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February 15, 2013
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The a cappella group, Encore, sang during FreezeFest on Feb. 2. more »
Today’s Top Stories
RIT launches research center for digital media
The university is creating the Center for Media, Arts, Games, Innovation and Creativity (MAGIC), which will provide research, development, education and entrepreneurial activities. more »

Meteor explosion, asteroid—RIT scientists explain the day’s news
Professors and graduate students discuss the meteor explosion over Russia’s Ural Mountains and the near-Earth asteroid. more »

Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to campus
The festival tour showcases a selection of award-winning films and audience favorites spotlighting landscapes, cultures, action sports and exploration of mountain regions. more »

Featured Video
story photoPerforming Arts at RIT: RIT/NTID Dance Company
The RIT/NTID Dance Company, led by Thomas Warfield, is spotlighted in the February/March issue of the Athenaeum. watch video »

Student Spotlight
Student musician organizing fundraiser for Pep Band
Q&A with Gabrielle Potts, president and saxophone player in the RIT Pep Band. The band will raffle autographed hockey jerseys at upcoming men’s and women’s hockey games. more »

Stefi Baum, director of the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, presented “From Star to Shining Galaxy: The Impact of Astronomical Imaging” at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting Feb. 15 in Boston.

Sports News
Local soldiers and veterans recognized
The men’s basketball team will host St. Lawrence University at 8 p.m. today in Clark Gymnasium. The Tigers will wear camouflage warm-up shirts to honor veterans in attendance and local soldiers killed in action. Donations will go to the Veterans Outreach Center of Rochester. more »

RIT in the News
The Dieline
Student Spotlight: Roc Brewing Co. Inner Loop
RIT students featured more »

Valentine’s Day Ferris Wheel Google Doodle Searches for a Perfect Match
Guest essay by Thom Craver, adjunct professor, E. Philip Saunders College of Business more »

The data shows: Top H-1B users are offshore outsourcers
Ron Hira, associate professor of public policy, quoted more »

Ask the Experts: Will New Credit Card Surcharge Rules Change the Retail Industry?
Eugene Fram, professor emmeritus of marketing, quoted more »

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Upcoming Events
Blood drive: until 4 p.m. today, SAU Fireside Lounge

The Color Red: Featuring runway show, award ceremony and dance floor, part of Red Flag Campaign, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. today, SAU Davis Room

Information session: Executive MBA program, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. today, Lowenthal Hall

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Films spotlight landscapes, action sports and cultures, 7 p.m. Feb. 16–18, Ingle Auditorium (details)

Math Crash: math study session, 2–7 p.m. Feb. 17, Gosnell Hall, Bruce and Nora James Atrium

End of Quarter S’Mores: Hosted by Residence Hall Association, 6–8 p.m. Feb. 18, outdoors near sundial

Men’s hockey: RIT vs. Air Force, 7 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23, Ritter Arena

Performance: All Eyes and Ears, featuring professors Joe Geigel, Michelle Harris, Susan Lakin and Marla Schweppe, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23, University of Rochester River Campus, Wilson Commons

Winter/Spring Break: Feb. 24–March 3

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