Thursday, March 28, 2013

Process Improvements in Behavioral Health Workshop

The Connecticut Health Council and Founding Partner Rensselaer at Hartford will debut a new series of workshops focusing on process improvements in the health sector. The first workshop in this series, April 3 at Rensselaer's Hartford campus, will explore process improvements in behavioral health. Chief Executive Officer of InterCommunity, Kim Beauregard, and Chief Operating Officer Tyler Booth, will present on how new efficiencies are leading to improved outcomes.

Increased demand for health care services coupled with changes in health care funding has led to a greater focus on process improvements. These monthly workshops will feature experts from the health care field who will share innovative processes that have led to improved outcomes and expanded care.

Rensselaer's own Paul Hine, Lecturer, will moderate the workshop. Registration and networking begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program runs from 8 to 9 a.m.

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The Connecticut Health Council’s primary activity is to host programs focused on health sector topics and that feature speakers of regional, national, and international renown. The series provides a forum for a robust network of experts, professionals, and other parties interested in leveraging and promoting Connecticut’s considerable health sector assets as a primary driver of economic and employment growth in Connecticut.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Rensselaer's Graduate Engineering Programs Climb in "U.S. News & World Report" Rankings for 2014

The School of Engineering and several of its programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute made gains on this year’s list of Best Graduate Engineering Programs by U.S. News & World Report. The School of Engineering ranked 38th in the nation, up from 42nd a year ago. Within the school, mechanical engineering moved up three spots to 24. Overall, six engineering graduate programs were ranked among the top 25 in their field, while nine programs ranked within the top 30 in their field.

“The School of Engineering at Rensselaer is known around the world for excellence in education and research, and the success of its graduates. The latest graduate program rankings by U.S. News & World Report highlight our upward trajectory and further affirm the high quality and impact of a Rensselaer engineering education. We are pleased to see many of our most popular graduate programs ranked among the top 25 in their field, and to be recognized as among the nation’s top 40 engineering graduate schools,” said David Rosowsky, Dean of the School of Engineering at Rensselaer.

Rensselaer's Hartford Campus and its Groton Site offer several engineering program options. Learn more at:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rensselaer Professors Peteros and Maleyeff have Paper Published in the "International Journal of Management"

Randall G. Peteros, J.D., Professor of Practice, and John Maleyeff, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Practice, had their paper entitled, “Application of Behavioural Finance Concepts to Investment Decision-Making: Suggestions for Improving Investment Education Courses,” published in the Vol. 30, No. 1, 2013 issue of the International Journal of Management. The authors suggest that, “In practice, investment decision makers do not always behave in ways that are consistent with the assumptions made in courses that teach investment decision making in business schools.” To read the abstract, please visit:

Friday, March 8, 2013

Spring Seminar Series 2013 -- Free Live Events!

All Rensselaer students, alumni, and community members are cordially invited to take part in the Spring Seminar Series 2013. We encourage you to invite friends, family, and coworkers to participate in the series. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

All events will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Seminar Hall at Rensselaer's Hartford Campus.
Wednesday, March 13 -- "Renewable Energy Storage: From Technology to Practical Markets and Products," presented by Robert J. Friedland ('94 MBA), President and CEO, Proton Energy Systems d/b/a Proton OnSite.

Hydrogen generated using electrolysis has a unique role in storing excess renewable energy for a variety of present and emerging energy markets. As countries buy more and more renewable technology on their grids, the inherent intermittent nature of the sun and the wind causes many problems for utilities faced with a base load demand for power. This problem is exacerbated with many countries shuttering their traditional base load stalwarts like coal and nuclear. Beyond the grid there are exciting markets emerging in fuel cell vehicle transportation and also in enhanced biogas production. This talk will explore these market demands and the potential for electrolysis to serve them in the future.

Thursday, March 28 -- Topic TBA, presented by David L. Rainey, Ph.D., Acting Dean, Rensselaer at Hartford, and Professor of Practice in the Lally School of Management and Technology.

Monday, April 15 -- TBA

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