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Photographers capture a piece of history on film
Limited electric. Hornets swarming. Drunken burglars trying to break in. Pieces of building blowing off in the wind.
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RIT alumnus takes engineering knowledge overseas
John Myers graduated from RIT at the end of the fall semester and hopes to one day come back as a professor. “I’ve already told some of the professors that I want to replace them when they are ready to retire,” Myers says.
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Celebrating 175: Spotlight on College of Science
Science alumnus makes his mark by being an integral part of a revolution. Never has the pharmaceutical industry seen such a phenomenon. Pfizer Inc. created a whirlwind in 1998 with its launch of Viagra, the first prescription drug to treat erectile dysfunction.
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COLA offers new PR degree
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts is offering a bachelor of science degree in advertising and public relations with a new approach reflecting today’s media and communication needs.
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Project helps manufacturing stay local
Capitalizing on the potential of industrial clusters may be critical to halting the decline of upstate New York’s manufacturing base. That focus is driving an initiative spearheaded by RIT’s Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies.
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Poster volunteers
The RIT United Way campaign is seeking members of the RIT community who have benefited from services provided by a United Way-funded agency to share their personal experiences for the United Way posters that will be going up around campus during the 2005 campaign.
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Outstanding women
RIT’s student section of the Society of Women Engineers was honored as the Outstanding Student Section at the 2004 SWE National Conference, Oct. 14-16, in Milwaukee.
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RIT honors employees with Length of Service awards
A supportive audience filled RIT’s Fireside Lounge for the annual Length of Service reception, Oct. 5, honoring the dedication and longevity of campus employees. RIT President Albert Simone addressed the crowd that came to salute and celebrate those employees heralded for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service to RIT.
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Future scientists enlightened at professional conference
Some 40 deaf and hard-of hearing science students were able to attend the Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society held in Rochester this fall.
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RIT shines on Top 100 list
RIT’s ties to the Rochester area business community are numerous and strong, and this year’s list of the Rochester Top 100 companies illustrates that fact.
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Formula racing results
RIT’s Formula racing team captured fifth place in the Formula SAE Australasia, Dec. 2-5 at Victoria University Driver Training Facility outside Melbourne, Australia.
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Equipment grant
RIT has received a $9,500 grant from the Alcoa Foundation through its subsidiary, Southern Graphic Systems.
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Online excellence
RIT’s Department of Online Learning was recently nominated by Jim Myers, director of the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, for the 2004 eBusiness Executive of the Year Team award for its work in creating an online evaluation tool for distance courses.
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Get your bracelets here

Purchase an orange spiRIT bracelet to support The Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong Memorial Hospital and to show your pride in RIT. Bracelets are now available at the Student Alumni Union candy counter for $1. Bracelets make great stocking stuffers. Supplies are limited.

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RIT scientist shares 'insight' on visual perception

The Visual Perception Laboratory in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science has become a hub of research collaborations across campus. What motivates Jeff Pelz, director of the Visual Perception Laboratory, and his colleagues is the incredibly complicated question of how we use our eyes to perceive the world.

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CIMS defense research earns national recognition
RIT technology destined to enhance the readiness and efficiency of America’s military has been formally recognized by the National Center for Advanced Technologies.
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Addition to print media school
RIT’s internationally recognized School of Print Media will be home to a gravure research library, an invaluable resource for students and faculty studying gravure-related technologies.
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Finnerty earns '40 under 40'

Robert Finnerty, RIT’s chief communications officer, was recently selected one of Rochester’s 40 Under 40 winners by the Rochester Business Journal.

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Grant funds resiliency study
The Teaching Learning Center is examining the resiliency of RIT students. The center recently received a $43,000 Perkins III grant to provide training that will address making students more resilient to adversity and inclined to persist and graduate from RIT.
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RIT women 'up and coming'
Cindee Gray, assistant vice president, Government and Community Relations, and Twyla Cummings, graduate coordinator, print media management program, were honored as “Up and Coming” Businesswomen from the Rochester Women’s Network this fall.
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RIT student wins at High Falls

Anastasia Cerankosky, an MFA thesis student, won an Audience Award at the High Falls Film Festival on Nov. 13.

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Worsley leads team to victory

This fall, RIT head women’s volleyball coach Roger Worsley won his 100th career match at the helm of the Tigers with a 3-0 win over State University of New York at Oneonta.

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A cross-country journey in celebration of RIT's 175th anniversary
Commemorating RIT's 175th anniversary, members of RIT's cross country relay team successfully completed the Coast-to-Coast Run. The event started in San Diego on Nov. 17. The run covered 13 states and four time zones and varied in terrain from sea level in California to more than 6,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains of Arizona. Pictured top, Chris Kudla, fourth-year mechanical engineering student, crosses a canal in California on Nov. 18. The runners completed the journey in 12 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes, beating the 1979 run by more than two days. The 1979 run, commemorating RIT's 150th anniversary, set a Guinness World Record. Runners kept the world updated on their progress at www.ritcoasttocoastrun.com. At bottom, a ceremonial run led by RIT President Albert Simone was held on campus Dec. 3.

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