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Special Effects Engineer Named Deputy Director of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center

January 13, 2016 - Special effects engineering expert Richard Radke has been appointed deputy director of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Rensselaer. 

Rensselaer Professor Francine Berman Appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities

January 11, 2016 - Francine Berman has been appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the National Council on the Humanities (NCH).

Rensselaer Cybersecurity Expert Appointed to Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee

January 8, 2016 - James Hendler, director of the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications has been appointed to the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee.

Modeling, Design, and Controls Expert B. Wayne Bequette Named Fellow of IEEE

January 7, 2016 - Modeling, design, and controls expert B. Wayne Bequette has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 

Popular Memories

December 23, 2015 - In the last three decades, Americans launched numerous grassroots commem­orations and official historical institutions became more open to popular participation. In her publication, Popular Memories: Commemorations, Participatory Culture, and Democratic Citizenship, Associate Professor Ekaterina Haskins examines this trend.  

Mattheos Koffas Appointed as the Dorothy and Fred Chau ʼ71 Career Development Constellation Professor in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering

December 18, 2015 - Troy, N.Y. – Mattheos A.G. Koffas, a professor in the Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), has been appointed the Dorothy and Fred Chau ʼ71 Career Development Constellation Professor at Rensselaer.

Rensselaer Professor Named Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Scholar of the University of Pretoria, South Africa

December 16, 2015 - Rensselaer Professor Audrey Bennett was recognized as the 2015 Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Scholar at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Rensselaer TALKS

December 14, 2015 - The fourth installment of Rensselaer TALKS focuses on the theme of “Chaos.” The program will begin at noon in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies auditorium on Dec. 14. 

The Free Energy Landscape — Exploring the Role of Amino Acid Sequence in Protein Folding

December 9, 2015 - Using pressure to perturb folded proteins, biotechnology researcher Catherine Royer will explore the path of a protein from its unfolded to folded state, advancing our ability to optimize proteins for industrial and pharmaceutical applications.

Federal Investments in Research Enabling Improvements in How We Age

November 24, 2015 - Federal investments in research are paying off in scientific breakthroughs that are “unleashing the power and potential of proteins” in humans.

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