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Breathing Lights Selected as Recipient of up to $1 Million From Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge

June 23, 2015 - Breathing Lights, the joint submission from Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, proposes to illuminate up to 300 vacant homes in the three cities in fall 2016. 

2015 SPAC Pre-Performance Talks Presented by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

June 18, 2015 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will again offer educational preshow conversations with performers and other arts personalities during its Pre-Performance Talks presented by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Aimed at connecting audiences with artists performing at SPAC, Pre-Performance Talks offer the opportunity for guests to interact with stars in the worlds of dance and classical music.

Commencement 2015: A Letter From Meghan Olson- Making Connections, Embracing Entrepreneurship, Honoring a Mentor

May 29, 2015 - Rensselaer engineering student Meghan Olson will receive a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering during the Institute’s 209th Commencement Ceremony. Before leaving, Olson shares a letter about how Rensselaer has changed her life.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Set to Host 12th Annual GameFest Weekend May1-2

May 1, 2015 - GameFest—an annual tradition at Rensselaer that showcases student-designed games and celebrates creativity and innovation in video games—will be held Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2.

Making Music to Connect the World: Earth Week Music Celebration at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

April 17, 2015 - The School of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences set to debut an innovative artistic performance combining music, philosophy, and the sounds of nature on April 24 in EMPAC. 

Jaffe Student Production Competition Announces Two Winners for Inaugural Summer EMPAC Residency

April 7, 2015 - The Jaffe Student Production Competition is pleased to announce that PhD architecture candidate Ute C. Besenecker and PhD arts candidate Ryan Ross Smith have been selected as the inaugural winners of the competition, open to students of all schools and departments. 

Acclaimed Author Alice McDermott To Speak at McKinney Writing Contest Awards Ceremony April 15

April 6, 2015 - Acclaimed author Alice McDermott will read from her work while at Rensselaer on April 15 as part of the annual McKinney Writing Contest awards ceremony. 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ranks in Top 25 Undergraduate Schools To Study Video Game Design

March 24, 2015 - The Princeton Review has again named the Rensselaer Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program as one of the top 25 video game design programs. Rensselaer is No. 11 on the list this year. 

Geert Lovink, Founding Director of the Institute of Network Cultures, Internationally Renowned Media Theorist and Internet Critic, to Speak at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

March 24, 2015 - Internationally renowned Dutch-Australian media theorist and Internet critic, Geert Lovink, will speak at Rensselaer on April 1. Lovink’s is hosted by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.  

The Science of Magic: Rensselaer and Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, Inc. Advance the Frontiers of Cognitive Computing

March 19, 2015 - An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is collaborating with Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, Inc., part of the theme park design and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. 

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