TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be requiring all of its students to be able to use diverse datasets to solve complex problems.
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The Trump administration's new budget blueprint proposes the effective elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities, write Francine Berman and Cathy N. Davidson. Is that the value we place on our cultural inheritance and its future?
In a recent article that appeared in Quartz magazine, titled: Five reality TV show strategies Donald Trump has used throughout his campaign, the article notes that Donald Trump is a political candidate unlike any other. But while his tactics are novel within the world of politics, in an interview with June Deery, media studies professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, she believes they should be very familiar to those who watch reality TV.
Mary Simoni, dean of School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, offers her insight on some ways that the school contextualizes what it means to be a contributing citizen in an increasing complex technological society.
Patricia Search, professor of communication and media, has been selected as an inaugural member of the Fulbright Ambassadors Program, a flagship initiative established by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission.
Empire State Development has announced that three new Digital Gaming Hubs in New York state: Rensselaer, New York University, and Rochester Institute of Technology, will receive $150,000 each, per year for three years.
The newest Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication concentration in Multisensory Data Design will equip graduates to present data in multiple ways that better communicate the stories behind the data and its potential to improve everyday life.
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