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Geometry’s Role in Architecture

Making a Difference
EMPAC Grand Opening Celebrates Philanthropy

Interdisciplinary Research
Solar Energy Center Launched

Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Researchers Create Largest Dose of Synthetic Heparin

Presidential Colloquy Kicks Off Opening

Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Renowned Climate Scientist Presents Global Warming Solution

Model Forecasted Current Economic Slowdown One Year in Advance

Future Chips Constellation
NSF Center Advances “Smart Lighting”

Lally School of Management & Technology
Princton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools” Honors Lally
Lally School Collaborates With Chinese University

Research Roundup

Campus Safety
RPIAlert Notification System Launched

Cognitive Science
Visual System Could Make Powerful Computer

Sports Report
East Campus Athletic Village Taking Shape

Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
Liquid Lens May Lead To Smarter Cameras

Rensselaer Named an “IT School To Watch”

Focus On
Robert Hull: Expanding on Strengths in Materials Science

Accolades and Accomplishments

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Grand Opening

Rensselaer formally celebrated the opening of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) with a series of events that began Oct. 3. The festivities began with a Presidential Colloquy that brought together global leaders in media, technology, and the arts and continued with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new creative laboratory for science and the arts.

Three weekends of events—ranging from world-class artistic performances and workshops to presentations of research at the nexus of science and the arts—were held throughout the month of October to introduce EMPAC to the campus, the local community, and the world.

Opening events included an inaugural concert featuring performances by the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Chicago-based chamber group the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Vox Vocal Ensemble, and Per Tengstrand, the Swedish piano virtuoso; a research symposium focused on the intersection of the arts, science, and technology; the premiere of EMPAC commissioned DANCE MOViES; and a performance by renowned jazz musician Wynton Marsalis.

EMPAC has a full slate of events planned for the remainder of the academic year. Visit for more details.

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