Sorrentino to Assist Swimming and Diving Teams

2017-18 Schedule | RPI Fan Shop TROY, N.Y. - Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Lee McElroy recently announced that Rensselaer's men's and women's swimming and diving teams will have a new assistant coach in Michael Sorrentino. Sorrentino joins the staff of long-time head coach Shannon O'Brien.

African Students Association to Hold General Body Meeting

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Rensselaer Union Room 3602
Description: Rensselaer's African Students Association will be holding its first general body meeting to discuss planned events and other exciting new things in store for the semester. The group will also familiarize new members with the goals and purpose of the club, and of course get the chance to meet new people and have fun! How can you possibly say no to that?! Please feel free to contact Olanrewaju Oludipe at if you have questions.
Contact: Rensselaer Union 518-276-6505

Don't Forget Moe's Mondays!

Monday, October 9, 2017 (all day)
Where: Moe's Southwest corner of 15th and College
Description: Every Moe's Monday, you can get a burrito, drink, chips and salsa... all for $6.99 plus tax. What a great way to start the week!
Contact: Sodexo Campus Dining Services 518-276-6277

Lally Schedules "Hitchhiker's Guide to Numerical Space” Research Workshop

Friday, September 29, 2017 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Pittsburgh 5114
Description: The Rensselaer Lally School of Management will host a research workshop, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Numerical Space: Of Anchors, Landmarks, and Adjustment," with Gaurav Jain, assistant professor of marketing at the Lally School. This study examines how like physical landmarks, numeric landmarks are more salient in memory and can act like decision nodes.
Contact: Stephanie DiPalma 518-276-4800

IMPORTANT UPDATE: VPN No Longer Required to Access LMS

The LMS issues users were experiencing from late Friday, September 15 through 10:30am Monday, September 18, 2017 have been resolved. Off-campus users no longer need to connect to Rensselaer's VPN in order to access the LMS.

Enjoy Lunch with Terra Cafe!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: EMPAC Evelyn's Cafe
Description: Come join Terra Cafe for their second lunch of the semester! This week's full menu includes your choice of meat or vegan paella served over yellow rice, plus chocolate cake with cinnamon "buttacreme" frosting for dessert. Meals are $8 and are payable by cash, card, FLEX or RAD. Short on time? Pick up a to-go meal
Contact: Terra Café

RPI Destination Imagination to Host "Scaredy Cat" Lunch

Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Mother's Rensselaer Student Union
Cost: $5 per ticket in the DCC Monday-Tuesday, or $7 at the door
Description: Come join RPI DI in our very first Scaredy Cat Lunch of the year! Scaredy Cat Lunch is a four-course meal, with a total of 16 different food items. The catch? You don't know what those items are! Your task is to use riddles and clues to figure out what foods you're being served, and arrange them into the most appetizing plates you can. Tickets will be sold in the DCC on Monday and Tuesday, for $5 each. All proceeds go to the RPI DI teams, to help us participate on the state and global level.
Contact: _none 518-276-6000

MANE "Leaders in Engineering" Lecture to be Held September 20

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: DCC 330
Description: Professor Miroslav Krstic, of the University of California, San Diego, will present "Traffic Congestion Control: A PDE Backstepping Perspective."
Contact: Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering (MANE) 518-276-6351

LRC Collaborating with Cornell on $6.5M Grant to Develop Next Generation of Grapes

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer is partnering with Cornell University on a $6.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The LRC will work to create an automated phenotyping system, incorporating novel lighting and image processing, to quantify the amount of plant pathogens found on grapes, and for analyzing resistance to these pathogens in new grape varieties.

Center for Communication Practices Now Open

Rensselaer's writing and speaking center, the Center for Communication Practices (CCP), is open for the Fall 2017 semester. Located on the first floor of Folsom Library, the Center is a free resource for any RPI community member -- both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as staff and faculty -- who is working on a communication project.