Latest Shirley Ann Jackson Stories

2014-10-17 08:22:17

State-Of-The-Art Data Visualization Laboratory To Be Unveiled October 17 at Darrin Fresh Water Institute BOLTON LANDING, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jefferson Project at Lake George today announced new milestones in the multimillion-dollar collaboration that seeks to understand and manage the complex factors impacting Lake George, a pristine natural ecosystem and cornerstone of New York's tourism industry. Through their groundbreaking partnership, Rensselaer Polytechnic...

2011-04-29 08:30:00

Leading Worldwide Health and Wellness Expert and U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin Will Speak at 205th Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Commencement May 28 Samuel F. Heffner, Retired Rensselaer Board of Trustees Member and Chairman, and G. Wayne Clough, 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Also Will Receive Honorary Degrees TROY, N.Y., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Surgeon General and Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin - one of the world's leading experts on...

2008-08-01 15:00:48

TROY, N.Y., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major restructuring of global energy markets is underway, challenging all to think about energy in new ways, yet the United States is at risk of being left behind because the nation lacks a comprehensive global energy security roadmap, warned the former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in a speech to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. **To view the speech and Q&A go to:...

2008-06-10 15:00:00

After the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik satellite in the late 1950s, President John F. Kennedy called the nation to act, to produce the engineers and scientists needed to compete. But that was 50 years ago, and now, those engineers and scientists are retiring in droves. The nation now faces what Shirley Ann Jackson calls a "quiet crisis" in filling those positions, though more are starting to listen and act. One of them is Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy,...

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