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While Rensselaer celebrated its largest class in history earlier this fall, it also marked another important milestone. For the first time in the Institute’s almost 200-year history, there are more than 1,000 women enrolled in the School of Engineering’s undergraduate programs.
Last weekend, members of the Rensselaer Orchestra, under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison, senior lecturer of music in the Department of Arts, presented a concert of works exploring the sublime nature of romantic tragedy. The fall concert series culminates on Dec. 18.
The director of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) will deliver the inaugural address today in a lecture series at King’s College London that honors a pillar of the biomaterials community.
Members of the Rensselaer student hackathon organization, dubbed “HackRPI,” view hacking as use of technology to create something that’s never been used before. Over 500 students will participate in a 24-hour “hackathon” this weekend.   
Dr. Guion S.Bluford, the first African-American to travel into space, will deliver a lecture titled “Freefall: Flying in Space,” on the Rensselaer campus on Wednesday, Nov.16.