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May 22, 2015
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RIT recognized more than 3,800 graduates at the 130th Academic Convocation today. more »
Today’s special commencement edition of News & Events Daily is the final regularly scheduled issue for spring semester. The summer schedule starts May 26. Congratulations graduates, and best wishes to all for a safe and enjoyable summer. New alumni, to continue receiving News & Events Daily, subscribe here today!

For more commencement news, go to rit.edu/news/commencement.php.

Today’s Top Stories
story photoGraduates urged to ‘answer Earth’s big help wanted ad’
NASA Administrator Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. addressed the more than 3,800 graduating students during Academic Convocation today, urging them to appreciate those around them who helped them succeed, to dream big and not let anyone discourage them, and to “be like Rochester.”
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Graduating chemistry students bond as research family
Four seniors entered RIT’s chemistry program together as freshmen and quickly became inseparable friends—and have conducted groundbreaking research.
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Grad hopes to better educate journalists in Belize
Deseree Cain plans to return to her native Belize with her master’s degree to start a journalism and public relations course at the University of Belize.
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Meet the 2015 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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Featured Video
Year in Review
See a video yearbook with highlights from RIT’s 2014–2015 academic year. watch video »

Graduation announcements on Merit
University News will announce your graduation to your hometown newspaper. We will also send you an online story through rit.meritpages.com to share your news with family and friends as well as post on social media sites. Questions? Email univnews@rit.edu.

RIT in the News
Democrat and Chronicle
Captain in State Police gets his RIT degree
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Upcoming Events
College of Applied Science and Technology ceremony: 2:30 p.m. today, Gordon Field House

Golisano Institute for Sustainability ceremony: 3:30 p.m. today, Golisano Institute for Sustainability

College of Health Sciences and Technology ceremony: 4:30 p.m. today, Gene Polisseni Center

B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences ceremony: 6:30 p.m. today, Gordon Field House

College of Liberal Arts ceremony: 7 p.m. today, Gene Polisseni Center

Saunders College of Business ceremony: 8:30 a.m. May 23, Gene Polisseni Center

Kate Gleason College of Engineering ceremony: 9 a.m. May 23, Gordon Field House

National Technical Institute for the Deaf ceremony: noon May 23, Gene Polisseni Center

College of Imaging Arts and Sciences ceremony: 1:30 p.m. May 23, Gordon Field House

College of Science ceremony: 3:30 p.m. May 23, Gene Polisseni Center

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