Campus Spotlight

September

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9/28/2012
Shop OneČ in Global Village is hosting a product launch today.

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9/27/2012
Amanda Bao discussed her research at Research Seed Funding in Action on Sept. 27.

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9/26/2012
Thousands of students and alumni attended the Fall Career Fair on Wednesday.

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9/25/2012
Dangerous Signs, a performance poetry group from NTID, has a unique blend of style.

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9/24/2012
RIT students unofficially broke the world record during Mud Tug 2012.

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9/24/2012
Professor Al Biles played his unique brand of music at the Rochester Fringe Festival.

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9/24/2012
RIT/NTID Dance Company performed AstroDance at the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival on Sept. 22. The dance was conceived and choreographed by Thomas Warfield, director of the RIT/NTID dance program.

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9/24/2012
Barnes & Noble hosted a meet-and-greet with the women’s hockey team on Sept. 22.

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9/22/2012
“Spirits Within” was performed during the Rochester Fringe Festival on Friday.

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9/21/2012
Golisano Institute for Sustainability will showcase green construction and design.

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9/20/2012
Isaiah Thomas himself made a surprise appearance at the 2012 Isaiah Thomas Awards.

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9/20/2012
The American Antiquarian Society received the Isaiah Thomas Award in Publishing.

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9/20/2012
The Little Theatre (240 East Ave.) is the home venue for RIT during the inaugural First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival Sept. 19-23. Theatre, film, dance, music and art are among the offerings by RIT students and faculty. Gallery r, Christ Church and The Little Theater will feature presentations. For a complete list of RIT performances, go to www.rit.edu/fringefest. For more on the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, go to www.rochesterfringe.com.

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9/19/2012
The Community Service Fair was held Wednesday in the SAU lobby.

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9/18/2012
RIT students have created several urban gardens in the community.

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9/17/2012
Taylor Deer, a fourth-year management student from Williamsville, N.Y., will lead the student community as the newly elected RIT Student Government President.

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9/14/2012
AstroDance will be performed Saturday as part of the Rochester Fringe Festival.

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9/13/2012
Jonathan Clancy of Sotheby’s Institute of Art gives a talk on American studio ceramics.

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9/13/2012
RIT kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month Thursday with food, music, poetry and dance.

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9/12/2012
Doctoral student Monica Kempsell Sears studies manipulating wavelengths of light.

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9/11/2012
Hundreds of students enjoyed everything apple at NTID’s annual Applefest.

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9/10/2012
Thomas Skowronski places a flag among hundreds of others in honor of 9/11 victims.

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9/10/2012
Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley discusses the evolution of gaming at a conference.

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9/5/2012
Bevier Gallery is hosting an opening reception tonight for the Frans Wildenhain exhibit.

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9/3/2012
Construction is under way for Sebastian and Lenore Rosica Hall.

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9/1/2012
The annual Lighting The Way ceremony welcomed female students to campus Friday.

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9/1/2012
RIT held its seventh annual Lighting The Way ceremony on Aug. 31 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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August

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8/31/2012
Taylor Deer, president of Student Government, welcomed new students and their families during the Student Convocation on Aug. 30.

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8/31/2012
Student Convocation welcomed new students and their families to RIT on Friday.

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8/31/2012
Community members cheer on freshmen as they take the Tiger Walk to Convocation.

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8/30/2012
Community members cheer on freshmen as they take the Tiger Walk to Convocation.

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8/30/2012
Health sciences Dean Daniel Ornt meets new students and their families.

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8/30/2012
College of Health Sciences and Technology Dean Daniel Ornt, M.D., meets with incoming students and their families Aug. 30.

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8/29/2012
In support of sustainability efforts, new students received reusable water bottles.

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8/29/2012
The Resource Fair, held Aug. 29, featured introductions to a variety of RIT departments. Here, RIT student Patience Ibezim directs new students and families to register.

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8/29/2012
President Bill Destler helps new students get settled on Wednesday.

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8/28/2012
Hundreds of incoming students attended Graduate Student Orientation on Tuesday.

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8/28/2012
President Bill Destler addresses faculty and staff this morning in Ingle Auditorium.

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8/22/2012
Members of Perinton Youth Hockey wait to take the ice at Ritter Arena.

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8/20/2012
Tom Caruso ’72 (finance and management) learned that construction was his future career while on co-op at RIT in the 1970s. Today he is vice president of Campus Construction.

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8/17/2012
Student Hanna Stoehr talks with Wildenhain pottery collector Robert Johnson.

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8/15/2012
Brian Duddy, senior research administrator for RIT’s Sponsored Research Services, recently published “Invasion Stripes: The Wartime Diary of Captain Robert Uhrig, USAAF and the Dawn of American Military Airlift.” The book is a biography of Uhrig’s service during World War II, told in his own words from extensive diary entries and letters to his wife. According to Duddy, the story is “an original source of history, written completely in the moment.” The book can be purchased by contacting Duddy directly or through the Lulu website, www.lulu.com.

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8/12/2012
Noella Kolash explains her work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium Aug. 10.

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8/12/2012
More than 450 people attended the Undergraduate Research Symposium on Aug. 10. Undergraduate students presented their research in either oral presentations or poster presentations. Sessions were broken up by the following themes: chemistry and materials, energy and sustainability, imaging and optics, modeling and simulations, social sciences and humanities, and biomedical and life sciences. RIT alumna Brandy Pappas, now a biophysics graduate student at Harvard, and Edward Reinfurt (shown here), director of the division of science, technology and innovation within the Empire State Development Corp., delivered keynote addresses.

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8/10/2012
More than 450 people attended the Undergraduate Research Symposium on Aug. 10. Undergraduate students presented their research in either oral presentations or poster presentations. Sessions were broken up by the following themes: chemistry and materials, energy and sustainability, imaging and optics, modeling and simulations, social sciences and humanities, and biomedical and life sciences. RIT alumna Brandy Pappas (shown here), now a biophysics graduate student at Harvard, and Edward Reinfurt, director of the division of science, technology and innovation within the Empire State Development Corp., delivered keynote addresses.

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8/9/2012
Lose the Training Wheels camp helps kids with autism learn how to ride a bike.

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8/9/2012
Professor Caroline DeLong and student Kenneth Tyler Wilcox are studying river otters.

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8/6/2012
See “DRAW Artists and Their Mentors” in the Dyer Arts Center through Aug. 10.

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8/3/2012
Building a robotic vehicle was only one of the activities that drew female deaf and hard-of-hearing middle schoolers to attend RIT/NTID’s TechGirlz camp. The program offers girls the chance to get a head start thinking about their dream careers by participating in science, technology, engineering and math activities. Along the way the students made new friends from all over the United States and had fun visiting an amusement park. TechBoyz, underway at the same time, offered similar opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing middle school boys.

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8/2/2012
In the foreground, Matt Switzer, left, updates professors John Waud and Sarah Brownell on the modifications his senior design team made to a UV water-treatment system used in Mexico. In the background, Phil Floroff, left, Evan Hall, center, and Tyler Josselyn unpack the circuit board that will operate the system.

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July

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7/26/2012
Students in the Democrat and Chronicle’s multimedia journalism academy visit campus.

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7/24/2012
Everyday Engineering campers assemble skateboards in the Toyota Production Systems Lab.

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7/23/2012
The work of Kodak retiree Neil Montanus ’53 is on view at the High Falls Gallery.

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7/23/2012
High school students attend NTID’s Explore Your Future summer camp.

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7/20/2012
“Under the Influence: DRAW Artists and Their Mentors” is on exhibit in the Dyer Arts Center through Aug. 10.

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7/19/2012
Work continues on the state-of-the-art facility for the Golisano Institute for Sustainability.

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7/18/2012
Summer Start Up Program works with student entrepreneurs to help them accelerate the development of their business concepts. The program is sponsored by the E. Philip Saunders College of Business and the Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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7/17/2012
Students present their research at the Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium.

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7/16/2012
Caroline DeLong, RIT assistant professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts, works with Catina Wright, a zookeeper at Rochester’s Seneca Park Zoo, to study object perception in river otters. DeLong’s research in this area began with marine mammals—namely dolphins and whales—and now involves other aquatic animals including goldfish and otters.

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7/13/2012
Twelve solar cars hit the road from RIT in the American Solar Challenge race.

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7/12/2012
RIT students have partnered with residents in Rochester’s Marketview Heights neighborhood to create several gardens throughout the community. Through the University/Community Partnerships program in the College of Liberal Arts, RIT students educate neighborhood children about proper nutrition, where their food comes from, the benefits of growing their own food, and musical and artistic expression in the garden. In addition, all of the food cultivated in the garden is free to community residents.

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7/5/2012
Many international students enroll in classes organized by the English Language Center.

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7/3/2012
Imaging science doctoral candidate Abdul Syed was honored at a conference.

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June

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6/29/2012
David Brown of OptiCool discusses RIT’s data-center cooling technology.

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6/29/2012
Graduate student Alexandra Artusio-Glimpse recently won a prestigious fellowship.

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6/20/2012
Leadership coach Annie McKee speaks at the Women’s Leadership Conference June 19.

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6/19/2012
More than 80 graduate students at RIT Dubai received master’s degrees last week.

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6/14/2012
The university held its 14th annual RITirees Picnic in the Gordon Field House on June 13. The picnic honored all RIT retirees and welcomed a new class of retirees from 2012. The 2012 “RITirees Award” honored retired faculty member William Keyser from the School for American Crafts and retired staff member Linda Sallade, shown here, from Student Affairs.

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6/14/2012
RIT held its 14th annual RITirees Picnic June 13.

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6/13/2012
Orange and brown are popular colors in the wardrobes of the Lamb family. From left, Connor, Chuck, Susan and Devin are all active members of the RIT community and “tigers” at heart.

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6/11/2012
Ryan Norris, left, and Benson Yu, fifth-year engineering majors, are part of the senior-design team that helped put a little extra swirl in Wegmans Food Markets marble cakes. The team designed equipment consisting of swirler modules to be used in the Bakeshop.

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6/7/2012
David Royka’s class recently worked on a project with the Toy Resource Center.

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6/5/2012
Race-walker Rachel Zoyhofsky is headed to the U.S. Olympic time trials in July.

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6/4/2012
Nicole Mallory, a third-year physician assistant student, competed in the U.S. Olympic trials for flat-water kayaking in April, hoping to earn a coveted spot on the Olympic team. She placed fourth overall in the 500-meter race and took second place in the 500-meter kayak double with her racing partner, falling just short of making the team. Mallory has her sights set on the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.

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6/1/2012
Researchers from RIT and UB held the Joint Workshop on Disaster Response last week.

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May

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5/31/2012
The Financial Management Association recently met with executives in New York City.

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5/30/2012
RIT Staff Council hosted the Bob Howie Memorial Classic Car Display on May 30.

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5/29/2012
MBA candidate Adena Thomson’s journey to RIT started with tenacity and a violin.

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5/29/2012
RIT celebrates its new crop of graduates with the university’s 127th commencement. The two-day observance kicked off during Academic Convocation on May 25 in RIT’s Gordon Field House and Activities Center. Here, students from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf line up for their ceremony in the Ritter Ice Arena.

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5/28/2012
More than 4,000 undergraduates and graduates received degrees last weekend.

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5/25/2012
Bill Nye gave the keynote address at RIT’s 127th commencement on May 25.

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5/24/2012
Neil Hair is a 2012 recipient of an Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching. Hair is an associate professor of marketing in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business. In 2006, he received the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Both awards are named in honor of M. Herbert and Elsa Bausch Eisenhart. Mr. Eisenhart was the longtime president and board chairman of Bausch & Lomb Inc. and a member of RIT’s Board of Trustees for more than 50 years.

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5/24/2012
Bernard Brooks, above, Neil Hair and Dan Bogaard earned this year’s Eisenhart Awards.

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5/22/2012
Dan Bogaard is a 2012 recipient of an Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching. Bogaard, an associate professor of information technology in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, is a faculty advisor for the college’s Web development minor and teaches courses in information technology, including Web client-side and client-server programming. The award is named in honor of M. Herbert and Elsa Bausch Eisenhart. Mr. Eisenhart was the longtime president and board chairman of Bausch & Lomb Inc. and a member of RIT’s Board of Trustees for more than 50 years.

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5/22/2012
School for American Crafts students display their work for the “Walk-Through” May 21.

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5/21/2012
Deputy Labor Secretary Seth Harris visits facilities in Louise M. Slaughter Hall.

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5/21/2012
Design student Paula Garcia re-designed a hand splint for spinal cord patients.

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5/20/2012
Jason Kolodziej is the 2012 recipient of the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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5/18/2012
Dylan Heuer has worked with the Rochester Red Wings and now works for MLB.com.

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5/17/2012
Professor Grover Swartzlander is helping astronomers learn about unresolved sources of light in space.

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5/16/2012
RIT welcomes dt ogilvie as dean of the E. Philip Saunders College of Business.

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5/15/2012
Interpreter and fitness instructor Daniel Maffia is featured in a new workout DVD.

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5/14/2012
Science students Kimbria Blake and Colin Axel were named Goldwater Scholars.

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5/12/2012
“Silent Laughter” is a silent movie performed live on stage and celebrates the glory days of the great comic actors of the 1920s such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and the Mack Sennett Comedy Factory. The play features deaf and hearing actors on stage without voice interpretation for the deaf actors or ASL interpretation for the hearing actors. Performance dates are May 10-13 in the Robert F. Panara Theatre and the production is directed by Jerry Argetsinger.

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5/11/2012
Mary-Beth Cooper ‘throws’ her support into the Quarter Mile Challenge on May 10.

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5/11/2012
“Silent Laughter,” on stage though Sunday, honors the great comic actors of the 1920s.

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5/10/2012
Shawn Gray, left, fourth-year film and animation major, and Thomas Macias, third-year multidisciplinary studies major, rehearse for the upcoming production of “Dog Sees God” May 17-20 in Booth Hall room A428.

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5/10/2012
Runners get pelted with colored powder during the RIT Color Run 5K race.

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5/9/2012
“Fine Arts Studio Senior Exhibition” runs through May 19 at Gallery r.

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5/8/2012
Refugee children from Mary’s Place joined RIT volunteers on a tour of Imagine RIT.

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5/8/2012
Four people were inducted in RIT’s Innovation Hall of Fame on May 4. From left to right, Kevin Surace ’85; Robin Cass, representing the School for American Crafts in honor of the late Aileen Osborn Webb; Patricia Moore ’74; Dean Kamen and President Bill Destler.

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5/6/2012
A record 35,000 spectators discovered the latest in the arts, science, technology and entrepreneurship on May 5 at the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. The festival, with Time Warner Cable as the premier sponsor, involved 2,700 participants and more than 600 volunteers. The festival has now drawn more than 140,000 visitors in five years. In 2013, the festival will be held May 4.

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5/5/2012
Women in Engineering zaps the competition in the E-Dragster Race on Saturday.

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5/4/2012
The 27th Big Shot puts Seabreeze Amusement Park in the spotlight.

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5/3/2012
John Del Monte accepts the Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award honoring his late father.

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5/3/2012
Sculptor Elizabeth Turk wrapped up this year’s Gannett Project on May 2.

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5/2/2012
Georgia Gosnell announces a $5 million commitment to RIT yesterday.

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5/2/2012
RIT Hillel sponsored a free falafel pita tasting on April 30 in front of the Student Alumni Union. The event was a celebration of Israel’s 64th Independence Day on April 26.

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5/1/2012
Students snuggled with dogs from Scottsville Veterinary Adoptions for Spring Fest.

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April

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4/30/2012
Photographers from Magnum Photos visit for a lecture and book signing.

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4/27/2012
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand sponsored a summit at RIT on manufacturing in New York.

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4/27/2012
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand convened leading experts from industry, government and academia for a summit at RIT’s Center for Student Innovation on April 27. The event focused on strategies to bring about a manufacturing renaissance to upstate New York. Here, U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson provided the keynote address.

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4/26/2012
E-Dragster Race participants show off their vehicles to President Destler.

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4/26/2012
RIT and Sen. Joe Robach attend the Greening Your Campus contest in Albany.

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4/24/2012
Fifth-year packaging student Zack Loughery worked with the preservation team at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film to protect some of photography’s history using modern packages. He was part of a team that developed a new archival storage and protection covering for daguerreotypes.

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4/23/2012
The College of Liberal Arts honored students on Friday for excellence in writing.

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4/23/2012
The RIT Anime Club hosted its annual convention, Tora-Con, on April 21-22.

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4/21/2012
A celebration for the national champion RIT women’s hockey team was held on April 20.

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4/21/2012
Lorraine Justice, dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, spent seven years in China as dean of the School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her new book, China Design Revolution, from The MIT Press, is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon and the MIT Press website. The book discusses the history of design and innovation in China along with current designs and global brands. It explores design’s role in China’s economic boom.

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4/20/2012
The RIT women’s hockey team captured its first NCAA Division III championship and the first national championship for a women’s sport at RIT on March 17. A celebration for the team took place April 20 in Fireside Lounge. Players signed autographs on posters and shirts.

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4/20/2012
RIT and partnering groups visit the Harley School for a science outreach program.

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4/19/2012
The Tiger East End Express connects the RIT campus to Rochester’s East End from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday nights. RIT students can hop the bus for the opportunity to explore Rochester clubs, theaters, restaurants, stores, galleries and museums.

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4/18/2012
Annual Leadership Awards were presented to student leaders on April 18.

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4/17/2012
J. Ford Huffman, formerly of USA Today, spoke April 16 on the future of news.

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4/16/2012
About 400 men and women walked a mile in heels on April 15 to support victims of domestic violence. Alpha Sigma Alpha members coordinated the event. All proceeds went to the Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims, a Rochester organization that provides free services to people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and have experienced domestic violence or sexual abuse.

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4/16/2012
About 400 walkers hiked a mile April 15 to support victims of domestic violence.

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4/16/2012
Civil War artist Wendy Allen presents some of her work during a recent colloquium.

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4/15/2012
Photographer Kwaku Alston was recognized at this year’s Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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4/14/2012
The Paleys are featured artists in University Gallery’s newest exhibition.

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4/12/2012
RIT hosted its annual tribute to the Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars on April 12.

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4/12/2012
RIT hosted is annual tribute to the Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars on April 12 in the Gordon Field House. In order to receive the scholars designation, students must have earned a GPA of 3.85 and completed at least 125 quarter credits of study. Selection is also based on factors complementing their academic achievement, including creative work, independent research and community service.

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4/11/2012
Sen. Charles Schumer announced his support for student-loan legislation today at RIT.

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4/10/2012
Rebecca Edwards, associate professor of history and chair of the department, recently published her book, “Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture.” The book is part of the New York University Press’ The History of Disability Series.

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4/9/2012
Students in the Rochester Parkour group clean up Manhattan Square Park.

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4/6/2012
Graduate Thesis 2 is on view through April 18 in Bevier Gallery.

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4/5/2012
Art critic Barry Schwabsky speaks to students in a fine art painting class April 5.

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4/5/2012
Student Erik Ellingson’s family and RIT share some history.

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4/4/2012
Entrepreneur David Bornstein speaks to a sell-out crowd as part of the Gannett Project.

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4/3/2012
Meet the artists behind “Three Artists, Three Views” today in the Dyer Arts Center.

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