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RIT displayed its signature blend of arts and technology Thursday in an evening of entertainment centered on a major announcement about the university’s future: RIT is publicly launching a $1 billion blended campaign, the largest fundraising effort in the university’s history. more »

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Developing solar sailing technology for NASA Grover Swartzlander, professor in RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, is taking solar sailing to the next level with advanced photonic materials. This new class of materials could be used to steer photons and enable near-Earth, interplanetary and interstellar space travel. more »

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RIT community joins Fringe Festival fun RIT students, faculty, staff and Osher members are part of an 11-day lineup of more than 500 eclectic performances in this year’s KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, Sept. 12-22 in Rochester. more »

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RIT Observatory focuses on Mars July 20, Aug. 3 The public is invited to view the Red Planet with the observatory’s telescopes from 9:30 to 11 p.m. July 20 (rain date July 21) and Aug. 3 (rain date Aug. 4). more »

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Students awarded E. Philip Saunders scholarships Three Livingston County students are the recipients of this year’s annual E. Philip Saunders Endowed Business Scholarship. They have been accepted at RIT’s Saunders College of Business, where they will begin classes in the fall. more »

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RIT students explore the Japanese video game industry during summer study abroad

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Rochester Institute of Technology students got to begin their summer vacation in Japan, immersing themselves in a new culture and learning about the world's third largest video game market.

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InverSOL, a Venture creations client company founded by Saunders College graduate David Rodriguez, will soon launch its line of lower-cost solar generators to residents of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

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