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Michael Symans (left) was interviewed by CNN Headline News.
News outlets across the nation have continued to report on Rensselaer’s research and people.

Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson discussed what can be done to maintain U.S. strength in science and technology in a Dec. 13 question-and-answer interview with Investor’s Business Daily. President Jackson also was featured in a December Denver Post story about the need for energy security.

CNN Headline News featured a live, three-minute interview with Michael Symans, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. Symans discussed the final test of the NEESWood experiment — an international research project designed to safely increase the height of woodframe buildings in active seismic zones.

BusinessWeek Online interviewed David Gautschi, dean of the Lally School of Management & Technology, about the school’s executive education program for business professionals in the energy industry, which provided 19 managers and engineers from China Three Gorges Project Corporation with a four-month residency program at Rensselaer (see, also, "Energy Program Draws Participants From China").

The distributed computer vision research of Richard Radke, assistant professor of electrical, computer, and systems engineering, was highlighted in a Dec. 2 story from The Economist about new techniques to analyze two-dimensional pictures to produce three-dimensional models of the world.

Jim Nondorf, vice president for enrollment, was recently featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in a story about early college admissions.

Pulickel Ajayan, the Henry Burlage Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, was featured in an extensive interview about nanotechnology with The Rediff newspaper, one of India’s largest news outlets.

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