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RIT Hillel founder leaves lasting impact

RIT Hillel founder leaves lasting impact

By 1954, Mike Blain ’57 (printing) had survived the Holocaust and the Korean War and wanted a college education. He finished at RIT in three years, worked as an associate editor for Reporter magazine and started Hillel, the Jewish student group that continues 64 years later. read more 

‘Inside Higher Ed’: Test-Driving New Classroom Tech Initiatives

‘Inside Higher Ed’: Test-Driving New Classroom Tech Initiatives

Business professor earns Trailblazer Award

Business professor earns Trailblazer Award

RIT in the news

Pittsburgh Patch
Forbes Ranks Schwartz Among Nation's Top Women Financial Advisors
Fern (Grossman) Schwartz ’77 (business administration) featured

Local company helps hurricane victims with solar generators
David Rodriguez '92 (MBA) and Aaron Bailey '05 (mechanical engineering) quoted

Democrat and Chronicle
Survey: Dissatisfaction over local media treatment of race
RIT journalism program mentioned

Consumer Reports
Why Is Printer Ink So Expensive?
Scott Williams, professor of chemistry, quoted

Rochester Business Journal
Smartphones, telemedicine making health care more portable
Adam Smith, associate professor of new media design; Clark Hochgraf, associate professor of engineering technology; and Gill Tsouri, associate professor of electrical engineering, featured

more RIT in the news

upcoming events
Pop-up performance: Preview Fringe Festival acts by RIT Improv, 12:15–12:45 p.m. today, Global Village

Constitution Day Lecture: Aaron Herold, SUNY Geneseo, “Religion and American Constitutionalism: From Tocqueville to Masterpiece Cakeshop,” 5:30 p.m. today, Campus Center Bamboo Room
KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival: RIT-related exhibits run Sept. 21–22 (details)

Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office: Open to all RIT veterans, meet with a certified DAV benefits advocate, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Unity Quad

Gray Matter Discussion Series: “The Color of Politics,” noon, SAU Mosaic Center

Open house: Learn about the women’s and gender studies program, 1–3 p.m., Liberal Arts Hall, McKenzie Commons
Mud Tug: Fundraiser for Hillside Family of Agencies, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (details)

Performing Artists Concert Series: Faculty Spotlight: Fall Equinox with the Vertex Saxophone Quartet, 2 p.m., Allen Chapel
SOIS Lecture Series: Susan Henking, Shimer College, “Even Geeks Need the Humanities,” 3 p.m., University Gallery

Gosnell Lecture Series: Robert Turner, Colgate University, “Nonuse Values and National Park Management,” 3 p.m., Carlson Auditorium
Study and Work Abroad Fair: 11 a.m.–3 p.m., SAU lobby and Fireside Lounge

Research in Focus lecture: Ellen Granberg, provost, 1 p.m., reception to follow, SAU 1829 Room (RSVP)

Speaker: Ben Fry, data visualization expert, “Transforming Visual Representations to Enable a New Level of Understanding,” 4 p.m., Webb Auditorium
Brand launch: Get a sneak peek of RIT’s new brand, with giveaways, refreshments, 3D demonstrations and more, 3–6 p.m. Sept. 27, President Munson to speak at 4 p.m., SAU Fireside Lounge
more events
photo spotlight
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

Philip Lubin, right, professor of physics at University of California, Santa Barbara, tours the RIT Center for Detectors with Don Figer, director. Photo by A. Sue Weisler

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