Students: Save with Textbook Rental!

Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:00 AM - Sat , February 17, 2018 12:00 AM
Where: Rensselaer Collegiate Store 1st Floor, Rensselaer Student Union
Description: Hey, students! Did you know that you can save the most (up to 80%!!!) by renting your textbooks? As the best part is, you can rent now and purchase later, so if in doubt, rent your textbook! You may always convert it to a purchase at any time -- up to and including the due date -- simply by paying the difference. For Spring 2018, rentals are due back by Friday, May 11.
Contact: Rensselaer Union Bookstore 518-276-6555

Collegiate Store to Expand Back-to-School Hours of Operation

Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:00 AM - Sat , January 20, 2018 10:00 AM
Where: Rensselaer Collegiate Store 1st Floor, Rensselaer Student Union
Description: To accommodate the needs of the campus during Spring Back to School, the Collegiate Store will be open extra hours. If you have any questions, please contact the store by calling (518) 276-6555 or by e-mail at .
Contact: Rensselaer Union Bookstore 518-276-6555

DotCIO Working to Address Recent Meltdown, Spectre Processor Exploits

The Division of the CIO is working with technology partners to address the Meltdown and Spectre exploits reported in the news over the last few days. Both Meltdown and Spectre rely on weaknesses in the architectural design of modern microprocessors; carefully crafted sequences of instructions, followed by precise timing of memory fetches, can be used to deduce the contents of protected memory.

CBE Seminar Series Continues January 17

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: CBIS Auditorium ** Please note location change from Ricketts 211, as originally posted**
Description: CBE's next seminar will feature Dr. David Mooney from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, who will present "Viscoelasticity: From Stem Cells to Medical Adhesives." Refreshments will be provided beginning at 9:00 a.m. This seminar is open to all, so we hope to see you there!
Contact: Lisa Martin 518-276-6378

Lally School to Offer Additional Co-Term Information Session

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Rensselaer Union Room 3511
Description: Join us as the Rensselaer Lally School of Management hosts a Co-Term Program Information Session for current Rensselaer students. Earn your business graduate degree in your fifth year. At this event you can learn more about the Lally MBA and our five M.S. graduate business programs options. RSVP via the link above. Questions? Email
Contact: Shari W. Quinn 518-276-6947

EHS Radiation Safety Seminar to be Held January 31

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Human Resources-Gurley Building
Description: This informational session is one in a series of Environmental Health and Safety sessions designed to convey Rensselaer policy and program information. This session satisfies the course requirement associated with Faculty and Staff EHS course curriculums, provided in Traincaster and on associated Performance Management Tools. For more information regarding this session or associated EHS course content, please contact Will Fahey at extension 2318 or at
Contact: Will Fahey 518-276-2318

Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series Continues January 31

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Low 3051
Description: This Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy colloquium will feature a presentation by speaker William Cunningham, Ph.D., of Northeastern University.
Contact: Humberto Terrones

From The Approach: MALDI TOF TOF – A Speedy Protein Inventory

How is it that a shark can sense electric fields generated by its prey? To find out, glycoproteins expert Robert Linhardt turned to an instrument called a MALDI TOF TOF mass spectrometer in Rensselaer's Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS). In this post, we’re going to talk about MALDI TOF TOF (we’ll get to the name), how it works, and how that makes it a valuable instrument in translational medicine.

C & EE Spring Seminar Slated for January 29

Monday, January 29, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: JEC 3117
Description: During her presentation, titled "Learning from Nature – Biomimicry as a New Model for Structural Sustainability," Dr. Andrea E. Surovek, PE, F.SEI, F.ASCE, EPICS Program Director and Research Scientist at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, will discuss how structural systems and forms have developed in the last century to meet new challenges, with significant advances in minimizing material usage, withstanding extreme loads and reaching new constructible heights.
Contact: Civil and Environmental Engineering 518-276-6360

Gornall Added to Men's Hockey Roster

Head coach Dave Smith has announced that the Rensselaer men's hockey team has added transfer Mike Gornall to the roster. Gornall, a forward, comes to the Engineers from the University of North Dakota, where he spent the previous two seasons.