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Today’s Top Stories
International student population doubles
The international student population at RIT has more than doubled over the last 10 years, driven by explosive enrollment in the university’s graduate programs.
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Baja Racing places third overall in Oregon races
RIT Baja Racing placed third overall in its final event of the season in Oregon, capping an outstanding season that saw the team recognized for its sportsmanship.
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RIT Formula Racing places in top 20
RIT Formula Racing sped into a top-20 placement out of 110 in its first competition this past May at Michigan International Speedway.
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Newsmakers
Steve Zilora, associate professor and chair of the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies, was elected as chair for the Association of Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group in Information Technology Education (SIGITE). ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. more Newsmakers »

Tiger Hockey
Celeste Brown signs professional contract
Former women’s hockey captain Celeste Brown became the first player in program history to sign a professional contract, inking a deal with the New York Riveters of the National Women’s Hockey League on Friday.
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Sports News
Skip Flanagan signs professional baseball contract
Former baseball standout and 2015 graduate Skip Flanagan signed a professional contract on June 10 with the Old Orchard Beach Surge for their inaugural season in the newly formed North Country Baseball League.
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RIT in the News
Rochester Business Journal
URMC gets $4M grant to create program for the deaf, hard-of-hearing with RIT
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WXXI.org
Connections: Innovation Friday - Solving World Problems Locally
Ammina Kothari, assistant professor of journalism, and Brian Tomaszewski, assistant professor, Department of Information Sciences and Technologies, featured more »

Democrat and Chronicle
$4M award to assist deaf post-doctoral scholars
Richard Doolittle, vice dean of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, and Peter Hauser, associate professor, NTID, quoted more »

Daily Messenger
Undeclared? Check out the 9 most unique college majors, from comedy to the Beatles
RIT mentioned more »

Rochester Business Journal
Satellite firms provide thousands of jobs
Robert Barbato, professor of management, quoted more »

City Newspaper
New-school fuel
Tom Trabold, associate professor and director, Center for Sustainable Mobility, quoted more »

Rochester Business Journal
RIT expands its program to help firms grow
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Today’s Weather
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Upcoming Events
Holiday: University closed July 3 in observance of Independence Day

Summer camp: AutismUp’s I Can Bike Camp, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. July 13–17, Gordon Field House (volunteers needed, go to autismup.org)

Conference: “Digital Manufacturing - Transforming the Manufacturing Value Chain,” 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. July 15, Louise Slaughter Hall, CIMS Conference Center (details)

Soccer game: RIT Alumni Night with the Rhinos, 7 p.m. July 18, Sahlen’s Stadium, 460 Oak St., Rochester, $10 (register)

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