Campus Spotlight

April

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4/30/2013
The Society of Software Engineers offers activities for everyone.

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4/29/2013
The Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert on Sunday was sold out.

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4/25/2013
NTID Performing Arts presents Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this weekend.

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4/24/2013
Elizabeth Olsson ’95 tries Persian Lime Chicken Burgers in a product development class.

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4/23/2013
Rochester Mayor Tom Richards talks to students about community-development projects.

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4/23/2013
Richard Doolittle, vice dean of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, has a plan to help the college define itself and move its programs forward.

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4/22/2013
The ‘Heel Violence’ walk was held Sunday to support victims and survivors of abuse.

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4/21/2013
A film by student Christar Wan won the audience choice at the High Falls Film Festival.

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4/21/2013
The College of Liberal Arts honored its students April 19 with the presentation of the 2013 Henry and Mary Kearse Student Honors Awards for excellence in writing in liberal arts coursework. Faculty members recommended students based on writing assignments done in individual classes. The awards were created in 1980 thanks to a donation from Henry J. Kearse and his wife, Mary, a longtime member of RIT’s Nathaniel Rochester Society. Pictured are (front row, from left) Douglas Strouth, Daniel Corrigan (Akyuz-Ozmen Award for Women’s and Gender Studies), Audrey DiPaola, Breanne Kisselstein (McKenzie Endowed Writing Prize), Mikaela Cornacchio Cochran. In the back row, from left, are Margaret Stockman, College of Liberal Arts Dean James Winebrake, Hanna Stoehr, Ryleigh Bullock, Stephanie Whittemore and William Hamre. Missing from the photo are John Bowers, Kate Macken, Nikolas Cairns, Eric Kasperek and Kristen Cummings.

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4/19/2013
Students organized a walk Friday to take a stand against sexual violence.

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4/19/2013
The newly renovated College of Liberal Arts lounge officially opened Thursday.

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4/18/2013
The newly renovated College of Liberal Arts lounge officially opened Thursday.

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4/18/2013
Bertin Mboko, an international studies student, has been selected as this year’s student delegate for the College of Liberal Arts.

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4/16/2013
Robert Morgan received the Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award on Tuesday.

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4/16/2013
Professor Emeritus Dane Gordon celebrates Poetry Month. More readings are today.

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4/15/2013
Brooke Piraino, a third-year nutrition student, makes a cake during her product development class. The students are using olive oils and vinegars provided by Flower City Olive Oil, a company co-owned by Elizabeth Olsson ’95 (nutrition management). The students will provide Olsson with recipes that the company can then give to customers. Piraino used mandarin orange balsamic vinegar in her dessert.

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4/12/2013
About 300 people attended the dedication ceremony for Sustainability Institute Hall.

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4/11/2013
Cutting-edge “green” technology fills Sustainability Institute Hall.

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4/10/2013
Middle school students who are deaf or hard of hearing participate in a math contest.

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4/10/2013
Ph.D. candidate Chelsea Bailey researches green ways to recycle lithium-ion batteries.

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4/9/2013
Stephanie Rankin ’08 (marketing), right, and Danielle Raymo, an alumna of SUNY Brockport, founded Rochester Brainery as a place to make learning fun, affordable and accessible. Situated in a 1,600 square foot location in Rochester’s Village Gate complex, Rochester Brainery has two classrooms, which are available for classes as well as meetings, parties and other gatherings. Classes typically range from $15-$30 and cover a vast array of topics, from how to brew kombucha tea, to diet tips, to web design.

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4/8/2013
Michael Ruhling, professor of performing arts/music in the College of Liberal Arts, conducts at a rehearsal.

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4/6/2013
More than 60 people shaved their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research.

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4/5/2013
Visitors suit up to see the Semiconductor and Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory.

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4/4/2013
Researcher Rosalind Picard spoke about affective computing on April 4.

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4/3/2013
Dyer Arts Center presents photography by Tom Policano through April 24.

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4/3/2013
Students from across the country participated in the National Science Fair at NTID.

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4/2/2013
Student Allison Conte designed signs for the Center for Detectors in Engineering Hall.

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March

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3/30/2013
Children hunted for Easter eggs in Eastman Kodak Quad on Saturday.

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3/29/2013
Dawn Fitch and Jason Meyers collaborate during cell biology class.

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3/26/2013
Librada Paz ’03 (mechanical engineering technology) received the 2012 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. Paz works with Rural Migrant Ministry to make conditions better for migrant laborers. Paz is a former farmworker herself who realized as a teenager that education was the way out.

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3/25/2013
The RIT Big Shot team gave a presentation before the event at Cowboys Stadium.

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3/23/2013
Cowboys Stadium was the subject of this year’s Big Shot nighttime photo project.

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3/21/2013
RIT’s Big Shot photo project takes on Cowboys Stadium tomorrow.

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3/20/2013
The Spring 2013 Career Fair is taking place today in the Gordon Field House.

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3/19/2013
Faculty and staff discuss their values during the “What Matters to Me” luncheon series.

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3/19/2013
Typeface designer Steve Matteson ’88 returns to campus as part of a new fellowship.

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3/18/2013
One of RIT’s newest additions, Institute Hall’s design relies heavily on brick and glass.

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3/15/2013
Cary Graphic Arts presents “Alexey Brodovitch, Life & Livelihood” through May 19.

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3/14/2013
RIT’s United Way campaign kicked off Thursday with a carnival and prize auction.

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3/12/2013
Recipients of Alfred L. Davis Public Service Awards were honored Tuesday.

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3/12/2013
Ceramic works by Peter Gerbic ’68 are on display at Finger Lakes Community College.

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3/11/2013
“You Are Not Alone: Voices of Survivors of Violence” was held Monday.

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3/11/2013
The College of Health Sciences and Technology hosted a conference on family violence.

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3/8/2013
RIT celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 with a tulip giveaway.

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3/7/2013
A green wall was installed in Sustainability Institute Hall on Thursday.

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3/7/2013
Workers install plants to the green wall near the west entrance of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability March 7. The wall contains 1,776 green plants, contributing to air quality as well as aesthetics. The space measures 8 feet wide and 38 feet tall.

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3/7/2013
Pipe piles are being installed during construction of the Gene Polisseni Center.

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3/5/2013
Ashley Carrington helped bring a professional business fraternity back to campus.

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3/1/2013
Students from 50 high school teams across the Northeast and Canada participated in Ultimate Ascent, the 2013 game in the annual FIRST Robotics competition held in RIT’s Gordon Field House March 1 and 2. Here, Victoria Dinoto, center, cheered for the East Rochester High School Robotics Team, #3157.

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3/1/2013
Students from 50 high schools participated in the annual FIRST Robotics competition.

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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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