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August 30, 2013
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Today’s Top Stories
story photoWhat did you miss over the summer?
While many students, faculty and staff were away during the summer, much was happening on campus, including summer camps, technology and design workshops, and the making of another RIT/NTID celebrity.
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NASA chief technologist visits RIT Sept. 3
Mason Peck will explain the interconnection between technological advancements and space exploration, and what it means back on Earth, during his talk, “NASA Technology Investments: Building our Future in Space.”
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Gallery r presents ‘A Season of Festivals’
The exhibition features panoramic pictures of the 2012 Rochester festival season—from the Imagine RIT festival in early May to Greentopia Festival mid-September. It kicks off Sept. 5 with an opening reception.
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Sports News
Soccer teams kick off season today
The men’s team launches the 2013 season at the Doug May Tournament at Nazareth College while the women’s team opens their season hosting the Rachel Miller Tournament.

RIT in the News
Democrat and Chronicle
Farm stories come to life in RIT project
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Democrat and Chronicle
Demo to focus on oak’s effect on wine
Lorraine Hems, lecturer in the School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation, featured more »

The New York Times
A Challenge to Christie
Letter to the editor by Geoffrey Poor, professor of American Sign Language more »

Democrat and Chronicle
UR, RIT researchers develop new way to detect prostate cancer
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The Valley Advocate
Guest Column: The Trouble with Tech Tools
Evan Selinger, associate professor of philosophy, quoted more »

The Wall Street Journal
Indian Outsourcing Firms Cry Foul on Bill
Ron Hira, associate professor of public policy, quoted more »

Today’s Weather
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Upcoming Events
Performance: Alphonso Williams, acoustic guitar, 7:30 p.m. today, Global Village

Cross Country Alumni Race: 10 a.m. Aug. 31, RIT Track (register)

Performance: 24 Hour Show, performance written and rehearsed in 24 hours by RIT Players, 6 p.m. Aug. 31, Ingle Auditorium

Registration: Humans vs. Zombies, 6–8 p.m. Sept. 1 and 7, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 4–8 p.m. Sept. 8, Liberal Arts Hall auditorium

Registration: Humans vs. Zombies, this event will be interpreted, 4–6 p.m. Sept. 2, CSD Student Development Center, rooms 1300 and 1310

Presentation: “NASA Technology Investments: Building our Future in Space,” Mason Peck, NASA chief technologist, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 3, Carlson Auditorium

Blood drive: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Sept. 5 and 6, SAU Fireside Lounge

Gosnell Lecture Series: “The Value of Environmental Status Signaling,” Neha Khanna, Binghamton University, 3 p.m. Sept. 5, Carlson Auditorium

Thursday Night Cinema: The Hunger Games, 10 p.m. Sept. 5, Ingle Auditorium

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