Campus Spotlight

March

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3/30/2012
The women’s hockey team receives a key to the city March 30.

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3/30/2012
Mixed-media artist Radcliffe Bailey spoke March 29 in Webb Auditorium.

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3/29/2012
Actress and author Victoria Rowell discusses the portrayal of women in the media.

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3/29/2012
Actress and New York Times best-selling author Victoria Rowell discussed the portrayal of women in the media, both positively and negatively, during a talk on March 29. As a woman in the media spotlight, Rowell has firsthand experience with how women are portrayed across various mediums. Rowell signed books before her talk in Ingle Auditorium.

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3/29/2012
RIT’s National Science Fair for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students was held March 24.

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3/28/2012
More than 2,900 job seekers attended the Spring Career Fair on Wednesday.

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3/28/2012
Passers-by receive tulips and chocolate on March 28 for Women’s History Month.

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3/27/2012
Jason Shanley is a business management student in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business who won a scholarship to RIT after winning first prize in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Regional “Bright Ideas” competition last May. Shanley is the CEO of UrLocker, which makes a variety-pack of removable, reusable designs for school lockers. His business was featured on BizKid$, a weekly series on PBS/WXXI-TV that teaches kids about money.

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3/26/2012
Children stand ready to scour Eastman Kodak Quad at the annual egg hunt March 24.

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3/24/2012
The Exact Theatre Ensemble performs a staged reading of “Playing with Fire.”

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3/23/2012
The RIT Pep Band performs in Global Village on March 23.

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3/22/2012
RIT students were treated to a southern-themed dinner at Grace Watson Dining Hall on March 20. The meal included gumbo, fried chicken, pork chops, cornbread, blackened tofu and a variety of desserts.

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3/22/2012
Students get a look at a millipede during a visit from the Seneca Park Zoo.

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3/21/2012
Steven Morse and David Kelbe, center, were honored for their public service.

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3/20/2012
RIT announces that the women’s hockey team is applying to move to Division I.

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3/19/2012
Student Samuel Sandoval gets his head shaved during a fundraiser for cancer research.

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3/19/2012
The women’s hockey team claims its first NCAA Division III National Championship.

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3/18/2012
RIT women’s hockey claimed its first NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey National Championship on March 17. RIT defeated Norwich University 4-1 at the Frank Ritter Ice Arena. RIT goalie Laura Chamberlain, named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, made 27 saves during the final game.

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3/15/2012
The 2012 United Way campaign kicked off Thursday with a carnival and prize auction.

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3/15/2012
RIT’s 2012 United Way campaign kicked off on March 15 with a carnival and prize auction. Here, Adel Henen, facilities management, plays Shake, Rattle and Roll to win a ticket for the auction.

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3/13/2012
The Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics competition roared into the Gordon Field House for “Rebound Rumble” March 9-10. More than 3,000 students, teachers, mentors and guests cheered on 41 teams, from across the Northeast and Canada, vying for positions at the national competition in April. Here, a student group, The Buzz, from World of Inquiry School 58, sang the national anthem before the competition.

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3/13/2012
Brandon Edquist, left, and Matthew Pituk created the three winning poster designs that will soon be seen around campus during RIT’s 2012 United Way campaign. Katherine Olsen, associate professor in NTID’s arts and imaging studies program, says her graphic design course project on “United Way Posters” was initiated 10 years ago. “It’s competitive but collaborative and the students all help one another to create a persuasive design for the purpose of fundraising. Brandon and Matthew are immensely talented, work closely together in class and really do influence each other’s designs, so it’s no surprise they both won.”

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3/12/2012
James Salzano, president of Clark Companies Inc., was a guest speaker at the 8th annual Executive MBA alumni event, “Sharpen the Saw,” on March 9. Salzano is an Irondequoit native and an accounting major alumnus who graduated from RIT’s E. Philip Saunders College of Business in 1987. Salzano says Clarks, a privately owned shoe wear company with 14,000 employees worldwide, remains focused on customer loyalty and innovative styles combined with comfort technology.

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3/10/2012
The Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics competition roared into the Gordon Field House for “Rebound Rumble” March 9-10. More than 3,000 students, teachers, mentors and guests cheered on 41 teams, from across the Northeast and Canada, vying for positions at the national competition in April. Here, students cheer for their team.

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3/9/2012
Stephen Bosworth speaks at Sharpen the Saw, the annual Executive MBA alumni event.

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3/9/2012
More than 40 teams participated in the regional FIRST Robotics contest March 9–10.

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3/8/2012
Jason Faulring, left, and Don McKeown turn data from disasters into information maps.

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3/6/2012
Business students spent their spring break in Dubai.

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3/5/2012
Kate Winnebeck, left, and Tracy Freas have developed an outreach and education program that provides ergonomics assessment and training for companies in New York and outside the state.

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3/1/2012
Lyndsey Saunders, a third-year advertising and public relations student, tweets during her e-Journalism class. Twitter and blogs are social-media methods of communication. Saunders has a blog on fashion.

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February

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2/29/2012
Packaging science, graphic design and industrial design students teamed up in a design competition.

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2/28/2012
Sydney Seaver, senior professional advisor, works with third-year student Kevin Mulholland to evaluate course options in pursuit of his computer engineering technology degree. Advising is a key aspect of RIT’s pledge to help all students effectively navigate the upcoming switch to semesters.

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2/27/2012
Gallery r’s Poetry, Craft & Performance exhibit runs through April 7.

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2/24/2012
Engineering students demonstrate their senior design projects at a poster session.

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2/22/2012
The Gallery at the Arts & Cultural Council presents work by professor Leonard Urso.

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2/21/2012
City Council member Elaine Spaull addresses the crowd at a women’s leadership event.

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2/20/2012
Former RIT hockey player Tom Keene ’75 is interviewed by WITR-FM during a game.

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2/20/2012
Ashley Aberg, a fourth-year philosophy major from New York City, has conducted groundbreaking research on intersex infants and was the only undergraduate presenter and attendee at an international conference in Madrid.

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2/17/2012
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo presented highlights of his state budget to the Rochester community Friday at NTID’s Panara Theatre. The governor’s budget proposal aims to close the current $2 billion budget deficit with no new taxes or new fees. The Executive Budget also lays the groundwork for an innovative $25 billion economic development agenda.

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2/17/2012
RIT’s research community was honored Feb. 16 at the Principal Investigators Reception.

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2/17/2012
Gov. Andrew Cuomo discusses his proposed budget this morning at Panara Theatre.

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2/16/2012
Students in the industrial design program along with students from the glass program show off their work from Metaproject 2. Tom Zogas was awarded first-place in the glass category for his ceiling fan design and Dan Ipp took first-place in the industrial design category for his side table design. For this year's Metaproject, students from the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences teamed up with the Corning Museum of Glass where the winning projects were presented to members of the Corning team. The winning projects will also be presented during Design Week in New York City in May.

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2/16/2012
Glass and design students display their work at Metaproject 2.

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2/16/2012
Professor Jim Perkins’ medical illustration was recognized internationally at the World Congress of the Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques in Strasbourg, France, last November. His work, exhibited in “Anatomy of an Image,” is part of the permanent collection at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. Perkins is co-director of medical illustration program, with joint appointments in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences and the College of Health Sciences and Technology.

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2/15/2012
Students marked 100 days before commencement at the Graduation Fair on Feb. 15.

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2/14/2012
Students are serenaded during a Valentine’s Day dinner at Gracie’s.

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2/14/2012
Alumni Chris Spinelli, left, and Jon Mervine own Roc Brewing Co. in Rochester.

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2/13/2012
A company owned by alumni built a camera that’s on the International Space Station.

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2/10/2012
Girls from the City School District visit as part of Girls and Women in Sports Day.

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2/9/2012
The Rochester-Finger Lakes Middle and High School Exhibit runs through Feb. 29.

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2/8/2012
The RIT/NTID Dance Company performs “Off the Wall” through Feb. 12.

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2/7/2012
The Dyer Arts Center is hosting an exhibit and talk on artist Francis Marion Tuttle today.

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2/7/2012
Freeze Fest weekend featured comedian Donald Glover.

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2/6/2012
The cultural organizations of RIT educate and entertain audience members through dance, fashion shows and singing at Global Union’s Unification. As main event at Freeze Fest 2012, Unification allows students and the public to learn more about RIT’s cultural diversity through performances. Global Union is a major student organization that represents international students and cultural organizations at RIT.

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2/6/2012
The Center for Campus Life helped bring the mountain to RIT this winter during the annual Freeze Fest. Students enjoyed Snowzilla, an 80-foot-high inflatable tubing slide, complete with a bounce house underneath.

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2/4/2012
CIAS Dean Lorraine Justice spoke at “A Celebration of Innovation” on Feb. 3.

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2/4/2012
With no snow for Freeze Fest, students delight in puppies from a local animal shelter.

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2/3/2012
MIT’s Sebastian Seung discusses his work with the brain as part of the Gannett Project.

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2/3/2012
The annual Freeze Fest celebration on campus is Feb. 3-5. Photo ice crystals and hot chocolate were offered in the Student Alumni Union. Here, Phoenix Walter, a fourth-year student in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, shows off her likeness in a cube.

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2/3/2012
Scott Franklin, RIT professor of physics, co-wrote Explorations in Physics: An activity-based approach to understanding the world. The class won an award for Inquiry Based Instruction from Science Magazine.

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2/1/2012
Film producer Søren Stærmose (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) visits a writing class.

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2/1/2012
The annual Packaging Science Career Fair took place Feb. 1.

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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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