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April
10
Holiday with signficant work restrictionPesach is a week-long observance commemorating the freedom and exodus of the Israelites (Jewish slaves) from Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II (one of three pilgrimage festivals).General Practices: Family gatherings, ritualized meals called Seders, reading of the Haggadah, lighting of Yahrzeit memorial candle at sundown on the last night of Passover.Date details: Begins at sundown of prior day.Recommended Accommodations: Avoid scheduling important academic deadlines, events and activities on the first two and last two days of the holiday, provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply—The use of leavening is prohibited so, for example, matzah is eaten in place of bread.)(Tuesday, April 22nd, All Day-) Event Details »
April
10
Holiday with signficant work restrictionPesach is a week-long observance commemorating the freedom and exodus of the Israelites (Jewish slaves) from Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II (one of three pilgrimage festivals).General Practices: Family gatherings, ritualized meals called Seders, reading of the Haggadah, lighting of Yahrzeit memorial candle at sundown on the last night of Passover.Date details: Begins at sundown of prior day.Recommended Accommodations: Avoid scheduling important academic deadlines, events and activities on the first two and last two days of the holiday, provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply—The use of leavening is prohibited so, for example, matzah is eaten in place of bread.)(Monday, April 21st, All Day-) Event Details »
April
03
*Holiday with signficant work restrictionAnnual commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus ChristGeneral Practices: Celebratory meals, family gatherings, distribution of colored eggs, baskets and chocolate bunnies. It is a celebration of renewal.Date details: Easter Sunday is determined by the Gregorian calendar (Gregorian calendar regulates ceremonial cycle of the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches).(Sunday, April 20th, All Day-) Event Details »
March
26
Holiday with signficant work restrictionPesach is a week-long observance commemorating the freedom and exodus of the Israelites (Jewish slaves) from Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II (one of three pilgrimage festivals).General Practices: Family gatherings, ritualized meals called Seders, reading of the Haggadah, lighting of Yahrzeit memorial candle at sundown on the last night of Passover.Date details: Begins at sundown of prior day.Recommended Accommodations: Avoid scheduling important academic deadlines, events and activities on the first two and last two days of the holiday, provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply—The use of leavening is prohibited so, for example, matzah is eaten in place of bread.)(Sunday, April 20th, All Day-) Event Details »
March
05
Holiday with signficant work restrictionPesach is a week-long observance commemorating the freedom and exodus of the Israelites (Jewish slaves) from Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II (one of three pilgrimage festivals).General Practices: Family gatherings, ritualized meals called Seders, reading of the Haggadah, lighting of Yahrzeit memorial candle at sundown on the last night of Passover.Date details: Begins at sundown of prior day.Recommended Accommodations: Avoid scheduling important academic deadlines, events and activities on the first two and last two days of the holiday, provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply—The use of leavening is prohibited so, for example, matzah is eaten in place of bread.)(Saturday, April 19th, All Day-) Event Details »
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February
06
Holiday with signficant work restrictionPesach is a week-long observance commemorating the freedom and exodus of the Israelites (Jewish slaves) from Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II (one of three pilgrimage festivals).General Practices: Family gatherings, ritualized meals called Seders, reading of the Haggadah, lighting of Yahrzeit memorial candle at sundown on the last night of Passover.Date details: Begins at sundown of prior day.Recommended Accommodations: Avoid scheduling important academic deadlines, events and activities on the first two and last two days of the holiday, provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply—The use of leavening is prohibited so, for example, matzah is eaten in place of bread.)(Friday, April 18th, All Day-) Event Details »
February
05
Friday before Easter, commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ; among some sects of Christianity and in many countries marks a day of fasting.General Pratices: Prayer, fasting, and noon or afternoon services in some Christian denominations.Date details: Always falls on the Friday before Easter Sunday.Recommended Accommodations: Provide food accommodation as requested—meat (fish is not considered meat) is prohibited during meals for some.(Friday, April 18th, All Day-) Event Details »
January
28
Thursday before Easter, commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus with the Apostles.General Practices: Prayer, Communion (Eucharist), meals, and foot-washing ceremonies among some Christian denominationsDate details: Always falls on the Thursday before Easter Sunday.(Thursday, April 17th, All Day-) Event Details »
January
15
Holiday with signficant work restrictionPesach is a week-long observance commemorating the freedom and exodus of the Israelites (Jewish slaves) from Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II (one of three pilgrimage festivals).General Practices: Family gatherings, ritualized meals called Seders, reading of the Haggadah, lighting of Yahrzeit memorial candle at sundown on the last night of Passover.Date details: Begins at sundown of prior day.Recommended Accommodations: Avoid scheduling important academic deadlines, events and activities on the first two and last two days of the holiday, provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply—The use of leavening is prohibited so, for example, matzah is eaten in place of bread.)(Thursday, April 17th, All Day-) Event Details »
Kaneesha Dukes, Tim Reed and Karbara Maxey, students from the first graduating class of Rochester City Scholars, will join Evan Dawson, host of WXXI-AM 1370 Connections radio news program, at noon on Monday, April 14. RIT President Bill Destler and his wife, Rebecca Johnson, both founders and initial scholarship funders, will... Full Story »
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Twyla J. Cummings, senior associate dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, is the 2014 Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Faculty Pluralism Award winner. The award is given to an RIT faculty member or staff member who has made a significant contribution to diversity efforts... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology honored its star students who demonstrate leadership, service and positive spirit during the 2014 Leadership Awards April 2. Students received scholarships from the RIT Leadership Institute Program, through the Center for Campus Life, for their involvement with student organizations on campus and other leadership positions. The Alfred L. &... Full Story »
RIT's Division of Student Affairs has recognized faculty and staff for their exceptional contributions to foster RIT spirit. The Student Affairs Recognition Awards ceremony, held Feb. 26, acknowledged those who embody the mission and goals of the division, including collaboration, inclusiveness, student development, student success and communication. Outstanding Service Award winners include: Belinda... Full Story »
What does it take to manage 50 energetic, teenage girls for an overnight? Sarah Duman found out. She and members of RIT's section of the Society of Women Engineers hosted the girls for the group's annual SWE Overnight program Feb. 6 and 7 in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering. Over two days,... Full Story »
Sharon Morgan is a descendant of slaves; Thomas DeWolf, a descendant of slaveholders. The two wrote Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade, the true story of Morgan and DeWolf's three-year, 27-state journey to confront America's "race problem" together.... Full Story »
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Rochester Institute of Technology is beginning its first series of campus-wide projects to increase career opportunities and overcome barriers to advancement for its female faculty. RIT's ADVANCE project team will host a program launch event introducing these projects at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 in the University Gallery, in James E.... Full Story »
Tianna Manon, a student in RIT's College of Liberal Arts, will be among the community panelists on the upcoming "State of Race in Rochester: 50 years after the '64 Riots." Manon, a third-year student with a dual major in journalism and political science, is part of the "Future Leaders" panel, one of... Full Story »
Michelle Morales is a senior Advanced Placement design student at NorthRose-Wolcott High School who enjoys working with Adobe Photoshop with her digital photos, but also has done some impressive 35mm developing work. Morales is one of the talented middle- and high school student artists participating in the Rochester-Finger Lakes Middle and High... Full Story »
Chenae Laldee is a fourth-year multidisciplinary studies major focusing on organizational change and leadership with a concentration in human resources and political science. She was recently crowned Miss Black Deaf America, a position she will hold until August 2015. Laldee competed in the pageant, which consists of platform, talent, style and... Full Story »
Tavis Smiley, national talk show host, author and community advocate, will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 Expressions of King's Legacy Celebration at Rochester Institute of Technology. The event takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in RIT's Gordon Field House and Activities Center. Doors will open... Full Story »
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