Campus Spotlight

January

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1/31/2012
Matt Hamill hosts a Q&A after the RIT premiere of the movie “The Hammer.”

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1/31/2012
Alumni talk about the future of technology in media during an event in New York City.

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1/30/2012
Shark Tank, featuring five student teams competing for the opportunity to turn their start-up businesses into reality, took place on Jan. 24. The first place winners were Christopher Burton (shown here), a junior in management information systems, and Alexander Bennett, a sophomore in industrial design. The student entrepreneurs won $2,000 for their Kinetic Beacon, a non-battery-powered hand-held device used as a GPS tool for intrepid outdoor adventurers.

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1/25/2012
The Center for Student Innovation Fellows Program hosted a nerd auction Jan. 20.

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1/24/2012
The Gallery at the Arts & Cultural Council, 277 N. Goodman St., presents an exhibit of paintings and sculptures by RIT Professor Leonard Urso. The exhibit is on view through Feb. 28.

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1/23/2012
Cornel West, professor, author, musician and philosopher, was the keynote speaker for the 30th annual Expressions of King’s Legacy Celebration on Jan. 23. West, professor of philosophy and Christian practices at Union Theological Seminary, often speaks of the King legacy and social justice.

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1/23/2012
Spoken-word poet Joshua Bennett performs at the Expressions of King’s Legacy event.

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1/23/2012
Garth Fagan Dance members perform as part of the Expressions of King’s Legacy event.

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1/23/2012
In the mid-1990s, Garth Fagan Dance gave its Rochester performances in the Robert F. Panara Theatre at NTID. Fagan Dance, now in its 40th year, and one of the premier modern dance companies in the United States, returned to perform as part of RIT’s annual Expressions of King’s Legacy Celebration on Jan. 23.

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1/23/2012
Poet Joshua Bennett spoke with RIT/NTID students, staff and community members in the Student Development Center Jan. 22 as part of the 30th annual Expressions of King’s Legacy Celebration. Student performance groups Mental Graffiti and Dangerous Signs also performed.

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1/23/2012
Cornel West talks to students before speaking at the Expressions of King’s Legacy event.

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1/23/2012
Area educators in the STEM fields gathered for their first Project Kaleidoscope meeting.

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1/20/2012
The College of Liberal Arts hosted a Major, Minor and Concentration Fair on Friday.

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1/19/2012
Some of RIT’s newer research participants are getting a helping hand. The Office of the Vice President for Research has awarded more than a dozen seed-funding grants of $5,000 each to support proposed research initiatives. The awards result from the faculty members’ participation in the annual Grant Writers’ Boot Camp program. Recipients of this year’s seed funding awards include (top row from left) Hans Schmitthenner, Hinda Mandell, Ivan Puchades, Wei Le, (bottom from left) Jennifer Adams, Susan Lane-Outlaw, Christine Monikowski and Patricia Taboada-Serrano. They’re joined by David Bond, director of Sponsored Research Service (bottom right).

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1/18/2012
Conductor Michael Ruhling leads a rehearsal of the RIT Orchestra.

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1/17/2012
Mike Every is generating a lot of buzz over his work with telescope mirrors.

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1/16/2012
Gallery r’s Invitational Exhibit of CIAS faculty and students opened Jan. 12.

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1/12/2012
Sam Campanaro ’57 (illustrative photography) is best known for this famous photograph 15 Babies, which he shot in 1983 for a Kodak Colorama campaign. Here, Campanaro points to his grandson, who was one of the models for the shot. Campanaro worked for Eastman Kodak Co. for 42 years and continues to make pictures today.

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1/10/2012
Alumnus John Eades is one of only a few manufacturers making sandals in the U.S.

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1/9/2012
Student entrepreneurs and innovators attend the Sustainable University IdeaLab workshop.

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1/3/2012
Tony Zanni ’07 (graphic design) is the creative partner at Dock 2 Letterpress, a commercial letterpress business in Webster, N.Y.

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1/3/2012
David Eckler ’83 (printing management) is the owner of Dock 2 Letterpress, a commercial letterpress business in Webster, N.Y.

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December

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12/28/2011
New faculty member Michael Schrlau joined the Kate Gleason College of Engineering this fall and has been working to balance classroom activities, research and department tasks. He talked to undergraduate engineering students about his research about unique strategies using nanotubes to study cells, tissue and larger biological systems.

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12/27/2011
Josh Turner, left, works on a mold for a turbine blade for Kosovo Wind Gardens.

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12/23/2011
Student Kelly Canham recently went to Mexico to conduct imaging science research.

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12/21/2011
Dr. Daniel Ornt is VP and dean of the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology.

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12/20/2011
Lisa Hermsen, associate professor of English and department chairperson in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, recently published a book on the history of mania and mental illness.

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12/19/2011
Attendees at the Finance and Administration holiday breakfast Dec. 19 admired and photographed the gingerbread houses on display. Each dining area created a gingerbread house for a competition this year.

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12/17/2011
Michael Schrlau, left, helps his mechanical engineering students after class.

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12/15/2011
Gabriella Ramos hands over a collection of handmade scarves as part of a donation to the Rush-Henrietta Area Food Terminal’s Holiday Food Basket program. Ramos is enrolled in the Urban Poverty class in RIT’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

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12/14/2011
The School for American Crafts annual holiday craft sale ends today.

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12/13/2011
Patrick Chan is an alumnus of the micro-e program, which is marking a milestone.

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12/12/2011
RIT student musicians showed off their skills Dec. 9 at ROC the Mic in the Student Alumni Union. Soloists and bands of multiple genres participated in the competition hosted by RIT’s College Activities Board and WITR-FM (89.7), RIT’s student-run campus radio station. Performers competed for a free recording session and interview at WITR’s “Rochester Sessions” and other prizes.

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12/12/2011
The Metalworks and Hooks and Needles clubs are selling their pieces through Dec. 15.

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12/11/2011
Students collected children’s books and made hats for families affected by Hurricane Irene.

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12/9/2011
Faculty, staff and alumni held their annual Winter Craft Sale last Friday.

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12/9/2011
The a cappella group Encore performed Thursday for the Go Global Holiday Celebration.

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12/9/2011
Biomedical animator Drew Berry discussed his work as part of the Gannett series.

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12/8/2011
Paul Spacher ’82 (mechanical engineering) helped develop a system to cool the battery in the Chevy Volt. His work is a reason the electric car can travel 35 miles or more on battery power.

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12/7/2011
The RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press hosted a holiday card-making event Wednesday.

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12/7/2011
Shop One2 is hosting a trunk show Thursday for the Go Global Holiday Celebration.

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12/6/2011
Students, faculty and staff meet via Telepresence with Cisco Systems officials in California.

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12/5/2011
Vincent F.A. Golphin, assistant professor of English, recently published “10 Stories Down,” his collection of poems written during his time in China.

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12/2/2011
Gallery r unveils its new space with the exhibit “Prologues” and an open house today.

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November

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11/30/2011
Dean Lorraine Justice hopes to propel CIAS to a world leader in arts and imaging.

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11/29/2011
Reporter magazine received a Pacemaker Award for its 2011 Imagine RIT issue.

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11/28/2011
Deer and other wildlife often wander around campus this time of year.

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11/23/2011
Gabriella Martinez ’08 shows off her specialty dog treats to her Labrador, Andrea.

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11/22/2011
Construction is moving along on the Golisano Institute for Sustainability.

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11/22/2011
Steve Shapiro, center, who graduated in 2004 with a degree in information technology, developed the idea for Digsby in a graduate entrepreneurship class at RIT in the fall of 2005. He launched the company in March 2006 and all seven employees are RIT graduates. The company was acquired by Tagged, the leading social network for meeting new people, and all employees moved to San Francisco.

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11/17/2011
Jake Torcello ’09 opened Nathan’s Soup and Salad in the Student Alumni Union last year.

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11/16/2011
Researchers are using wireless technology to improve EKG devices.

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11/14/2011
RIT’s Quidditch Club earned 2nd place in the Quidditch World Cup in New York City.

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11/11/2011
RIT’s Corner Crew offers its thanks for Friday’s $4.5 million gift for a new hockey arena.

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11/11/2011
RIT hosted a Veterans Day Recognition and Celebration on Nov. 11.

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11/11/2011
RIT hosted its inaugural Veterans Day Recognition and Celebration today.

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11/10/2011
David Beyerlein was one of the “undecideds” who had yet to choose a major when he came to RIT in 2009. With help from the University Services Program, he found his niche in imaging and photography technology.

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11/9/2011
Photographer Fred Ritchin visited RIT as part of the Gannett Project series.

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11/8/2011
Renowned photographer, editor and professor Fred Ritchin addressed a crowd of about 300 people in Webb Auditorium Nov. 3 as one of the featured speakers of RIT’s Caroline Werner Gannett Project “Visionaries in Motion V” series. Ritchin, author of After Photography and In Our Own Image: The Coming Revolution in Photography, explored how photography and other media have been transformed by the digital age, the new ways of thinking about photography, the future for the photography profession in the “Facebook world,” new problems that the digital age poses and the impact and usefulness of the photographic image in democracy and today’s society. Next up for the series is Drew Berry, award-winning biomedical animator, who speaks Dec. 8.

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11/7/2011
The Tojo Memorial Garden, in Kodak Quad, was recently renovated.

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11/4/2011
RIT Ambulance shows off Defib 63, its new first-response vehicle.

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11/3/2011
The Muslim Student Association dedicated a new mural in the residence hall tunnels.

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11/1/2011
Friday Coffee Chats are held at 1 p.m. at Ellie’s Place by the Student Development Center.

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October

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10/31/2011
Students from the School of Interactive Games and Media organized a flash mob Oct. 31.

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10/31/2011
Trick-or-treaters from Care-A-Lot Child Care made their annual trek to RIT today.

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10/30/2011
The Brick City Student Wellness Fair was held recently on campus.

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10/28/2011
NTID Performing Arts presents ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ tonight and this weekend.

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10/28/2011
Designer and reality-TV star Lisa Roberts visits the Vignelli Center for Design Studies.

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10/27/2011
Frank Warren, creator of the PostSecret blog, shared stories and secrets Oct. 26 at RIT.

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10/27/2011
Thanks to videoconferencing, students from RIT’s main campus and the American College of Management and Technology campus in Zagreb, Croatia, were able to connect with each other and share their first-year experiences. The students spoke about the similarities and differences among the schools and their various cultures. This was part of Maureen Barry’s Interpreting Discovery class held Oct. 25 in the Center for Student Innovation.

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10/27/2011
The women’s hockey team held a meet-and-greet to raise breast cancer awareness.

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10/26/2011
Members of the RIT women’s hockey team in their new, state-of-the-art locker room.

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10/26/2011
President Destler visits RIT Dubai for a new campus dedication ceremony.

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10/25/2011
NTID grad and wrestling champ Matt Hamill took part in a music video filmed on campus.

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10/24/2011
Area students participating in the advanced manufacturing and nano-tech certificate training program worked in the clean room in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering as part of their coursework. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in advanced manufacturing and high-tech industries such as microelectronics and photovoltaics, two growing sectors in western New York. Students participated in classes on microelectronics, surface mount technology and polymer processing. The program is a joint venture between the Genesee County Economic Development Center, Genesee Community College and RIT.

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10/21/2011
Clickable CEO David Kidder spoke at the RIT Entrepreneurs Conference on Oct 21.

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10/20/2011
Old electronics were dropped off for recycling on E-Cycling Day.

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10/19/2011
Greece Olympia junior Rima Gebremariam gets help with her work from Ken Sayres, program director of RIT’s Office of K-12 Programs. Through the program, RIT partners with Greece Olympia High School and Iglesia Educational Centers, offering academic support and college and career preparation through workshops, internships, college tours, counseling and field trips.

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10/18/2011
The Brick City 5k run took place on Oct. 16 around the RIT campus. It was one of the final events during RIT’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 14-16.

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10/17/2011
The men’s hockey team held a meet and greet at Barnes & Noble @ RIT.

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10/16/2011
Michael J. Fox spoke to a sell-out crowd as part of Brick City Weekend.

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10/16/2011
RIT welcomed actor, director and author Michael J. Fox as this year’s Horton Distinguished Speaker Oct. 15, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. Fox added to the many events of RIT’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 14-16. Fox starred in the TV series Family Ties and Spin City, as well as the Back to the Future trilogy, Teen Wolf and The American President. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 at the age of 29, Fox has also become an advocate for increased research funding and awareness for Parkinson’s disease through The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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10/15/2011
RIT welcomed actor, director and author Michael J. Fox as this year’s Horton Distinguished Speaker Oct. 15, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. Fox added to the many events of RIT’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 14-16. Fox starred in the TV series Family Ties and Spin City, as well as the Back to the Future trilogy, Teen Wolf and The American President. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 at the age of 29, Fox has also become an advocate for increased research funding and awareness for Parkinson’s disease through The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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10/14/2011
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart performed as part of Brick City Weekend.

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10/14/2011
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart performed Oct. 14 in RIT’s Gordon Field House and Activities Center, as part of RIT’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend. Hart has landed roles in several feature films, including Scary Movie 3, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Fools Gold. His “Laugh at My Pain” comedy tour was one of the most successful comedy concerts in history, earning over $15,000,000 in ticket sales.

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10/14/2011
ROAR Day brought in more than $40,000, a record total for the event.

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10/14/2011
President Bill Destler and others break ground on NTID’s Sebastian and Lenore Rosica Hall.

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10/14/2011
Donald Brinkman, research project manager for Microsoft Research Connections, thanks members of RIT’s Just Press Play project team and the School of Interactive Games and Media for their work. Brinkman visited RIT for the launch of Just Press Play on Oct. 13 in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. Just Press Play is an interactive video game that helps students explore, uncover secrets, band together and seek a balance in their academic and social lives—all of which help to make a student “awesome.” RIT faculty, staff and students developed the game and it was funded by a $350,000 gift from Microsoft Research.

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10/14/2011
Brick City weekend is here! Michael J. Fox, Kevin Hart and men’s hockey are sold out.

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10/13/2011
RIT/NTID alumni Sean Forbes, a rap musician; Matt Hamill, NCAA wrestling champ and former UFC contender; and Adrean Mangiardi, video director, took over the Frisina Quad on campus and enlisted student talent to film a music video for “The Hammer,” a movie about Hamill’s life, which was filmed in part on the RIT campus and which will be opening in select theaters nationwide on Oct 27th.

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10/13/2011
Hundreds of students attended the 11th annual NTID Job Fair on Oct. 12. More than 40 employers looking to fill summer co-ops and some permanent openings reviewed resumes and met with students.

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10/12/2011
President Bill Destler reads to children at Margaret’s House.

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10/11/2011
Members of WITR hand out T-shirts Tuesday during National College Radio Day.

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10/11/2011
RIT’s Caroline Werner Gannett Project “Visionaries in Motion V” lecture series continued Oct. 10 with a talk by Ryan Knighton, author, screenwriter and professor, who presented “It’s Like, for Real: A Life in Autopathography.” Knighton, who gradually lost his sight after being diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at age 18, wrote his memoir about the experience and was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal, Canada’s national award for the funniest book of the year. “Hilarious, unsentimental and feisty, Ryan Knighton engages both sighted and blind worlds with issues he has encountered at the crossroads of memory, storytelling, technology and the human body,” says Mary Lynn Broe, the Caroline Werner Gannett Professor of Humanities at RIT. The next speaker in the series is Fred Ritchin, author and professor of photography and imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, who comes to RIT Nov. 3.

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10/10/2011
The Glass Pumpkin Patch, held Saturday, continues 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Wednesday.

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10/10/2011
Monroe County Court Judge Vicki Argento speaks at the Restorative Justice Conference.

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10/7/2011
A remote-controlled wheelchair developed by RIT students David Olney and Luticha Doucette transformed into a telepresence robot in the Center for Student Innovation on Oct. 7. A laptop attached to the wheelchair provided an audience at MITRE Corp.’s headquarters in Bedford, Mass., with a virtual tour of the center. The center’s director, Jon Schull, spoke at MITRE’s Innovation Brown Bag Lunch Series about the facility and the innovative, collaborative work among RIT students and faculty. As Schull spoke, students at RIT guided the robot around the center to give MITRE researchers a chance to visit the center, the new Rapid Prototyping lab, and the students.

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10/6/2011
Students can take a tour through the wine regions of the world with Lorraine Hems, a lecturer in the School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation. She’s been recognized for her extensive educational and community service programming about wines and spirits from around the world, and much of that information fills the pages of her new textbook, Passport to the World of Wines. The book covers the history of winemaking through the ages, as well as the uniqueness of wines from different countries. It is a practical guide about pairing wine and foods, hosting a tasting event and providing information about service and storage.

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10/5/2011
David Pankow recently retired from his post as curator of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection.

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10/4/2011
World-renowned designer George Lois is donating his archive to RIT.

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10/4/2011
Biology professor Jeff Lodge describes the hidden benefits of algae.

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10/3/2011
Dennis Andrejko is chairman of the new Master of Architecture program.

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September

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9/29/2011
Writer Clay Shirky spoke during the Social Media and Communication Symposium Sept. 29.

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9/29/2011
Nichelle Stephens spoke during the Social Media and Communication Symposium Sept. 29.

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9/28/2011
More than 200 companies participated in the Fall Career Fair on Sept. 28.

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9/27/2011
The Sands family and Sen. Jim Alesi gave $2 million to the School for American Crafts.

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9/27/2011
Delegates from South Korea recently visited with several instructors at RIT.

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9/26/2011
The 16th annual Mud Tug tournament took place Saturday.

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9/25/2011
RIT students participate in Mud Tug 2011, the annual all out tug-of-war tournament held behind Grace Watson Hall, Sept. 24.

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9/22/2011
Dan Loh ’95 and other Pulitzer Prize-winning alumni received the Isaiah Thomas Award.

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9/21/2011
RIT alumni help sort food at Foodlink as part of the alumni community service day.

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9/20/2011
Barnes & Noble @ RIT features a fair-wage clothing line this year.

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9/19/2011
Pickleball will be offered to students this fall.

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9/18/2011
The RIT eBike Fleet was on display at the Greentopia Festival last weekend.

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9/17/2011
National Medal of Science recipient Esther Conwell kicks off the Gannett Project.

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9/16/2011
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts hosted a Welcome Back Bash for students Sept. 15. The event presented an opportunity for students to meet faculty and staff and helped ignite school spirit and camaraderie among RIT’s Liberal Arts community.

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9/15/2011
Ben Lubin serves as the historian for Photo House.

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9/14/2011
RIT/NTID students gather in the Frisina Quad for the annual Applefest.

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9/13/2011
Hinda Kasher, fine arts studio major from Brooklyn, created this ring sculpture from her Introduction to Sculpture class with Elizabeth Kronfield, in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts & Sciences.

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9/12/2011
Anthony Vodacek is studying the Lake Kivu region in Rwanda.

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9/11/2011
Aristide Economopoulos, left, an award-winning photojournalist with the Newark Star-Ledger and an RIT alumnus, presented “9/11: Reflections and Remembrances” on Sept. 9. The talk was hosted by the Paul & Louise Miller Endowed Professorship. Economopoulos is one of eight RIT alumni whose work from 9/11 is on display through Oct. 17 in the Frank E. Gannett Building lobby. Here, he discusses the work with RIT President Bill Destler.

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9/10/2011
Photo alumnus Aristide Economopoulos and Bill Destler at RIT’s 9/11 photo exhibit.

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9/9/2011
Rwandan officials visit the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science.

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9/8/2011
The Farmers Market is open until 2 p.m. today.

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9/8/2011
George Lois, best known for his controversial magazine covers he designed for Esquire in the 1960s, had an exhibit of his advertising work in the University Gallery. Lois, along with renowned designer Massimo Vignelli, hosted a master’s design workshop at RIT July 24-30.

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9/7/2011
The Strong’s National Museum of Play was the subject of this year’s Big Shot.

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9/6/2011
Rujul Shah, who hails from India and is completing her master’s degree in electrical engineering at RIT, says she often studies in the Wallace Library. “It’s where I go to escape the lab for a while; sometimes I even work on the community puzzle in the library because it relaxes me.”

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9/5/2011
Students arrive on campus for the first day of classes on Sept. 5.

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9/5/2011
An estimated 2,500 freshmen and 900 transfer students arrived on campus for the first day of classes on Sept.5.

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9/3/2011
RIT held its sixth annual Lighting The Way ceremony on Sept. 2 to welcome new female students to campus. The event was sponsored by the Center for Women and Gender, RIT’s Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs and RIT’s Office of the Vice President of Finance and Administration.

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9/2/2011
Incoming students participate in the Tiger Walk ahead of the first day of classes.

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9/2/2011
Ritchie joins others to cheer on freshman students at the Tiger Walk on Sept. 1.

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9/1/2011
Greg Pollock, president of Student Government, welcomed new students and their families during the Student Convocation on Sept. 1. The program included remarks from President Destler; Jeremy Haefner, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; Mary-Beth Cooper, senior vice president for student affairs, and Sandra Connelly, keynote speaker.

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9/1/2011
The Resource Fair, held Aug. 31, featured introductions to a variety of RIT departments. In addition, a selection of local businesses participated.

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August

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8/31/2011
New freshmen arrive at RIT during Move-In day 2011. An estimated 2,500 freshmen and 900 transfer students were welcomed. From left, Lenny, Liz, Linda and Jessica Kellner and Anthony Passerino. Jessica is the first-year student.

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8/31/2011
RIT President Bill Destler lends a hand to first-year student Dan Bartz Wednesday during Move-In Day.

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8/30/2011
President Bill Destler welcomed back RIT faculty and staff on Aug. 30 during remarks that traditionally begin the academic year. Other speakers included Jeremy Haefner, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs; Paul Tymann, chairperson of Academic Senate; Molly Johnson, chairperson of Staff Council; Greg Pollock, Student Government president; and Kevin McDonald, vice president for diversity and inclusion.

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8/29/2011
George Zion, chair of the cross-disciplinary committee for RIT’s calendar conversion initiative, says the university is making significant progress in transforming curricula to accommodate a change to semesters in 2013. The New York State Department of Education has already approved the redesign of most of academic programs.

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8/28/2011
Irma Girón, right, a biotechnology major, presented a poster at the annual meeting of the American Society for Plant Biologists, Aug. 6-10, in Minnesota, describing how the algae enzyme can be used as a target for algaecide. Girón has published two papers on the topic with RIT Professor André Hudson, left.

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8/25/2011
Sharon Morgan Beckford-Foster, visiting assistant professor of English, College of Liberal Arts, recently published her book, Naturally Woman: The Search for Self in Black Canadian Women’s Literature. The book is an exploration of the fiction and poetry of Canadian’s Caribbean writers.

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8/21/2011
Eliza Hammer, a third-year marketing student, was the lead fellow this past school year and a summer fellow a year ago at the Center for Student Innovation. As a summer fellow, she worked on a website for a clean-energy company that allows customers to show how they reduced their home’s carbon footprint. During the school year, Hammer designed a hydroponic system using polyvinyl chloride pipe. She loaned the system to The Harley School, a Rochester private school, so teachers could use it in their school garden. Hammer says RIT students are blessed to have facilities such as the Center for Student Innovation and the Rapid Prototyping Lab, which opened on an appointment basis last spring and is adjacent to the center in Global Village. There, students use three-dimensional printers and a laser cutter/engraver to produce prototypes.

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8/19/2011
Construction is moving along on the Golisano Institute for Sustainability. The facility was made possible through a $13.1 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and $10 million in funding from New York state.

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8/18/2011
What started as a class project for Experimental Filmmaking has made film student Ben Disinger the hottest young commodity within the glitzy music-video industry. Disinger’s creation has become the official video for the song “Virgin,” performed by the rock band Manchester Orchestra. The video has gone viral, appearing online and on network TV outlets like Fuse and mtvU. In July, it won Best Music Video at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival, and Disinger earned Best Director honors.

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8/17/2011
Construction is moving along on the Golisano Institute of Sustainability. The facility was made possible through a $13.1 million grant from NIST and $10 million in funding from New York State.

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8/16/2011
RIT professor Callie Babbitt was presented the AT&T Technology and Environment Award by representatives from AT&T on Aug. 16.

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8/15/2011
Lil Kids on Campus, a six-week camp for children attending Margaret’s House Child Care Center at RIT, welcomed children from Julie Shahin’s kindergarten class at Rochester School for the Deaf on Aug. 12. All of the children enjoyed an outdoor carnival with games and activities and shared lunch together.

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8/15/2011
Lil Kids on Campus, a six-week camp for children attending Margaret’s House Child Care Center at RIT, welcomed children from Julie Shahin’s kindergarten class at Rochester School for the Deaf on Aug. 12. All of the children enjoyed an outdoor carnival with games and activities and shared lunch together.

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8/12/2011
RIT students were among dozens of community volunteers who volunteered during Lose the Training Wheels, hosted by the Gordon Field House and Activities Center Aug. 8-12. The camp helps kids with autism learn how to ride a conventional bike without training wheels, which organizers say builds self-confidence and provides inclusion with peers. UNYFEAT, an organization that supports individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families, sponsored the event. Here, Will Schlindler, an eight-year-old from Pittsford, gets support from Kris Spencer, a third-year interpreting student at NTID.

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8/12/2011
Christopher Sullivan, a mechanical engineering major, was among the more than 200 RIT students who participated in the annual Student Research and Innovation Symposium on Aug. 12. Sullivan presented his preliminary design of an ankle foot orthotic that adapts to differing terrain. Student researchers and innovators presented their work throughout the day at Louise Slaughter Hall and the Center for Student Innovation.

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8/10/2011
Nineteen students experienced college life in RIT residence halls and attended RIT/NTID’s Steps to Success weekend summer camp. The camp is for deaf or hard-of-hearing African-American, Native American or Latino students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in Fall 2011, and who are interested in exploring careers in technology.

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8/9/2011
Nineteen students experienced college life in RIT residence halls and attended RIT/NTID’s Steps to Success weekend summer camp. The camp is for deaf or hard-of-hearing African-American, Native American or Latino students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in Fall 2011, and who are interested in exploring careers in technology.

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8/8/2011
Nineteen students experienced college life in RIT residence halls and attended RIT/NTID’s Steps to Success weekend summer camp. The camp is for deaf or hard-of-hearing African-American, Native American or Latino students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in Fall 2011, and who are interested in exploring careers in technology.

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8/7/2011
Twelve boys experienced college life in RIT residence halls and attended RIT/NTID’s TechBoyz Camp, a weeklong summer camp for deaf or hard-of-hearing boys entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade this fall who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math.

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8/5/2011
Twenty-two girls experienced college life in RIT residence halls and attended RIT/NTID’s TechGirlz Camp, a week-long summer camp for deaf or hard-of-hearing girls entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in fall 2011 who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math.

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8/2/2011
The Dyer Arts Center at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf is hosting the exhibit “Stephanie Kirschen Cole, A Tribute in Celebration of Her Life and Art,” with a reception 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5. Stephanie Kirschen Cole, painter and collagist, was a professor in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Science until her recent passing at the end of May. She had been planning for this solo exhibit for more than a year. It now has been installed to celebrate her life and runs through Aug. 12.

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8/1/2011
More than 200 deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students attended RIT/NTID’s Explore Your Future, a six-day career awareness program in July. They experienced college life and got a taste of real-world careers in business, computing, engineering, science and art.

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