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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

A Word From Human Resources

Understanding Title IX

There is an unprecedented national effort to address alarming rates of sexual assault on college campuses. In fact, President Obama recently established a “White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.” This taskforce will be charged with sharing best practices, and increasing transparency, enforcement, public awareness, and interagency coordination to prevent violence and… Read More

Welcome Back

A Word From Human Resources

The new academic year always brings a sense of excitement and community as we welcome new faculty, staff, and students to Rensselaer. With the semester underway, members of the Class of 2018 already promise to be an exceptional group and represent the next generation of leaders, scientists, entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators. From an academic perspective,… Read More

Robert Hull Named Director of Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems

New center will continue and expand upon the work of the Center for Integrated Electronics

Clean Room

Advanced materials leader Robert Hull, the Henry Burlage Jr. Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named the first director of the Institute’s new Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (cMDIS). The appointment is effective October 1, 2014. As cMDIS director, Hull will help lead the… Read More

Rensselaer Names New Vice President for Institute Advancement

Graig Eastin joins leadership team


Graig Eastin, vice president of the CHOC Children’s Hospital Foundation, has been named vice president for institute advancement by President Shirley Ann Jackson. “I am pleased that Graig is joining our leadership team,” said President Jackson. “His philanthropic advancement experience directing fundraising and friend-raising strategies for leading academic institutions and nationally recognized health-care organizations will… Read More

Linda Schadler Named Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education

The appointment is effective Oct. 13, 2014

Code of Honor

Linda Schadler, the Russell Sage Professor and associate dean for academic affairs for the School of Engineering, has been named vice provost and dean for undergraduate education. The appointment is effective Oct. 13, 2014. In this position, Schadler will be responsible for overseeing the Institute’s undergraduate degree programs. Along with enhancing the core curriculum and… Read More

X. George Xu Named Edward E. Hood Jr. Endowed Chair of Engineering

Endowed professorship among highest honors bestowed on faculty members

George Xu

Nuclear engineering expert X. George Xu has been named the Edward E. Hood Jr. Endowed Chair of Engineering. An endowed professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member. “Dr. Xu is known around the world as a leader in his field. His innovative work on radiation dosimetry is advancing many important… Read More