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Air Force ROTC appoints the first female commanding officer at RIT

thumbnail imageBy Michelle Cometa

A former ROTC cadet herself, Lt. Col. Ann Gallucci has served in a variety of missile, space and cyberspace operations assignments as well as staff positions at the Pentagon. She was also New Jersey’s first female high school wrestler, participated in the Harvard Model United Nations, attended the American-Israeli Political Action Summit and 1996 Republican National Convention as well as interned ... (more)


Red Barn: RIT landmark ‘climbs’ in popularity

thumbnail imageBy Vienna McGrain

RIT has made a name for itself in many diverse areas of study, but it’s certain that the large red barn on the campus’ northwest side isn’t the home of a new dairy farming major.

While that structure—appropriately referred to as the Red Barn—may have a weathered exterior that’s an indication of a lengthy history, the interior has been adapted over time ... (more)


Hockey rivalry will make for ‘electric’ homecoming match-up

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On Oct. 18, a sellout crowd will pack Blue Cross Arena for RIT’s contest against national powerhouse Boston College, the focal point of Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend. For RIT Head Coach Wayne Wilson and Associate Head Coach Brian Hills, this will be a different sort of homecoming—forged 35 years ago in a small town in northwest Ohio.

The Boston College ... (more)


Saunders student’s drive, ambition help create opportunities

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Jaquan Outlaw doesn’t have to worry about making a great first impression—his last name does it for him.

“Yes, my true name is Outlaw, and although people comment on it, the second thing they notice is that I’m a talker—a go-getter,” said the third-year new media marketing major in Saunders College of Business. “My parents and family call me the brainiac because ... (more)


Retiring professor has molded storied career from clay

thumbnail imageBy Rich Kiley

While longtime RIT professor and celebrated ceramic artist Richard Hirsch is stepping away from his everyday teaching duties after more than 40 years in the classroom, he wants people to know he is “definitely not retiring.”

“Timing is everything,” Hirsch said from his studio in Scottsville, N.Y. “I’ve had a long, wonderful and productive teaching career. Now I get to accelerate my ... (more)


Mozrall leads Saunders College team as new interim dean

thumbnail imageBy Marcia Morphy

Jacqueline Mozrall occasionally kicks the soccer ball around in her yard, but she says her 15-year-old son is quicker and faster—offering some stiff competition for the industrial engineering alumna who achieved women’s soccer accolades in the 1980s and was inducted into RIT’s athletics Hall of Fame.

Mozrall has always been a team player and—with a brief time out to secure a master’s ... (more)


Wallace Center archives speak and sign volumes of deaf history

thumbnail imageBy Greg Livadas

A graduate student from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf turned to RIT’s Wallace Library to read a diary to learn more about daily life in the 1800s at the New York School for the Deaf.

A deaf linguist from France visited the library to learn more information about famous deaf educators.

And an organizer of a deaf film festival in Holland ... (more)


Big Shot No. 30

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Part of the RIT campus basked in a sea of light on Saturday, Sept. 6, helping make RIT’s 30th Big Shot photograph a success. More than 2,900 volunteers—including nearly 1,500 RIT students and 130 alumni—provided the primary light source for the Big Shot image while RIT photographers shot an extended exposure of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, the Center for Integrated ... (more)