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August 19, 2013
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RIT’s newest honors students arrived Aug. 17 for a week of orientation activities. more »
Effective today, News & Events Daily, RIT’s online newsletter, resumes a daily schedule for the academic year. Welcome back, and best wishes for an enjoyable and productive school year!

Today’s Top Stories
RIT welcomes first-year students
New students move in tomorrow—an estimated 2,625 freshmen—and the academic year officially kicks off with convocation at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Gordon Field House. more »

Budding businesses pitch to potential investors
Students in the 2013 Saunders Summer Start-up Program pitched their business ideas to prospective investors, asking for investment, advice and networking connections. more »

story photoRIT Day with the Red Wings Aug. 24
The university invites all its alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and supporters to Frontier Field on Saturday for the first-ever RIT Day with the Rochester Red Wings. more »

Featured Video
story photoRIT on TV: Future entrepreneurs program
YNN (channel 9) reports on the conclusion of RIT’s Future Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs program. Forty minority junior and high school students from the Rochester City School District helped solve challenges for several Rochester-based companies. watch video »

Newsmakers
Barry Culhane, executive assistant to the president, received the American Spirit Award on July 12 from the Reserve Officer Association, given to individuals who have provided outstanding examples for and services to the military community. more Newsmakers »

RIT in the News
Wired
The ‘Mood Graph’: How Our Emotions Are Taking Over the Web
Guest essay by Evan Selinger, associate professor of philosophy more »

Democrat and Chronicle
Nanotech: Albany's boom industry is getting traction in WNY
Ryne Raffaelle, vice president for research, quoted more »

Democrat and Chronicle
One-stop indulgence at Culver Road Armory
Eugene Fram, professor emeritus, Saunders College of Business, quoted more »

Brighton-Pittsford Post
RIT to hold RIT Day with the Rochester Red Wings
more »

Democrat and Chronicle
Have New York’s business regulations sprung a leak?
Bill Jones, director, Venture Creations, quoted more »

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Upcoming Events
Move-in day: For new students, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Aug. 20, residence halls

New Student Orientation Resource Fair: 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Aug. 20, Gordon Field House

Tiger Walk: Greet new students, 3 p.m. Aug. 21, outside Gordon Field House

Convocation: For new students and families, featuring keynote speaker Todd Pagano, 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21, Gordon Field House

Peace Partners Massage: Chair massages, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Aug. 22, Global Village, room 2290 (sign up)

Happy Hour: Hosted by Alumni Relations, Office for Diversity & Inclusion, AALANA Collegiate Association, 6–8 p.m. Aug. 22, Global Village (register)

Lecture: Metalcrafts alumna Loraine Cooley, 7 p.m. Aug. 22, Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester

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

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

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