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May 6, 2016
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Today’s Top Stories
story photoCome out to Imagine RIT tomorrow!
Visitors to tomorrow’s Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival will have a new way to get the latest information. Text “Imaginerit” to 888777 to receive real-time alerts on weather, traffic and other information. It’s one of several new features at Imagine, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Hot Wheelz places third in national competition
Hot Wheelz, the all-female race team, finished third in the electric category in its first national event, the Formula Hybrid competition at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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Big Shot photo project highlights Kodak Tower
Big Shot, the community photography project, will capture a dramatic nighttime image of Kodak Tower, the longtime home of Eastman Kodak Co., on Sept. 18.
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RIT Observatory holds open house Monday
The RIT Observatory will host a daytime open house to watch the planet Mercury pass in front of the sun.
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Featured Video
story photoRIT on TV: E-cigarettes
Time Warner Cable News talks with Risa Robinson, head of the mechanical engineering department, about RIT’s research on tobacco products. According to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcement Thursday, electronic-cigarettes will now face the same regulation as traditional cigarettes. watch video »

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Featured Video
Imagine RIT: Theme Park Enthusiasts Club
RIT’s Theme Park Enthusiasts Club built a walk-through theme park made up of 30 K'NEX rides. The club will display its exhibit at the Imagine RIT festival tomorrow. watch video »

Student Spotlight
Second lieutenant joins new Army Cyber Branch
Meet Morgan Maroni, a fourth-year computing security major and command sergeant major of the Army ROTC Tiger Battalion. After graduation, she will join the Army Cyber Branch.
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Sports News
Softball falls in first post-season game
The softball team made its Liberty League post-season debut, falling to host and top-seed University of Rochester 1-0 in the opening round of the double elimination tournament on Thursday. RIT will play No. 2 Rensselaer in an elimination game at 12:30 p.m. today.
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RIT in the News
WATCH: Researchers point to the future at Imagine RIT
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Democrat and Chronicle
Datto dives in cloud storage market for small business
Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics) featured more »

RIT SIGCHI: Democratizing digitization, campus outreach, and more
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Rochester Engineer
RIT all-female racing team builds community and a car
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All-Female Auto Racing Team Takes Off
Maura Chmielowiec, fifth-year mechanical engineering student, featured more »

Today’s Weather
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Upcoming Events
Farewell reception: Honoring Candice Baldwin, director of the Multicultural Center for Academic Success, 2:30 p.m. today, Campus Center Reading Room

Speaker: “Why Do We Still Have Health Care Disparities?” Mary Pittman, Public Health Institute, 3:30 p.m. today, Carlson Auditorium

Exhibition: RIT National Press Photographers Association’s 15th annual “What We Do” exhibition, 5–8 p.m. today, Booksmart Studio, 250 N. Goodman St., Rochester

Opening reception: “Draft 13,” student-run exhibition and book release, 6–9 p.m. today, Gallery r, 100 College Ave., Rochester (exhibition runs May 6-8)

Performance: Sherlock Holmes and the Crucifer of Blood, 7:30 p.m. and midnight today, 2 p.m. Sunday, Panara Theatre, $5 students/seniors/children, $7 general public

Dr. Destler’s Access and Inclusion Technology Challenge: 9–10 a.m. Saturday, Clark Gym (details)

Imagine RIT: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, throughout campus (plan your day)

Open house: RIT Observatory, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 9, 645 John St.

Panel discussion: “Capturing the Value of Sustainability: Growth, Risk and Return,” 8:30–11:30 a.m. Monday, Louise Slaughter Hall (RSVP)

Bow Wow Wellness: De-stress with therapy dogs, 4–5:30 p.m. Monday, SAU Fireside Lounge

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Softball: UR 1, RIT 0

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