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Linda Schadler Named Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

July 1, 2014 - Linda Schadler, the Russell Sage Professor and associate dean for academic affairs for the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named vice provost and dean for undergraduate education.

What Data Science Needs

June 23, 2014 - To meet its potential for driving discovery and knowledge acquisition, data science must address the key challenges posed by “Big Data,” assert Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professors James Hendler and Peter Fox in a commentary appearing in the June edition of the journal Big Data.

IBM Partners With 28 Business Schools and Universities To Help Train Tomorrow’s Data Scientists

May 30, 2014 - The Lally School of Management is among the schools that will help  prepare students for the 4.4 million jobs that will be created worldwide to support Big Data by 2015.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Awards $1.2 Million Grant to Rensselaer To Improve STEM Persistence

May 29, 2014 - Rensselaer was one of 203 research universities invited to participate in the HHMI 2014 “Sustaining Excellence in Science Education for Research Universities Competition,” and is one of only 37 universities to be awarded a grant.

Think Fast: The Ninety-Second Elevator Pitch

April 17, 2014 - To encourage Rensselaer undergraduate and graduate students to develop this essential skill, the Emerging Ventures Ecosystem (EVE) and the Office of Technology Commercialization will host the fourth annual Elevator Pitch Competition.

The College Life Series From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Studying Business at a Technological University – An Insider’s Perspective from the Dean of the Lally School of Management

April 4, 2014 - Dr. Thomas Begley offers his insight on some ways that the Lally School is working to create sophisticated global business leaders.  

Gearing up for the Class of 2018: Freshman Applications Surge Past 18,500 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

March 27, 2014 - A record total of 18,569 high school students have filed applications to attend Rensselaer this fall.

Engineering Graduate Programs at Rensselaer Recognized as Among the Best in the Nation

March 13, 2014 - Rensselaer continues to rank among the nation’s top schools for engineering, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ranks in Top 20 Schools To Study Video Game Design

March 11, 2014 - The Princeton Review named Rensselaer as one of the top 20 universities to study gaming.

New Chinese Language Professors Join Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Faculty

December 11, 2013 - Leading the re-established Chinese language program are two new educators, Yalun Zhou and Jianling Yue.

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