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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.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan “Manufacturing Universities” Legislation

December 19, 2016 - Troy, N.Y. — U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced bipartisan legislation to help universities in New York and throughout the country strengthen their engineering programs to meet the demands of the modern manufacturing industry.

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.

Finals Week: Helping Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Students De-Stress Before Final Exams

December 12, 2016 - As students around the nation hunker down for final exams, Rensselaer has kicked off a series of events and study programs to help students de-stress during the final exam reading days December 12-13.  

Rensselaer and Hudson Valley FLL To Host FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament for Area Students

December 9, 2016 - Elementary and middle school teams from the Capital Region will compete in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Regional Qualifying Tournament on Dec. 10 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

The Next Great Idea! Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Highlights Student Innovation Achievements

December 7, 2016 - Extraordinary achievements in student innovation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute were recognized recently with several hallmark entrepreneurship awards, including the six winning ideas for the fall 2016 Change the World Challenge at Rensselaer. 

Rensselaer Announces More Than $24 Million Raised for Student Scholarship Support

November 30, 2016 - Rensselaer held its Inaugural Scholarship Gala—and announced that is has raised over $24 million in scholarship support in the last two years—at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City Nov. 17. The Gala raised support for the Institute’s scholarship initiative, Bridging the Gap, and presented its newest honor, the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, to three recipients—IBM, Howard N. Blitman P.E., Class of 1950, and Curtis R. Priem, Class of 1982.

Student Team Wins Third Place in Deloitte Foundation Cyber Threat Competition

November 30, 2016 - A team of students from Rensselaer presented an analysis and incident response approach to a simulated cyber attack in order to claim third place at the third annual Deloitte Foundation Cyber Threat Competition

Exploring the Sublime Nature of Romantic Tragedy Through Music

November 23, 2016 - Last weekend, members of the Rensselaer Orchestra, under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison, senior lecturer of music in the Department of Arts, presented a concert of works exploring the sublime nature of romantic tragedy. The fall concert series culminates on Dec. 18.

AT&T Challenge Provides Opportunity for Students To Showcase Entrepreneurial Skills

November 21, 2016 - Over 130 elementary school students have been challenged to channel their creativity by developing a business or product idea as part of the Cool Kid IP Challenge powered by AT&T. Three teams will present at a live pitch event Dec. 8.