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December 16, 2014
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Today’s edition of News & Events Daily is the final regularly scheduled issue for fall semester and the calendar year. News & Events Daily will resume on Jan. 6. The staff of RIT University News wishes you happy holidays and a safe and enjoyable break.

Today’s Top Stories
Students to repair medical equipment in Guatemala
Biomedical engineering students will work with the international nonprofit organization Engineering World Health during this winter’s intersession to repair much-needed medical equipment in three of Guatemala’s largest hospitals.
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Students help build Habitat for Humanity home
RIT Habitat for Humanity chapter helped build a home for RIT parking officer Cedric Bowen and his family. Bowen and his family worked 500 hours on the construction, too.
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Professor launches Jewish Play Project
The Jewish Play Project is a new initiative that explores the role of Jewish designers, entrepreneurs and inventors in the play industries.
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Featured Video
story photoA look back at 2014
See some of the highlights from 2014, including two Big Shots, FreezeFest, Imagine RIT, Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, SpringFest and more. watch video »

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Sports News
Palmitesso named Basketball Player of the Week
Ashlynn Palmitesso of the women’s basketball team was named Liberty League Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the second time this season Palmitesso has been honored with a weekly award.
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RIT in the News
Reporting on Sony hack has some blaming media as enabling crime
Evan Selinger, associate professor of philosophy, featured more »

CBS New York
Chanukah Celebrations Highlight Silversmith Bernard Bernstein's Craft
Bernard Bernstein '63 (School for American Craftsmen) featured more »

Not Impossible Now
Inventors of Sign-Language Translator Need Your Help on Indiegogo
MotionSavvy, developed by NTID students, featured more »

Nabil Nasr Named to United Nations Panel Dedicated to World's Natural Resources
Nabil Nasr, director, Golisano Institute of Sustainability, featured more »

American Scientist
Fly-By Forestry Takes Off
David Kelbe, imaging science doctoral student, quoted more »

Today’s Weather
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Upcoming Events
Holiday open house: Shop One2 features free gift wrap, raffles, food and select discounts, Dec. 18–24, Global Village (store hours)

Break: Residence halls close Dec. 19, reopen Jan. 19

Holiday: University closed, Dec. 25–Jan. 2

Intersession: Jan. 5–23

Semester begins: Day, evening and online classes begin Jan. 26

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