Articles in Events

50th Anniversary of Opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge


The Verrazano–Narrows Bridge is a double-decked suspension bridge that connects the New York City boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. It spans the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay with the larger lower bay. It officially opened on Nov. 21, 1964. The bridge is named for both the Florentine explorer Giovanni da… Read More

ASME Student Organizations Hosts Second Annual Pumkin Chunkin Competition

Trebuchet-style machines launch gourds across '86 Field

Punkin Chunkin

Launching pumpkins through the air continues to take on a new—and more technical—meaning at Rensselaer. In a matter of a few weeks, two teams of students worked to design and build machines that could throw pumpkins. The second annual Pumkin Chunkin Competition, held on Sunday, Nov. 2, was hosted by members of the Rensselaer student… Read More

Athletics Joins National Grid Foundation for “Shoot for the Stars”

Area schoolchildren rewarded for academic performance, attendance, and community service


Rensselaer Athletics and the National Grid Foundation invited local children from Troy’s School 16 and the YMCA to participate in “Shoot for the Stars,” a program designed to motivate students to improve their academic performance and attendance and to serve their community. “Shoot for the Stars” rewards students and a guest with tickets to select… Read More

Save the Date

President’s Annual Holiday Concert Dec. 14

The campus community is invited to the President’s Annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 14, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center. Members of the Rensselaer Orchestra and the Rensselaer Concert Choir will perform in a program called “Celestial Songs, Earthly Dances…and some Fireworks,” which will feature… Read More

Rensselaer Celebrates 190th Anniversary of Founding Letter

Annual Founders Day event included tree-lighting ceremony, video premiere

The Rensselaer community gathered November 5 to commemorate the founding of the Institute with a celebration including the annual weR Bright tree-lighting ceremony and the premiere of a crowd-sourced video featuring alumni and students. November 5 is the 190th anniversary of a letter written by Institute founder Stephen Van Rensselaer announcing the formation of a… Read More

Lally School Hosts Startup Business Model Day Program

Aspiring entrepreneurs from area colleges attend

For many aspiring entrepreneurs, transforming an idea into an actual product is a difficult hurdle to surmount.  To help area college students move their business ideas from printed page to the global marketplace, the Lally School of Management hosted a Startup Business Model Day event on Nov. 1 at the Heffner Alumni House. “We are… Read More

Rensselaer TALKS: “The Design and Practice of Learning” Dec. 6

Four speakers to take part in second installment of TALKS

Learning is an art, diverse in nature. It requires form and is tempered by keen practice. In order to understand how, we must first discuss what constitutes learning. The second biannual TALKS seminar, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) Auditorium, brings… Read More

NY CAP Research Alliance Showcases Success and Impact of Collaboration

Second annual research symposium highlights results of 12 collaborative projects funded by alliance

The New York Capital Region Research Alliance recently showcased leading-edge biomedical research resulting from the unprecedented regional collaboration between Albany Medical Center, Rensselaer, and the University at Albany. Over the past two years, collaborations between researchers at the three institutions resulted in advances in the fight against cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the… Read More

Cinema Without Film

Physics and engineering students collaborate with artist Melvin Moti on EMPAC premiere


It’s 10 p.m. in Rotterdam, Netherlands, when Emily Zimmerman, associate curator of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Skypes artist Melvin Moti from a cluttered workspace in the Rensselaer Science Center. A team of undergraduate students eagerly assemble the components of their project on a workbench and Zimmerman turns the… Read More

EMPAC Presents: Mivos Quartet

Eric Wubbels—being time


The Mivos Quartet, one of the most sought-after string quartets in the internationalnew-music scene, will be in residence at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) to develop and perform a new work by American composer Eric Wubbels. Titled being time, the piece is an audiovariation on the psychological experience of… Read More