continues as associate director. Don Millard, former CIEEM director, will continue to direct the Academy of Electronic Media. Toh-Ming Lu is chairing a search committee for a permanent CIEEM director. More

New Students To Take Part in Week of Welcome Activities
Soon more than 1,100 freshmen will join the campus community and take part in "Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond," a weeklong series of events designed to introduce them to campus, to each other, and to the surrounding community. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend a "Communiversity Welcome Festival" on Saturday, Aug. 25, in downtown Troy. The event will include entertainment, vendors, refreshments, and more. Volunteers are needed; contact Travis Apgar at ext. 6267 or apgart@rpi.edu. More

Glicksman Honored for Pioneering Work
Martin Glicksman '57, John Tod Horton Professor of Materials Engineering, has been awarded the ASM International Gold Medal for 2003. ASM is the professional society for materials engineers and scientists. The Gold Medal, established in 1943, will be presented to Glicksman at the 2003 ASM Awards Dinner for his pioneering work. More

Campus Playschool Offers Experience in Diversity to Preschoolers
Tucked away in the basement of 285 Sunset Terrace is a preschool laboratory of multiculturalism that many parents call "the best-kept secret in Troy." The Campus Playschool is a haven for the children of Rensselaer's geographically diverse graduate students, faculty, and staff. The Campus Playschool is open 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for two-, three-, or five-day sessions. Contact the Campus PlaySchool at ext. 6102. More

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