Campus Spotlight

August

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8/13/2018
The Division of Diversity and Inclusion Summer Experience concluded with a service project for students.

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8/12/2018
The Division of Diversity and Inclusion Summer Experience concluded with a service project for students.

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8/10/2018
Jim Augustine, COO of Zuckerberg Media, spoke to high school students in the New York GEAR UP Summer Leadership Academy at RIT.

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8/9/2018
More than 30 students representing a variety of RIT colleges displayed projects that address accessibility challenges.

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8/8/2018
Nearly 30 first-year students attended the New Signers Program, offered to new deaf and hard-of-hearing students who have little or no prior skills in American Sign Language.

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8/7/2018
The RIT Digital Den is now open in a new renovated space in Monroe Hall.

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8/3/2018
Jim Augustine, COO of Zuckerberg Media, spoke to high school students in the New York GEAR UP Summer Leadership Academy at RIT.

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July

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7/27/2018
Ashley Johnson has her personal branding video shot during a class offered by the Liberty Partnerships Program.

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7/26/2018
Jessica Hartman rehearses for her personal branding video during a class offered by the Liberty Partnerships Program.

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7/26/2018
RIT/NTID held its annual Health Care Careers Exploration Camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grades who are interested in a career in the health care field.

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7/22/2018
The fifth annual SMASH Experience for Girls (Summer Math Applications in Science with Hands-on Experience for Girls) wrapped up a week of applied mathematics with a career fair.

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7/19/2018
Olivia Kim, an adjunct professor in RIT’s School of Art, speaks at a July 19 news conference announcing the start of the installation of 13 monuments of Frederick Douglass that she created.

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7/19/2018
High school students from around the country are on campus this week as part of NTID’s career exploration program, Explore Your Future.

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7/18/2018
RIT’s Kids on Campus summer program offered a class called Media Crew.

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7/18/2018
RIT’s Kids on Campus summer program offered a class on sound design for video games.

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7/17/2018
InverSOL, a Venture creations client company founded by Saunders College graduate David Rodriguez, will soon launch its line of lower-cost solar generators to residents of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

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7/16/2018
RIT’s Kids on Campus summer program offered a class on textile arts.

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7/13/2018
Student Victoria Covell performed a dance to a poem she wrote about what it is like being deaf during the Celebration of Music, Art and Technology on Thursday evening.

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7/12/2018
Olivia Kim, an adjunct professor in RIT’s School of Art, is working on multiple sculptures of Frederick Douglass for a Rochester, N.Y. community art project.

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7/10/2018
Undergraduates from RIT’s partner university in Malmo, Sweden are participating in computational sensing research at RIT this summer.

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7/3/2018
The building that will house MAGIC Spell Studios is taking shape.

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7/2/2018
Hip-hop artist Sean Forbes ’08 performed during the RIT/NTID 50th Anniversary Reunion.

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7/2/2018
Past and present RIT/NTID Presidents gathered for a photo during the RIT/NTID 50th Anniversary Reunion.

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June

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6/30/2018
Dack Virnig ’11, an ASL storyteller, performed at the RIT/NTID 50th Anniversary Reunion.

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6/30/2018
RIT/NTID President Gerry Buckley greets attendees at the RIT/NTID 50th Anniversary Reunion June 28–July 1. More than 3,000 NTID alumni attended.

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6/30/2018
RIT/NTID alumni gathered for group photos for each of the 50 years during their 50th Anniversary Reunion.

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6/29/2018
RIT/NTID kicked off the official start of their 50th Anniversary Reunion with an Opening Ceremony June 28, featuring presentations and entertainment.

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6/29/2018
RIT/NTID kicked off the official start of their 50th Anniversary Reunion with an Opening Ceremony June 28, featuring presentations and entertainment.

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6/28/2018
Thousands of RIT/NTID alumni, family and friends arrived on campus today as the 50th Anniversary Reunion begins.

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6/26/2018
A new lab inside the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, made possible by a $2 million gift from RIT alumnus and former trustee Sudhakar “Bal” Dixit, was dedicated June 25.

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6/25/2018
A new lab inside the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, made possible by a $2 million gift from RIT alumnus and former trustee Sudhakar “Bal” Dixit, was dedicated June 25.

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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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