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July 14, 2021

Kate Galloway, a lecturer in the Department of Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has organized the first academic conference to study society through the prism of American pop and country star Taylor Swift and her lyrics.

June 30, 2021

Two Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute faculty members will participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 27th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Jennifer Pazour, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering, is a member of the event’s planning committee, co-organizing a session on resilience during pandemics in relation to data and digital infrastructure, and decision-making. Ravishankar Sundararaman, an associate professor of materials science and engineering, will be a participant of the symposium.

June 22, 2021

Composer, improviser, and sound installation artist Matthew Goodheart, an assistant professor of music composition in the Department of Arts in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will release his latest album on Friday, June 25.

June 17, 2021

Ge Wang, the Clark and Crossan Endowed Chair professor of biomedical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has received the 2021 EMBS Academic Career Achievement Award.

June 16, 2021

Carla Leitao, a lecturer in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been invited to present work at “CityX Venice,” the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale Italian Virtual Pavilion, curated by Tom Kovac from RMIT University in Australia and Alessandro Melis of the University of Portsmouth in England.

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