Articles in Events

Lighting the Capital Region Red

EMPAC among Capital Region buildings joining American Heart Association event

Melissa and Cora

Christie Tolosky was 24 when she died suddenly of undiagnosed long QT syndrome, a cardiac arrhythmia. After her death, several family members had EKGs that revealed long QT. Her sister, Melissa Tolosky Russom, has long QT and wears an ICD, an implanted cardioverter defibrillator that has a pacemaker in it. Russom’s 9-month-old daughter, Cora, also… Read More

LRC Professors Meet With Nobel Laureate at Swedish Energy Agency

Inventors of blue LED discussed energy situation in Japan

Hiroshi Amano

On Dec. 12, Nobel Laureate in Physics Hiroshi Amano visited the Swedish Energy Agency for a seminar on implementation and future trends in LED lighting. Rensselaer lighting experts Mark Rea, Mariana Figueiro, and Dan Frering of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) attended the meeting, with Director General Erik Brandsma, Thomas Sandvall, and Peter Bennich of… Read More

We’ve Got Spirit, Yes We Do!

Pride and pictures shared on fourth annual RPI Spirit Day


More than 170 creative and colorful photos were shared on the fourth annual RPI Spirit Day, which was held Friday, Feb. 13, in conjunction with Big Red Freakout weekend. Members of the Rensselaer community were encouraged to wear their Rensselaer gear to work, school, or play—to share their Rensselaer pride with the world. Participants in… Read More

Fans Get “Spirited” at Big Red Freakout Ice House

Annual event also celebrated championship hockey teams


On Saturday, Feb. 14, over 400 alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and community members gathered at the Heffner Alumni House for the Big Red Freakout Ice House. The annual Ice House tradition, held in conjunction with the Big Red Freakout hockey game, features a buffet dinner and pep rally, complete with visits from Puckman and… Read More

2014 United Way Campaign a Success

Nearly $95,000 raised

United Way

The 2014 United Way Campaign at Rensselaer contributed $94,577 to the United Way of Northeastern New York. United Way works to advance the common good by focusing on basic needs, family support, and financial stability, according to the organization. Funds were raised through a variety of activities and events, including a community fair and a… Read More

Annual Faculty-Staff 
Memorial Service To Be Held April 8

Pillars of Rensselaer invite community to attend

The Pillars of Rensselaer invite all members of the Rensselaer community and the extended Rensselaer family to hold the date of Wednesday, April 8, for the annual Faculty-Staff Memorial Service, which will be held at 11 a.m. in the Chapel + Cultural Center. The annual event will honor those current and former faculty and staff… Read More

Save the Date: STEP Regional Outreach Forum March 7

Dr. Sampson Davis to speak

Sampson Davis

On Saturday, March 7, RPI STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program), with support from the Boeing Company and United Technologies, will welcome Dr. Sampson Davis to speak to regional STEP participants and the Capital Region community. Dr. Davis is a board-certified emergency medicine physician at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, N.J. He is also… Read More

John Carter ’86 Added to Hockey Ring of Honor

Member of 1985 NCAA Championship team honored

John Carter

Former student-athlete John Carter ’86 has been chosen to be the eighth inductee into the prestigious Hockey Ring of Honor. A two-time national All-American and the second leading point producer in school history, Carter, a forward who wore number 15, was recognized February 14 prior to the Engineers’ Big Red Freakout game against Yale University…. Read More

Major General Harold J. Greene ’80 Honored With Plaque Dedication

Rensselaer Alumni Associaton recognizes lifetime of service


On Feb. 13, members of the campus community came together for a celebration of the life of a patriot, soldier, and friend of Rensselaer at the Heffner Alumni House. The Office of Alumni Relations unveiled a plaque in honor of Major General Harold Joseph Greene ’80, who was killed in Afghanistan in August 2014 during… Read More

Fourth Annual RPI Spirit Day Feb. 13

Here’s to Old RPI!


Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff are invited to join alumni around the globe in showing their Rensselaer pride on Friday, Feb. 13, for RPI Spirit Day. Participants can join in the fun by wearing RPI gear to work or class, putting their pride in their Rensselaer connection on display. Past year’s displays of pride included… Read More