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Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of the African-American Experience

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The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC), the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African-American life, history, and culture, will officially open its doors on Sept 24. Rensselaer...
22-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CASE Coconut Building Panels on Display in Ghana

Building panels made of upcycled coconut husks made a statement at the Chalewote Street Art Festival in Accra, Ghana, this summer. A kiosk constructed of the panels was featured in an online video report by MeshTV in Ghana.“People have been amazed...
22-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

One Hundred Years in the Making: A Space That Pays Homage to African-American History and Culture

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Troy, N.Y. — More than a century after black Civil War veterans began imagining a monument to honor the civic contributions of African-Americans, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), the only national...
21-Sep-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rensselaer Part of IBM Research Cognitive Horizons Network

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Six universities including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have joined with IBM Research to launch the Cognitive Horizons Network, a network committed to accelerating the development of core technologies needed to advance the promise of cognitive...
21-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

$2 Million Grant Develops Membrane to Overcome Fuel Cell Limitations

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded $2.2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop innovative ion conduction materials for next-generation renewable energy...
16-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Capital Region Serial Entrepreneur Named 2016 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) alumnus and serial entrepreneur, inventor, and technology executive Robert L. Godgart ’82 has been selected as the 2016 William F. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year.
8-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Calculating the Role of Lakes in Global Warming

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As global temperatures rise, how will lake ecosystems respond? As they warm, will lakes—which make up only 3 percent of the landscape, but bury more carbon than the world’s oceans combined—release more of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide...
7-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Origin of Life: RNA World Deep Beneath the Surface

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With support from NASA, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are exploring whether RNA could have formed on early Earth deep beneath the ocean's surface or deep underground.
6-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Quantum Potential – Where Light and Matter Co-Exist

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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