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Middle States Reaccreditation Process in Full Swing


The entire Rensselaer community is, or soon will be, engaged in a comprehensive self-study undertaken as part of the process to secure reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This self-assessment, involving process documentation, surveys, data collection, and interviews by and of faculty and staff on both the Troy and Hartford campuses, will… Read More

President Jackson Advances New Polytechnic During Distinguished Lecture at Vassar

Delivers inaugural Pauline Newman '47 Distinguished Lecture in Science, Technology, and Society

Dr. Jackson and Pauline Newman '47 before the lecture. ©Vassar College/ Karl Rabe

President Shirley Ann Jackson shared her vision for the New Polytechnic—and its unprecedented potential to harness the power of science and technology—at the inaugural Pauline Newman ’47 Distinguished Lecture in Science, Technology, and Society. Held earlier this month at Newman’s alma mater, Vassar College, the lecture acknowledges her contributions in the field of intellectual property… Read More

Rensselaer Strengthens Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

New website provides easy reference to care and support resources, and details avenues for filing a complaint


During the past year, there has been a great deal of national attention related to sexual misconduct and assault incidents on college campuses. President Shirley Ann Jackson convened a task force led by Curtis Powell, vice president for human resources, to review the Institute’s Student Sexual Misconduct Policy. The interdisciplinary task force representing faculty, staff,… Read More

Thank You For Your Input

Inside Rensselaer Survey results


This winter the Division of Strategic Communications and External Relations sent out a survey asking for feedback about Inside Rensselaer (IR). The online survey was announced in both print and online versions in January, and sent to all online IR readers. Thank you to all faculty, staff, students, alumni and alumnae, parents, and community members… Read More


Recent awards and recognition for Rensselaer faculty and staff members

Anne Bilynsky, director for employment operations and compensation, has been appointed a member at large to the Northeastern New York Chapter of the College and University Professional Association for HR (CUPA-HR). Caren Canier, professor of arts, is featured in a student-run publication of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University. Canier is… Read More

Inside Rensselaer Readership Survey

Brief online questionnaire

Inside Rensselaer subscribers are asked to answer a brief online survey. This survey was developed by the Division of Strategic Communications and External Relations to gauge the readership and importance of Inside Rensselaer, the biweekly campus newspaper, as part of campuswide communications. If you provide a name and email address at the end of the survey,… Read More

Economic Impact of Rensselaer on the Region More Than $1 Billion Annually

CICU study provides insight into contributions Rensselaer makes to the surrounding communities


The economic impact of Rensselaer on the Capital Region was more than $1 billion in 2013, representing an increase of $300 million over the last eight years, according to a new study released Jan. 15. “Rensselaer plays an important role in the region’s economic vitality and our transformation into a world-class technological research university with… Read More

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