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University News wins silver at CASE awards

University News Services is the recipient of two CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District II Accolades Awards for public relations work in 2007. Silver awards were presented to the following projects: Specific Media Relations Programs: Kelly Downs, senior news specialist, for an assortment

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RIT helps team capture first place in computing contest

RIT was part of an Indiana University-led research team that was recently awarded first place in the Bandwidth Challenge at Super Computing 2007, an international competition for leading edge, high-bandwidth computing applications. The event is the world’s largest international conference for high-performance computing, networking,

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$600K donation awarded to NTID

In a move that will help RIT with its reputation of being an innovation university, a Florida-based charity has donated $600,000 to create a scholarship for deaf and hard-of-hearing students eager to become entrepreneurs. The Johnson Scholarship Foundation, which provides educational opportunities to disabled or

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Raffaele will lead Sustainability Institute's academic endeavors

Ryne Raffaelle has been named academic director for the newly created Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT. The institute, one of the first of its kind in the nation, focuses on research and education in sustainable production and on areas such as sustainable product

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RIT offers assistance with ‘smart’ connectors

Researchers at RIT are partnering with Syracuse-based PPC, a worldwide leader in connector technology, to greatly enhance the reliability of essential components used in telecommunications networks. Led by Robert Bowman, professor of electrical engineering, the RIT team is developing “smart” RF connectors that self

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Matching gifts boost RIT student giving

The Fund for RIT has received another shot in the arm. On the heals of last fall’s pledge by RIT President Bill Destler to match RIT students’ gifts dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000, Mary-Beth Cooper, RIT vice president for student affairs, has promised $5,000–bringing the total

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NTID internship available

English teachers of deaf middle- or high-school students may apply for a one-week endowed internship in English literacy. Interns will receive a $1,500 stipend while learning from NTID faculty members about promoting English literacy skills needed for deaf and hard-of-hearing students to be successful

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Science grant awarded

An RIT/NTID faculty member has been awarded a $150,000 National Science Foundation grant that will help produce typed classroom notes from a laptop computer as well as handwritten information, such as graphics. Michael Stinson, professor in the Department of Research and Teacher Education, received the

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RIT receives science funding

The National Science Foundation has awarded $3 million over five years to an alliance of upstate New York colleges and universities, including RIT, to enroll and graduate more African American, Latino American and Native American students from science, technology, engineering and mathematics degree programs.

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On the Web

Dateline: RIT, a family of new media offering on-demand, ‘VIP’ access to RIT news, has launched a Dateline: RIT Facebook Group on the popular social-networking Web site–providing another convenient way to stay informed about RIT news. The group offers “one-stop shopping,” including summaries about and

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Swoopes sweeps into RIT’s Clark Gym (Feb. 2)
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Women’s National Basketball Association star and three-time Olympic gold medalist Sheryl Swoopes is coming to RIT. Swoopes will deliver a motivational speech at 5 p.m. Feb. 2 in Clark Gymnasium. Tickets for the event, which is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Center and the Center for Campus Life, are $3 for college students and children under 12 and $7 for faculty, staff and the public. Tickets can be purchased at the Gordon Field House and Activities Center Box Office beginning Jan. 22.

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