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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.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Faculty Lauded

Protein engineering expert Peter Tessier, the Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Professor and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, was the keynote speaker at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s 2016 Trustee Celebration of Faculty Achievement on Dec. 1 in the auditorium of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies. The annual event is an opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of Rensselaer’s faculty members.

Central Intelligence Agency Director John O. Brennan Addresses Rensselaer Audience

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted John O. Brennan, director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), for a conversation on “Technological Change and National Security” with Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson on Friday, November 4.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Symposium To Feature National Medal Laureates

President Shirley Ann Jackson, recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Science, will lead a panel discussion with three alumni who are recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Oct. 8.

Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson Named 2016 Citizen Laureate

The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a recipient of the University at Albany Foundation’s Citizen Laureate Award.

Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of the African-American Experience

Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson is one of several notable guests who will speak during the opening dedication for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.