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Former head of Xerox research to give 2019 commencement keynote

Former head of Xerox research to give 2019 commencement keynote

John Seely Brown, former chief scientist of Xerox Corp. and director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), will be the keynote speaker for RIT’s annual commencement celebration. read more 

Student gets involved and helps promote diversity on campus

Student gets involved and helps promote diversity on campus

Winter Storm Warning - Monitoring Weather Conditions

Winter Storm Warning - Monitoring Weather Conditions


Sukanya Chakrabarti, assistant professor of physics in the College of Science, is the lead coordinator of the program “Dynamical Models for Stars and Gas in Galaxies in the Gaia Era,” held at the University of California Santa Barbara Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics from March 4 to May 10. Participating researchers will study galactic formation and evolution using data collected by Gaia, a European Space Agency space observatory. The program will bring together researchers who study spiral structure and bars, gas dynamics, satellites and their tidal streams, and dark matter halos in controlled and cosmological simulations.

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upcoming events
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: No classes, university open, Jan. 21

Let Freedom Ring: Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., featuring music, dance and keynote speaker Greg Pollock ’12, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21, Ingle Auditorium, followed by reception at 11:30 a.m. in SAU Fireside Lounge (register)
Speaker: Naomi Games, “My Father’s Career,” discussing prominent British graphic designer Abram Games, 4:45 p.m. Jan. 22, University Gallery (exhibit runs Jan. 19–March 9)
Conference: Photonics for Quantum Workshop, Jan. 23–25 (details and registration)

Seminar: “Utility and Energy Sector Transformation – How Businesses Are Preparing for Change,” Kathleen O’Brien, GE, noon Jan. 23, Sustainability Institute Hall, GIS Auditorium
Gray Matter Discussion Series: “Taking a Knee: Sports and Values,” noon Jan. 25, SAU Mosaic Center

Discussion: “Women’s and Gender Studies: Why Do They Matter?” learn about women’s and gender studies courses and programs, 1 p.m. Jan. 25, Liberal Arts Hall, McKenzie Commons

Speaker: “Reflections on RIT,” JT Reid, NTID, 3 p.m. Jan. 25, Wallace Library, RADSCC
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