April 18, 2014
Volume 8, Number 7

Honors

President Jackson Addresses Internet2 Global Summit

Stronger, smarter connections needed for universities to harness the full power and potential of this new data-driven era

Universities must make new and innovative connections to harness the full power and potential of this data-driven era, President Shirley Ann Jackson said April 8 in a keynote address at the Internet2 Global Summit in Denver, Colo. Deriving “insights from the massive amounts of Web-based data that ... Read More

Events

Honorands

Commencement Honorands Announced

IBM Chairman and CEO, World Wide Web inventor, and renowned geneticist will receive honorary degrees

Ginni Rometty, the chairman, president and chief executive officer of IBM, will address graduates on May 24 at the 208th Commencement Ceremony of ... Read More

Academics

Student Life

CANstruction

Architecture Students To Support Local Food Pantries

Competitors build “Storytown”-themed structure from canned goods at annual CANstruction event

A team of 13 students enrolled in the School of Architecture have spent the past several months devising ways to construct a scene from classic literature ... Read More

Honors

Events

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The Next Great Idea!

Change the World Challenge winners announced

A neutralizing arm sleeve for Parkinson’s patients, a motorcycle jacket with LEDs that creates a third brake light, a new storytelling platform in ... Read More

Student Life

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Ninth Annual Relay For Life April 25-26

Overnight event celebrates cancer survivors, raises funds for fight against disease

The ninth annual Relay For Life event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will be held in the Alumni Sports and Recreation Center (Armory) April ... Read More

More News

Earth Week Community Invited to Discussion on Art and Science

“Cultivating Art and Science Sensibilities: Bioart + Biotech” talk will be held April 23

The campus community is invited to join four artists who work with a variety of scientific practices and disciplines for an informal discussion on artists working with scientists at the Center for ... Read More

Concert Choir To Perform in Historic Downtown Troy

Spring concert to raise funds for new organ at St. Paul’s Church

The Rensselaer Concert Choir will give its final performance of the 2013-14 academic year at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at St. Paul’s Church, 58 Third Street in Troy. The concert is free, but ... Read More

Chemistry, Nature’s Way

Developing biodegradable alternatives to industrial chemicals

Richard Gross, chaired professor in the Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering Constellation, is also the founder and chief technology officer of SyntheZyme LLC, a chemical company that uses plant ... Read More