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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

Dean of Science Search Underway

Committee members named

President Shirley Ann Jackson has initiated a national search for the position of Dean of the School of Science. The dean is responsible for leading the School of Science into national and international prominence through the pursuit of excellence in trending research and academic scholarship. Earlier this summer, she announced that the following members of… Read More

Tomie Hahn Appointed Director of New Center for Deep Listening

Center founded by Rensselaer professor Pauline Oliveros

Tomie Hahn

Arts professor Tomie Hahn has been appointed director of the new Center for Deep Listening based in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS). Hahn will steer the new center as it assumes leadership of the Deep Listening Institute, an organization dedicated to the study and practice of Deep Listening that was founded… Read More

A Word From Human Resources

Change to Contributory Defined Benefit Pension Plan

In a recent announcement to the campus community, I expressed that the Rensselaer Board of Trustees has approved discontinuing future benefit accruals for active participants in the Rensselaer Contributory Defined Benefit Pension Plan effective June 30, 2014. Since 1993, the Pension Plan has been frozen to all new employees. Over 177 active participants in the… Read More

Human Resources Announces New Travel Benefit for Employees

Partnership with Assist America PartnerRe will ensure that employees receive medical care when traveling away from home

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Today, Rensselaer employs over 2,100 faculty and staff who hail from various parts of the United States and around the world. Rensselaer employees bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities and, at times, beyond. In an effort to consistently provide enhanced benefits and support to Rensselaer employees, the… Read More

VP Named for Strategic Communications and External Relations

David Brond

Experienced higher education administrator David Brond has been named vice president for strategic communications and external relations. He begins at Rensselaer on April 14. Brond joins Rensselaer from Georgia Regents University (GRU) and Georgia Regents Health System, where he served as vice president for communications and marketing. “I am pleased that David is joining our… Read More

A Word From Human Resources

Managing your career at Rensselaer

Curtis Powell

More often than not, most individuals are encouraged to seek opportunities to advance their career. Recently, a Rensselaer employee shared the approach taken to advance professionally at the Institute. I was extremely pleased to learn that, as part of the employee’s process, this individual had taken advantage of our Human Resources career development courses, while… Read More