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Rensselaer To Hold Fifth Annual R Pi Day March 14

On Wednesday, March 14, Rensselaer will hold the fifth annual RPi Day (Rπ), a one-day giving campaign to raise funds for Rensselaer students.

Rensselaer Among Best Colleges in New York State

The accolades keep coming for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a world-class technological university located in Troy, New York. Recently, College Choice, a leading authority on college rankings and resources, ranked Rensselaer number 8 among the best colleges in New York state.

Rensselaer Launches Transportation Service for After Hours

The Office of Student Life at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has launched a new program designed to provide safe transportation for students during evening hours, which will supplement the Institute’s existing shuttle service.

Tracking Traffic in the Divided World of a Nerve Cell

The split personality of a nerve cell illustrates a puzzle. Nerve cells are divided in two domains – the axon sends signals and the dendrites receive them

Rensselaer Student Awarded Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Fellowship

Kent Rapp ’19, a chemical and biological engineering major, has received a fellowship from the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) program. He has been studying genetic engineering, bioinformatics, and systems biology at the University of Rostock in Germany since October and began the final phase of the fellowship in January with Willpower Energy, a German startup that helps homeowners produce their own fuel from atmospheric carbon dioxide, water, and electricity.

Lee Ligon Named Associate Dean of the School of Science

Lee Ligon, associate professor of biological sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Science at Rensselaer.

Rensselaer Shows Its Heart at EMPAC

During the month of February, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be illuminated with pulsing red lights as part of the American Heart Association’s effort to remind people that heart disease is the number one killer of women in America.

Rensselaer Selected for Princeton Review’s 2018 Edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back”

Rensselaer is among the nation’s best colleges and universities for students seeking an outstanding education with great career preparation, according to The Princeton Review.

Professor John Tichy Receives Donald Wilcock Distinguished Service Award

Tribology expert John Tichy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering, has received the Donald Wilcock Distinguished Service Award from the Tribology Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Ponders a Challenging Future

 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson recently returned from the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils, which took place Nov. 11-12 in Dubai. The annual meeting brought together more than 700 members of the Network of Global Future Councils to shape a better future.

Exploring the Common Gut Bacteria Bacteroides

With support from a four-year $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Blanca Barquera, an associate professor of biological sciences, and a team including researchers at Tufts University and Harvard Brigham and Women’s Hospital are examining evidence that Bacteroides can create energy with and without oxygen by using aerobic and anaerobic respiration, an unusual feature among many human gut bacteria. 

Can Environmental Toxins Disrupt the Biological “Clock”?

Can environmental toxins disrupt circadian rhythms – the biological “clock” whose disturbance is linked to chronic inflammation and a host of human disorders? New research findings puts question squarely on the table.

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