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September 8, 2021

The latest artwork created by 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, has opened at Harvestworks on Governor’s Island in New York City.

September 1, 2021

A paper published today in Scientific Reports uses network science to study how our opinions influence our social networks. Corresponding author Boleslaw Szymanski, a network science expert and professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, offered the below informal summary of the findings as published in the paper "Creation, evolution, and dissolution of social groups."

August 27, 2021

The Biden-Harris administration has set a national goal of reaching net-zero emissions by the year 2050. Technologies that can reduce carbon emissions created during the production of various chemicals — like biofuels — will provide an important step toward that goal.

August 20, 2021

The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute continues to strategically build partnerships with companies to create an array of opportunities for students to pursue as part of The Arch at Rensselaer.

August 19, 2021

Two graduate students from the Department of Biomedical Engineering have received awards from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) for research they conducted on bone strength.



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