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August 17, 2017
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RIT welcomed new faculty members to campus yesterday during New Faculty Orientation, which concludes tomorrow. Participants enjoyed a reception in Gosnell Hall. more »
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Today’s Top Stories
RIT recognized for cyber defense research
RIT has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research, which recognizes the university for its significant contributions in defending America’s cyberspace through computing security research. read more »

Astrophysics Ph.D. student wins NASA fellowship
RIT graduate student Chi Nguyen was selected for a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship in Astrophysics Research, one of eight fellowship recipients selected from 141 applicants to the Astrophysics Science Research Program. read more »

College of Science makes leadership changes
RIT’s College of Science is expanding its focus on interdisciplinary education and industry partnerships through new leadership roles and assignments designed to enrich current curricula. read more »

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Newsmakers
Eric Pope, director of fraternity and sorority life, was selected on Aug. 8 to receive Alpha Sigma Alpha's Outstanding Fraternity & Sorority Advisor Award for his service to the fraternal community at RIT. The award recognizes an individual who serves as a role model for students and has made an outstanding contribution to fraternal life.

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Tiger Hockey
Shane Madolora elevated to top women’s hockey assistant coach
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Sports News
Samantha Annable named RIT Assistant Sports Information Director
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RIT in the News
Rochester Business Journal
New courses at colleges this year cover a variety of topics
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Rochester Business Journal
Adjunct professors increasingly carry the load at colleges
Jeremy Haefner, provost, quoted more »

NYup.com
Central NY artist has designs on making great beer labels
Bernie Freytag '91 (graphic design) featured more »

The Village Voice
How Cybersecurity Became 2017's Hot New Major
Chaim Sanders, adjunct professor, Department of Computing Security, quoted more »

WUHF-TV
RIT on TV: Solar eclipse 2017
Brian Koberlein, senior lecturer of physics, interviewed more »

INSIGHT into Diversity
Developing STEM Faculty Leaders
Michael Savka, professor, and Andre Hudson, associate professor and head, Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, featured (page 55) more »

Rochester Business Journal
RIT and The Strong Museum to co-host international conference from Aug. 21-23
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ASME.org
Carbon Nanotubes Enable Gene Transfer
Michael Schrlau, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, featured more »

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Upcoming Events
International Student Orientation: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday, Gordon Field House

Graduate Student Orientation: 2–4 p.m. Tuesday, Ingle Auditorium

Tiger Walk: Welcome new students ahead of Convocation, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, outside Gordon Field House

Convocation: Welcoming new students and their families, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Gordon Field House

President’s Address to the Community: 9 a.m. Aug. 25, Gordon Field House

Classes begin: Aug. 28

Design Conversations lecture series: Albert Paley, 4:45 p.m. Aug. 29, University Gallery

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