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National Wear Red Day Feb. 6

EMPAC will "glow red" beginning Feb. 5

The American Heart Association (AHA) has declared Friday, Feb. 6, “National Wear Red Day,” to raise awareness for heart disease as the No. 1 killer of women in America. On that day, people across the nation wear red and are asked to donate $5 each to the American Heart Association. In the Capital Region, about… Read More

Center for Career and Professional Development To Host Spring Career Fair

Event will be held Feb. 11 in the Alumni Sports and Recreation Center

Job Fair

According to the recent  National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job 2015 report, employers plan to hire 8.3 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2015 for their U.S. operations than they did from the Class of 2014. This news comes just in time, as the Center for Center for Career and… Read More

Campus Invited to Big Red Freakout Ice House Feb. 14

Winning hockey teams from 1985, 1995 will be honored at the game

1995 Hockey Team

Members of the campus community are invited to join other Rensselaer hockey fans at the Heffner Alumni House on Saturday, February 14, beginning at 4:30 p.m., for the Big Red Freakout Ice House. The annual tradition features a pre-game buffet dinner and pep rally, shuttles to the Houston Field House, and a post-game reception with… Read More

FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament

Local elementary and middle schools competed in regional qualifier on campus in December


When it comes to teaching adults about the ways that kids need and want to learn, what ideas can young students offer? Just ask the 12 elementary and middle school teams from the Capital Region that competed in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Regional Qualifying Tournament on Dec. 6 at Rensselaer. More than 120 students… 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

190th Anniversary: The Rensselaer School Opens Jan. 5, 1825

Bank Place

On Jan. 5, 1825, the Rensselaer School opened its doors at the Old Bank Place in Troy. Educator Amos Eaton was appointed senior professor to oversee day-to-day operations. The building known as the Old Bank Place was located on the northwest corner of River and Middleburgh streets. The structure was erected in 1801 at a… Read More

Celestial Songs, Earthly Dances…and Some Fireworks

Commumity invited to annual holiday concert in EMPAC Dec. 14

Local residents are invited to join Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff for the Institute’s annual holiday concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. This year’s performance, which will be led by Institute conductor Nicholas DeMaison, is an invitation for people in the campus community and the greater Capital Region community to celebrate the season with… Read More

“New Film (a personal essay)” by Laurie Anderson

Premiere marks completion of Anderson's term as Distinguished Artist in Residence at EMPAC

Anderson Film

For the past five years, esteemed American composer, musician, and performance artist Laurie Anderson has been a regular fixture at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC). On Friday, December 12, Anderson will complete her tenure as the center’s first Distinguished Artist in Residence with a debut screening and discussion of… Read More

Creating a Space To Support Women in STEM

Program connects women students with mentors

Women in STEM

In an effort to create a space to support and mentor Rensselaer women pursuing a career in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, last month members of the Women at Rensselaer Mentor Program and the Society of Women Engineers hosted the 10th annual “Women Excelling in STEM” program. One hundred and twenty-five undergraduate… Read More

George Washington Bridge Tour

Civil engineering students get behind-the-scenes tour

On Nov. 5, Civil Engineering Department Head Chris Letchford and 24 civil engineering 
students visited the George Washington Bridge for an in-depth “engineer’s tour” of the bridge structure and the inner workings of one of the country’s busiest transportation facilities. This was the seventh annual tour, which started with a visit from Professor Thomas Zimmie and… Read More