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Landscape photographer to visit campus (Jan. 21)

The central place that oil holds in our society, including its positive and negative aspects, is the subject of The Landscape of Oil, a presentation and photographic exhibition by Edward Burtynsky to be held 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Webb Auditorium, James E.

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RIT expanding access to veterans

RIT plans to make it easier for veterans to continue their educations by offering significant tuition support as a designated “Yellow Ribbon” college.

The federal designation allows veterans who have served since Sept. 11, 2001, to receive additional financial assistance for tuition, as well as

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Students engage issues of animal ethics

Great courses often expand students’ understanding of broader issues facing our society, including how we relate to each other and the world around us.

Helping students challenge their own thinking about relationships with animals, while at the same time improving their skills as writers, is

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News & Events Daily

In case you missed it in News & Events Daily:

  • Newest RIT Ph.D. has long history in imaging
  • Signatures named one of the nation’s best student magazines
  • The Tiger Beat Blog: Reflecting back and looking ahead
  • RIT News YouTube channel: “Mad Money” host loves RIT
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Stone named 2009 Athena Award finalist

Joan Stone, dean of RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, is one of the finalists for the 23rd annual Athena Award. The award honors a local professional woman who has demonstrated significant achievements in business, community service and the professional advancement of women.

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Astronomer finds evidence of exosolar planets

Life on a planet ruled by two suns might be a little complicated. Two sunrises, two sunsets. Twice the radiation field.

In a paper published in Astronomy and Astrophysics, astronomer Joel Kastner and his team suggest that planets might easily form around certain types

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Grant to help outreach for computing students

RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences received a $475,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue its outreach to underrepresented groups within computing.

Software engineering professors Stephanie Ludi and Tom Reichlmayr were awarded the funds to continue and expand

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Female computing students get added support

As a testament to supporting the success of women at RIT, The B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences has established Women in Computing at RIT, a group dedicated to providing an environment in which women in the computing discipline can find

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Imagine RIT (Jan. 23)

It’s time to submit proposals for the second annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. In order to be considered for display in the WOW! Center (Gordon Field House and Activities Center) proposals must be submitted by Jan. 23. Visit www.rit.edu/imagine for more information.

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On the Web

Check out these new podcasts at www.rit.edu/news:

WITR Men’s Hockey Postgame Rewind—a new regular podcast featuring a replay of WITR-FM (89.7) postgame shows, including scoring recaps, interviews with Head Coach Wayne Wilson and other highlights. New episodes are available Wednesdays following weekend games.

Studio 86: One-on-One

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Shared Governance

Staff Council Update—Elections and Representations

Staff Council is pleased to announce that, in an effort to contribute to the “greening” of RIT, it will introduce electronic nomination and election processes for the upcoming election. All staff in voting blocks 1, 3 and 5 will receive

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Congressman makes a visit to RIT

The Honorable Eric Massa, recently elected representative for the 29th Congressional District, right, visited RIT last month. He met with RIT President Bill Destler and NTID President Alan Hurwitz and toured the laboratories in the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies with assistant provost for academic affairs Nabil Nasr. Here, Michael Thurston, technical director of the Systems Modernization and Sustainment Center, explains the work that RIT is doing with the U.S. Department of Defense to improve the performance and predictive maintenance processes for military vehicles.

"Our local colleges and universities are producing the next generation of leaders," says Massa. "We need to work together to give our talented young people a reason to stay in Western New York. During our campaign, I focused on how we can partner our local centers of education with industries focusing on green technologies of the future. I recently saw GM's Fuel Cell Development Center in Honeoye Falls, and RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability—clearly there is potential for partnerships to grow between institutions such as these for the benefit of not only our local region, but also for the benefit of the entire country."

Elizabeth Torgerson-Lamark


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