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May 26, 2015
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Today’s Top Stories
Professor revives Galapagos Islands expedition
Eighteen RIT students, faculty and staff left today for the Galapagos Islands to study variations in the island ecology made famous by Charles Darwin.
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Engineering students build tabletop letterpress
The aluminum hand-operated letterpress, weighing 25 pounds, can produce high quality and repeatable prints—the same as their cast-iron counterparts in the Cary Collection.
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JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge travel info
While RIT will remain open during the race today, 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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Featured Video
What does the future hold for RIT grads?
University News checks in with a few Class of 2015 graduates to see what their plans are for the future. Get more commencement news and photos at rit.edu/news/commencement/php. watch video »

Global News
RIT Croatia students place second in hackathon
Information technology students Andrej Šaric, Dzivo Jelic and Ivan Brcic finished second in Hackathon Dubrovnik 215 for their mobile app that highlights restaurant discounts, free admission to museums and available public transportation.
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Santosh Kurinec, professor of microelectronic engineering, presented research at the Frontiers of Characterization & Metrology for Nanoelectronics Conference in Dresden, Germany, April 14-16 on “XRD/TEM/EELS Studies in Memory Device Structures” and “Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy for characterization of doping profiles in semiconductors.” more Newsmakers »

Tiger Hockey
Women’s team honored for excellent Academic Progress Rate
For the first time since moving to the Division I level, the women’s hockey team has been honored by the NCAA for its excellent Academic Progress Rate. The Tigers are one of just seven Division I women’s hockey programs to earn this prestigious honor.
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RIT in the News
Turning GIFs Into Fine Art
Sam Cannon '13, '14 (professioanl photographic illustration - fine arts) featured more »

The Buffalo News
Hopefuls for Buffalo entry in fledgling league take to ice
Celeste Brown, fourth-year sociology and anthropology major, quoted more »

Democrat and Chronicle
Hochul: One consent rule for all colleges
Bill Destler, president, quoted more »

Today’s Weather
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Upcoming Events
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.–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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