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Today’s Top Stories
Students jumpstart businesses in summer program
Saunders Summer Startup is a small-business launchpad where young innovators with bright ideas form interdisciplinary teams to start real companies. The program is a joint initiative between the Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Saunders College of Business.
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Timeless style: The story behind the Vignellis
Through a mix of archival research and personal interviews with Lella, Massimo and their many colleagues and clients, Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision documents the Vignellis’ minimalist and structured design method.
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Teen girls explore STEM careers
Girls going into 10th–12th grades explored possible careers in engineering, science, technology and mathematics during WE Explore, hosted by the Women in Engineering program.
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Featured Video
story photoRIT on TV: Summer of STEM
Time Warner Cable News reports on Summer STEM Institute, a summer program organized by RIT that aims to expose teenagers to STEM fields in practical, hands-on ways. watch video »

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Sports News
Basketball coach takes on Cold Water Challenge
Women’s basketball head coach Amy Reed accepted the Chillin4Charity Cold Water Challenge and had a bucket of ice water dumped over her head. The challenge, which was initiated by Niya Butts, women’s basketball head coach at the University of Arizona, benefits the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
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RIT in the News
Democrat and Chronicle
Ross Stuckless, known for work with deaf community, dies
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Daily Herald
Des Plaines tech firm is real gem for entrepreneur
Mitul Gandhi '02 (business administration) featured more »

Henrietta Post
RIT researchers get $78K to improve electric grid
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Featured Engineer: Prof. Santosh Kurinec
Santosh Kurinec, professor of electrical and microelectronic engineering, featured more »

The Baltimore Sun
Tech companies tap visa program to meet workforce needs, despite challenges, controversy
Ron Hira, associate professor of public policy, quoted more »

Rochester Business Journal
Conference focuses on diversity within the arts
Thomas Warfield, assistant professor, Department of Cultural and Creative Studies, quoted more »

The Fabricator
Safety first at McAlpin Industries
Justin Kretzmann '11 (environmental sustainability, health and safety) featured more »

Democrat and Chronicle
Orthodontist straightens teeth with new procedure
Brandon Comella '97, '97 (mechanical engineering) featured more »

Today’s Weather
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Upcoming Events
College & Careers: For prospective students and families, Aug. 1 and 2, Gordon Field House

Reception: For prospective students and parents in College & Careers program, 6 p.m. Aug. 1, Global Village (RSVP)

Student trip: White water rafting on Salmon River in Pulaski, N.Y., lunch and transportation included, Aug. 2, sign up in CAB office, $20

Blood drive: For faculty and staff, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Aug. 6, Gordon Field House (schedule appointment with sponsor code: ritfacultystaffrochester)

Undergraduate Research Symposium: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Aug. 8, RIT Inn & Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Road (register by Aug. 1)

SCCA Autocross event: Hosted by Finger Lakes Region Sports Car Club of America, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Aug. 10, G, H, E and F lots

meRIT webinars: Professional topics presented by RIT faculty and alumni, “The Posters of Pierre Mendell,” noon Aug. 12 (register)

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