Articles in Events

Earth Week Community Invited to Discussion on Art and Science

“Cultivating Art and Science Sensibilities: Bioart + Biotech” talk will be held April 23

The campus community is invited to join four artists who work with a variety of scientific practices and disciplines for an informal discussion on artists working with scientists at the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS). The talk, “Cultivating Art and Science Sensibilities: Bioart + Biotech,” will be held on Wednesday, April 23, from… Read More

Earth Week To Be Celebrated With Lectures, Films, Discussions, and Festival

Campus and local community invited to participate in weeklong celebration with events for adults and children

Earth Week

The Rensselaer Sustainability Network—a group that connects faculty, students, staff, and community members with a common interest in sustainability—and the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences are hosting a series of programs the week of April 20 in celebration of Earth Week. The varied events of Rensselaer’s 2014 Earth Week Festival all celebrate interconnections—across… Read More

Architecture Students To Support Local Food Pantries

Competitors build “Storytown”-themed structure from canned goods at annual CANstruction event


A team of 13 students enrolled in the School of Architecture have spent the past several months devising ways to construct a scene from classic literature entirely out of canned goods. The Rensselaer students are the only student team participating in the fourth annual CANstruction event at the New York State Museum. Teams from local… Read More

The Next Great Idea!

Change the World Challenge winners announced


A neutralizing arm sleeve for Parkinson’s patients, a motorcycle jacket with LEDs that creates a third brake light, a new storytelling platform in publishing, and a retainer that combats dry mouth disease are among the 10 winning ideas from the 46 entries in the spring 2014 Change the World Challenge. The Change the World Challenge… Read More

Rensselaer Orchestra, Saint Rose Symphony Orchestra To Unite for Spring Concert

Student Musicians To Perform Together at EMPAC May 1


The Rensselaer Orchestra will join forces with The Saint Rose Symphony Orchestra for a special spring concert performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC). The two orchestras will each perform individually and then join together for a finale that will feature nearly 100… Read More

Commencement Honorands Announced

IBM Chairman and CEO, World Wide Web inventor, and renowned geneticist will receive honorary degrees


Ginni Rometty, the chairman, president and chief executive officer of IBM, will address graduates on May 24 at the 208th Commencement Ceremony of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Rometty will receive an honorary degree at the ceremony, along with World Wide Web inventor Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, and pioneering geneticist Mary-Claire King. “At Rensselaer we ask, ‘Why not… Read More

President Jackson Addresses Internet2 Global Summit

Stronger, smarter connections needed for universities to harness the full power and potential of this new data-driven era

Universities must make new and innovative connections to harness the full power and potential of this data-driven era, President Shirley Ann Jackson said April 8 in a keynote address at the Internet2 Global Summit in Denver, Colo. Deriving “insights from the massive amounts of Web-based data that humanity is producing about itself, during the ordinary… Read More

Greek Life Fire Safety Day Planned for April 23

Fire Safety

Every year college and university students experience a growing number of fire-related emergencies, according to statistics from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Most are due to a general lack of knowledge about fire safety and prevention. On Wednesday, April 23, nearly 90 students representing Greek Life sororities and fraternities will participate in a fire safety… Read More

Ninth Annual Relay For Life April 25-26

Overnight event celebrates cancer survivors, raises funds for fight against disease


The ninth annual Relay For Life event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will be held in the Alumni Sports and Recreation Center (Armory) April 25-26 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Relay For Life is a community event that celebrates the lives of cancer survivors and remembers those who have lost their battle with… Read More

Concert Choir To Perform in Historic Downtown Troy

Spring concert to raise funds for new organ at St. Paul’s Church

St. Pauls

The Rensselaer Concert Choir will give its final performance of the 2013-14 academic year at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at St. Paul’s Church, 58 Third Street in Troy. The concert is free, but donations are encouraged and will go toward ongoing fundraising to build a new organ at St. Paul’s Church. The church has… Read More