Campus Spotlight

February

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2/28/2013
Student Forrest Shooster gets help from the Spectrum Support Program.

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2/25/2013
Professor Dina Newman is improving the way undergraduates learn to be biologists. Newman is developing resources and outreach activities for BioSciEdNet, a digital library of biology educational materials managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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2/21/2013
Student Wai Hon Chan has spearheaded an effort to reduce food waste on campus.

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2/20/2013
Martha Morgan, assistant professor of archaeology in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, studies garbage as a way to understand human behaviors in both the present and past. In her course, Garbage Archaeology, Morgan’s students learn about their immediate environment of Rochester through the collection, sorting and processing of garbage in their neighborhoods.

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2/19/2013
Sam Rinaldo, a fourth-year civil engineering technology/emergency management and safety student, is part of CAST professor Jennifer Schneider’s research team developing plans for emergency preparedness. He saw firsthand how important community plans are for disaster recovery when he spent part of the fall in New York City helping residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Rinaldo went as part of his service in the U.S. Naval Reserves and worked in lower Manhattan, one of the areas hardest hit by the hurricane, supporting residents without food, water and electricity.

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2/18/2013
Engineering students repurposed old cribs at Margaret’s House into easels.

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2/15/2013
Jingjia Xu uses complex equations to pinpoint the exact location of a heart attack.

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2/14/2013
John and Loriann Macko are one of more than 20 married couples at NTID.

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2/13/2013
Student Cederick Gibbs performs with several campus ensembles.

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2/11/2013
Head coach Bob McVean has created a legacy of success at RIT.

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2/8/2013
Students were treated to an early Valentine’s Day dinner on Feb. 7.

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2/7/2013
Students traveled to Dubai to meet with professionals from the Palace Hotel.

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2/6/2013
The Royal Hunt of the Sun, will run at NTID’s Panara Theater through Feb. 10.

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2/6/2013
Students perused caps, gowns, frames and rings at the Graduation Fair.

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2/6/2013
Artist Wendell Castle, right, gave students feedback in the “hotshop.”

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2/6/2013
World-renowned RIT School for American Crafts Artist-in-Residence Wendell Castle, center, leads an experimental design and execution session with glass program majors on Feb. 5. Castle spoke to students in the “hotshop” before guiding three teams of students in creating martini glasses based on his designs.

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2/5/2013
Jordan Darling demonstrates his invention that helps locate sunken sports vehicles.

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2/5/2013
Global Union hosted its Unification celebration on Feb 2.

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2/4/2013
The a cappella group, Encore, sang during FreezeFest on Feb. 2.

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2/4/2013
Comedian Joel McHale performed as part of Freezefest weekend.

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2/1/2013
Puppies gave out plenty of kisses at PuppyFest during Freezefest.

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2/1/2013
Students celebrated winter during FreezeFest Feb. 1-3.

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2/1/2013
Jeff Culver ’82 (criminal justice), director of security for the World Bank Group and the 2013 distinguished alumnus of the year from RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, leads a breakout session with students during the Conable International Career Development Seminar Feb. 1. The seminar was created to engage students in researching careers with international opportunities. Other seminar presenters included representatives from the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress, the Democracy Program from The Carter Center, and the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. State Department.

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2/1/2013
RIT encouraged students to come out and celebrate winter’s arrival by participating in the annual FreezeFest celebration on campus Feb. 1-3. First-year students Samantha Miller and Kyle Laidlaw check out their snow globe paperweight with their photo inside.

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January

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1/29/2013
President Bill Destler discusses the university’s cost-containment strategies.

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1/29/2013
David Hunke, former publisher of USA Today, spoke about the future of journalism Jan. 29.

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1/29/2013
Artist Alec Hazlett ’71, ’72 sells his pottery in Shop One2 on the RIT campus. Shop One2 is a fine art and craft gallery in RIT’s Global Village which features hand-made, one-of-a-kind artwork by RIT affiliated artists including students, faculty and alumni.

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1/28/2013
Three Mo’ Tenors performed during Expressions of King’s Legacy on Jan. 28.

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1/28/2013
Julianne Malveaux discussed race, gender and culture at Expressions of King’s Legacy.

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1/22/2013
Black History Month kicked off Tuesday with music, performances and food.

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1/22/2013
An exhibition of creative works by NTID faculty is on view in the Dyer Arts Center.

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1/21/2013
Germain Fenger is a doctoral candidate of the Microsystems Engineering program.

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1/21/2013
Professor Roger Dube presents during Native Innovation Day on Jan. 18.

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1/17/2013
Samuel Sandoval’s website DeafTechNews covers technology issues for the deaf community.

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1/16/2013
The RIT cycling team, which has about 30 racing members, is split into three main components: a mountain team, a road team and a cyclocross team. The cyclists compete in races throughout the school year across the northeastern U.S. as part of the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference of USA Cycling Collegiate.

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1/15/2013
Alumnus Stephan Roorda introduces Watson, IBM’s supercomputer and Jeopardy! champion.

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1/14/2013
Cory Barber is vice president of RIT’s bowling club and has bowled three perfect (300) games. The presence of a bowling team at RIT had an impact on Barber’s decision to come here for college.

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1/10/2013
FreezeFest giveaways are held throughout January at various locations on campus.

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1/9/2013
LiDestri Food & Beverage has turned to RIT for help in recycling container liners.

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1/7/2013
Jennifer Harper is among the first students in the Master of Architecture program.

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1/4/2013
Construction on the Gene Polisseni Center has begun.

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1/3/2013
Student Melissa Shukoff is part of RIT’s 49-member equestrian team.

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1/1/2013
Alva Redfield ’41 (chemistry) started his co-op at Eastman Kodak Co. on his 18th birthday in 1939. After graduation he landed a full-time job in the pulp-testing laboratory at Kodak and retired there in 1982.

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December

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12/26/2012
Hospitality students create a variety of treats using Dove chocolates.

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12/21/2012
Delta Sigma Pi organized a walk in honor of victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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12/21/2012
A fuel cell and cooling unit are installed outside Golisano Institute for Sustainability.

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12/20/2012
Children from Margaret’s House sold snowman bookmarks for Hurricane Sandy victims.

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12/19/2012
Golisano Institute for Sustainability received $5 million in capital funding today.

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12/18/2012
Howard Ward shaved his head in support of Robin Wilson as she battles cancer.

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12/18/2012
Elizabeth Goins helps create interactive media embedded with historical details.

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12/17/2012
Barnes & Noble @ RIT hosted a meet and greet with the men’s hockey team Saturday.

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12/15/2012
Software engineering student Dorrene Brown is president of the RIT Fencing Club.

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12/14/2012
A South Korean TV crew visits the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies.

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12/13/2012
A reception honoring Todd Pagano, 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year, was held Dec. 13.

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12/12/2012
Professor Bruce Austin’s book on Frans Wildenhain is available at Friday’s craft sale.

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12/10/2012
Photography students are offering holiday portrait sittings this weekend.

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12/10/2012
If you haven’t had the chance to get your family’s holiday portrait taken yet, RIT is offering portrait sittings Dec. 15-16 as a fundraiser for the university’s annual Big Shot photography project. The portrait location is the Crossroads building on the RIT campus (please park in S Lot). Only cash or checks accepted as payment. Props are not available at the site but participants are welcome to bring their own. For more information, call 585-475-2716.

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12/10/2012
Surround Sound and other musical groups presented ‘Music for the Holidays’ Dec. 8.

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12/10/2012
Anna Ross ’10 (advertising photography) landed her dream magazine job at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She had just finished working there as a photography intern. Now, Ross is an assistant of photo research and special issues photo editor.

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12/5/2012
RIT is honoring photographer Neil Montanus ’53 with an exhibit and reception Thursday.

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12/5/2012
RIT students were treated to a holiday-themed dinner at Grace Watson Dining Hall on Dec. 4. The meal included roasted turkey, steak, salmon, ham, quinoa and eggplant and a variety of desserts. Music was by Me & The Boyz and the Magic Guy provided some tableside tricks.

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12/4/2012
Visitors tour the new building that will house the Golisano Institute for Sustainability.

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12/3/2012
Dr. Daniel B. Ornt joined RIT as the first vice president of the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology last December. In this role, he has emphasized wellness.

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November

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11/30/2012
Scientists Michael Savka and Andre Hudson are studying bacterial genome sequences.

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11/29/2012
Navajo recording artist Radmilla Cody visited for Native American Heritage Month.

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11/29/2012
Haudenosaunee experts demonstrate quillwork for Native American Heritage Month.

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11/28/2012
Midnight Oil, RIT’s newest coffee shop, debuted last week in the Crossroads building.

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11/27/2012
Wil Sideman, from Greene, Maine, is a graduate student in the RIT’s School for American Crafts glass program. Assisting Sideman is Brendan Miller ’12 (MFA), artist in residence. Sideman will graduate from RIT in the spring of 2013.

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11/26/2012
Jeremy Edman ’02 recruits at RIT for JPMorgan Chase.

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11/21/2012
RIT Professor Alan Singer shares an exhibit with his father, Arthur, at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History in Jamestown, NY. “A Guide to Nature: The Art of Arthur Singer, with Alan Singer” has been extended through Dec. 30.

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11/19/2012
Fifteen teams were awarded grants to address access issues for people with disabilities.

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11/16/2012
Professor Denis Cormier explains new equipment in the Earl W. Brinkman Lab.

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11/16/2012
NTID’s Todd Pagano was named U.S. Professor of the Year during a ceremony Nov. 15.

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11/15/2012
The book With Fire examines ceramics professor Richard Hirsch’s work and life.

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11/14/2012
Rachel Mosetick ’12 completed four co-ops as an undergraduate.

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11/13/2012
Randy Vercauteren, director of parking and transportation, explains parking availability.

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11/9/2012
RIT hosted its second annual Veterans Day Breakfast this morning.

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11/8/2012
The Spanish version of RIT professor Mark Fairchild’s “The Color Curiosity Shop, La tienda de las curiosidades sobre el color,” was published in hardcopy in Spain through a collaboration of professor Manuel Melgosa of the University of Granada. The Spanish edition was published by the University of Granada Press in collaboration with Parque de las Ciencias. The Spanish versions is available through Amazon.com. Mark Fairchild is an associate dean for research and graduate education at RIT and a professor in the Munsell Color Science Laboratory in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science.

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11/7/2012
Somalia native Bakar Ali came to the U.S. in 2009. He’s learned English, American Sign Langauge and is active in a group involving cross-registered NTID students enrolled in other colleges at RIT. NTID English professor John Panara recalls Ali as one of his best students citing his leadership skills and commitment.

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11/7/2012
RIT students gathered in Student Innovation Hall Nov. 6 to watch the election results come in from around the country in the race for president. Students were blogging from the event and political data interfaces were available for those who wanted to create apps, games or sites related to the election. The event was sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Lab for Technological Literacy and the Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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11/6/2012
RIT bused students, some voting for the first time, to a polling site in Henrietta.

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11/5/2012
The indie pop band Fun. performed Sunday in the Gordon Field House.

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11/5/2012
“Design Autopsy,” featuring work from industrial design alumni, ends Wednesday.

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11/5/2012
RIT hosted its first collection of unused or expired pharmaceuticals on Nov. 2.

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11/2/2012
RIT partnered with the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services and the Sheriff’s Department to host its first collection of unused, expired and waste drugs on Nov. 2. Thomas M. Sinclair, industrial waste engineer, examined and collected some of the materials.

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11/1/2012
“Arsenic and Old Lace” is on stage at Panara Theatre at 7:30 p.m. today.

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11/1/2012
Forensic psychologist Caroline Easton joins the College of Health Sciences and Technology.

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October

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10/31/2012
The Center for Campus Life hosted a Halloween Bash on Oct. 31 in the Fireside Lounge.

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10/31/2012
The Center for Campus Life hosted a Halloween Bash on Oct. 31 in the Fireside Lounge.

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10/31/2012
The Center for Campus Life hosted a Halloween Bash on Oct. 31 in the Fireside Lounge. Raj Paul, a graduate student in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, celebrated his first Halloween by donning a cutthroat pirate costume and winning a prize for the best and fastest mummy wrap.

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10/30/2012
Storyteller Perry Ground helps kick off Native American Heritage Month.

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10/30/2012
The new building for the Golisano Institute for Sustainability features a roof-top garden.

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10/26/2012
RIT Ambulance crews are wearing pink uniforms for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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10/25/2012
Andrew Quagliata, lecturer in RIT’s communication department and co-organizer of this quarter’s public speaking contest, far right, discusses the Oct. 19 competition with finalists, from left, Laura Schiller, Wesley Musgrove and Josaphat Valdivia. The themes for this quarter’s contest, open to all undergraduate students, were elections and politics. Valdivia won first place for his speech “Why People Don’t Vote.”

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10/24/2012
The Tiger Book Mobile will be parked by the Sun Dial from noon to 2 p.m. today.

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10/22/2012
RIT will open a new Center for Urban Entrepreneurship in the heart of downtown.

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10/22/2012
Luis von Ahn, developer of the anti-spamming technology CAPTCHA, spoke at RIT Oct. 19. He talked about his newest service Duolingo, a language learning platform that helps people learn new languages for free, while at the same time helping to translate text on the Web.

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10/21/2012
Horton Distinguished Speaker Alec Baldwin addressed the RIT community Oct. 20.

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10/20/2012
RIT leaders and dignitaries broke ground Friday for the Gene Polisseni Center.

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10/19/2012
Austin McChord ’09, founder of Datto, spoke at the Entrepreneur’s Conference.

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10/19/2012
Salvatore Di Schino ’36 accepts an award during a celebration of the co-op program.

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10/19/2012
RIT’s cooperative education program, which kicked off in 1912 with 32 students at a dozen local companies, turns 100 years old this academic year. A celebration was held recognizing past achievements and the important role co-op had on the success of RIT graduates on Oct. 18. The keynote speaker, Lindsey Pollak, a career expert and spokesperson for LinkedIn, discussed career trends of the future.

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10/18/2012
The Fund for RIT kicked off its annual giving campaign Thursday on ROAR Day.

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10/18/2012
Hospitality student Nicholas Weidenbach spent 10 days traveling and cooking in Italy.

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10/16/2012
Nicholas Langswager ’12 (graphic design) started working at Fisher-Price Inc. in East Aurora, N.Y., full time in March. He was offered the job after working there as a student last summer in content design and this fall and winter in packaging design.

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10/15/2012
A dunking booth helped raise funds for next year’s Big Shot photo project.

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10/15/2012
Faculty and staff members from the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences were the target of gallons of fun! They volunteered to be on the hot seat in a dunking booth set up outside of Gannett Hall. For $5, people had three chances to try and get them wet. The money raised will help pay for student travel to RIT’s 28th Big Shot next year. The site is not confirmed yet, but more details are expected to be announced soon. Here, Nanette Salvaggio, lecturer in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, gets wet.

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10/13/2012
Hundreds of students seeking co-ops or jobs stopped by the NTID Job Fair on Oct. 10.

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10/11/2012
Global Village hosted the Better Me Wellness Fair on Oct. 10.

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10/10/2012
RIT dedicated a state-of-the art telecommunications system donated by Frontier Corp.

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10/9/2012
RIT’s crew program honors longtime supporter Joe Briggs.

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10/8/2012
On Wednesday, people will have another chance to purchase glass pumpkins.

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10/5/2012
A workshop Oct. 5 explained how to convert waste cooking oil into biodiesel fuel.

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10/4/2012
The United Way honored the RIT student body on Thursday for fundraising efforts.

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10/4/2012
Mary Orth developed an interest in brewing during her Beers of the World class.

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10/3/2012
David Kelbe, an imaging science doctoral candidate from Victor, N.Y., travels abroad and around Rochester to participate in various volunteer capacities. Locally, he works with refugee children at Mary’s Place. Here, Kelbe makes apple cider using an old cider press with some of the children. Kelbe was honored in 2012 with the Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Service Award.

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10/2/2012
Nicholas Higgins has enjoyed five different co-op experiences with Fisher-Price.

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10/1/2012
Tristan O’Tierney ’08 is one of the co-founders of electronic payment service Square.

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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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