April 18, 2014
Volume 8, Number 7

Indian students association celebrates Holi (festival of colors) to welcome spring.


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



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



The Next Great Idea!

Winners announced for Spring 2014 and “Best of the Best” Change the World Challenge competition for innovative, technological ideas

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


Student Life



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

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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