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Economic Impact of Rensselaer on the Region More Than $1 Billion Annually

January 20, 2015 - The economic impact of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on the Capital Region was more than $1 billion in 2013, representing an increase of $300 million over the last eight years, according to a new study released January 15.

Finals Week: Helping Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Students De-Stress Before Final Exams

December 9, 2014 - As students around the nation hunker down for final exams, Rensselaer has kicked off a series of events and study programs to help students de-stress during the final exam reading days.

Celestial Songs, Earthly Dances … and Some Fireworks -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Invites Community to Annual Holiday Concert

December 5, 2014 - The Institute will host it's annual holiday concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. "Celestial Songs, Earthly Dances … and Some Fireworks” will be held at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer.

Making the Connection: Creating Opportunities To Stimulate Entrepreneurship in the Capital Region and Beyond

November 5, 2014 - Entrepreneurs routinely encounter difficult questions along the path of entrepreneurship. More than 60 Capital Region-based entrepreneurs, business executives, and academic experts will participate in the Business Opportunities to Success Summit (BOSS) on Nov.12. 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Celebrates 190th Anniversary of Founding Letter

October 31, 2014 - The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute community will gather November 5, to commemorate the founding of the Institute in a celebration that will include the annual weR Bright tree-lighting ceremony and the premiere of a crowdsourced video featuring alumni and students.

Lally School of Management Set to Host Startup Business Model Day Program

October 31, 2014 - The Lally School of Management will host a Startup Business Model Day event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Heffner Alumni House on the Rensselaer campus.

Celebrating a Campus Tradition: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute To Host Family Weekend Oct. 24-26

October 16, 2014 - As signs of autumn like falling leaves and some cool weather days can be found across the Rensselaer campus, the campus will be buzzing with activity as thousands of Rensselaer families are expected to visit Oct. 24-26 to celebrate Family Weekend.

American Institute for Economic Research Ranks Top Small Cities for College Students

October 15, 2014 - According to recent data compiled by the American Institute for Economic Research that ranked the 20 best small cities for college students, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy region came in at number 11 on the list.

Inaugural Carl A. Westerdahl Forum To Highlight Role of Rensselaer Alumni in the Building of Bridges Across the Hudson River

October 13, 2014 - The Friends of the Folsom Library at Rensselaer have announced the inaugural Carl A. Westerdahl Forum, which will take place Thursday, Oct. 16. The two-part program is titled “Making the Connection: Rensselaer Graduates Who Built Bridges over the Hudson.” 

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. 


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