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October 15, 2013
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Students try alumnus Robert Latorre’s camera array system, which shoots 360 degrees. more »
Just a reminder that classes today are following a Monday schedule to make up for yesterday’s closing in observance of Columbus Day. Tomorrow, and for the rest of the week, classes will follow their normal schedule.

Today’s Top Stories
Researcher to study how deaf students learn English
NTID Professor Gerald Berent received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how deaf college students learn and use English verbs in order to explore what makes the English language difficult for many deaf students.
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RIT commemorates Cyber Defense Championship win
The B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences has raised a banner in the Golisano Hall atrium for its first National Collegiate Cyber Defense Championship.
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Featured Video
story photoRIT on TV: Social media privacy
WHAM-TV (channel 13) talks to social media expert Mike Johansson, a communication lecturer, on ways to protect users’ privacy when using Facebook, which recently eliminated a privacy setting, and other websites. watch video »

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Newsmakers
Mishkat Bhattacharya, assistant professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, presented “Ray transfer matrix for a spiral phase plate” at the Optical Society of America meeting on Oct. 8 in Orlando, Fla. more Newsmakers »

Sports News
Szybist nabs 6th volleyball weekly honor of the season
Freshman outside hitter/right side Sarah Szybist of the volleyball team was named the Liberty League Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Week on Monday, her sixth weekly honor of the 2013–2014 season.
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RIT in the News
The Boston Globe
Stan Grossfeld explains how he got iconic photo in Game 2 of ALCS
Stan Grossfeld ’73 (photography) featured more »

Democrat and Chronicle
Private deals help RGRTA keep bus fares low
Randy Vercauteren, director of parking, transportation and building services, quoted more »

Rochester Business Journal
Sales of solar systems soar with declining costs
Ryne Raffaelle, vice president for research, quoted more »

Today’s Weather
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Upcoming Events
Indigenous People’s Day: What does Columbus Day mean to Indigenous people?, 2–5 p.m. today, Infinity Quad

Film screening: Art in the Twenty-First Century, featuring panel discussion with RIT faculty, 7 p.m. today, Xerox Auditorium

Fiesta Hispana: For Hispanic Heritage Month, features music, dance, games, performances by Borinquen Dance Theatre Company and Plena D’ Boriken Band, 6–9 p.m. today, SAU Fireside Lounge

Open house: Multicultural Center for Academic Success, 9–11 a.m. Oct. 16, SAU suite 2300

Auditions: The Marriage of Bette and Boo, 7–9 p.m. Oct. 16, McKenzie Commons, Liberal Arts Hall (email for details)

Passport Drive: Need proof of citizenship, ID, photos, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Oct. 17, SAU Fireside Lounge

ASL Lecture Series: “Introduction to American Deaf Culture,” Thomas Holcomb, noon Oct. 17, CSD Student Development Center, room 1300/1310

Entrepreneurs Conference: Featuring keynote speaker Scott Wilson, founder of Minimal Inc., 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Oct. 18 (register)

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