January 23, 2015
Volume 9, Number 1


Ben Frost

EMPAC-Produced Albums Earn Top Marks

Rolling Stone lists Ben Frost’s as No. 1 avant-garde album

Good news started rolling in over holiday break as music magazines, radio stations, blogs, and awards organizations selected a number of albums produced at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) for their lists of 2014’s best. Ben Frost’s AURORA, Vicky Chow and ... Read More




2014 Herman Family Fellow Named

Award supports women in entrepreneurship

The Lally School of Management has awarded Nika Ogievetsky ’15, a master of business administration (MBA) and a master of engineering in materials science ... Read More




Researchers Develop “Radio-genetics”

New method triggers gene expression with radio waves or magnetic field

It’s the most basic of ways to find out what something does, whether it’s an unmarked circuit breaker or an unidentified gene—flip its switch and see what ... Read More


Professors Hendler, Gray, and Ji Receive 2014 IBM Faculty Awards

Competitive program recognizes quality of a faculty member’s research program with IBM and the importance of that research to industry

Three Rensselaer professors have been selected to receive prestigious 2014 Faculty Awards from IBM. IBM named Rensselaer professors James Hendler, Wayne ... Read More



FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament

Local elementary and middle schools competed in regional qualifier on campus in December

When it comes to teaching adults about the ways that kids need and want to learn, what ideas can young students offer? Just ask the 12 elementary and ... Read More

More News

National Wear Red Day Feb. 6

EMPAC will "glow red" beginning Feb. 5

The American Heart Association (AHA) has declared Friday, Feb. 6, “National Wear Red Day,” to raise awareness for heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women in America. On that day, people across the ... Read More

Lee A. McElroy Jr. Appointed Interim Director of Athletics

Seasoned administrator has three decades of athletics administration experience

Rensselaer has named Lee A. McElroy Jr. as interim director of athletics. The appointment is effective March 1. In this capacity, McElroy will assume responsibility for overseeing the Institute’s 12 ... Read More

Institute Advancement Recognized by CASE for RPiDay

Single largest giving day makes history

CASE District II has awarded Rensselaer a Gold Accolade in the Social Media category for its work on RPi Day. Award recipients will be recognized at the District II Annual Conference February 1-3 in ... Read More