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October 10, 2013
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The College of Liberal Arts celebrated the official opening of the Stan McKenzie Commons. more »
RIT classes will be canceled on Monday in observance of Columbus Day, but university offices will be open. Classes on Tuesday, Oct. 15, will follow a Monday schedule, but the remainder of the week will follow normal class schedules for those days.

Today’s Top Stories
RIT named a top college for Native American students
For the sixth year in a row, The American Indian Science and Engineering Society named RIT as one of America’s “Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans.”
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Purchase Prize collection on view
“In Retrospective: Selected Works from the Wallace Library Art Collection 1972-2009” features paintings, sculptures, prints, posters, ceramics, glass, jewelry and photographs by alumni. An opening reception will be held Friday.
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Engineering alumni to be honored
Twelve alumni of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering will be recognized during individual department ceremonies on Friday as part of Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend.
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Featured Video
story photoRIT on TV: NTID Job Fair
WHEC-TV (channel 10) reports on today’s job fair for NTID students. Dozens of employers are expected to participate. watch video »

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RIT on TV: Hockey season begins
YNN (channel 9) highlights the start of the men’s hockey season, the final season at Ritter Arena. See more hockey preview clips on the RIT University News YouTube channel. watch video »

For and About Alumni
RIT honors two alumni
Brian O’Shaughnessy ’81, ’84 receives the Outstanding Alumnus Award, and Angie (Donnell) Officer ’88, NTID Alumni Association board chair, receives the Volunteer of the Year award during Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend.

The Tiger Beat Blog
I love this cover!
Athenaeum editor Vienna McGrain previews the October issue of the newsletter, including the cover story on what exactly goes on in RIT’s MAGIC Center.
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Tiger Hockey
Women host Vermont this weekend
The women’s hockey team begins its final season at Ritter Arena with a pair of games against the University of Vermont. The Tigers and Catamounts play at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday.
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Sports News
Men’s soccer plays to scoreless draw
The men’s soccer team had its chances but could not convert, playing to 0-0 at SUNY Geneseo on Wednesday.
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RIT in the News
Democrat and Chronicle
RIT plays last round at Ritter
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Democrat and Chronicle
NTID celebrating 45 years of breaking barriers
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ImageOut Film Festival Hits the Rochester Scene Friday
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Rochester Business Journal
Renewable energy sector makes progress, eyes future growth
Nabil Nasr, director, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, quoted more »

Today’s Weather
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Upcoming Events
Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend: Today through Oct. 13, go to rit.edu/gcr/brickcity for events schedule and details

NTID Job Fair: 12:30–4 p.m. today, Lyndon B. Johnson Hall

College of Science Distinguished Speaker: “Biomedical Optics - Shining Light on Clinical Medicine,” Mary-Ann Mycek, University of Michigan, 3:30 p.m. today, Carlson Auditorium

Hale Lecture Series: “Equality,” Bruce Landsman, University of Utah, 4 p.m. today, Liberal Arts Hall, Stan McKenzie Commons

Lecture and demonstration: Robert Latore ’75, creator and owner of The Big Freeze Worldwide, the most advanced camera array system in the world, 5:30 p.m. today, Webb Auditorium

Gray Matter Discussion Series: “Patriotism, Immigration & Race: What in the world is up with America?” noon Oct. 11, Stan McKenzie Commons, Liberal Arts Hall

Golisano College Dean’s Lecture Series: “Social Physics and the Beginning of the Big Data Society,” Alex “Sandy” Pentland, MIT, 1 p.m. Oct. 11, Golisano Hall auditorium

Open Access Week: Panel discussions, 10 a.m. Oct. 21, Campus Center Bamboo Room and 4 p.m. Oct. 24, Al Davis Room (register by Oct. 14)

Horton Distinguished Speakers: Astronaut Mark Kelly and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, 2 p.m. Oct. 12, Gordon Field House (tickets)

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Men’s soccer: RIT 0, Geneseo 0 (2 OT)

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