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RIT student Eric Vergo designs ‘new-look’ Rubik’s Cube puzzles

thumbnail imageBy Michelle Cometa

Eric Vergo has his own museum.

It’s filled with Vergo’s Cubes—colorful, twisting block puzzles, some more advanced than the familiar Rubik’s Cube. These creations are in the “museum” section of Twisty alongside some of the top puzzle designers in the world.

“What I did was fall in love with solving puzzles,” said Vergo, who started unscrambling Rubik’s Cubes in high school. “I ... (more)

From wallflower to leader: Ashleen Evans found herself at RIT/NTID

thumbnail imageBy Greg Livadas

As Ashleen Evans graduates this week, she’s able to look back at the past five years she’s been at RIT and how she’s learned more than the knowledge that earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting: she’s learned more about herself as a woman, as a leader and about deaf culture.

And she has a job waiting for her back home, thanks to ... (more)

Two 2014 CIAS graduates have that ‘Apple appeal’

thumbnail imageBy Rich Kiley

After growing up in a small upstate New York town with a population that would barely fill some college lecture halls, one nearing RIT graduate is about to move to and work at a company many believe to be the epicenter of the technology world.

Barbara Pitts, a fourth-year imaging and photographic technology major from Antwerp, N.Y., near Watertown, is headed to ... (more)

RIT honors faculty with innovative teaching awards

thumbnail imageBy Vienna McGrain

RIT honored outstanding faculty at a ceremony May 6. Several awards were presented, including:

The Innovative Teaching with Technology Award, given to a faculty member who uses technology to teach in effective and innovative ways, was presented to Robert Garrick, associate professor of manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology in the College of Applied Science and Technology. Garrick, who joined RIT in ... (more)