August 29, 2014
Volume 8, Number 12



They’re Back!

The Class of 2018 has arrived on campus

The Class of 2018 has arrived on campus! The 1,350 new students were celebrated at the Kickoff Barbecue on Aug. 19 at a picnic outside the Commons Dining Hall. After a week of Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond activities, the students were greeted at The Approach on 8th Street by President Jackson, ... Read More


Poster Session

Summer at Mount Sinai

Three undergraduates spent the summer doing research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Three Rensselaer undergraduate biology students—Mohsin Jawed ’16, Mattie Rosi-Schumacher ’15, and Dongbo “Peter” Yang ’16—spent their summer vacation ... Read More





NIH Funds Molecular-Level Exploration of Heart Muscle

Biologist Douglas Swank studies fruit fly muscles that are analogous to human heart muscle

A Rensselaer biologist is working to unravel some of the biggest mysteries of the human heart with help from an unexpected source—the tiny Drosophila, ... Read More


Lake George

Report on State of Lake George Water Quality

Report reveals threats, will guide strategic vision for the future

A major new report—The State of the Lake: Thirty Years of Water Quality Monitoring on Lake George—was released last week by the Darrin Fresh Water ... Read More


The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies

Celebrating 10 Years of CBIS

Dr. Scott Friedman ’76 will give keynote address

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the
 Center for Biotechnology
 and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS), President Shirley Ann Jackson is inviting ... Read More

More News

Research Showcase

State and federal officials learn about transformational research taking place at Rensselaer

Rensselaer held a Research Showcase on Aug. 5 for state and federal officials to inform them about the transformational research taking place at Rensselaer. The day included tours of major research ... Read More

Making Old Bones New Again

New study offers insight into strengthening bones made fragile by age, diabetes, and osteoporosis

As we age, our bones grow more brittle and more susceptible to fracture. Individuals with diabetes or with certain types of osteoporosis often are similarly afflicted with brittle bones. A new ... Read More

Greg Cathell Named Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Cathell joins the Engineers with coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, and club levels

Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton has announced the appointment of Greg Cathell as head women’s soccer coach. Cathell replaces Cord Farmer, who resigned to become the assistant soccer coach at the ... Read More

Appert To Take on Marathon for Good Cause

Coach will run to raise awareness for Defending the Blue Line

Head men’s hockey coach Seth Appert will participate in his first marathon in September and will attempt to raise awareness and funds in the process. The ninth-year head coach will run in the ... Read More