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August 22, 2013
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Incoming freshman students take the Tiger Walk to convocation on Wednesday. more »
Today’s Top Stories
story photoU.S. Professor of the Year Todd Pagano addresses RIT community
Pagano, associate professor and director of Laboratory Science Technology in NTID, delivered the keynote address at Wednesday’s convocation ceremony. Student Government President Paul Darragh also spoke.
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President’s address to be live streamed
RIT President Bill Destler’s welcome back address to the university community will be live streamed with real-time captioning at 9 a.m. Friday on the president’s website, www.rit.edu/president.

RIT welcomes fourth class of Rochester City Scholars
The scholarship program covers full tuition at RIT. This year, 22 students from the Rochester City School District will be part of the program.
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Featured Video
RIT on TV: Move-In Day
WHAM-TV (channel 13) and YNN (channel 9) report on Move-In Day. RIT welcomes its largest freshman class this year with an estimated 2,800 new students joining the university. watch video »

The Tiger Beat Blog
A new year, a new calendar—welcome back to RIT
Athenaeum editor Vienna McGrain offers a peek at what’s inside the August/September issue, on stands throughout campus today. more »

Sports News
Athletic department welcomes new member
Spencer German was named assistant sports information director for the 2013–2014 season. He is a graduate of West Irondequoit High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in communication at John Carroll University this past May. more »

RIT in the News
Democrat and Chronicle
Obama’s cost of college message resonates with Rochester institutions
Bill Destler, president, quoted more »

Plastics Today
Supplier creates customers of the future
Robert Aldi ’10 (mechanical engineering technology) and Changfeng Ge, associate professor of packaging science, mentioned more »

Today’s Weather
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Upcoming Events
Peace Partners Massage: Chair massages, until 3 p.m. today, Global Village, room 2290 (sign up)

Lecture: Metalcrafts alumna Loraine Cooley, 7 p.m. today, Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester

President’s address: 9 a.m. Aug. 23, Clark Gym

Lighting the Way: Procession and reception welcoming female students, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23, starts at Gordon Field House

RIT Day with the Red Wings: For all RIT community members, 7 p.m. Aug. 24, Frontier Field, Rochester (buy tickets)

Classes begin: 8 a.m. Aug. 26

Intramurals registration: Soccer, dodgeball, softball, football, Ultimate Frisbee, cricket, hockey, Quidditch, more, 9 a.m. Aug. 26 (register online)

Reception and ceremony: Recognizing switch to semester system, reception 2 p.m. Aug. 29, SAU Fireside Lounge, ceremony 3 p.m. Ingle Auditorium

Retirement reception: For Mike Dwyer, director of research relations, 4 p.m. Aug. 29, Lovin’ Cup, Park Point

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