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May 21, 2015
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Today’s Top Stories
Three RIT programs ranked among best for veterans
U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Online Programs for Veterans identify 737 programs that provide veterans with high-quality, flexible online education options.
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JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge travel info
While RIT will remain open during the race on May 26, designated roadways and parking lots and some access points will be blocked. RIT is encouraging departments to dismiss at 4 p.m.
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Academic Convocation to be live streamed
A live stream of Academic Convocation will be available starting at 10 a.m. May 23 on the Academic Affairs commencement website.

New ‘Athenaeum’ issue out today
The latest Athenaeum will be out on newsstands across campus today. Read about the Eisenhart Award winners, the Class of 2015 and the rise of the international student population.

Commencement 2015
Meet the 2015 commencement delegates
Nineteen graduation delegates will represent RIT’s 11 colleges during this year’s commencement and convocation ceremonies. Delegates were selected based on their academic standing and will give a speech at their respective college’s graduation service.
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Andy Meneely, assistant professor; Mei Nagappan, associate professor; and Felivel Camilo, graduate student, Department of Software Engineering, won the MSR Best Paper and the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper awards for “Do Bugs Foreshadow Vulnerabilities? A Study of the Chromium Project” at the 2015 Mining Software Repositories conference May 16–17 in Florence, Italy. more Newsmakers »

Sports News
Runners to represent RIT at NCAA championships
Matt Giannino of the men’s track and field team will compete in the 1,500- and 5,000-meters at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships today and Saturday. Amanda White of the women’s team will compete in the 800-meter run Friday and Saturday.
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RIT in the News
Air and Space
See The World From 100,000 Feet
Clint Wallington, professor of hospitality and tourism management, quoted more »

Democrat and Chronicle
RIT seeks to avoid the dumpster
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Automating walking is the first step to a dystopian nightmare
Guest essay by Evan Selinger, associate professor of philosophy more »

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Upcoming Events
Seminar: A Microbiologist’s Journey into Next Generation Sequencing: Don’t Stop Believin’,” Han Ming Gan ’08, 1 p.m. today, Gosnell Hall, room 1174

Senior Class Toast: All graduating students are invited, 4:30 p.m. today, Gene Polisseni Center

Opening reception: Art Education exhibition, 6–9 p.m. today, Joy Gallery, 498 W. Main St., Rochester (exhibition runs May 21–June 4)

Academic Convocation: Featuring keynote speaker Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden Jr., NASA, 10 a.m. May 22, Gordon Field House

Media Sciences Showcase: See work by media arts and technology students and print media students, 3–5 p.m. May 22, University Gallery

Memorial Day: May 25, university closed

JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge: May 26 (information on parking lot and road closures)

Workshop: “Next Generation Sequencing,” with Han Ming Gan ’08 and Mun Hua Tan, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. May 26; 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. May 27–28 (email Michael Savka to register)

Connecting Campus with Community Symposium: For faculty, Rochester community and potential collaborators, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. May 27, 8:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. May 28 (register)

Staff Appreciation Day and Community Picnic: Featuring buffet lunch, games, classic car show, massages and more, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. May 27, Gordon Field House

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