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President Shirley Ann Jackson Participates in 2015 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

This year's theme is "The New Global Context"


Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson has joined other global leaders at the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) held this week in Davos, Switzerland. This year’s meeting is titled “The New Global Context,” and has convened a record number of participants. In addition to 1,500 top business leaders from over 140 countries,… Read More

Bridge to the Bicentennial

Shirley Ann Jackson: 15 Years as President

President Jackson took office at Rensselaer on July 1, 1999. Over that time, The Rensselaer Plan and The Rensselaer Plan 2024 have been roadmaps for transforming Rensselaer into a world-class technological research university. On Dec. 12, the Rensselaer Board of Trustees is hosting a celebration marking President Jackson’s 15th anniversary as president. The celebration will… Read More

President Jackson Applauds New White House Initiatives To Strengthen Advanced Manufacturing in the U.S.

New initiatives announced in meeting with the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 (AMP 2.0) Steering Committee

President Shirley Ann Jackson applauded plans announced in October by President Barack Obama to strengthen advanced manufacturing in the United States, spur innovation, and continue to take steps to make the nation a magnet for new jobs and investment. President Obama announced the initiatives in a meeting with the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 (AMP 2.0)… Read More

A Word From Human Resources

Winter Break and Holiday Closing

It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of the fall semester at Rensselaer. In a matter of weeks, our students will leave campus and head home to spend time with their family and friends for the holiday season. As we have done for the past few years, the Troy and Hartford campuses… Read More

A Word From Human Resources

Understanding Your Benefits

The annual Open Enrollment period at Rensselaer is an important time for Rensselaer employees to review their current benefits, assess coverage needs, and make changes to benefit plan elections, for both you and your dependents. The Open Enrollment period is Nov. 14-28. To kick things off, the Division of Human Resources will host the annual… Read More

Rensselaer Ebola Safety Precautions

Protocols in place


The World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on August 8, 2014. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promptly began urging individuals around the country to take precautions to prevent the spread of the disease. There is a significant amount of information—both accurate and inaccurate—about the… Read More

Major Gift Will Support Data Visualization Laboratory at the Darrin Fresh Water Institute

New facility to be named the Helen-Jo and John E. Kelly III ’78 Data Visualization Laboratory

Data Visual Lab

Last week, Rensselaer announced a major gift from trustee John Kelly III ’78 and his wife, Helen-Jo, of Poughquag, N.Y. The leadership gift will create an endowed fund to support ongoing research at the Helen-Jo and John E. Kelly III ’78 Data Visualization Laboratory, located at the Margaret A. and David M. Darrin ’40 Fresh… Read More

Capital Region Ranks 11th in Top Small Cities for College Students

American Institute for Economic Research cites area for positive impact on student life

Troy NY

According to the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), these days the “college experience” is about more than simply attending a top-notch university. The city or town where the school is located is also important. Recent data compiled by the organization ranked the 20 best small cities for college students, with the Albany-Schenectady-Troy region coming… Read More

“New Polytechnic” Featured in U.S. News

Op-ed by President Jackson is part of special section on "Colleges of Tomorrow"


U.S. News & World Report recently featured an op-ed by President Shirley Ann Jackson, titled “The New Polytechnic: Preparing to Lead in the Digital Economy,” in which she discussed a new way of working and learning that is required for success in this data-driven, computationally powered, globally networked era. She described changes underway at Rensselaer… Read More

President Jackson Appointed to President’s Intelligence Advisory Board

Dr. Jackson

President Barack Obama has appointed Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson to serve as a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB), which is charged with advising the President on the effectiveness with which the United States Intelligence Community is meeting the nation’s intelligence needs. The Board assesses issues pertaining to the quality, quantity, and… Read More