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2013-06-27 16:21:46

Planned World-Class Environmental Laboratory with Monitoring and Prediction System to Be Cornerstone of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM, and the FUND for Lake George Collaboration BOLTON LANDING, N.Y., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM (NYSE: IBM), and the FUND for Lake George today announced the launch of "The Jefferson Project at Lake George," a three-year, multi-million dollar collaboration with the goal of understanding and managing complex...

2013-04-04 08:32:27

Retired Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen, Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula M. Burns, and Microsoft and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Pioneer Patty Stonesifer Also Will Receive Honorary Degrees May 25 TROY, N.Y., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) - one of the nation's most dedicated and courageous civil rights leaders - will address Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduates at the 207th Commencement May 25, 2013. He will...

2013-01-30 12:29:33

TROY, N.Y., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it will provide a modified version an IBM Watson system to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, making it the first university to receive such a system. The arrival of the Watson system will enable new leading-edge research at Rensselaer, and afford faculty and students an opportunity to find new uses for Watson and deepen the systems' cognitive capabilities. The firsthand experience of working on the system...

2012-06-04 06:20:17

Hajela Joined Rensselaer in 1990 and Served in a Number of Roles, Including Acting Provost Since Jan. 1 TROY, N.Y., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Prabhat Hajela, an experienced academic and administrative leader, has been appointed provost of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, effective July 1, 2012, it has been announced by Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson. A professor of aerospace engineering and vice provost at Rensselaer, Hajela has served as acting provost since...

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:...

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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,...