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Mary Simoni Named Semi-Finalist for American Prize in Chamber Music Composition

October 30, 2014 - Mary Simoni has been named a semi-finalist for the prestigious American Prize in Chamber Music for her composition Piano Trio scored for violin, cello, and piano with electronics.

World Economic Forum Recognizes Rensselaer Professor Peter Tessier as One of 30 Top Young Scientists

October 28, 2014 - The World Economic Forum recently honored Professor Peter Tessier with a 2014 Young Scientist award for his contributions to advance the frontiers of science, engineering, and technology in areas of high societal impact.

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Cites Work by Rensselaer Professor E. Fred Schubert in Background Materials for 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

October 27, 2014 - The work of Professor E. Fred Schubert was cited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences earlier this month, when the group announced the winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Burt Swersey To Be Interviewed Live From Disruptive Innovation Festival

October 26, 2014 - Rensselaer lecturer Burt Swersey and graduate Eben Bayer `07, cofounder and chief executive officer of  Ecovative, will participate today in a live interview as part of the Disruptive Innovation Festival.

Bach And Beyond: Arts Professor Michael Century To Perform At EMPAC Nov. 6

October 20, 2014 - Michael Century will perform a solo concert at EMPAC showcasing his musical versatility with a repertoire combining classical and experimental pieces, and piano and accordion performances.  

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.

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.

Rensselaer Biologist Honored for Work Protecting Lake George Against Invasive Species

September 11, 2014 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute biologist Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer was recently honored by The FUND for Lake George with the James D. Corbett award for her work on a committee tasked with preventing the introduction of invasive plant and animal species into Lake George.  

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