President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

Ernest J. Moniz, Former Secretary of Energy, To Serve as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2017 Commencement Speaker

Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson has announced that the Honorable Ernest J. Moniz, former Secretary of Energy and the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems emeritus, will address graduates on May 20, 2017, during the 211th Commencement Ceremony. 

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. To Speak at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute April 11

The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, will take part in a conversation with Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson, a recent recipient of the National Medal of Science, on Tuesday, April 11.

Albany Business Review Celebrates Outstanding Achievements in Technology and Business

Troy, N.Y. — For more than a quarter of a century, the Albany Business Review has been recognizing and celebrating the achievements of the Capital Region business community. The first Achievement Awards event was held in the 1980s.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Set To Host Lecture by Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery

Troy, N.Y. — According to Kim Sajet, director of the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery, it has been suggested that in today’s surveillance culture, anonymity is impossible. Just as every person’s face—like DNA or a thumbprint—is unique, portraiture makes everyone traceable.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Celebrates Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture With Smithsonian Poster Exhibition

Troy, N.Y. — Last September, the Smithsonian Institution opened its newest museum, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC). The celebration will now reach beyond Washington, D.C., to the City of Troy, New York as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus presents: A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture. On Saturday, Feb.

Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson Participates in 2017 World Economic Forum

Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson recently returned from the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, held in Davos, Switzerland, January 17-20. The theme for this year’s meeting of global decision-makers was “Responsive and Responsible Leadership.”

Reaching a Milestone in the Study and Practice of Music at Rensselaer

Troy, N.Y. — For over 160 years, Steinway & Sons has been dedicated to making the finest pianos in the world, setting the “uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty, and investment value.” According to the organization, every Steinway & Sons grand and upright is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and consummate work of art.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan “Manufacturing Universities” Legislation

Troy, N.Y. — U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced bipartisan legislation to help universities in New York and throughout the country strengthen their engineering programs to meet the demands of the modern manufacturing industry.

Musica de Profundis: Music that Searches For Meaning While Probing Existential Depths

Rensselaer's annual holiday concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Concert Hall. The program begins at 3 p.m.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Announces New Leadership for Board of Trustees

Rensselaer today announced that Arthur F. Golden ’66 has been elected chair of the Rensselaer Board of Trustees, Wanda Denson-Low ’78 has been elected vice-chair, and Curtis R. Priem ’82 has been elected secretary, effective January 1, 2017.

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