Naloxone, a life-saving drug that can rapidly reverse the effects of opioid overdose, should be in every first-aid kit and medicine cabinet. That is the conclusion Nancy Campbell reached after years of research and dozens of interviews with scientists, drug users, and activists in the United States and abroad.
How banks respond to regulations and manage risk isn’t always what it seems. Research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) by Brian Clark, assistant professor of banking and corporate finance at the Lally School of Management with Alireza Ebrahim of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency studied this concept closely.
Two weeks after Hurricane Maria wrecked devastation on Puerto Rico, destroying the power grid and leaving millions without access to necessities, distributing aid remains an issue. Extreme events pose serious logistical challenges to emergency and aid organizations active in preparation, response, and recovery operations, as the disturbances they bring about turn normal conditions into chaos. On Thursday, October 5, José Holguín-Veras, the William H. Hart Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will host a press conference and webinar titled “Lessons from Large Disasters and Catastrophes for Post-Disaster Response: Implications for Puerto Rico” beginning at 11:30 a.m. The press event will take place on the Rensselaer campus in the Jonsson Engineering Center (JEC), room 3117.
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 must be learned about their effects to develop them as a material.
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 School of Management is the business school at Rensselaer. Founded more than 50 years ago, the Lally School is focused on developing aspiring business leaders who have a passion for innovation, coupled with the ability to work across business functions. The Lally School programs are built around themes of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship in the global economy.
Dr. Thomas Begley, who serves as dean of the Lally School, offers his insight and answers questions on some ways that the Lally School is working to create sophisticated global business leaders.
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 ways that students can adjust to college/campus life.
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 of March 2011, Holguín-Veras has visited these sites shortly after the disaster to take careful inventory of the relief policies, procedures, preparations, and infrastructure in place.
DeAngelo, recently appointed as an assistant professor of economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is one of a new breed of economists who want to apply advances in neuroscience, cognitive science and psychology to the time-honored models of the discipline, which largely work on an assumption of man as a rational decision maker.