Campus Spotlight

April

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4/28/2017
The 3rd annual Global Learning Symposium celebrated global learning.

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4/27/2017
Students share their ice cream on an unusually warm day Thursday.

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4/27/2017
Rohan Patel sorts items at RIT’s FoodShare Center, which is celebrating two years in operation this month. The center offers food to students and others at RIT for free.

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4/26/2017
Book artist Richard Minsky will present an illustrated talk on unconventional bookbinding techniques at 6 p.m. today in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection in The Wallace Center.

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4/25/2017
Students experienced sailing at the Rochester Yacht Club as part of an immersion class through the School of Individualized Study.

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4/24/2017
Preparation and planting started in the RIT community garden.

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4/24/2017
RIT President Bill Destler showed students his new electric car, a red Chevrolet BoltEV.

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4/24/2017
Anime enthusiasts, such as Tyler Paine from Ithaca, N.Y., attended the 13th annual Tora-Con, hosted by RIT’s Student Anime Club.

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4/23/2017
Student Ana Sorensen demonstrates a transfer lift that will improve accessibility for skiers with impaired leg movement during the Effective Access Technology Conference.

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4/23/2017
Clifford Wun received the 2017 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.

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4/23/2017
Lynn Fuller received the 2017 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.

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4/23/2017
Richard Cliver received the 2017 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.

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4/23/2017
Benjamin Banta received the 2017 Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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4/22/2017
Environmentalist Aaron Mair spoke about climate justice as part of Earth Week.

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4/21/2017
Environmentalist Aaron Mair spoke about climate justice as part of Earth Week in the MOSAIC Center on April 20.

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4/20/2017
RIT’s Center for Religious Life and Hillel sponsored PB Jam, a mammoth peanut butter and jelly sandwich-making assembly line, on April 19.

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4/18/2017
Melanie Morris, a second-year environmental science student, collects old electronics for recycling or refurbishing during the 18th annual Electronics Recycling Day event.

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4/17/2017
Students walk into the Student Alumni Union on a recent spring day.

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4/17/2017
RIT students, faculty and staff celebrated President Bill Destler and his spouse, Rebecca Johnson, with a Tiger Walk and a reception on Friday.

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4/14/2017
Sign language interpreting students attend the annual Student Interpreting Association Career/Resource Fair.

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4/13/2017
Gallery r recently featured a group exhibition by School of Art students. The next exhibit, by School for American Crafts students, begins with a reception at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

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4/13/2017
RIT student researchers presented their work at the RIT Research Spotlights: Health and Life Sciences event.

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4/12/2017
Dr. Ann Quiroz Gates was the guest speaker at the sixth annual Eugene H. Fram Chair in Applied Critical Thinking Lecture.

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4/11/2017
The U.S. Postal Service honored Robert Panara, the first deaf faculty member of NTID, with a stamp in the Distinguished Americans series. Panara is shown signing “respect.”

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4/10/2017
Nearly 100 people from around the country attended the Symposium on American Indian Languages, including Gabriela Perez Baez of the Smithsonian Institution.

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4/10/2017
Nearly 100 people from around the country attended a symposium to discuss preservation of native languages of the Americas.

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4/9/2017
The 40th annual RIT Juggle-In, one of the longest running juggling festivals in North America, attracted hundreds of participants and viewers.

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4/8/2017
The RIT West African Percussion Ensemble performed with master drummer Fana Bangoura and dancers from the Pan-African Percussion and Dance Ensemble MOUNAFANYI.

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4/8/2017
The RIT West African Percussion Ensemble performed with dancers from the Pan-African Percussion and Dance Ensemble MOUNAFANYI.

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4/7/2017
RIT hosted its annual tribute to the Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars on Thursday.

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4/6/2017
Construction has begun on the building that will house MAGIC Spell Studios.

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4/4/2017
Associate Professor Lea Vacca Michel explains ways to negotiate starting pay to student Kelsea Jones during an Equal Pay Day event, hosted by Women in Science.

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4/3/2017
The GE Mobile Campus Tour stopped by RIT April 3 to speak with students about what it’s like to be a woman working in science and technology.

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4/3/2017
The GE Mobile Campus Tour stopped by RIT April 3 to speak with students about what it’s like to be a woman working in science and technology.

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4/2/2017
Students Farid Barquet and Layla Phouthavong participate in the Heel Violence walk to raise awareness of domestic violence in the deaf community.

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4/1/2017
The Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation celebrated 10 years at RIT on March 31.

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March

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3/31/2017
Members of WE@RIT hosted nearly 125 accepted female students to the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at the annual WE Retreat.

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3/31/2017
Tyrone Stewart, an adviser from the University of Michigan, spoke as part of the ninth annual National Conference for Individualized Major Programs, co-hosted by RIT.

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3/31/2017
Companies from Rochester to California attended the 12th annual Creative Industry Day, which offered portfolio reviews and networking for students interested in creative fields.

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3/30/2017
Student Jenna Doran holds a print of the First Amendment, made on an 18th-century-style wooden printing press created by an interdisciplinary group of students.

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3/30/2017
Fairy Tale Courtroom, an NTID production, debuts at 7:30 tonight in the 1510 Lab Theatre.

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3/29/2017
Students met with prospective employers at the College of Liberal Arts Career Fair.

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3/28/2017
Patagonia’s Worn Wear repair team travels to colleges around the country to fix clothing and to show people how to do their own clothing repairs.

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3/28/2017
Patagonia’s Worn Wear repair team travels to colleges around the country to fix clothing and to show people how to do their own clothing repairs.

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3/27/2017
Kyle Suero, a third-year computer security student, often catches a quick nap between classes in the Campus Center.

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3/26/2017
The Wallace Center held a Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to celebrate Women’s History Month. Volunteers edited and added entries about significant women.

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3/25/2017
Students celebrated the Persian New Year with music and dance performances.

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3/24/2017
Members of student government gather to listen to the Carillon play for the first time since 2014 on March 24.

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3/24/2017
Mary Sullivan, dean emerita of the College of Liberal Arts, presided over a memorial service for Stan McKenzie, a beloved member of the RIT family.

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3/24/2017
A celebration of life for Provost Emeritus Stan McKenzie was held March 24.

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3/24/2017
Miles Hood, a first-year hospitality and tourism student, received a free brush cut during the GLBT Health Fair.

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3/23/2017
Students from the RIT College Panhellenic Council donated books to Margaret’s House in recognition of 10 students in sororities who earned 4.0 averages in the fall.

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3/22/2017
Jeanne Casares, associate vice president and chief information officer, spoke as part of the I’m First speaker series, in which first-generation faculty and staff share their stories.

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3/21/2017
Ryan Jeter, a second-year 3D design student, snowboards outside The Wallace Center.

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3/19/2017
The 2017 FIRST Robotics and the annual Finger Lakes Regional competition was held at RIT March 17-18.

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3/17/2017
RIT President Bill Destler was recognized for his long-time support of FIRST Robotics and the annual Finger Lakes Regional competition.

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3/15/2017
RIT student Kevin Cosgrove presented on incorporating drone technology into e-commerce delivery during the annual Packaging Jamboree, hosted by packaging science students.

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3/13/2017
Kara Massie from Vicarious Visions spoke at the kickoff for the New York State Game Dev Challenge, a competition for students and indie game developers.

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3/10/2017
Hal Daume III, guest lecturer for the Distinguished Linguistics Lecture, lunched with students and faculty.

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3/9/2017
Photography professor Michael Peres has an exhibit, “Snowflakes Up Close,” at the Rochester Museum & Science Center through April 30.

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3/9/2017
Photography professor Michael Peres has an exhibit, Snowflakes Up Close, at the Rochester Museum & Science Center.

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3/8/2017
The RIT United Way Campaign kicked off Wednesday with carnival games, food, prize auction, CHAIRity art auction and RIT celebrity ice cream servers.

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3/7/2017
Editor in Chief of Reporter Magazine Mandi Moon spoke at a wellness event Tuesday.

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3/6/2017
Students, faculty and staff participated in Ellie’s 5k Run/Walk on Sunday in honor of former RIT/NTID staff member Ellie Rosenfield.

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3/5/2017
Graduate students in Visual Communication Design and Industrial Design attended a Microsoft workshop.

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3/3/2017
RIT alumna Jane M. Elliott delivered the keynote presentation at the eighth annual Power Your Potential women’s networking event hosted by Saunders College of Business.

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3/2/2017
Some 4,600 students attended the Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, including Xiao Cui, a first-year graduate student in visual communication design, who spoke with a recruiter from Kodak.

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3/1/2017
The Black History Game Show tested players’ knowledge. Virgil Dombrowski, far left, of Endeavor Entertainment served as the show’s host.

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3/1/2017
Ninth-grade students from the Rochester City School District visited the Toyota Production Systems Lab at RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

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3/1/2017
Incoming RIT President David C. Munson Jr. held an open forum with students, faculty and staff on Tuesday. A second forum will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Ingle Auditorium.

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February

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2/28/2017
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren answers questions from students in a public speaking class.

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2/27/2017
The women’s basketball team won its first Liberty League Championship in program history. The Tigers defeated Clarkson University 85-72.

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2/27/2017
RIT’s Women in Computing group held its annual all-women hackathon over the weekend to help support young women interested in the field of computing.

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2/25/2017
The RIT men’s hockey team participates in training to help prevent injury.

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2/24/2017
Visiting artist Bryan Czibesz built a 3D ceramic printer with students this week.

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2/24/2017
Civil engineering alumni Justin Hamilton, left, and Chris Stern spoke during National Engineers Week at RIT.

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2/23/2017
NTID celebrated Black History Month with guest speaker Melanie Funchess.

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2/23/2017
Steven Abitz, from GE Healthcare, talked to a group of graduate students after his speech during RIT’s Graduate Education Week.

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2/22/2017
Rebecca Johnson gave a motivational talk in the MOSAIC Center.

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2/21/2017
Ninth-grade students from Rochester Central School District visit the Toyota Production Systems Lab at RIT’s Kate Gleason School of Engineering.

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2/20/2017
The William Harris Gallery is featuring an exhibition of senior capstone projects from six fourth-year photojournalism students.

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2/20/2017
Actor and comedian T.J. Miller performed during FreezeFest 2017.

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2/19/2017
Students play soccer wearing Bubble Balls at FreezeFest.

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2/19/2017
Phi Kappa Psi and Sigma Chi sponsored Winter Warrior, a 12-part winter obstacle course.

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2/18/2017
More than 200 campus participants attended the Move 78 Retreat to learn more about Artificial Intelligence, neuromorphic computing, machine learning and cognitive technologies.

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2/17/2017
RIT President Bill Destler and Rebecca Johnson performed Thursday night as part of this year’s FreezeFest. Events continue through Sunday.

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2/16/2017
RIT hosted a Community Service Fair with local agencies on Thursday.

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2/15/2017
Students lined up for FreezeFest shirts on Wednesday. The annual winter festival begins on Thursday.

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2/14/2017
Today is Thank a Giver (TAG) Day, an effort to highlight the importance of donor contributions to RIT. Red tags mark some of the things made possible by gifts to RIT.

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2/14/2017
Red tags have been placed on things around campus that were made possible through gifts to RIT.

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2/13/2017
Students Kyle Blakely and Rebecca Coronel assembled Valentine’s Day gift bags on Saturday.

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2/12/2017
RIT’s Alpha Phi Omega chapter hosted a Merit Badge University event where more than 400 Boy Scouts participated in a day of workshops to earn multiple merit badges.

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2/10/2017
Professor Emeritus Dane Gordon gave a poetry reading at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection. Gordon taught philosophy for more than 35 years at RIT.

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2/10/2017
February is American Heart Month. RIT’s Better Me Wellness Program is offering free blood pressure tests from noon to 4 p.m. today in the Bamboo Room.

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2/9/2017
The Graduation Fair on Wednesday marked 100 days until commencement weekend.

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2/8/2017
President Bill Destler and Rebecca Johnson spoke as part of the Agape Latte speaker series. The series focuses on faith on college campuses.

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2/7/2017
Ron Ricotta ’79 celebrates the dedication of the Ronald S. Ricotta Wrestling Locker Room.

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2/6/2017
The College Activities Board hosted its annual Super Bowl party on Sunday.

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2/5/2017
More than 110 girls attended the Girls Soaring in STEM Fair, hosted by RIT’s Women in Science, Women in Computing, Women in Technology and Women in Engineering groups.

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2/4/2017
Gallery r is featuring photographs of The Who through Feb. 25.

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2/3/2017
President Bill Destler was guest coach at the women’s basketball game Friday night.

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2/3/2017
President Bill Destler was guest coach at the RIT women’s basketball game Friday night. The Tigers beat Clarkson 78-66.

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2/2/2017
RIT's Battery Prototyping Center opened two years ago on campus.

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2/2/2017
Kate McIndoe is making a video about the history of RIT's Margaret's House.

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2/1/2017
Students explored co-op and career opportunities at the Packaging Science Career Fair.

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January

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1/31/2017
Members of RIT’s Women in Computing group worked with local Girl Scouts to learn about web development and create wearable smart devices.

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1/30/2017
The Food Truck for the Physics Mind, a 44-foot trailer with 15 upper-level instruments for a hands-on experience in physics, visited campus recently.

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1/28/2017
Middle and high school students from Rochester and the Finger Lakes region have an exhibit in Bevier Gallery through Feb. 11, featuring painting, photography, ceramics and more.

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1/27/2017
Texas Instruments R&D manager Xiaolin Lu, an expert in the Internet of Things, was the keynote speaker for the 2017 RIT ARM Developer Day.

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1/27/2017
CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield was the keynote speaker for Expressions of King’s Legacy celebration. The event also featured the Fisk Jubilee Singers and Judge Robert Wilkins.

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1/26/2017
Fredricka Whitfield, a CNN anchor and the keynote speaker for today’s Expressions of King’s Legacy celebration, met with communication students this morning.

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1/25/2017
David C. Munson Jr. was introduced to the community today as RIT’s 10th president.

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1/25/2017
David C. Munson Jr. was introduced to the community today as RIT’s 10th president.

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1/24/2017
The Fisk Jubilee Singers, a renowned a cappella ensemble, will be the featured performer at the 2017 Expressions of King’s Legacy on Thursday.

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1/23/2017
More than 140 Residence Life staff members, including Mitchell Poon, Peter Busch and Adam Griffith, came back from intersession early to spend an afternoon volunteering.

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1/19/2017
Student Government representatives from RIT’s global campuses visited Dubrovnik this week for RIT’s fifth annual Student Government Global Consortium.

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1/16/2017
Department Chair and Professor of Management Information Systems Victor Perotti, right, teaches in the new Saunders Business Analytics Lab.

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1/13/2017
NTID faculty and staff presented research at their annual symposium.

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1/11/2017
Stony Brook University student Jamie Kunzmann and RIT student Rachel Baumgarten dissect a sheep heart during a workshop hosted by the College of Science.

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1/9/2017
Robert Loce ’93 became the first person in the world to earn a Ph.D. in imaging science. He also became RIT’s first doctoral degree recipient.

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1/6/2017
Matt Garbowsky ’15 was selected to play in the 2017 ECHL All-Star Classic on Jan. 18.

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1/4/2017
The U.S. Department of Energy joined RIT in making a significant announcement related to manufacturing and the university today.

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1/3/2017
The women’s basketball team enjoys its renovated locker room in Clark Gym.

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December

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12/23/2016
Rosalie Rosini ’66 collected and distributed socks to the Lewis Street YMCA Child Care Center in Rochester. Rosini hopes her annual sock drive will inspire other RIT alumni.

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12/22/2016
Rochester Regional Health participants completed the Nurse Leadership Development Program at RIT.

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12/19/2016
Biochemistry major Taylor Wolf is doing research to create a test that will identify substandard and counterfeit pharmaceuticals.

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12/16/2016
There’s a growing interest among RIT students to compose music for film, animation and video games.

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12/14/2016
As founder and director of RIT’s Image Permanence Institute, James Reilly is recognized as a worldwide expert on preserving photographic collections.

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12/13/2016
Students in the School of Communication’s Campaign Management and Planning class offer ideas to members of the Roc City Roller Derby on ways to increase visibility.

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12/12/2016
The RIT Model Railroad Club hosted the 11th annual RIT Tiger Tracks Train Show and Sale in the Gordon Field House.

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12/12/2016
Six-year-old James Carpenter watches a model train roll down the track at the 11th annual RIT Tiger Tracks Train Show and Sale, hosted by the RIT Model Railroad Club.

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12/12/2016
The Late Night Breakfast event featured breakfast fare, movies and music.

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12/9/2016
RIT/NTID presents a performance by Sunshine 2.0, RIT/NTID’s professional traveling theater troupe, in both voice and American Sign Language on Saturday.

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12/8/2016
What does RIT taste like? Perry’s Ice Cream created a custom flavor—vanilla ice cream with fudge swirls and orange pretzels—which is available at Gracie’s and Sol’s Underground.

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12/7/2016
Gallery r is featuring group exhibition of collaborative projects through Sunday.

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12/6/2016
Women in Computing (WiC) Allies is an RIT group promoting women in computing fields. The allies meet Mondays in the WiC office.

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12/2/2016
Students test out the capabilities of the Oculus Rift headset to view virtual reality scenes during the AR/VR Symposium on Dec. 2.

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12/2/2016
Students and staff packed personal care boxes for The Center for Youth.

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12/1/2016
“Charting One’s Course: The History of Individualized Education at RIT” chronicles RIT’s individualized education programs, which date back to the 1880s.

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November

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11/30/2016
The downward facing dog was one of the yoga positions in a free class that drew nearly 100 people.

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11/30/2016
Students in a massage therapy course, including fourth-year industrial design student Xinyi Fan, offered chair massages during a stress-relief event. Finals begin on Monday.

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11/30/2016
Misti Roe, an art education graduate student in RIT’s School of Art, leads a group of children at Rochester City School District’s School No. 29 in a creative activity.

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11/29/2016
An open dialogue on inclusion and diversity was in the Stan McKenzie Commons.

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11/23/2016
Mechanical engineering technology alumnus Mike Jeffries visited RIT and spoke to students about his career.

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11/19/2016
The Asian Culture Society at RIT took part in “Unification,” a showcase of cultural performances held in Ingle Auditorium on Nov. 19. The annual event is hosted by Global Union.

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11/19/2016
Global Union celebrated 20 years with a presentation of “Unification”, a series of cultural performances.

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11/18/2016
Robert Bringhurst, a leading poet, author and typographer, received the Goudy Award for his outstanding work in typography Nov. 17 at RIT.

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11/18/2016
Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, associate curator at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection in The Wallace Center, demonstrates an Albion iron hand press to a group of students.

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11/16/2016
Native American designer Jared Yazzie held a fashion show in Fireside Lounge.

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11/15/2016
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul addresses the crowd at this morning’s launch of MAGIC Spell Studios.

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11/14/2016
About 100 RIT students, faculty, staff and administrators took a Solidarity Walk to Global Village.

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11/14/2016
Get out and enjoy the weather! Forecasts call for a high temperature today in the high 60s to low 70s, but snow is expected Sunday and Monday.

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11/14/2016
Braxton Frederic, left, a fifth-year game design and development student, shows entrepreneurs Karthik and Guha Bala of Velan Ventures his virtual reality project.

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11/14/2016
Competitive video gaming—more commonly known as e-sports—is the newest intramural sport being offered at RIT.

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11/13/2016
Films by female School of Film and Animation students, including My Father’s Secret by Yumeng Zhang, were shown at the High Falls Film Festival.

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11/12/2016
The RIT community gathered Friday for a discussion about the presidential election.

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11/11/2016
Jeff Cox, director of International Student Services, served cake at the International Education Week kick-off on Friday. Events, panels and information sessions continue through Saturday.

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11/11/2016
More than 400 people attended RIT’s Veterans Day Breakfast this morning.

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11/10/2016
Volunteers working with the Marketview Heights Collective Action Project prepare the community garden for winter.

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11/9/2016
RIT students participated in the 6th annual Election Night Hackathon.

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11/8/2016
RIT photojournalism students are shooting at various locations on Election Day.

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11/8/2016
Love’s Fire, a production of seven short plays based on Shakespeare sonnets, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today in the 1510 Lab Theatre.

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11/8/2016
Fifth-year student Jocelyn Lazo votes for the first time on Tuesday. RIT’s ROAR the Vote campaign provided transportation to voting sites.

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11/8/2016
Imaging science students Sadie Wolters and Lindsay Martinescu presented their research on detecting white mold in snap beans using spectral remote sensing and drones at the STRATUS 2016 Workshop.

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11/7/2016
Rapper, singer and songwriter T-Pain performed at RIT’s Fall Concert on Saturday.

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11/4/2016
Gallery r is featuring the Gerald Mead collection through Nov. 20.

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11/4/2016
Fourth-year biomedical sciences student and men’s lacrosse team member Aidan Milburn reads to children at Rochester City School No. 5 as part of the Giant READ program.

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11/3/2016
John Zachary, a third-year biomedical science student, gets a free haircut during the “T” Party for Men on Thursday to kick off “Movember,” men’s health awareness month.

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11/3/2016
Fitness guru Camela Douglass held workshops with students before her Dancing with DIVAS event.

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11/3/2016
Preschoolers are learning about family meal time based on curriculum developed by Barbara Lohse, head of the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition in RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology.

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11/2/2016
Interim Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Keith Jenkins spoke about his career path as part of the First Talk speaker series.

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11/1/2016
First-year student Karolina Baez creates a miniature painting at the Native American Heritage Month kick-off celebration on Tuesday. Events are planned throughout November.

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