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The great glass pumpkin (Oct. 18)
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Students and faculty in the School for American Crafts’ glass program are making one-of-a-kind hand blown pumpkins to sell. The annual Glass Pumpkin Patch sale is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Red Barn on the west side of campus. Prices range from $15 to $150. The proceeds will benefit the Visiting Artist Series in the school’s glass program and RIT Women’s Council scholarships.

A. Sue Weisler | photographer

Brick City Homecoming 2008
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Alumni and friends danced to the music of Gary Lewis and the Playboys at the President’s Alumni Ball, which took place at Rochester’s Riverside Convention Center.

Ken Huth | photographer

Brick City Homecoming 2008
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College of Applied Science and Technology alumnus Dave DiCaro works to navigate a programmable ladybug through a three-dimensional version of campus. The “IQ Bug“ was built by freshmen in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology.

A. Sue Weisler | photographer

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Jimmy Fallon, former Saturday Night Live star and future host of NBC’s Late Night, entertained the Gordon Field House and Activities Center crowd Oct. 11, capping off a weekend of big-name entertainment.

A. Sue Weisler | photographer

Brick City Homecoming 2008
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Construction of RIT’s new Campus Center kicked off Oct. 10 during a ceremony in the Fireside Lounge. Student Government President Ed Wolf and RIT President Bill Destler unveiled plans for the new center, which will be built in the old Woodward Pool area.

A. Sue Weisler | photographer

Brick City Homecoming 2008
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Courtney Schwarting, a first-year student in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, left, takes time out from the busy weekend to visit with her mother, Sue, and father, Nelson.

A. Sue Weisler | photographer

Brick City Homecoming 2008
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The Capitol Steps, a comedy troupe made up of current and former Congressional staffers, kicked off RIT’s Brick City Homecoming with two shows Oct. 8 in Ingle Auditorium.

A. Sue Weisler | photographer

Brick City Homecoming 2008
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Wellness instructor Joe Showers teaches second-year College of Science student Nadine Morrison how to juggle.

A. Sue Weisler | photographer

Brick City Homecoming 2008
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RIT’s Red Barn, home to Interactive Adventures, celebrated its centennial anniversary. Free rock climbing and live music helped to mark the occasion.

Charles Neumann | photographer

Brick City Homecoming 2008
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Bill Nye, star of the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Bill Nye the Science Guy, spoke before a sold-out crowd of 4,800 as part of the Horton Distinguished Speaker Series.

A. Sue Weisler | photographer

Brick City Homecoming 2008
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JoAnn Marowski and daughter Taylor make party hats in the Student Alumni Union lobby. Loren, back left, is a first-year student in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

A. Sue Weisler | photographer

Brick City Homecoming 2008
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Michael Morley ’69 (business administration), left, is RIT’s Volunteer of the Year and Kenneth Reed ’71 (chemistry) is RIT’s Outstanding Alumnus. The awards were presented Oct. 10 at the President’s Alumni Ball, part of Brick City Homecoming.

Ken Huth | photographer

Brick City Homecoming 2008
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Triangle Fraternity members used Brick City Homecoming weekend as an opportunity to raise money for charity and had pies thrown at them in the process.

A. Sue Weisler | photographer

Another record career fair
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Patricia Pena Berges, an MBA student in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business, joined about 2,500 other RIT students and alumni at the annual Fall Career Fair. Representatives from nearly 250 companies and agencies were on campus Sept. 24, making this RIT’s largest-ever career fair. According to Manny Contomanolis, associate vice president of enrollment management and career services and RIT’s director of co-op and career services, “Just more than half of the employers attending the fair represented companies based outside New York state, reaffirming RIT’s growing national prominence.“

A. Sue Weisler | photographer

Social networking expert speaks at conference
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Ross Mayfield, Socialtext wiki co-founder of the Palo Alto-based social software company, was the keynote speaker at the 2008 RIT Entrepreneurs Conference, which kicked off Brick City homecoming weekend on Oct. 10.

A. Sue Weisler | photographer

Performing Artists Series welcomes pianist (Oct. 24)
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Concert pianist Andrey Pisarev will perform the second concert in the 2008-2009 Performing Artists Concert Series, 8 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Student Alumni Union’s Ingle Auditorium. Pisarev is a professor at the Moscow Conservatory of Music and has won top prizes at the Mozart, Pretoria and Busoni International competitions. Tickets are $6 for students, $15 for faculty, staff and alumni and $20 for the general public. They can be purchased at the Student Alumni Union candy counter or the Gordon Field House and Activities Center box office.

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The art of domestication (Oct. 30)
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Contemporary photographer Laura Letinsky will share her fine-art images of “domestic arrangements“ in the first installment of the Charles Arnold Lecture Series. Whether it’s photographing the remains of daily meals, unmade tables or the intimacy between heterosexual couples, Letinsky says she tries to give her audience an extended essay on fragility. Her free lecture is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, in Webb Auditorium in the James E. Booth Building. Letinsky says, “I explore formal relationships between ripeness and decay, delicacy and awkwardness, control and haphazardness, waste and plentitude, pleasure and sustenance.“ She is a professor at the University of Chicago. Her works are in several permanent collections, including at Yale University Art Gallery and the Art Institute of Chicago. Her lecture is sponsored by RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences.

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An eye in the sky above RIT
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RIT alumnus Craig Shaw ’99 (electrical engineering) took this aerial photograph looking south across the RIT campus from 300 feet using a Canon EOS 20D camera with a 19 mm lens, ISO 400, aperture f 11, shutter speed 1/500 second. Shaw specializes in low-altitude aerial photography using a blimp and remote controls. To learn more, visit www.stratus-imaging.com.

Photo submitted by Craig Shaw

The Brick City celebrates Homecoming 2008
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RIT’s Brick City Homecoming celebration was held on campus Oct. 8-12.

Ken Huth | photographer


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