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Rensselaer Winter 2007-08Changing the Way Design Impacts the World
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Closing the Stem Cell Gap

As public debate continues and funding grows, Rensselaer
researchers forge ahead with potentially life-saving stem cell research and technology.

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Designs on the Future  
Designs on the Future

Students in the internationally recognized Design, Innovation, and Society program are learning how to change the world, one invention at at time.

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International Endeavour  
International Endeavour

On a recent NASA mission, astronaut Rick Mastracchio ’87 helped bring the International Space Station a step closer to completion.

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Rensselaer’s Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), which will provide opportunities to link the arts with pioneering research and perform-
ance, is nearing completion. Designed as both a signature work of architecture and a tool for programs, EMPAC’s building will provide students, artists, researchers, and audiences with opportunities that are nowhere else available under a single roof. A series of opening events is being planned for October.
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Photos: “Closing the Stem Cell Gap” and “Designs on the Future” by Mark McCarty; “International Endeavour” courtesy of NASA; EMPAC by Kris Qua
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