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Massive array shines light on solar power at RIT

By Rich Kiley

Amid the relentless onslaught of snow and ice that came during a seemingly endless winter, six-and-a-half acres of a farm field south of the RIT campus experienced a transformation.

From December through March, crews worked to install a massive 2-megawatt (MW) solar energy farm, consisting of 6,138 photovoltaic (PV) panels used to generate electricity from the sun. Construction took place on a ... (more)

Tiger hockey advances to NCAA Division I tournaments

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For the first time in RIT history, the men’s and women’s hockey teams advanced to the NCAA Division I tournament in the same season. The women’s team made history by winning the College Hockey America Championship on March 7 for the second consecutive season, earning their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since moving to Division I in 2012. The Tigers ... (more)

Wrestling, track athletes earn All-American honors

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Senior wrestlers Tory Cain and Brad Mayville and long-distance track athlete Matt Giannino earned All-American honors at their respective NCAA Championships March 13-14. Mayville, a criminal justice major from Marion, N.Y., finished third nationally at 149 pounds, while Cain, a biomedical sciences major from Ontario, N.Y., was fifth at 174 pounds at the national tournament in Hershey, Pa. Both were also ... (more)

Division for Diversity’s Minett Professor Program

Distinguished community professionals make lasting contributions to the university

thumbnail imageBy Michelle Cometa

RIT’s Minett Professorship is as much about what these prominent professionals share during their tenure as it is about how they remain connected to the university after they complete their appointments.

The Minett Professorship, established in 1991, brings distinguished Rochester-area multicultural professionals to the RIT campus to share their professional experiences for an academic year. Emphasizing the connections between education and industry, ... (more)