President Jackson Named to New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, the President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board, the governor’s office announced on Tuesday.

The advisory board, which is tasked with guiding the state's re-opening strategy as it prepares for a new normal in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, consists of business, community, and civic leaders from across the state.

Rensselaer Offers AiMOS Supercomputing Capabilities to Battle COVID-19

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is enlisting AiMOS, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Rensselaer is reaching out to the research community, including government entities, universities, and industry, to offer access to AiMOS in support of research related to the new coronavirus disease.

Two Decades of Transformative Leadership at Rensselaer Celebrated at Tribute

“Tonight, we are honoring a pioneer, an entrepreneur, and a sensitive visionary,” said Arthur F. Golden ’66, the chair of the board of trustees of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, on Thursday night as he welcomed the audience to a special tribute event celebrating 20 years of transformative leadership by President Shirley Ann Jackson.

Tribute Event To Celebrate 20 Years of Transformational Leadership

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson’s transformative leadership at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which has experienced extraordinary advancements in research, pedagogy, and the student experience in that time.

To mark the occasion, a tribute will be held on campus on October 3, beginning at 8 p.m. in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Concert Hall.



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