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May 21, 2014
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Today’s Top Stories
RIT to purchase new cleanroom technology
RIT will be the only university in the state with the new metal organic vapor phase epitaxy (MOVPE) system, offering new capabilities in multiple nanotechnology applications.
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RIT gives back
RIT faculty, staff, students and alumni find creative ways to become valuable community partners, both individually and as a part of clubs, classes and organizations.
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Imaging science graduate student honored
Javier Concha was named Student of the Year by the Central New York Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
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story photoRIT on TV: Civic App Challenge
WROC-TV (channel 8) talks to Marissa McDowell, an RIT graduate student in information technology, and Jonathan Markowicz of Rochester about their app, Citywhisk, which was among the winners of the Rochester AT&T Civic App Challenge at RIT. watch video »

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RIT on TV: Texting 911
WHEC-TV (channel 10) talks to two RIT/NTID students about the ability to send text messages to 911 call centers. watch video »

Global News
RIT Croatia students win innovation challenge
Dominik Benger and Daren Perincic won the Henkel Innovation Challenge, which asked students to create an innovative and sustainable product or technology for a Henkel brand.
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Christopher O’Dea, professor of physics, presented “Black Holes and Galaxy Evolution,” at the MIT Club of Rochester on May 14. more Newsmakers »

Sports News
Baseball player named to All-New York Region Team
Senior outfielder/pitcher Ronnie Canestro of the baseball team was named to the 2014 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-New York Region Third Team on Tuesday. He helped lead the Tigers to a 19-16 record in 2014.
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RIT in the News
Democrat and Chronicle
Local scientists get state funding for clean energy
Golisano Institute for Sustainability mentioned more »

Chip Chick
Is the George Costanza Desk Becoming a Reality?
College of Imaging Arts and Sciences' Metaproject featured more »

H1-B visas: Would lifting the cap really attract the 'brightest and best' to the US?
Ron Hira, associate professor of public policy, quoted more »

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Upcoming Events
Reception: Celebrating retirees of NTID, 3:30–5 p.m. today, Dyer Arts Center

Talk: “Past is Present: The Wet-Plate Revival,” Jenn Libby, artist, 6 p.m. today, RIT Photo Store, Monroe Hall (register)

Academic Senate: Noon May 22, Lowenthal Hall, room 1135

Staff Council: 2 p.m. May 22, Skalny Room, Schmitt Interfaith Center

Convocation: Featuring keynote speaker William Phillips, 10 a.m. May 23, Gordon Field House

Commencement ceremonies: May 23–24, throughout campus (see full list)

Memorial Day: Institute closed May 26

Staff Appreciation Day: Features lunch buffet, classic car show, mini golf, Segway rides and more, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. May 28, Gordon Field House

J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge: 3.5 mile run/walk, 7 p.m. May 29, RIT campus

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