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December 21, 2012
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Delta Sigma Pi organized a walk in honor of victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School. more »
Today’s edition of News & Events Daily is the final regularly scheduled issue for 2012. News & Events Daily will resume on Jan. 7, 2013. The staff of RIT University News wishes you happy holidays and a safe and enjoyable holiday break.

Today’s Top Stories
story photoIn memoriam: Frank Hutchins
The RIT flag will be lowered to half-staff on Jan. 5 in memory of Frank Hutchins, RIT Board of Trustees chairman emeritus and honorary vice chair. Mr. Hutchins, who lived in Brighton, died Dec. 20 at the age of 90. He had served on the RIT board for 40 years. more »

Students take part in campuswide scavenger hunt
The hunt sent 46 students across campus, providing them with tips for getting through a Rochester winter along the way and ending with a surprise from President Destler. more »

FIRST Robotics to announce 2013 game
This year’s FIRST Robotics Competition will be announced during a live, nationwide telecast hosted by FIRST founder Dean Kamen on Jan. 5. more »

Featured Video
story photoRIT on TV: Funding for GIS
WHEC-TV (channel 10) reports on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that the Golisano Institute for Sustainability will receive $5 million as part of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council’s funding award. watch video »

Featured Video
Parking and Polisseni Center
Parking and Transportation Services offers important information on U Lot and the construction of the Gene Polisseni Center. watch video »

Student Spotlight
story photoSensational soccer sisters
A Q&A with twins Alexa and Jamie Martinez, who both play on the women’s soccer team. more »

Tiger Hockey
Women honored with ring ceremony
The 2012 NCAA Division III Champion women’s hockey team was honored with championship rings at a ceremony on Dec. 16 at Locust Hill Country Club. more »

RIT in the News
Democrat and Chronicle
Schools, churches to participate in moment of silence for Newtown victims
more »

Slate
The best astronomy images of 2012
Stefi Baum, director of the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, and Chris O’Dea, professor of physics, cited more »

Daily News
Bankrupt Eastman Kodak to sell some of its digital imaging patents for $525 million
John Ward, lecturer of marketing and international business, quoted more »

Wellsville Daily Reporter
Photography show captures nature
Tom Martin ’81 (professional photography) featured more »

Colorado Hometown Weekly
Superior residents open bakery and café in Rock Creek Village
David Mansure ’97 (professional photographic illustration) featured more »

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Upcoming Events
Holiday break: University closed, Dec. 24–Jan. 1

Open house: Graduate Studies, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Jan. 7, Bausch & Lomb Center

Information session: National Science Foundation’s Grant Proposal Guide, 2 p.m. Jan. 8, Louise Slaughter Hall, room 2220

Informational webinar: What’s new and how to get involved in Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, 3 p.m. Jan. 9 (click to join)

Provost’s Town Hall Meeting: Policy B2.0, Charter of Academic Governance, 8:30–11 a.m. Jan. 10, University Gallery

Gray Matter discussion series: “Why Are We So Afraid to be Honest?” 1 p.m. Jan. 11, Wallace Center Idea Factory

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