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President’s Science Adviser To Deliver Rensselaer Presidential Lecture Nov. 14

The Honorable John H. Marburger III, science adviser to President George W. Bush and director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), will deliver a lecture on “National Priorities in Science and Technology Policy” at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Nov 14. The 11 a.m. lecture will be held in the Heffner Alumni House, and is free and open to the public.


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Nov. 8 Lunar Eclipse: Analog-to-Digital on the Fly
RPI staff member John Wilkerson photographed the eclipse (left) through the Hirsch Observatory's 4" telescope — by holding his digital camera lens against the telescope's eyepiece. His shot is featured on

Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson Selected for NYSE Board
New York Stock Exchange Interim Chairman and CEO John S. Reed announced that Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson has been named as a candidate for a reconstituted board of directors at the New York Stock Exchange.

New York Stock Exchange (press release)
Profile of Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson

Rensselaer Vows To Challenge Proposed Scholarship Ban at January NCAA Convention
Rensselaer officials vowed to take the university’s case to preserve scholarships for hockey players to the full NCAA convention in January, after the NCAA Division III President’s Council declined to withdraw the proposal from a larger package of reforms during an Oct. 30 meeting.

Dean of Rensselaer’s Lally School Appointed to Board of U.S.-Israel Science and Tech Foundation
Denis Fred Simon, dean of the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer, has been appointed one of four American representatives on the board of directors for the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation (USISTF).

In the News: Rensselaer Medalists
The 310 Class of 2007 Rensselaer Medalists were honored at Convocation ceremonies Oct. 26. The Rensselaer Medal is awarded to the top math and science juniors at almost 3,000 high schools around the world. Those who choose to attend Rensselaer receive a $15,000-per-year Rensselaer Medal Scholarship. A Times Union story featured four of Rensselaer's medal winners.

Brainy Kids Earn Their Academic Medals

Senator Joe Bruno Receives Honorary Degree at Rensselaer’s 10th Annual Honors Convocation
New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno received an honorary doctor of laws degree at Rensselaer’s 10th annual Honors Convocation on Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Alumni Sports and Recreation Center (Armory).

National Science Foundation Awards Rensselaer $3.86 Million To Fund Fellowships To Enhance Terahertz Research
Rensselaer has been awarded a $3.86 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund 15 fellowships to enhance interdisciplinary graduate study in terahertz (THz) science and technology as it relates to imaging, data transfer and networking systems, and electronics.

CEO of Level 3 Communications Named the 2003 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year
James Q. Crowe ’72, CEO of Level 3 Communications, was named the 2003 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Crowe’s company, based outside Denver, Colo., is an international communications and information services with revenues of almost $4 billion.

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