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Diet and Back Pain: What’s the Link?


In a collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, researchers are exploring the link between diet, obesity-linked Type 2 diabetes, and intervertebral disc degeneration.
23-Aug-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson Recognized by Savoy Magazine


Savoy Magazine has named Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson among the “Power 300: 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors” in its summer issue.
4-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

After the Quake – Data Can Help Predict Consequences of the Next Event


Seismology geophysicist Steve Roecker is using a network of broadband seismometers to learn more about the complex overlap between tectonic plates that causes an 8.3 magnitude earthquake near Illapel, Chile in 2015.
1-Aug-2016 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Life After Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee: Using Augmented Reality to Renew Local Communities


In late summer 2011, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee left extensive damage in the Capital Region, especially along creeks and riverbeds. In the aftermath, several communities, including the Village of Schoharie, worked to pick up the pieces,...
25-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson to Co-Chair Annual Meeting of the New Champions


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today announced that university president Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson will co-chair the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China, June 26-28, 2016. In her role as co-chair, Jackson will...
23-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

President Obama Announces Winner of New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute and New Manufacturing Hub Competitions


Recently, President Barack Obama announced that the the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), will lead the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE). The winning coalition,...
21-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research in Social Opinion Dynamics Sheds Light on Trump's Political Rise


Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute used mathematical models to investigate how opinions spread when there is unusual dissent or diversity, as was the case for much of the 2016 Republican primary season, which began with 17 candidates...
17-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A New Approach to Building Efficient Thermoelectric Nanomaterials


A team of researchers has found a new path to large improvements in the efficiency of materials for solid-state heating and cooling and waste energy recapture.
16-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Quantum Potential – Where Light and Matter Co-Exist


Plasmons, quasiparticles arising from the collective motion of electrons on the surface of a metal, can strongly modify the behavior of nearby light, and could be instrumental in building some of the key components of a quantum circuit. But far more...
9-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST

The Role of Fresh Water Lakes and Reservoirs in the Global Carbon Cycle


Understanding the role of freshwater lakes and reservoirs in the global carbon cycle is central to the work of Kevin Rose, who recently joined the faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
3-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT

May 6 Webinar: World-Leading Humanitarian Logistics Expert From #RPI Jose Holguin-Veras to Discuss Implications of Response to Nepal


5-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Roof Collapse Concerns Due to Heavy Snow? Meet Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Michael O’Rourke - U.S. Expert on Snow Loads


15-Feb-2015 5:00 PM EST

The College Life Series From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Studying Business at a Technological University – An Insider’s Perspective from the Dean of the Lally School of Management


Quiet and park-like, yet full of all the conveniences of a self-contained city, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, located in the City of Troy is a 260-acre campus, with a blend of modern style and classic charm. In the midst of the campus, the Lally...
9-Apr-2014 10:35 AM EDT

The College Life Series From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Licensed Mental Health Counselor Shares Views and Advice on Common Challenges Students Face When Adjusting to College/Campus Life


Kevin Readdean, a seasoned expert with more than 20 years of experience in the field of college health and associate director in the Gallagher Student Health Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, answers questions and offers advice on some...
21-Nov-2013 4:00 PM EST

From 9/11 to Fukushima: The Science of Donated Stuff

RPI Professor Jose Holguín-Veras is the leading international authority on the topic of humanitarian logistics and disaster donations. From 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake of 2010, and the Tohoku quake and resulting nuclear crisis...
7-Sep-2011 11:00 AM EDT

The College Life Series From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Tips on Recognizing and Addressing Stress and Other Mental Health Issues


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Staff Psychologist shares views and advice on common problems students face when adjusting to college/campus life.
1-Dec-2010 2:35 PM EST

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