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    15-Jun-2018 2:30 PM EDT

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Rensselaer Hosts Workshop on Image-Based Modeling and Navigation for Space Applications

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted the first annual Workshop on Image-Based Modeling and Navigation for Space Applications June 4-5 on campus.

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Professor Emily Liu Receives $1.8 Million DoE Award for Solar Power Systems Research

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Li (Emily) Liu, associate professor of nuclear engineering and engineering physics in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to receive a $1.8 million award to study high-temperature molten-salt properties and corrosion mechanisms.

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    14-Jun-2018 3:00 PM EDT

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Rensselaer Researchers Awarded Top Geotechnical Journal Paper Award

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For the second year in a row, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute earthquake engineering experts Ricardo Dobry and Tarek Abdoun have been selected by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to receive the Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award.

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13-Jun-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Improving Nature’s Tools for Digesting Plastic

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Building on what nature has provided, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have improved the efficiency of a leaf and branch compost cutinase that breaks down polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the plastic used in clear and colored plastic water bottles and many other products.

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12-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    30-May-2018 4:00 PM EDT

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Professor Emily Liu Receives ELATE at Drexel Fellowship

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Li (Emily) Liu, associate professor of nuclear engineering and engineering physics in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a fellow of the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering program—ELATE at Drexel—a professional development program for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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30-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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XENON1T Experimental Data Establishes Most Stringent Limit on Dark Matter

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Experimental results from the XENON1T dark matter detector limit the effective size of dark matter particles to 4.1X10-47 square centimeters—one-trillionth of one-trillionth of a centimeter squared—the most stringent limit yet determined for dark matter as established by the world’s most sensitive detector.

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    24-May-2018 12:00 PM EDT

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Moody’s Investors Service Affirms Positive Credit Rating

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Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed Rensselaer’s creditworthiness as A3, citing its large scale of operations, healthy student demand for its technology-oriented programs, growing net tuition revenue, strong fundraising, and President Shirley Ann Jackson’s transformative leadership.

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23-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695023

How a Cell Knows When To Divide

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How does a cell know when to divide? We know that hundreds of genes contribute to a wave of activity linked to cell division, but to generate that wave new research shows that cells must first grow large enough to produce four key proteins in adequate amounts.

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23-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Herbie Hancock Tells Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduates To Nurture Their Humanity at 212th Commencement

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When legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock took the podium at the 212th Commencement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, he told a story from his own years as a young graduate, at a time when he was playing piano with the Miles Davis Quintet.

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19-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Meet the Class of 2018: An Overview of Commencement

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Rensselaer set to host 212th Commencement Ceremony on May 19

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18-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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