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Aquatic Ecologist To Head Jefferson Project at Lake George for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

October 17, 2014 - Rick Relyea, a world-renowned aquatic ecologist, has been named the director of the Jefferson Project at Lake George for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and appointed the David M. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences

Ravi Kane Named Head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer

October 14, 2014 - Nanobiotechnology expert Ravi Kane, the P.K. Lashmet Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named head of the university’s Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE).

Rensselaer Professor Deborah McGuinness Collaborates on New $15 Million NSF Award for DataONE Environmental Science Project

October 10, 2014 - The National Science Foundation has awarded $15 million to a team of environmental and earth science data researchers, including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, who are providing tools and infrastructure that improve access to vast amounts of scientific data.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute To Host Day-Long “Investing in Entrepreneurship” Showcase

October 9, 2014 - In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer will host a daylong showcase titled “Investing in Entrepreneurship” on Tuesday, October 21. 

Celebrating 100 Years of Chemical Engineering at Rensselaer

October 8, 2014 - To celebrate a century of impact and accomplishments in chemical and biological engineering, and to look ahead at the challenges on the horizon, Rensselaer will host a series of events, meetings, and seminars.

Meet Her at the Fair: Rensselaer Professor Edits Anthology of World’s Fair Scholarship

September 25, 2014 - Rebecca Rouse, an assistant professor of communication and media in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) has co-edited a new collection of essays on World's Fairs, Meet Me At The Fair: A World’s Fair Reader.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William C. Dudley To Visit Rensselaer Campus

September 24, 2014 - William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will give a talk titled “The National and Regional Economy” to students, faculty, and staff at Rensselaer on October 7. 

Carl Hart, Columbia University Professor and Expert on Science-Based Drug Policy, To Speak at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

September 11, 2014 - A national expert on the legal, medical, and social implications of U.S. drug policy and the author of an acclaimed scientific memoir on the subject, Carl Hart, will speak at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Sept. 30.  

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Welcomes the Class of 2018

September 8, 2014 - The fall semester is in full swing and members of the Rensselaer Class of 2018 have already completed their first week of classes. The 1,334 first-year students promise to be an exceptional group. 

To the Moon and Back: Honoring an Exhibit Dedicated to Space Exploration

August 26, 2014 - Nestled in the heart of the campus is a permanent exhibit of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) memorabilia and other materials that honor the life of former Rensselaer President George M. Low ’48. 


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