Campus Spotlight

June

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6/12/2018
Vivek Narayanan, center, senior lecturer of physics, explains a physics exercise to Jessie Polito, left, and Sheldon Parris during the East House Enrichment program at RIT.

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6/12/2018
Michael Mayer and Elizabeth Freed work on a physics exercise during the East House Enrichment program.

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6/7/2018
Bob Baker, James DeCaro and T. Alan Hurwitz were among the honorees at RIT’s 20th annual Retirees Picnic on Wednesday.

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6/6/2018
Fireside Lounge in the Student Alumni Union is being renovated this summer.

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6/4/2018
Patricia Moore, an internationally renowned designer, gave the keynote address at the 2018 Capstone Design Conference at RIT June 4.

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May

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5/31/2018
RIT students Alessandra Santarosa, left, and Claire Koval, right, are on the WITR Executive Board.

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5/29/2018
Patricia Moore ’74 (industrial design) will give the keynote address at the upcoming Capstone Design Conference at RIT June 4.

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5/11/2018
Soon-to-be graduates gather ahead of RIT’s 133rd commencement celebration.

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5/10/2018
Graduating students gathered for a 2018 Class Toast in the Gene Polisseni Center.

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5/10/2018
RIT’s Physician Assistant Program held its 20th annual coating ceremony on May 10.

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5/10/2018
CASTLE (Center for Advancing STEM Training, Learning and Education) celebrated RIT faculty and student research May 9.

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5/9/2018
Seniors decorated their caps for graduation during Senior Week. Convocation kicks off commencement celebrations at 10 a.m. Friday.

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5/9/2018
Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Services James Miller is retiring after 50 years with RIT.

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5/9/2018
Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Services James Miller, center, is retiring after 50 years with RIT.

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5/8/2018
RIT held a farewell reception for Jeremy Haefner, who has been the university’s provost for 10 years.

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5/7/2018
President David Munson, left, presents Provost Jeremy Haefner and his wife, Maurin, with a gift at a farewell reception. Haefner is joining University of Denver as provost and executive vice chancellor.

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5/7/2018
RIT Trustee Frank Sklarsky ’78 (business administration) and his wife, Ruth, celebrated the naming of the Sklarsky Center for Business Analytics in Saunders College of Business.

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5/5/2018
Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli, a graduate from RIT’s criminal justice program, received the Contributions to Justice Award at the Department of Criminal Justice and Center for Public Safety Initiatives Luncheon.

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5/4/2018
The BFA Senior Exhibition in ceramics, furniture design, glass, metals and jewelry design is on view at Gallery r through May 13.

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5/4/2018
Bevier Gallery is exhibiting MFA thesis work from the School of Art and the School for American Crafts until May 12.

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5/3/2018
RIT students participated in a Wellness Leadership event by the organization Daybreaker in Clark Gym.

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5/2/2018
Students used Reading Day on May 1 to prepare for upcoming exams. Many gathered in the Wallace Library, shown here, or other quiet places on campus.

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5/1/2018
WADAIKO, RIT’s Japanese drumming club, performed at the International Feast event at Henry’s restaurant on May 1. The event was co-organized by hospitality and tourism management students.

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April

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4/30/2018
Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to enter and run the Boston Marathon in 1967, met with members of the women’s cross country team.

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4/28/2018
A student team exhibited a scrum cap for rugby that will reduce the likelihood of concussion during game play at the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival on April 28.

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4/27/2018
Renowned dietitian and nutritionist Ellyn Satter visited the RIT campus April 24-26 and taught a class in RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition.

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4/26/2018
RIT President David Munson accepted INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2018 Diversity Champion award on behalf of RIT Wednesday.

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4/25/2018
The color throw ended the seventh annual RIT Color Run on Sunday.

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4/24/2018
Students Vicki Otis and Chris Brown participate in the Heel Violence walk on Sunday to raise awareness of domestic violence.

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4/22/2018
Comedian Leslie Jones, a cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live, was the featured entertainer for this year’s SpringFest.

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4/22/2018
Comedian Leslie Jones, a cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live, was the featured entertainer for this year’s SpringFest.

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4/21/2018
“The Luminous Print: An Appreciation of Photogravure” is on view in the showcases of RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection.

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4/21/2018
Attendees of the PhotoHistory/PhotoFuture Conference toured the Image Permanence Institute within the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at RIT.

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4/21/2018
Independent critic and historian A. D. Coleman, left, presented “Deconstructing Robert Capa’s D-Day: The Unmaking of a Myth” at the PhotoHistory/PhotoFuture Conference April 20-22.

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4/21/2018
RIT alumni Gary Porter ’15, left, and Dan Plate ’16 celebrate the release of their video game, Super Daryl Deluxe, on Playstation 4, Switch and Steam for PC.

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4/20/2018
The building that will house MAGIC Spell Studios is taking shape.

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4/19/2018
Eight Beat Measure, RIT’s original all-male a cappella group, performed a 30th anniversary concert.

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4/19/2018
RIT celebrated research at the annual PI Reception April 18.

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4/18/2018
Over 200 RIT students and volunteers constructed two frames for houses for Flower City Habitat for Humanity.

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4/17/2018
NTID-supported student researchers presented their research at NTID’s third annual Student Research Fair.

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4/16/2018
Nearly 3,000 people attended Tora-Con 2018, hosted by RIT’s Student Anime Club, where attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character.

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4/15/2018
NTID’s Performing Arts Department presents The Wonderful World of Oz April 19-22.

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4/14/2018
RIT Ambulance corps demonstrated emergency medical service techniques during its 50th anniversary reunion.

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4/13/2018
The RIT student team from Aesthetician Labs took first place in the New York State Game Dev Challenge.

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4/13/2018
The RIT student team from Aesthetician Labs took first place in the New York State Game Dev Challenge.

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4/12/2018
Philip Gelsomino received RIT’s Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenure Track Faculty.

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4/12/2018
Nathaniel Barlow received the 2018 Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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4/12/2018
The Alfred L. Davis Distinguished Public Service Awards winners were honored Thursday.

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4/12/2018
Steven Ciccarelli received the 2018 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.

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4/12/2018
Alex Lobos received the 2018 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.

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4/12/2018
Professor Mark Indelicato and REDCOM President & CEO Dinah Gueldenfennig Weisberg celebrated an equipment donation to the REDCOM Advanced Telecommunications System Laboratory in CAST.

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4/11/2018
The team from SignSpeak, a communication system for deaf and hearing users, won the Tiger Tank competition.

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4/10/2018
Students Chloe Hirschfelt and Emily Hunt were among the nearly 800 participants who raised more than $83,000 during the Relay For Life fundraiser.

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4/9/2018
The RIT community cheers on student Sheldon Lewis during the 2018 Jeopardy! College Championship. Although he didn’t win, he could advance if he ends up among the four highest-scoring non-winners.

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4/8/2018
The 41st annual RIT Juggle-In attracted hundreds of participants and viewers.

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4/8/2018
The 41st annual RIT Juggle-In attracted hundreds of participants and viewers.

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4/6/2018
Cristina Guzman-Moumtzis, a biomedical engineering student, explains the research she conducted in Guatemala during the Global Learning Symposium.

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4/4/2018
Accepted students tour campus during the RIT Accepted Student Open House.

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4/3/2018
Michael Oshetski ’03 (electrical engineering) talked to students about their senior design projects on a recent tour of campus.

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March

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3/31/2018
The Persian Association of RIT Students (PARS) celebrated Nowruz, the Persian New Year, with dance, music, comedy and food.

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3/31/2018
The Persian Association of RIT Students (PARS) celebrated Nowruz, the Persian New Year, with dance, music, comedy and food.

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3/30/2018
RIT College Activities Board hosted a giant board game event in Fireside Lounge.

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3/30/2018
RIT’s Vocal Accent, an all-female a cappella group, performed a spring concert in Ingle Auditorium.

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3/29/2018
Brenda Lee, RIT’s 2018 Frederick H. Minett Professor, spoke as the first installment of the 2018 Division of Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series.

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3/28/2018
A federally funded pilot program developed by RIT professors allows eligible participants to stretch their nutrition-assistance benefits when they buy fresh vegetables.

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3/28/2018
A federally funded pilot program developed by RIT professors allows eligible participants to stretch their nutrition-assistance benefits when they buy fresh vegetables.

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3/27/2018
Children hunted for eggs at the annual Easter Egg Hunt on the RIT campus.

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3/26/2018
RIT President David Munson presents Mark Strzyzynski, chief of the Henrietta Fire District, with a check for providing fire protection service to the campus.

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3/26/2018
RIT Libraries hosted a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to increase the representation of notable women.

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3/24/2018
Dorothy Farris, VP at US Sales Veeam Software, offered inspiring advice as the keynote speaker at Power Your Potential.

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3/23/2018
Kathryn Gardner was one of the 2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars honored during a ceremony on Thursday.

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3/23/2018
NASA astronaut Don Pettit delivered opening remarks for his “Portraits of a Planet: Photographer in Space” exhibition.

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3/22/2018
Students were treated to a seafood themed dinner and entertainment at Gracie's.

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3/21/2018
Seven seniors from Rochester Prep Charter School who participated in capstone projects with RIT faculty presented their projects today.

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3/21/2018
Seven seniors from Rochester Prep Charter School who participated in capstone projects with RIT faculty presented their projects today.

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3/20/2018
ThermApparel co-founders show off their cooling vest that is uniquely designed for people living with MS.

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3/16/2018
The 2018 Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics competition took place at RIT with more than 35 high school teams.

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3/16/2018
The 2018 Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics competition took place at RIT with more than 35 high school teams.

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3/14/2018
Sixty high school students from the Rochester-region competed in the first RIT High School Programming Contest.

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3/13/2018
Brandon Hudson, a fourth-year student in the School for Individualized Studies, is CEO of Connexus, a heating and cooling company in Venture Creations that has developed a unique web-based thermostat system.

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3/12/2018
Certified therapy dogs visited at the Bow Wow Wellness event in Fireside Lounge.

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3/9/2018
Women from the University of Rochester spoke at RIT as part of International Women’s Day.

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3/8/2018
RIT held a special showing March 8 of The Silent Child, this year’s Academy Award winning Best Live Action Short Film.

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3/8/2018
The College of Liberal Arts Career Fair was hosted March 7 in the Gene Polisseni Center by RIT’s Career Services.

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3/7/2018
Jason Blythe ’02, ’05, Google Shopping UX lead, is speaking at 3 p.m. today in University Gallery as part of the Eugene H. Fram Speaker Series.

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3/7/2018
Jason Blythe, ’05 (MFA Computer Graphics Design) is visiting RIT for a speech titled “Ignite Your Creative Spark” as part of the Eugene H. Fram Speaker Series today 3 to 5 p.m. in the University Gallery.

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3/6/2018
Glass students hosted a fundraiser in which participants could make a paperweight in the hot shop or a glass pendant in the flame shop.

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3/4/2018
RIT’s women in STEM groups hosted hundreds of area girls for an open house in Golisano Hall.

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3/2/2018
Left, Mato Frankovic ’03 (hotel and resort management), mayor of Dubrovnik, Croatia, visited RIT’s Henrietta campus to learn about the region’s entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem.

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3/1/2018
AdvanceRIT brought University of Michigan’s CRLT Players to use theatrical demonstrations to explore students’ experiences of marginalization.

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February

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2/28/2018
Members of RIT’s Alpha Phi Omega are living in cardboard boxes this week near the Tiger Statue to raise awareness about the homeless.

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2/28/2018
RIT/NTID Performing Arts presents AGENCY March 1-4 in Panara Theatre.

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2/27/2018
The Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design R. Roger Remington gave a presentation about Lester Beall’s life and work.

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2/26/2018
Students and faculty participated in a Move78 Deep Learning workshop, learning more about trends in deep learning, image segmentation and applications of artificial intelligence.

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2/23/2018
Students in the College of Applied Science and Technology closed out Engineers Week with an egg drop challenge.

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2/22/2018
K-12 students and families from area middle schools participated in the 2018 Engineers Week programming at RIT.

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2/22/2018
K-12 students and families from area middle schools participated in the 2018 Engineers Week programming at RIT.

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2/21/2018
K-12 students and families from area middle schools participated in the 2018 Engineers Week programming at RIT.

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2/21/2018
Experts discussed the latest in drone technology with students, faculty and staff during Engineers Week activities.

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2/20/2018
Students explore engineering clubs at RIT at the kick-off of National Engineers Week.

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2/19/2018
Construction continues on the building that will house MAGIC Spell Studios.

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2/18/2018
RIT’s Chinese program celebrates the Year of the Dog with a lion dance and other activities.

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2/15/2018
RIT’s MAGIC Center celebrated its fifth anniversary with cake, giveaways and a look at what the future holds for MAGIC and MAGIC Spell Studios.

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2/14/2018
RIT hosted a Community Service Fair with local agencies on Wednesday.

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2/12/2018
“Wandering in Deep Deep Dreams,” an exhibit of Dongyi Wu’s art, is on view through Feb. 18 at Gallery r.

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2/9/2018
Isha Mehta, a second-year graphic design student, shows off the Valentine she printed with a handpress in Wallace Library.

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2/8/2018
More than 230 companies searching for skilled employees attended RIT’s 2018 Spring Career Fair on Feb. 7.

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2/7/2018
Fourth-year mechanical engineering student Ian Kurtz tested a flight simulator at the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Programs station at the Spring Career Fair on Feb. 7.

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2/7/2018
The first STEM Education Research Micro-summit brought together RIT faculty from across campus to network and encourage collaborations.

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2/6/2018
William Harris Gallery is showcasing photojournalism capstone projects through Feb. 16.

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2/5/2018
The College Activities Board hosted its annual Super Bowl party on Sunday.

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2/4/2018
Vocalist Daniel Armbruster of Joywave, an indie rock band from Rochester, N.Y., performed with the group as part of FreezeFest Feb. 3.

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2/3/2018
A student competes in the preliminary round of snowboarding at the RIT FreezeFest Rail Jam on Feb. 3.

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2/3/2018
A student competes in the preliminary round of snowboarding at the RIT FreezeFest Rail Jam on Feb. 3.

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2/1/2018
Irma Kamaruddin, left, and Noor Masleina Dahalan, fourth-year biotechnology students from Malaysia, adjust their caps at the Graduation Fair.

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January

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1/31/2018
Faculty from RIT’s partner university in China, Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), visited the RIT campus to collaborate with Saunders College of Business faculty last week.

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1/30/2018
Middle and high school students from Rochester and the Finger Lakes region have an exhibit in Bevier Gallery through Feb. 10, featuring painting, photography, ceramics and more.

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1/29/2018
Hundreds of students from around the country gathered to create a product over a 24-hour period during RIT’s BrickHack4.

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1/26/2018
RIT Baseball head coach Rob Grow ‘88, shows off the newly renovated baseball locker room.

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1/25/2018
Marc Lamont Hill, host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN, presented the keynote address at RIT’s annual Expressions of King’s Legacy celebration.

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1/24/2018
RIT President David Munson and his wife, Nancy, have a weekly American Sign Language lesson at Liberty Hill.

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1/23/2018
RIT’s MAGIC Center kicked-off its second annual New York state Game Dev Challenge.

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1/22/2018
From left, Michael Bukowski from New York-based game development studio Vicarious Visions talks with fourth-year game design and development students Matthew Schweigardt, from Queensbury, N.Y., and Jeannette Forbes, from Loudoun, Va., after the Game Dev Challenge kick-off on Jan. 19.

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1/17/2018
Some 200 students from Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women in Rochester visited RIT Jan. 17 for a daylong enrichment experience.

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1/17/2018
Two-hundred young women from Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women in Rochester visited RIT Jan. 17 for a daylong enrichment experience.

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1/17/2018
Two-hundred young women from Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women in Rochester visited RIT Jan. 17 for a daylong enrichment experience.

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1/16/2018
Biomedical sciences Professor Douglas Merrill teaches third-graders at Park Road Elementary School in Pittsford about DNA during a STEM outreach visit.

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1/16/2018
Some 130 Residence Life advisers made blankets to donate to the Willow Domestic Violence Center and CURE Childhood Cancer Association.

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1/15/2018
Performance group Dangerous Signs performed at the Let Freedom Ring: Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration today.

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1/15/2018
Eastman School of Music student Jonathan Rhodes performed at RIT's first Let Freedom Ring: Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration today.

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1/10/2018
Biomedical sciences Professor Douglas Merrill teaches third-graders at Park Road School in Pittsford about DNA during a STEM outreach visit.

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1/9/2018
Undergraduate students from around the country spent a week at RIT learning about the science of cyber hearts during the Workshop on Dynamics of Excitable Systems.

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1/9/2018
Undergraduate students from around the country spent a week at RIT learning about the science of cyber hearts during the Workshop on Dynamics of Excitable Systems.

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1/8/2018
Sovantharith Seng, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student from Cambodia, is beginning research into the social engineering attack known as phishing.

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1/4/2018
Students were inducted into Delta Phi Alpha (National German Honor Society) with a ceremony, a short cultural segment of poetry and then a reception.

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1/2/2018
Undefeated RIT women’s basketball team (7-0) takes on University of Rochester (9-1) at the UR Louis Alexander Palestra this evening at 5 p.m.

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