Campus Spotlight

September

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9/19/2017
The ALANA Collegiate Association’s Welcome Back Bonanza welcomed incoming freshmen with entertainment, food and dance.

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9/18/2017
Hundreds of students get dirty to raise money for Hillside Family of Agencies at the 22nd annual Mud Tug. The event is put on by Phi Kappa Psi and Zeta Tau Alpha.

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9/17/2017
Hundreds of students get dirty to raise money for Hillside Family of Agencies at the 22nd annual Mud Tug. The event is put on by Phi Kappa Psi and Zeta Tau Alpha.

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9/16/2017
WADAIKO, Japanese Taiko drummers, performed at the Fringe Fest.

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9/15/2017
Visiting glass artist Masahiro Sasaki demonstrated his techniques to students in the glass program.

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9/14/2017
Pulitzer-prize winning historian Heather Ann Thompson of the University of Michigan is visiting RIT Sept. 14 to discuss her book on the 1971 Attica Prison uprising, Blood in the Water. She gives a public talk that evening in Ingle Auditorium at 4:00 p.m.

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9/13/2017
Exchange student Yi Sern writes a message of hope on a display for National Suicide Prevention Week.

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9/13/2017
Elaine Donmeyer, left, a third-year film and animation major from Allentown, Pa., and Emrys Brown, a fourth-year illustration major from Babylon, N.Y., experiment with digital performance art at The Frameless Labs Festival Sept. 13.

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9/13/2017
Jiakai Lyu, a graduate student at the University of Rochester, stopped at the RIT exhibit during the first-ever Light and Sound Interactive event, which continues today.

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9/12/2017
David Messinger, professor and director of RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, explains advanced imaging techniques used to digitally preserve and study historical artifacts of cultural significance at the inaugural Light and Sound Interactive conference on Sept. 12.

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9/12/2017
RIT President David Munson presented one of the keynote addresses Sept. 12 during the first-ever Light and Sound Interactive event, a three-day conference, expo and career fair focused on light- and sound-based technologies and their applications.

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9/12/2017
The University Gallery held a reception and book signing for Arthur Singer: The Wildlife Art of an American Master on Sept. 8.

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9/11/2017
RIT held its annual 9/11 Vigil at the Sentinel in front of the SAU today.

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9/11/2017
Artur Leal Teixeira De Melo, a first-year international global studies student from Brazil, attended the annual 9/11 commemoration.

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9/8/2017
RIT has been awarded $1 million from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Initiative to increase diversity and inclusivity among undergraduate science majors.

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9/7/2017
CIAS faculty exhibits are on view in the Bevier Gallery and the William Harris Gallery.

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9/5/2017
Members of the RIT women’s soccer team congratulate Elena Wolfe (20) after her goal in the Tigers 3-0 win over Allegheny College to open the season at the Rachel Miller Memorial Classic on Sept. 1.

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9/4/2017
The RIT/NTID Student Life Team’s annual Apple Festival celebrates the beginning of the academic year and welcomes first-year and returning students back to campus.

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9/2/2017
RIT School of Design faculty Nancy Bernardo and Mitch Goldstein are exhibiting at Gallery r.

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9/1/2017
RIT’s 12th Lighting the Way Ceremony, sponsored by the Center for Women & Gender, is a welcoming event for female freshmen and transfer students.

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August

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8/31/2017
Students head to class down the quarter mile as the fall semester begins.

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8/29/2017
RIT Athletics welcomed some 675 student-athletes last weekend. Cross country, soccer and volleyball start their seasons on Friday.

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8/28/2017
The RIT Q Center hosted a Rainbow Welcome Picnic for students.

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8/25/2017
RIT President David Munson meets the RIT community Aug. 25 to kick off the 2017-2018 academic year.

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8/24/2017
A portion of the 2,800 first-year students, 560 transfer students and 1,000 students beginning graduate study pose for a class photo prior to convocation.

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8/23/2017
Associate Professor Clifford Wun, from the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, delivered the keynote address at the convocation for new students.

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8/23/2017
RIT President David Munson presides over his first convocation of RIT students.

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8/23/2017
Alumni parents and grandparents and their incoming students celebrate carrying on their families’ RIT tradition at a ceremony this week.

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8/23/2017
Incoming students show their Tiger Pride!

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8/23/2017
The RIT community welcomed new students at the annual Tiger Walk.

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8/23/2017
The RIT community welcomed new students at the annual Tiger Walk.

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8/23/2017
The RIT community welcomed new students at the annual Tiger Walk.

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8/22/2017
RIT President David Munson welcomes some of the 2,800 first-year students and their families to RIT during move-in day.

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8/22/2017
Grover Swartzlander, professor of imaging science, captured this image of yesterday’s solar eclipse. See more photos from around campus during the eclipse on Facebook.

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8/22/2017
Student volunteers arrange books for the Goodbye, Goodbuy! sale that begins at 10:00 a.m. in Clark Gym.

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8/21/2017
Students, faculty and staff gathered to watch the solar eclipse today.

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8/17/2017
RIT welcomed new faculty members to campus yesterday during New Faculty Orientation, which concludes tomorrow. Participants enjoyed a reception in Gosnell Hall.

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8/11/2017
RIT students involved in the Field to Table project work with residents of the Marketview Heights Association to learn more about living off the land.

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8/10/2017
RIT students presented their business ideas to a group of potential investors from the community at Investor Night, Aug. 9.

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8/9/2017
RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences alumni are exhibiting at Gallery r through Aug. 20. Nick Marshall and Cory Fitzgerald created “In Neutral” and Cecily Culver displayed a window installation “Interloper”.

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8/7/2017
An exhibit highlighting the work of American wildlife artist Arthur Singer opened in the University Gallery this week. The exhibit runs through Oct. 28.

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8/5/2017
RIT students from a variety of colleges and disciplines presented their research at the 26th annual Undergraduate Student Research Symposium on campus Aug. 4.

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8/4/2017
RIT’s Kids on Campus summer program offered a class in restaurant management.

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8/2/2017
RIT’s Kids on Campus summer program offered a new class in character design for manga, comics and illustration.

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8/1/2017
The building that will house MAGIC Spell Studios is taking shape.

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8/1/2017
NTID held a TechBoyz camp for boys in grades 7-9 from all over the United States.

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July

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7/31/2017
RIT’s Kids on Campus summer program offered a new class in electronic dance music.

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7/31/2017
As part of RIT’s partnership with Beijing Jiaotong University, 38 Chinese students are attending a summer program on campus and learning about American culture.

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7/28/2017
NTID held a TechGirlz camp for girls in grades 7-9 from all over the United States.

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7/28/2017
Douglas Merrill, professor of biomedical sciences, introduces students to the art of suturing during NTID’s Health Care Careers Exploration Camp.

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7/27/2017
Experts from local game studio Second Avenue Learning gave feedback to students in the MAGIC Co-Up program.

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7/26/2017
Ali Raza, an associate professor at RIT Dubai, met with Ted Farnsworth, CEO and founder of RedZone, at an international workshop at RIT on Urban Data Science.

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7/25/2017
Mariena Schneider performs a blood test during the SMASH Experience for Girls camp. Forty middle-school girls learned how math and science are part of everyday life during the camp.

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7/24/2017
Forty middle-school girls learned about math and science at the SMASH Experience on campus.

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7/24/2017
Forty middle-school girls learned about math and science at the SMASH Experience on campus.

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7/20/2017
RIT faculty members spoke at an event during VoteTilla, celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Voices and Votes in New York State.

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7/19/2017
Project Lead the Way at RIT provides training for high school teachers across the country in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines.

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7/18/2017
RIT researchers received funding through the U.S. Department of Energy for their work.

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7/17/2017
Students from the Seneca Nation visited RIT for Native American Outreach Day.

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7/17/2017
CAST faculty member Gretchen Wainwright helps high school student Scotia Snyder build a bridge with coffee stirrers during Native American Outreach Day.

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7/14/2017
Construction continues on the building that will house MAGIC Spell Studios.

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7/14/2017
Keith Jenkins, RIT interim vice president and associate provost, speaks to his Intercultural Communication class.

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7/13/2017
The digital photography workshop for high school students included a painting with light demo.

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7/12/2017
Middle school students participated in the “Living Things: From Macroscopic to Microscopic” camp this week, hosted by RIT’s Center for Bioscience Education and Technology.

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7/12/2017
Middle school students participated in the “Living Things: From Macroscopic to Microscopic” camp this week, hosted by RIT’s Center for Bioscience Education and Technology.

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7/10/2017
High school students from around the country are visiting campus this week as part of NTID’s career exploration program, Explore Your Future.

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7/5/2017
Members of the RIT community lined up to extend a warm welcome to President David Munson on his first day in office.

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7/5/2017
Members of the RIT community lined up to extend a warm welcome to President David Munson on his first day in office.

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7/3/2017
New pedestrian walkway signs went up around campus recently.

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June

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6/30/2017
The 2017 REU Graduate Study and Research Symposium featured presentations on work being done in RIT’s seven Research Experience for Undergraduates programs.

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6/28/2017
Saunders College of Business named John LiDestri, CEO of LiDestri Food & Drink, as the 2017 recipient of the Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award.

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6/27/2017
Representatives of ASM Systems and RIT’s Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly celebrated their expanded research and development collaboration.

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6/22/2017
RIT’s MAGIC Center and Make-A-Wish Central New York teamed up to create a high-end, custom-built gaming computer for 14-year-old Riley Zabele, who loves video games.

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6/12/2017
Nearly 600 people gathered Saturday on campus for a gala dinner to honor President Bill Destler and his spouse, Rebecca Johnson.

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6/9/2017
Officials from Japan’s Kanazawa Institute of Technology visited to take part in a signing ceremony for RIT’s first international dual degree agreement.

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6/9/2017
East House Enrichment Program offered a Creative Journaling class.

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6/9/2017
Kimberlee Keithley shared the Norman Miles Scholarship with her mentor, Steven Weinstein.

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6/9/2017
Researchers from RIT developed a high-speed internet highway for emergency first responders and managers.

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6/8/2017
RIT was awarded a grant to involve and retain deaf/hard-of-hearing, female and African-American, Latino/a-American and Native American students in the College of Science.

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6/7/2017
The 19th Annual RITirees Picnic honored retired faculty and staff members.

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6/6/2017
The “Wear Orange: Art to Action” exhibit at Gallery r highlights National Gun Violence Awareness Month. The show is on view through Sunday.

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6/4/2017
Genesee Valley QuiltFest 2017 displayed over 600 quilts in the Gordon Field House.

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6/1/2017
Volunteers sort items left behind by students moving out of the dorms for the upcoming Goodbye, Goodbuy! sale in August.

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May

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5/31/2017
RIT researcher Matt Hoffman talked to fifth graders at the Harley School this week about plastic pollution in the Great Lakes.

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5/30/2017
The men's lacrosse team placed second in the nation after falling to Salisbury University in the NCAA Division III Championship game on Sunday.

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5/24/2017
Unlike today, yesterday’s weather was perfect for the annual Bob Howie Memorial Classic Car Display. Dave and Sandra Sluberski dressed to complement their 1930 Ford Model A coupe.

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5/24/2017
RIT Staff Council hosted its yearly Bob Howie Memorial Classic Car Display May 24 as part of the annual Staff Appreciation Day and Community Picnic.

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5/22/2017
RIT’s Class of 2017 included a record number of 44 students from the diagnostic medical sonography program in the College of Health Sciences and Technology.

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5/19/2017
Soon-to-be graduates gather ahead of RIT’s 132nd commencement celebration. College ceremonies take place throughout the day today and Saturday.

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5/19/2017
Soon-to-be graduates gather ahead of RIT’s 132nd commencement celebration. College ceremonies take place throughout the day today and Saturday.

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5/18/2017
CASTLE (Center for Advancing STEM Training, Learning and Education) celebrated RIT faculty and student research.

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5/17/2017
Seniors decorated their caps for graduation during Senior Week. Convocation is noon–2 p.m. tomorrow in the Gordon Field House, and a live stream will be available online.

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5/16/2017
Students in the School for American Crafts’ ceramics, glass, metals and jewelry design and furniture design programs displayed their work at the annual Walkthrough.

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5/15/2017
RIT’s Telefund, a group of students who call members of the RIT community to fundraise, celebrated surpassing their April goal with an ice cream social with President Bill Destler.

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5/15/2017
Two students graduating from RIT this week are the first to receive bachelor’s degrees in RIT’s new Digital Humanities and Social Sciences program.

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5/14/2017
The baseball team defeated Clarkson 9-4 on Friday for the Tigers’ first Liberty League Tournament Championship and first NCAA Division III tournament appearance.

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5/12/2017
RIT students, faculty and staff gathered for the final Gray Matter discussion for the semester.

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5/11/2017
James Watters, senior vice president of Finance and Administration, and student Wilson Darko were honored with the Alfred L. Davis Distinguished Public Service Awards.

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5/10/2017
The RIT community got to experience the sights, sounds and flavors of RIT’s campuses abroad with virtual reality headsets, music by WITR-FM and food by Brick City Catering.

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5/10/2017
The quad area near Louise Slaughter Hall and Sustainability Institute Hall has been officially named Destler-Johnson Quad in honor of President Bill Destler and Rebecca Johnson.

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5/9/2017
Nathan Stevens accepted the top prize in the student category for the first-ever New York State Game Development Challenge.

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5/8/2017
Iris portraits were taken at the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival on May 6.

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5/7/2017
Student Helen Snell makes a facial mask at the “Prosthetics to Special Effects: Life Mask Creation” exhibit at Imagine RIT on Saturday.

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5/7/2017
RIT Formula Racing opened its 25th anniversary season at the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival on May 6.

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5/5/2017
Step Afrika!, one of the top 10 African American dance companies in the country, performed at RIT. The group, founded in 1994, tours internationally.

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5/4/2017
RIT/NTID hosted the annual Student Research Fair April 28 in Rosica hall.

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5/4/2017
Josh Meltzer, assistant professor of photojournalism, hangs images for the RIT National Press Photographers Association’s “What We Do” exhibit ahead of today’s opening reception.

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5/4/2017
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Heath Boice-Pardee spoke about his career path as part of the First Talk speaker series.

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5/3/2017
Members of RIT’s Muslim Student Association and others painted a new mural in the tunnels.

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5/2/2017
NTID celebrated the retirement of faculty and staff with NTID President Gerry Buckley.

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5/2/2017
RIT/NTID’s CSD-Student Development Center celebrated 10 years last week.

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5/1/2017
Andy Grammer performed on Saturday as part of SpringFest.

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April

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4/28/2017
The third annual Global Learning Symposium celebrated the experiences of faculty and students who recently traveled abroad.

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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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