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December 10, 2013
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The RIT Cosplay Troupe held its annual Cosplay Snow Festival on Dec. 7. more »
Today’s Top Stories
Two RIT research teams awarded EPA grants
Faculty and student teams in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and Golisano Institute for Sustainability were each awarded $15,000 for their solutions to real-world environmental challenges.
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Nominations for Four Presidents Award due Monday
The honor recognizes a member of the faculty or staff who, through public service, has been an outstanding professional and caring member of the community.
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Call for proposals
RIT hosts the Assessment Network of New York Conference, co-sponsored by the Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Office, in April 2014. The conference aims to share examples of how assessments have been used to improve teaching, learning and institutional effectiveness. Proposals are due Feb. 13.
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Featured Video
story photoRIT on TV: TigerSafe app
WHAM-TV (channel 13) reports on the launch of TigerSafe, an app that turns a user’s smartphone into a virtual blue light security phone. The app is now available to download for free on Android and Apple iOS devices. watch video »

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Laverne McQuiller Williams, criminal justice department chairperson, and Judy Porter, associate professor of criminal justice, presented “Addressing violence against women: A comparison of Spain and Italy” at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research conference in October in Las Vegas. more Newsmakers »

Sports News
Swimming/diving teams wrap up championships
The men’s swimming and diving team finished fourth out of nine teams at the 2013 Liberty League Championships hosted by Union College on Friday and Saturday. The women’s team finished in fifth place out of 10 teams.

RIT in the News
Black MBA
Beat the ‘Skills Gap’
dt ogilvie, dean, Saunders College of Business, quoted (pages 18-20) more »

Campus Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology Adopts Student-Created Blue Light Safety App
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Democrat and Chronicle
Frozen Frontier turns baseball field into hockey haven
Garrett McMullen, first-year packaging science major, and Ali Binnington, third-year finance major, quoted more »

Do Employers Really Care About Your College Grades?
Manny Contomanolis, director, Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services, quoted more »

Rochester Business Journal
Connecting companies to sustainability
Anahita Williamson, director, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, featured more »

Today’s Weather
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Upcoming Events
Sale: “aRtIsT” T-shirts ($10 with Tiger Bucks) and hoodies ($28 with Tiger Bucks), until 2 p.m. today and 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dec. 17, Gannett Hall lobby

FreezeFest Kickoff: Announcing comedian, event highlights and giveaways, noon–3 p.m. Dec. 11, SAU lobby

Stan McKenzie Salon Series: “Is Energy Storage the ‘Holy Grail’ of Renewable Energy?” Eric Hittinger, 4 p.m. Dec. 11, Stan McKenzie Commons, Liberal Arts Hall

SPAS Holiday Auction: New and used photo equipment and accessories, 5 p.m. Dec. 11, Gannett Hall lobby

Late night breakfast: 10 p.m.–midnight, Dec. 11, Gracie’s

Reading Day: Exam preparation day; no classes, Dec. 12

Information session: Golisano Institute for Sustainability Ph.D. and master’s programs, 1 p.m. Dec. 12, Sustainability Institute Hall

Lecture: “Augmented Reality,” Susan Lakin and David Halbstein, RIT professors, 7 p.m. Dec. 12, Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester (included in gallery admission)

Gray Matter Discussion Series: “Happiness: A goal? A myth? A prescription?” noon Dec. 13, Stan McKenzie Commons, Liberal Arts Hall

RIT Observatory open house: See the gibbous moon, Jupiter and the Orion Nebula, or presentation on Chinese lunar rover if too cloudy, 7:30–9:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 645 John St., Henrietta

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