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Reaching a Milestone in the Study and Practice of Music at Rensselaer

December 22, 2016 - Troy, N.Y. — For over 160 years, Steinway & Sons has been dedicated to making the finest pianos in the world, setting the “uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty, and investment value.” According to the organization, every Steinway & Sons grand and upright is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and consummate work of art.

Musica de Profundis: Music that Searches For Meaning While Probing Existential Depths

December 12, 2016 - Rensselaer's annual holiday concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Concert Hall. The program begins at 3 p.m.

Remembering the Sounds of the World’s Most Iconic Deep Listening Pioneer: Pauline Oliveros

November 30, 2016 - Deep Listening is a creative, meditative practice developed by one of America’s most important composers of the 20th and 21st century, Pauline Oliveros, who served as distinguished research professor of music at  Rensselaer. Oliveros passed away on Nov. 24.

Musica Humana: Scientific & Spiritual Exploration of the Impact of Music on the Brain

November 29, 2016 - The Rensselaer campus and local community are invited to a multimedia concert and lecture focused on the links between music and health, sponsored by the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Department of the Arts. The event will be held on Dec. 8. 

Exploring the Art of Learning and Playing Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

October 26, 2016 - To raise the performance level of music ensembles, beginning in spring 2017, the Department of Arts  in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences will offer private music lessons for instrumentalists and singers.

Celebrating Community and a Campus Tradition

October 20, 2016 - As signs of autumn such as falling leaves and cool weather days can be found across the Rensselaer campus, the university will be buzzing with activity as thousands of Rensselaer families are expected to visit Oct. 21-23 to celebrate Family Weekend. 

One Hundred Years in the Making: A Space That Pays Homage to African-American History and Culture

September 21, 2016 - Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson is one of several notable guests who will speak during the Sept. 24 dedication ceremony the museum. 

Navigating Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Beyond

August 26, 2016 - Rensselaer will officially welcome members of the Class of 2020, and introduce them to the local community through a weeklong series of events known as “Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond” (NRB), the official continuation of the orientation program. 

The College Life Series From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: An Insider’s Perspective -- The Role of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at a Technological University

August 5, 2016 - 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.

Life After Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee: Using Augmented Reality To Renew Local Communities

July 25, 2016 - With assistance from a $90,000 grant from the New York State Council of the Arts, Rensselaer lecturer Lillian Spina-Caza and Schoharie Area Long Term Inc.,are working to develop the “Geo to Go” interactive website and augmented reality arts, cultural, and heritage trails project for Schoharie, N.Y.