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Newswise: More Than Meets the Eye: How Operational Risk Rocked the Financial Sector Foundation

More Than Meets the Eye: How Operational Risk Rocked the Financial Sector Foundation

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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.

Channels: Business Ethics, Economics, Wall Street, Local - New York,

Released:
6-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST
Newswise: World-Leading Expert on Humanitarian Logistics From Rensselaer To Discuss Puerto Rico’s Supply Chain Struggles To Disperse Aid

World-Leading Expert on Humanitarian Logistics From Rensselaer To Discuss Puerto Rico’s Supply Chain Struggles To Disperse Aid

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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.

Channels: Climate Science, Engineering, Floods, Hurricanes, Natural Disasters, Local - New York,

Released:
5-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Examines Mastering Market Intelligence in Emerging Economies

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Examines Mastering Market Intelligence in Emerging Economies

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Rensselaer business school professor’s research studies new approaches to gathering and using market intelligence in rapidly changing economies

Channels: Economics, Marketing, Local - New York,

Released:
12-Apr-2017 11:10 AM EDT
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Newswise: Quantum Potential – Where Light and Matter Co-Exist

Quantum Potential – Where Light and Matter Co-Exist

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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.

Channels: Supercomputing, Local - New York, Quantum Mechanics,

Released:
9-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST
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Newswise: The Role of Fresh Water Lakes and Reservoirs in the Global Carbon Cycle

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

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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).

Channels: Environmental Science, Food and Water Safety, Climate Science, Local - New York,

Released:
3-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: 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

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

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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.

Released:
9-Apr-2014 10:35 AM EDT
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Education

Newswise: 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

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

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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.

Released:
21-Nov-2013 4:00 PM EST
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From 9/11 to Fukushima: The Science of Donated Stuff

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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.

Channels: Natural Disasters, Earthquakes,

Released:
7-Sep-2011 11:00 AM EDT
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New Economist Greg DeAngelo Examines Neurology of Choice at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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.

Channels: Economics,

Released:
22-Nov-2010 10:00 AM EST
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