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May 20, 2016
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Today’s special commencement edition of News & Events Daily is the final regularly scheduled issue for spring semester. The summer schedule starts May 24. Congratulations graduates, and best wishes to all for a safe and enjoyable summer. New alumni, to continue receiving News & Events Daily, subscribe here today!

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Today’s Top Stories
RIT graduates: Use convergence to your advantage
During today’s Academic Convocation, keynote speaker France A. Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation, told some 4,000 graduating students that the workforce of the future must have a broad-based education that encourages collaboration and convergence.
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Meet the 2016 commencement delegates
Twenty-three graduation delegates are representing RIT’s colleges and degree-granting units during this weekend’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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Text RITGRAD to 888777 for important updates throughout the commencement weekend, including safety, weather, traffic and emergency alerts.
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Featured Video
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Seniors share their post-graduation plans and reveal the ways RIT has impacted their lives. watch video »

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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
Hattiesburg American
Pascagoula graduating artist knows no limits
Shwanda Corbett '16 (fine arts) featured more »

USA Today
RIT graduating artist Shwanda Corbett knows no limits
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Democrat and Chronicle
College commencements begin
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Today’s Weather
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Upcoming Events
Saunders College of Business ceremony: 3:30 p.m. today, Gene Polisseni Center

College of Imaging Arts and Sciences ceremony: 4 p.m. today, Gordon Field House

Golisano Institute for Sustainability ceremony: 5 p.m. today, Golisano Institute for Sustainability

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

B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences ceremony: 7:30 p.m. today, Gordon Field House

College of Science ceremony: 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, Gene Polisseni Center

College of Applied Science and Technology ceremony: 9 a.m. tomorrow, Gordon Field House

College of Health Sciences and Technology ceremony: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Gene Polisseni Center

Kate Gleason College of Engineering ceremony: 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Gordon Field House

National Technical Institute for the Deaf ceremony: 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, Gene Polisseni Center

School of Individualized Study ceremony: 4 p.m. tomorrow, Gene Polisseni Center

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