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U.S. Constitution Day

Ten things you might not know about the U.S. Constitution

Constitution Day

Former President George W. Bush signed into law on December 8, 2004, Public Law 108-447, which establishes September 17 as Constitution Day, and requests educational programming on the U.S. Constitution at all federally funded institutions. The law creating a federal Constitution Day requires each educational institution that receives federal funds, as well as all federal… Read More

Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond 2014

Week of activities introduces students to campus, each other, and the area

Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond

Last month, Rensselaer officially welcomed members of the Class of 2018, and introduced them to the local community through a weeklong series of events known as “Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond” (NRB), the official continuation of orientation. “When students arrive on campus, and especially in a new environment, it can be intimidating,” said Janelle Fayette, dean… Read More

Rensselaer Anniversaries

Bridge to the Bicentennial 1824-2024


As Rensselaer approaches its 200th year, the Institute is highlighting important milestones of how the world has been transformed by the achievements of Rensselaer people—past and present. Inside Rensselaer will showcase some of the remarkable achievements and anniversaries throughout the year, including notable milestones and alumni and alumnae accomplishments. 160th Anniversary: Asa Fitch Named New… Read More

Celebrating Service

Employee Service Recognition and Retirement Dinner


Human Resources recently hosted the 42nd annual Employee Service Recognition and Retirement Dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn. Employees who have completed service in five-year increments were honored, as well as employees who retired during the last fiscal year. “All of you here tonight have given Rensselaer a lasting legacy, and I am immensely grateful… Read More

Plans Set for Reunion & Homecoming

More than 3,000 alumni and guests are expected to return to campus Oct. 9-12

Voice Play

More than 3,000 alumni and guests are expected to return to campus for Reunion & Homecoming the weekend of October 9-12. Class Reunions, athletic team gatherings, Greek get-togethers, and former student group reunions will be taking place, along with a number of special events. Program highlights include the President’s State of the Institute Address, the… Read More

Public Forum on Clean Energy Manufacturing

Event part of continuing conversation on the area’s ongoing efforts in the advanced manufacturing sector

Green Wall

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, Rensselaer hosted a public forum featuring U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Assistant Secretary David Danielson, U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko, and Rensselaer Vice President for Research Jonathan Dordick, who discussed the Capital Region’s role as a national leader in clean energy manufacturing, workforce development, and building an innovation economy for the 21st… Read More

Welcome Back, Faculty!

President hosts annual reception

Welcome Faculty

The annual “Welcome Back Reception” was held at the President’s residence on Aug. 28. Hosted by President Shirley Ann Jackson and her husband, Professor Morris Washington, the reception was a chance for faculty—new and returning—to meet and catch up with each other. Rensselaer’s newest faculty members were introduced. “After the summer break, it is wonderful… Read More

Celebrating 10 Years of CBIS

Dr. Scott Friedman ’76 will give keynote address

The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the
 Center for Biotechnology
 and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS), President Shirley Ann Jackson is inviting campus to a symposium and reception on Wednesday, September 10, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Keynote speaker Dr. Scott Friedman ’76 will give a talk titled 
“The Borderless World of Engineering, Biomedicine
 and Healthcare—Reflections of… Read More

Harlem Academy Students Experience Life on Campus

Three-day Harlem Academy Collaboration for Innovation program held on campus in June


Nestled in the heart of Harlem, N.Y., Harlem Academy—an independent school—had its humble beginnings in a church basement 10 years ago with a single class of 13 first-graders, growing deliberately slowly, one grade at a time, as its teachers and administrators learned how best to execute its vision to offer a transformative education for gifted… Read More

Appert To Take on Marathon for Good Cause

Coach will run to raise awareness for Defending the Blue Line

Seth Appert

Head men’s hockey coach Seth Appert will participate in his first marathon in September and will attempt to raise awareness and funds in the process. The ninth-year head coach will run in the Adirondack Marathon in memory of Richard Curadi, a soldier with 32 years in the Marines and Army and father of Engineers defenseman… Read More