School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Riding the Rails in Rensselaer County

Joey Morse ’24 has recently launched an exhibition that explores train travel in the Capital Region from the 1830s to the present at the Albany-Rensselaer Joseph L. Bruno Rail Station.

Rensselaer Researcher Publishes Groundbreaking Study on Labor Market Discrimination Against Transgender People

In 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Bostock vs. Clayton County that transgender people are legally protected from employment discrimination. This came at a time of increased visibility, but also of legal and social challenges to the rights of transgender individuals. Meanwhile, there has been very little study of labor market discrimination against them. Rensselaer researcher Billur Aksoy, Ph.D., has recently conducted an innovative survey of Americans’ attitudes toward transgender people in the workplace.

Rensselaer To Host GameFest 2024 on April 27

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host its annual GameFest on Saturday, April 27, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) on RPI’s campus.

Rensselaer’s Science and Technology Studies Department Adds Three Faculty This Academic Year

For the 2023-2024 academic year, Rensselaer’s Science and Technology Studies Department experienced significant growth with the addition of three new faculty members. Tankut Atuk, Ph.D., is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research is situated at the intersections of public/global health, medical sociology/anthropology, social epidemiology, and sexual health. Adam Biggs, Ph.D., focuses on race, civil rights, and the history of medicine. Matthew Wolf-Meyer, Ph.D. is an anthropologist and historian of science and medicine in the U.S.

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