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Hollywood Special-Effects Legend Phil Tippett Joins Artist Lucy Raven for Evening of Film and Conversation

July 18, 2017 - Troy, NY — On Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m., Hollywood special-effects legend Phil Tippett (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, RoboCop) will join artist Lucy Raven at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for an evening of conversation and film screenings, including the sci-fi classic Starship Troopers, for which Tipp

Rensselaer Ranks in Top 10 Undergrad Schools in the U.S. for Game Design and Animation

July 18, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — When it comes to studying game design and animation, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program (GSAS) keeps hitting the mark. The program was recently ranked No.

Rensselaer Speakers Forum To Present: Ndaba Mandela

July 11, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — South African activist and former president Nelson Mandela had a “long walk to freedom,” yet his footprints still remain. Following in the footsteps of his beloved and iconic grandfather, Ndaba Mandela has taken the torch – and run with it. Today, Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on as Ndaba Mandela continues to keep its beacon of hope bright, fueling its fiery message that one person can make a difference. He will visit the Rensselaer campus on Tuesday, September 19, as the featured guest to kick off the Rensselaer Union Speakers Forum program.

Building a STEM Pipeline

June 28, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. – This summer, Capital Region middle-school students eager to participate in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning will have an opportunity once again to explore the STEM fields at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For the 12th consecutive year, the ExxonMobil Foundation and Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr., the first African-American to walk in space, will sponsor summer science camps at colleges across the country.

Intersecting Orbits

April 24, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — GameFest, an annual tradition at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, celebrates the creativity and innovation in digital games, with a student showcase and competition, music performances, and presentations from veteran game designers, critics, scholars, and indie developers. The event will be held Friday, April 28 to Saturday, April 29 in downtown Troy and on the Rensselaer campus. It is open to the campus and local community.

Musical Metamorphosis

April 7, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — New York-based composer Nina C. Young writes music characterized by an acute sensitivity to tone and color, manifested in aural images of vibrant, arresting immediacy, according to her artist’s bio. Young serves as assistant professor in the Department of the Arts in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Gregory Pardlo To Speak at McKinney Writing Contest Awards Ceremony April 12

April 6, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo will read from his work while at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on April 12 during the annual McKinney Writing Contest awards ceremony. The program will be held in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Howard P. Isermann Auditorium, beginning at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Set To Host Lecture by Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery

February 14, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — According to Kim Sajet, director of the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery, it has been suggested that in today’s surveillance culture, anonymity is impossible. Just as every person’s face—like DNA or a thumbprint—is unique, portraiture makes everyone traceable.

Rensselaer Ranks 30TH in the Top 50 Undergraduate Schools To Study Graphic Design in the U.S.

February 9, 2017 - Troy, N.Y. — When it comes to great places to study graphic design, the Department of Communication and Media in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute program keeps hitting the mark. The program is No. 30 on the Animation Career Review list of top graphic design programs in the United States.

POSTPONED: Speakers Forum To Present Ndaba Mandela

January 24, 2017 - NOTE: Due to inclement weather, this event is postponed until fall.

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