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September 18, 2014
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Today’s Top Stories
Gene Polisseni Center opens tonight
The dedication of the Gene Polisseni Center is 5:30 to 7 p.m. tonight and is open to the public. Follow #polisseni on Twitter for live updates, and get complete coverage at rit.edu/news/Polisseni.php.

RIT’s ‘living dead’ star in Fringe Festival show
Ghoulish zombies from RIT will join hundreds of performers during the 2014 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival’s Spoon River Rochester Sept. 26 and 27. The festival runs today through Sept. 27, with more than 20 performances and exhibits by RIT community members.
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RIT Alert test on Sunday
RIT will conduct a test of RIT Alert, the emergency notification system, at approximately 4 p.m. this Sunday. The test will include text messages and voice calls to cell phones, social media messages and other online communications. This is only a test; no action is needed.
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Featured Video
Polisseni Center playlist
Watch videos on the construction of the $38 million, 112,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art arena as well as current and past coverage by local news stations. watch video »

For and About Alumni
Family ties pull graduate into restaurant business
Thomas Provo has emulated and updated the family diner model with his Charred American Bar + Grill, which opened a little more than a year ago in Mount Morris, N.Y.
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Sports News
Soccer teams face UR in charity game
The men’s and women’s soccer teams face University of Rochester on Saturday in the second annual Hillside Community Shield, a fundraiser for the youth and families served by the Hillside Family of Agencies.

RIT in the News
Fairport-ER Post
RIT named state's best online college
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The Leader
RIT ranked top online college in New York
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Today’s Weather
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Upcoming Events
Commuter Pit Stop: Learn about programs for RIT’s commuter community, free ice cream sundaes and limited giveaways, including carport chargers and tire gauges, 12–2 p.m. today, SAU lobby

First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival: Featuring over 20 shows by RIT community members, Sept. 18–27, Gallery r and The Little Theatre and Café (schedule)

Hale lecture series: “From Marx to Kant: Alienation and the ‘Problem’ of Justice,” Lucy Ward, University of Melbourne, 3:30 p.m. today, Carlson Auditorium

Constitution Day Lecture: “Virtue, Statesmanship, and the Constitution,” Bruce Frohnen, Ohio Northern University, 4 p.m. today, Skalny Room, Schmitt Interfaith Center

Information session: National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation program, 10 a.m. Sept. 19, Louise Slaughter Hall, room 2120 (RSVP)

Presentation: “Plant-Level Innovation Patterns in a Globalized World: A Latin American Perspective,” Juan Julio Gutierrez, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 19, Eastman Hall, room 1300

Gray Matter Discussion Series: “Freedom of Speech: Did the Reporter Sex Issue Go Too Far?” noon Sept. 19, SAU MOSAIC Center

Presentations: “Understanding Anxiety and Depression in the Deaf Community: How Can the Deaf Wellness Center Help?” 1 p.m. Sept. 19; “How Do I Get Interpreters that I Need?” 2 p.m., Wallace Center, room 1540/1545

Performance: Performing Artists Concert Series, featuring the Eastman Wind Ensemble, 8 p.m. Sept. 19, Ingle Auditorium (tickets)

Mug Tug: Benefits Hillside Family of Agencies, 10 a.m. Sept. 20, Grace Watson Field (questions?)

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