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RIT creates virtual reality ‘MAGIC’ for Buffalo Bills

RIT creates virtual reality ‘MAGIC’ for Buffalo Bills

As the 2017-2018 NFL season kicks off, fans of the Buffalo Bills will be treated to a new virtual-reality experience at New Era Field, designed by RIT alumni, to help fans “see” the stadium from a unique perspective. read more

Students from global campuses share SG experiences

Students from global campuses share SG experiences video icon

D&C: RIT grad’s artwork featured on beer bottle labels

D&C: RIT grad’s artwork featured on beer bottle labels

upcoming events
Open house
See new offices for Honors Program and University Exploration (formerly University Studies)
2–4 p.m. today, Global Village, rooms 2030-2040

Opening reception
Exhibit featuring work from faculty in CIAS
5–7 p.m. today, Bevier Gallery and William Harris Gallery
(exhibit runs through Sept. 30)
“Working with Deaf Students in a Chemistry Lab”
Kara Farquharon and Lea V. Michel, COS
1:30 p.m., CSD Student Development Center

“Disputes and Escalation: A Social Interactionist Approach to the Victim-Offender Overlap”
Mark Berg, University of Iowa
1:30 p.m., Webb Auditorium

Tips on how to be academically successful at RIT
Reggie Rogers, KGCOE
4 p.m., SAU Skalny Room

“Arthur Singer: The Wildlife Art of an American Master”
5–7 p.m., University Gallery
(exhibit runs through Oct. 28)
Electric car show
Test drive and learn about electric cars, part of National Drive Electric Week
10 a.m.–3 p.m., T Lot
RIT Alert test
RIT to test RIT Alert, the emergency notification system
4 p.m.
Intro to Deaf Culture and Etiquette
11 a.m.–1 p.m., ASL & Deaf Studies Community Center, The Wallace Center, first floor
Hidden Treasures of RIT
2–4 p.m., RIT Museum, The Wallace Center, third floor

Frameless Labs Festival at LSI
Featuring virtual and augmented reality projects and digital performance pieces, part of Light and Sound Interactive event
7–9 p.m., Student Innovation Hall
“The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why It Matters Today” Heather Ann Thompson, author, Blood in the Water
4 p.m., Ingle Auditorium

“The Importance of Ornithology”
John Fitzpatrick, director, Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell
5:30 p.m., University Gallery
more events

David Edborg, patrol major for RIT Public Safety, represented RIT at the World Cup Invitational Powerlift Competition in Turku, Finland, on Aug. 27, where he broke a personal record of lifting 480 pounds, which is also his seventh New York state record. He finished fourth of 13 in the master division of 56- to 60-year-olds in the law/fire division. Eighteen countries were represented.

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RIT in the news

Democrat and Chronicle
RIT professor emeritus to give talk about deaf in Civil War

Democrat and Chronicle
Attica prison uprising: Pulitzer winning historian Heather Thompson to speak at RIT

10 Virtual Reality Innovators to Watch
Joel Ogden '13 (3D digital graphics) featured

more RIT in the news

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT first opened its doors in 1987. It was originally called The Athenaeum. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT first opened its doors in 1987. It was originally called The Athenaeum.
LSIRIT Alert test Sept. 10

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