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January 3, 2017
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Rosalie Rosini ’66 collected and distributed socks to the Lewis Street YMCA Child Care Center in Rochester. Rosini hopes her annual sock drive will inspire other RIT alumni. more »
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Today’s Top Stories
CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield to keynote MLK event
Fredricka Whitfield, weekend anchor of CNN Newsroom, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Expressions of King’s Legacy celebration on Jan. 26 at RIT. read more »

RIT ranked a ‘best value’ private university
RIT ranks among the country’s best values in private colleges, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s Top 300 College Values of 2017. read more »

Lella Vignelli dies at 82
Lella Vignelli, who enjoyed a lifelong collaborative working relationship with her husband, the late Massimo Vignelli, and whose Vignelli Center for Design Studies placed RIT onto the international forefront of design studies, died Dec. 22. read more »

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Newsmakers
Brian Tomaszewski, associate professor of information sciences and technologies, presented "Disasters, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Thinking: Case Studies and Examples," at the 2016 International Symposium on National Geographic State Monitoring Dec. 17-18 in Wuhan, China.

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Tiger Hockey
Men’s hockey loses to Bowling Green in final game of calendar year
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Sports News
ROAR for Athletics Challenge a tremendous success
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Women’s basketball has eight-game winning streak snapped in close loss at Skidmore
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Second half comeback falls short as men’s basketball loses at Skidmore
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RIT in the News
New York Magazine
The 'Maternal Bereavement Effect' Explains Why So Many Parents Die After Their Children
Javier Espinosa, associate professor of economics, quoted more »

The Huffington Post
The Great Lakes Have Become A Dumping Ground For Millions Of Pounds Of Plastic
Matthew Hoffman, assistant professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, featured more »

Democrat and Chronicle
Giving back never goes out of season
Lawrence Torcello, associate professor of philosophy, quoted more »

Rochester Business Journal
Will airlines ever stop charging new fees?
Guest essay by Amitrajeet Batabyal, the Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics more »

Rochester Business Journal
Women's Hall of Fame honors Rochesterians
Christine Whitman, chair, Board of Trustees, mentioned more »

Sports Illustrated
Family Ties: Tanev brothers face off for Canucks, Jets
Chris Tanev, former men's hockey standout, featured more »

Hamilton Community News
Conscientious objection to vaccines has doubled in 20 years
Brian Koberlein, senior lecturer of physics, quoted more »

Finger Lakes Times
SHORE TO SHORE: Photographer seeks to identify 1981 photo subjects
Kathryn MacKay '82 (professional photographic illustration) featured more »

Democrat and Chronicle
4 area colleges rated 'Best Values'
RIT mentioned more »

GoodCall
California Needs More than 45,000 Cybersecurity Professionals; What About Your State?
Bo Yuan, associate professor and chair, Department of Computing Security, featured more »

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Upcoming Events
Women’s basketball: vs. University of Rochester, 5 p.m. today, Clark Gym

Men’s basketball: vs. University of Rochester, 7 p.m. today, Clark Gym

Open house: For students interested in transferring to RIT, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Friday, SAU

Men’s hockey: vs. Sacred Heart, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Gene Polisseni Center

Ski trip: Hosted by Alpine Ski Club, Jan. 8–13, Jay Peak Resort, Vermont, $490 (details)

Information session: Learn about Saunders College of Business’ MBA program, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Lowenthal Hall

Men’s hockey: vs. Canisius, 7 p.m. Jan. 20, Gene Polisseni Center

Spring semester begins: Day, evening and online classes begin Jan. 23

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Scoreboard
Men’s basketball: RPI 74, RIT 70 (Dec. 30)

Women’s basketball: RIT 58, RPI 48 (Dec. 30)

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2017 Commencement
David Munson named RIT president
REMADE Institute announced
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President Destler announces retirement
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Men’s hockey in 2015 NCAA Midwest Regional
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