The University Magazine
Winter 2010-11 issue
RIT archives acquires ceramic collection
By Marcia Morphy
Robert Bradley Johnson knew he was bitten by the collector’s disease when he couldn’t stop buying Frans Wildenhain’s ceramic pieces. When the two men finally met, the sculptor told Johnson, “You helped pay for the roof of my house.”
“I started collecting his pieces in 1955,” says 78-year-old Johnson from his Scottsville, N.Y., home. “A friend introduced ... (more)
By Greg Livadas
NTID Interim President James DeCaro announced plans for a new two-story building to be constructed connecting the southwest corner of the Dining Commons to the residence halls.
The 23,000-square-foot facility will be dedicated for scholarship and research and will house several research centers and major project labs. And it will provide a large space for faculty, staff ... (more)
By Will Dube
In the early 1990s, Nabil Nasr, then an industrial and systems engineering professor at RIT, began working with companies to help them become greener while reducing costs.
He realized there was a need to improve how companies manage their waste production, so in 1996 he founded the National Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery to address the ... (more)