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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

Students To Present Environmental Solutions

Fourth annual New York State Pollution Prevention Institute Research and Development Student Competition to be held on campus April 22

Anasha Cummings

Twelve student teams from eight colleges and universities across New York state will present their solution to an environmental problem within their community at the fourth annual New York State Pollution Prevention Institute Research and Development Student Competition on April 22 at Rensselaer. The competition, to be held in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary… Read More

Rensselaer Team Earns Top-Five Finish in Putnam Mathematics Competition


A team of Rensselaer undergraduate mathematics students has placed third out of more than 430 teams in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, widely regarded as the most prestigious pure mathematics competition in North America. Several previous top winners of the competition have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in Physics and the International… Read More

“Transparent” Screening and Discussion Explored Transgender Identity and Social Issues

Panel discussion included show's co-producers


Earlier this month, Rensselaer hosted a screening of an episode of the Golden Globe Award-winning television program Transparent, followed by an interactive Q&A panel discussion focused on exploring transgender identity and social issues. The panel included the program’s co-producers, Rhys Ernst and Zackery Drucker, along with Rensselaer and University at Albany faculty, staff, and student… Read More

Time to Celebrate New Orleans Style: Grand Marshal Week 2015

Rensselaer hosts annual week of student clubs, activities, and elections


This year, Grand Marshal Week at Rensselaer paid homage to “The Big Easy” with a New Orleans theme and an appropriately titled slogan, “Keep Your Rhythm.” A long-standing tradition at Rensselaer, Grand Marshal Week (GM Week), a week of campuswide celebrations featuring student organizations and student elections, was held April 10-17. Each spring, the campus… Read More

EcoLogic To Hold EarthFest Activities April 24

Annual event is part of Earth Week celebration

In honor of Earth Day, members of EcoLogic, Rensselaer’s environmental student organization, plans to host the annual EarthFest on Tuesday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Rensselaer Union patio. The event is free and open to the public. This year, EarthFest will feature information and displays from several student organizations and… Read More

AT&T Tech Valley Civic App Challenge Hosts Check-In and Hacking Event

Event designed to answer questions, provide mentoring, discuss project progress, and provide technical support

AT&T—in partnership with Rensselaer, University at Albany, TechConnex (an affiliate for the Center for Economic Growth), Tech Valley Center of Gravity, Saratoga TechOUT, Hudson Valley Tech Meetup, New York BizLab, Beahive, Tech Valley Mobile Developers Network, Accelerate 518, and Hack Upstate—last month launched the AT&T Tech Valley Civic App Challenge. This two-month “virtual hackathon” challenges… Read More

Making Music To Connect the World: Earth Week Music Celebration

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences to debut innovative artistic performance April 24


In celebration of Earth Week, the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) is set to debut an innovative artistic performance combining music, philosophy, and the sounds of nature on Friday, April 24, on the Rensselaer Troy campus in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The program 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

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