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President Jackson Named to New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, the President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board, the governor’s office announced on Tuesday.

The advisory board, which is tasked with guiding the state's re-opening strategy as it prepares for a new normal in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, consists of business, community, and civic leaders from across the state.

Rensselaer Donates 10,000 Surgical Masks to New York Hospitals

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is donating 5,000 surgical masks to Mount Sinai in New York City and 2,500 masks each to Albany Medical Center and St. Peter’s Health Partners in the Capital Region. These contributions to the fight against COVID-19 have been made possible through the generosity of the parents of international students at the Institute.

Rensselaer Offers AiMOS Supercomputing Capabilities to Battle COVID-19

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is enlisting AiMOS, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Rensselaer is reaching out to the research community, including government entities, universities, and industry, to offer access to AiMOS in support of research related to the new coronavirus disease.

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson to Explore Her Roots on Popular PBS Show

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, the president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will be featured on an episode of “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” that will premiere on February 4, 2020.

AiMOS, Most Powerful Supercomputer at a Private University, To Focus on AI Research

The most powerful supercomputer to debut on the November 2019 Top500 ranking of supercomputers, also the most powerful supercomputer in New York State, was recently unveiled at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Computational Innovations.

Two Decades of Transformative Leadership at Rensselaer Celebrated at Tribute

“Tonight, we are honoring a pioneer, an entrepreneur, and a sensitive visionary,” said Arthur F. Golden ’66, the chair of the board of trustees of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, on Thursday night as he welcomed the audience to a special tribute event celebrating 20 years of transformative leadership by President Shirley Ann Jackson.

Tribute Event To Celebrate 20 Years of Transformational Leadership

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson’s transformative leadership at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which has experienced extraordinary advancements in research, pedagogy, and the student experience in that time.

To mark the occasion, a tribute will be held on campus on October 3, beginning at 8 p.m. in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Concert Hall.

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson Appointed to Nature Conservancy Global Board of Directors

TROY, N.Y. – The Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations, on Thursday announced the upcoming appointment of Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, to its global Board of Directors.

Rensselaer Prepares for Full Implementation of The Arch

TROY, N.Y. — After years of planning and two successful pilots, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will break down the barriers of the traditional academic calendar this summer by fully implementing The Arch. This transformative program, developed in collaboration with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and industry leaders, will provide undergraduate students with unique academic and professional opportunities. 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Board Extends President Jackson’s Contract

The Rensselaer Board of Trustees, at the November Board of Trustees meeting, unanimously agreed to extend the existing employment contract of President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., through June 30, 2022. President Jackson has accepted the invitation from the Board.

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