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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

November 17, 2017

Volume 11, No. 16

Welcome to Inside Rensselaer, for the community of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

This publication communicates the many and varied things happening with Rensselaer people and programs, from research highlights to professional milestones, from faculty accomplishments to events and everyday news you can use.

Inside Rensselaer

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Ponders a Challenging Future

President Shirley Ann Jackson recently returned from the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils, which took place Nov. 11-12 in Dubai. The annual meeting brought together more than 700 members of the Network of Global Future ... Read More

Exploring Social Class as Depicted in Contemporary Media

Exploring Social Class as Depicted in Contemporary MediaA new book conceived and edited by Professor June Deery examines the role of media, from television and movies to today’s digital platforms, in representing social class. Media and Class: TV, Film, and Digital Culture, ... Read More

Captain Jeffrey Joseph Named Commanding Officer of NROTC Program

Captain Jeffrey Joseph Named Commanding Officer of NROTC ProgramThe Office of Undergraduate Education has appointed Captain Jeffrey Joseph as commanding officer and professor of naval science at Rensselaer. Joseph is a submarine officer and joins Rensselaer after having command of the USS Nebraska ... Read More

Corridor of Creativity Provides Windows Into HASS

Corridor of Creativity Provides Windows Into HASSThe School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) has transformed two cinderblock hallways of the Sage Labs into the Corridor of Creativity, a place where visitors can view the latest student projects and catch ... Read More

Exploring the Common Gut Bacteria Bacteroides

Exploring the Common Gut Bacteria BacteroidesProbiotic yogurts and pills promise better health, but the bacteria we ingest find a complex and challenging environment when they enter our gut. Food sources shift with every meal we eat, and the threat of ... Read More

Can Environmental Toxins Disrupt the Biological “Clock”?

Can Environmental Toxins Disrupt the Biological “Clock”?Can environmental toxins disrupt circadian rhythms—the biological “clock” whose disturbance is linked to chronic inflammation and a host of human disorders? Research showing a link between circadian disruption and plankton that have adapted to road ... Read More

Noninvasive Brain Imaging Shows Readiness of Trainees To Perform Operations

Noninvasive Brain Imaging Shows Readiness of Trainees To Perform OperationsWhile simulation platforms have been used to train surgeons before they enter an actual operating room (OR), few studies have evaluated how well trainees transfer those skills from the simulator to the OR. Now, a ... Read More