"Create Space to Do More" Topic of Faculty/Staff Lunch and Learn Workshop

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Rensselaer Union (RU), Conference Room 3202
Description: Have you considered adding video content to your course? Are you trying to incorporate Active Learning in STEM courses? Come learn how Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor Tom Sharkey created time for interactivity in his classroom by moving elements of his lessons online! If you're interested, please register by Monday, October 2.
Contact: Office of Undergraduate Education 518.276.2244

SAAC Conducts Successful Inaugural Networking Fair

Rensselaer's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted its first Student-Athlete Networking Fair on Thursday, September 21, providing the opportunity for companies to visit campus and to share potential opportunities and information while getting to know Rensselaer's student-athletes.

On-Call Shuttle to be Unavailable October 12-13

Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:00 AM - Fri , October 13, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Parking and Transportation Office 2144 Burdett Ave
Description: All members of the campus community should note that he on-call shuttle will be unavailable on Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October 13. The shuttle will resume its normal 8:00a.m.-to-4:00p.m. service on Monday, October 16.
Contact: Parking and Transportation 518-276-6616

Road Maintenance Scheduled for October 9

Monday, October 9, 2017 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Parking and Transportation Office 2144 Burdett Ave
Description: All members of the campus community should note that paving of Sunset Terrace Extension -- from Tibbitts Avenue to Cook Drive -- is scheduled for Monday, October 9, with a rain date of Tuesday, October 10. The roadway will be shut down from 6am until approximately 5pm and will re-open only when paving is completed, although local traffic from residences along this stretch of Sunset Terrace will be allowed when possible. Please expect delays during your travel. Striping of the center lane will be scheduled at a later date, with minimal traffic disturbance anticipated.
Contact: Parking and Transportation 518-276-6616

First Major Art_X @ Rensselaer Symposium to Showcase Music, Sound, and Mathematics

What gives music its appeal? Why does one composition enthrall and endure, while another falls flat? Drawing his explanation from cognitive science, information theory, connectionism, and music theory, internationally recognized composer and researcher Gareth Loy will share his findings on Wednesday, October 25, during "A Theory of Musical Interest," the keynote address of the Art_X Symposium of Music, Sound, and Mathematics at Rensselaer. Free and open to the community, the daylong event is the first major symposium sponsored by Art_X @ Rensselaer, a campuswide teaching and learning initiative designed to help students discover the art in science and technology, as well as the science and technology in art.

Rensselaer Ranked 42nd Among National Universities

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ranks among the best universities in the United States, according to the annual list of college rankings released last week by U.S. News & World Report. The publication's list ranks Rensselaer 42nd among 311 national research universities. With its overall composite score rising each year, Rensselaer has been ranked as one of the top 50 national universities by U.S. News for the past 18 years. In addition to the university ranking, Rensselaer’s undergraduate engineering program was ranked 30th in the nation by U.S. News, and the mechanical engineering program was ranked 19th.

Will Fahey Named Pillar of Rensselaer

Will Fahey, manager of professional and organizational development in the Division of Human Resources, was named the 2017 Pillar of Rensselaer award recipient at the annual Service Recognition and Retirement Dinner, held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy on August 4. The Pillar Award, the highest award bestowed by Rensselaer on a member of the staff, is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated an understanding of Rensselaer’s mission and history, has served as a role model for other employees, shows concern for students and their welfare, and adds to the human dimension of Rensselaer.

Showcasing Innovative Architectural Design

New work from the School of Architecture that explores sustainable building practices, new design and fabrication strategies, architectural acoustics, and the integration of new technologies will be showcased at the World Maker Faire New York, billed as "the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth and premier gathering place on the East Coast for makers of all kinds." The event will take place September 23 and 24 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York.

Rensselaer Names New Director of Lighting Research Center

Mariana Figueiro has been named director of Rensselaer's Lighting Research Center (LRC), after serving as the center's acting director over the past year. Figueiro is assuming the directorship following Mark Rea, who has served as LRC director since 1988. Rea will continue as professor in the School of Architecture.

CBE Van Ness Lecture Series Continues October 11

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Ricketts 211
Description: The Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is pleased to present the Hendrick C. Van Ness Lecture Series. In this lecture, speaker Dr. Mikhail Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Heritage Principal Investigator, California Institute of Technology, will present "Proteins, Air and Water: Biomolecular Engineering for Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cellular Function". Refreshments will begin at 9am in the Coonley Lounge and all are welcome to attend!
Contact: Lee Vilardi x6929