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September 19, 2014
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A young RIT hockey fan had his T-shirt signed at the Gene Polisseni Center opening Thursday. more »
See the Special Polisseni Center Edition of News & Events Daily, which includes news and photos from the Gene Polisseni Center dedication ceremony yesterday.

Today’s Top Stories
RIT flag lowered today for Ross Stuckless
The RIT flag has been lowered today in memory of NTID faculty member Ross Stuckless, who retired in 2000 after 33 years of service. Stuckless died July 21 at the age of 80.
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Engineering grad discusses investment strategies
Mike Guarasci ’83 will discuss investment strategies he’s acquired and how his path in the investment field relates to his training as an engineer on Sept. 25.
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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. 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
story photoGene Polisseni Center up and running
RIT alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community got their first look at Tiger Hockey’s new $38 million den Thursday during a dedication ceremony. See a playlist of current and past videos on the Gene Polisseni Center. watch video »

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Featured Video
RIT on TV: Terrorism expert
Time Warner Cable News talks to Bob Gerace, an adjunct professor of environmental management and safety who is an expert on terrorism and terrorist organizations, about a Rochester man who is facing terrorism-related charges. watch video »

Student Spotlight
story photoSoccer captain shooting for championship in her final year
A Q&A with Kiana Richards, a fourth-year packaging science student and captain of the women’s soccer team.
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Tiger Hockey
Women’s team picked to finish third in preseason poll
The defending College Hockey America Champion women’s hockey team, which begins its third season of Division I competition, is selected to finish third in the 2014–2015 CHA preseason coaches poll, announced by the league today.
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RIT in the News
Democrat and Chronicle
RIT shows off new Gene Polisseni Center
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Democrat and Chronicle
Eastview area will have more shopping by Black Friday
Eugene Fram, professor emeritus, Saunders College of Business, quoted more »

City Newspaper
Artists with class
Josh Owen, professor and chair, industrial design, featured more »

Today’s Weather
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Upcoming Events
Presentations: “How Do I Get Interpreters that I Need?” 2 p.m. today, Wallace Center, room 1540/1545

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

Movie: Neighbors, 9 p.m. today, Ingle Auditorium

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

Exhibit: “Rustling of a Star,” collection of items in tribute to Professor Emeritus Robert F. Panara, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 25, Dyer Arts Center

Radical Reels: Action sports films, 7–10 p.m. Sept. 22, Ingle Auditorium (tickets and details)

Gosnell lecture series: “Rochester’s Regional Economic Resilience: Past, Present and Future,” Douglas Woodward, University of South Carolina, 3 p.m. Sept. 23, Golisano Hall auditorium

Fram Chair Lecture: “A Prehistory of Robots and its Importance for Metacognition, Society and the Biopolitical Future,” Genevieve Bell, 4 p.m. Sept. 23, Webb Auditorium (RSVP)

Ribbon-cutting/open house: Steelcase Learning Innovation Classroom, 2–4 p.m. Sept. 24, Eastman Hall, room 3287

meRIT webinars: Professional topics presented by RIT faculty and alumni, “History of the King James Bible,” noon Sept. 25 (register)

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