Articles in Events

Holguín-Veras Discusses Implications for the Response to Nepal Earthquake

Presentation discussed important lessons that ought to be learned from other large disasters


Extreme events pose serious logistical challenges to emergency and aid organizations active in preparation, response, and recovery operations, as the disturbances they bring about turn normal conditions into chaos. On May 6, José Holguín-Veras, the William H. Hart Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment,… Read More

Rensselaer To Host President’s Annual Commencement Colloquy of Renowned Voices in National Affairs

Discussion on resilient leadership will feature Admiral Michelle Howard, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., David Rubenstein, and Craig Mundie

Admiral Michelle Howard

Rensselaer will host the President’s annual Commencement Colloquy on Friday, May 29 at 3:30 p.m. The event will feature a moderated discussion between the Rensselaer Commencement speaker, Admiral Michelle Howard, and three other distinguished speakers, who all will receive honorary degrees. The colloquy is a Commencement tradition unique to Rensselaer, keeping with its mission to… Read More

Rensselaer Student Startup Reaches Semifinals at 2015 Rice Business Plan Competition

Team Resumazing honored for automated Web service that helps applicants land dream jobs


Resumazing, a student startup team from Rensselaer, placed in the semifinals round at the 15th annual Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The team earned a fifth-place prize of $1,250 in the semifinals category and a $750 second-place prize in the Mercury Fund Elevator Pitch competition. The team competed with students… Read More

Pollution Prevention Institute Announces Winners of Student and Poster Competitions

Students from across the state showcased ideas to create more sustainable schools and communities


The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at Rochester Institute of Technology announced the winners of its annual Research and Development student competition and K-12 student poster competition, which provide students across the state the opportunity to promote ideas to create more sustainable schools and communities. The event was hosted by Rensselaer April 22… Read More

Bridge to the Bicentennial

Rensselaer Union Kicks Off Yearlong Celebration of 125 Years

Union Plaque Unveiling

Grand Marshal Week 2015 came to a close April 17 as another series of events was ramping up: the Rensselaer Union’s 125th Anniversary programming will stretch from Grand Marshal Week 2015 to Grand Marshal Week 2016 to celebrate the rich history and bright future of student leadership within clubs, athletics, and beyond at Rensselaer. The… Read More

Game’s On!

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences to host 12th annual GameFest


It’s back! GameFest—an annual tradition at Rensselaer that showcases student-designed games and celebrates creativity and innovation in video games—will be held Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC). The event is free and open to the campus and local community. This year marks… Read More

Rensselaer Debuts Business Analytics Case Competition

Lally School of Management and the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications host inaugural event


The Lally School of Management and the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA) hosted 15 teams at the inaugural Business Analytics Case Competition on April 8. Undergraduate and graduate student teams analyzed a case study, utilized provided data sets, and presented their findings to a panel of judges at the competition. “The Rensselaer… Read More

Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Hosts “Bring Your Kid to Biotech” Day

Event showed students how STEM disciplines impact their world


Last month, several elementary school-aged children of Rensselaer faculty and staff members had an opportunity to spend a few hours with researchers in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies during the launch of the inaugural “Bring Your Kid to Biotech” program. During the program, the Rensselaer researchers took time to explain how they use… Read More

Coming up at EMPAC

Miranda Cuckson

Composition Contrasts With Improvisation When Miranda Cuckson Meets Architeuthis Walks on Land at EMPAC Violin soloist Miranda Cuckson is known for her graceful tone, technical refinement, and elegant interpretation of classical repertoire. Complementing Cuckson will be viola-bassoon duo Architeuthis Walks on Land, who have established a unique reputation for using these classical instruments toward free… Read More

Celebration of Rhythm Music Series at Proctor’s to Feature Ensemble Congeros

Local group Sensemaya also will perform

Ensemble Congeros

Calling all music lovers! The second installment of the Celebration of Rhythm series at the GE Theatre at Proctor’s in Schenectady will feature Ensemble Congeros and Sensemaya, two local groups that have taken the word rhythm to heart. The program will take place on Thursday, April 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of… Read More