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May 24, 2016
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Keynote speaker France A. C—rdova of the NSF received an honorary degree on Friday. more »
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Today’s Top Stories
CAST dean to lead Edinboro University
Fred Walker is stepping down as dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology to become president of Edinboro University, effective June 30.
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Industrial design students honored for Metaproject
RIT’s Metaproject 06 booth at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair was awarded the prestigious ICFF Editors’ Award (Best School). The award recognizes the best and most innovative designs at ICFF 2016.
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NTID celebrates high achievers
NTID students were honored with their families and friends at an academic awards ceremony May 20.
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Corporate Challenge today
To accommodate this community event, RIT is encouraging departments to allow employees and students not participating in the Challenge to leave campus at 4 p.m. today.
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Featured Video
story photoRIT Commencement 2016
RIT held its 131st commencement on Friday with 4,000 students graduating. France A. C—rdova, director of the National Science Foundation, served as the keynote speaker. watch video »

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Featured Video
RIT on TV: Antibiotic-Resistant Disease Research
WROC-TV talks to Robert Osgood, associate professor of biomedical sciences, about the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant diseases. The CDC estimates roughly 23,000 people die each year in the United States due to antimicrobial-resistant diseases. watch video »

Sports News
Registration open for 34th annual Tiger Open
The 34th Annual Tiger Open Golf Tournament presented by Rochester Regional Health System Sports Medicine is June 13 at Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor, N.Y. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon.
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Crew earns several postseason honors
Both the men’s and women’s crew teams earned several honors from the Liberty League, as the conference announced its 2015-16 end of season awards on Monday.

RIT in the News
Rochester Business Journal
RIT dean to become president of Edinboro University
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Democrat and Chronicle
RIT graduates told not to fear future and face challenges
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Liberal Arts Declining or in Metamorphosis? Survey Reveals University Leaders Divided
James Winebrake, dean, College of Liberal Arts, quoted more »

USA Today
Deaf students cheer on 'DWTS' finalist Nyle DiMarco
Kim Kurz, department chair, ASL and interpreting education; Dara Levy, first-year nutrition management major; Mercedes Olson, first-year business major; and Brenda Schertz, lecturer in ASL and interpreting education, quoted more »

USA Today
Artist born without legs, left arm proves anything is possible
Shwanda Corbett, fourth-year fine arts studio student, featured more »

The Buffalo News
Another Voice: Daylight saving time reduces some criminal activity
Guest essay by Amit Batabyal, the Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics more »

WATCH: Millennials Reshaping the Workplace & A Big Painting With a Life Of Its Own
RIT's Hot Wheelz racing team featured more »

Today’s Weather
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Upcoming Events
JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge: 6:45 p.m. today (parking information)

Staff Appreciation Day and Picnic: Classic car show, massages, photo booth, lunch and more, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. tomorrow, Gordon Field House

Meeting: Academic Senate to honor chairs/conveners of standing committees, noon Thursday, Louise Slaughter Hall, room 2230-2240

Farewell reception: For Dan Rosica, ITS, 3–4:30 p.m. Thursday, SAU Fireside Lounge

Holiday: Memorial Day, university closed May 30

Opening reception: “Forces at Work,” 6–9 p.m. June 3, Gallery r, 100 College Ave., Rochester (exhibition runs June 3–July 3)

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