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12/1/2014 - Knight Speaker Series: Featured Speaker-Christopher Zuba-Skees, Center for Public Integrity. "News Visuals, Data and Code"
December 1, 2014
Sponsors: Digital Jourmalism Incubator funded by the Knight FoundationThe Web, and the ubiquity of data, has changed reporting techniques, the form of stories and the relationship between people and the news. Chris Zubak-Skees has seen the transformation firsthand, contributing to projects which tell stories in new ways, including the Pulitzer-winning "Burdened and Breathless," which allowed readers to compare thousands of X-ray readings at a glance, and "China Leaks," which detailed the overseas companies of Chinese elite.Zubak-Skees is a coder and journalist. As news developer at the Center for Public Integrity, he communicates investigative reporting through data-driven apps and graphics. Projects he contributed to have won Loeb, Goldsmith, EPPY and Malofiej awards. A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, he previously worked as a reporting fellow at the Sunlight Foundation, and got his start in journalism at Reporter Magazine.On Dec. 1 at 4pm in 01-2000 Eastman Hall, Chris will discuss "News Visuals, Data and Code." All are welcome to attend.(Monday, December 1st, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - 01-2000 Eastman Hall )
12/5/2014 - Advent Lessons and Carols Service
December 5, 2014
The RIT Orchestra, along with the RIT Singers and Chamber Singers, presents scripture readings with stirring musical reflections. Come join us, and begin the holiday season in a joyful and inspiring way!(Friday, December 5th, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Allen Interfaith Memorial Chapel, SAU )
12/10/2014 - Thou Art..., Will Give... A Photographic Essay of America's First Penitentiary By Eric T. Kunsman
December 10, 2014
Artist Talk by Eric T. KunsmanHaunting reflections from America's first penitentiary in RIT Dyer Arts exhibitionEric T. Kunsman's revealing photographs focus on Warden's logbooks from the 1830sEastern State Penitentiary (1829-1971) in Philadelphia, Pa.—once the most famous and expensive prison in the world—stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. During his 362 visits to the site, Eric T. Kunsman photographed America's first penitentiary in a revealing essay featuring100 large format photographs on display in an exhibition spanning 11 years of work. “Thou Art . . . Will Give . . .” will be showcased from Nov. 21 through Jan. 21, in Dyer Arts Center at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf. According to Kunsman, the prison architecture designed by John Haviland was based on the state's Quaker penal code instituted by William Penn, where each man or woman had to have a separate cell because isolation would give them time to ponder their mistakes and make peace with God. Famous inmates included two notorious criminals—bank robber Willy Sutton and gangster Al Capone.“The whole idea of the word penitentiary comes from the word penance,” explained Kunsman. “I became intrigued with Eastern State Penitentiary after reviewing Warden's logbooks from the 1820s and 1830s at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia's Independence Hall. Reproductions of these pages will be on display during the exhibition as they are the basis for the body of work.A native of Bethlehem, Pa., Kunsman is a photographer, book artist, lecturer in NTID's Visual Communications Studies Department and adjunct professor in RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, and owner of Booksmart Studio in Rochester, N.Y.(Wednesday, December 10th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Dyer Arts Center, LBJ #60 Building )
12/13/2014 - RIT Holiday Concert
December 13, 2014
Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with RIT's wide-ranging and talented music ensembles: Jazz Ensembles, RIT Singers & Chamber Singers, “Agbekor” (RIT's African Percussion Ensemble), A Cappella groups, and more!(Saturday, December 13th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM -Ingle Auditorium)
12/16/2014 - Senior Project Poster Session
December 16, 2014
Psychology Senior Project Poster Presentations(Tuesday, December 16th, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Vignelli Center University Gallery )