Campus Spotlight

July

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7/27/2013
Designer Massimo Vignelli led a workshop at RIT last week.

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7/23/2013
The Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium featured more than 50 presentations.

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7/22/2013
Students design, build and program robots at RIT’s RoboCamp.

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7/17/2013
Nearly 200 deaf or hard-of-hearing students attended NTID’s Explore Your Future camp.

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7/13/2013
Children with autism learned how to ride bikes last week at the Gordon Field House.

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7/11/2013
Girls built energy-efficient dog houses during Everyday Engineering camp.

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7/11/2013
RIT’s Venture Creations celebrated the graduation of one of its companies July 10.

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7/5/2013
Garry Clarke holds the distinction as the first “unofficial” student enrolled in the new chemical engineering program. The New York City native graduated in May.

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7/2/2013
RIT Press won two awards from the Association of American University Presses.

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June

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6/27/2013
Jon Brennan, a fourth-year New Media Design & Imaging student from Downingtown, Penn., landed a designing job in New York City early this year. Brennan began at production agency B-Reel shortly after graduating in May.

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6/24/2013
Dorrene Brown ’13 will move to Seattle in August to start a job with Microsoft.

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6/19/2013
Microelectronic engineering faculty are offering a training course on circuits this week.

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6/18/2013
Siddharth Khullar, originally from New Delhi, India, received his Ph.D. in May from the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science. In January, Microsoft Research hired him as a post-doctoral research fellow. Khullar was the graduate speaker at the RIT academic convocation and the College of Science graduate delegate.

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6/17/2013
Darkwind Media, based in Venture Creations, designs, debugs and converts video games.

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6/13/2013
The kindergarten class at Margaret’s House is using iPads as tools to learn.

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6/13/2013
Robert Frisina was honored at the annual RITirees Picnic last week.

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6/13/2013
J. Roger Dykes was honored at the 15th annual RITirees Picnic on Wednesday.

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6/11/2013
Evan Coyne combined a rich mix of hospitality and tourism courses with work and study abroad experiences to land a position with the Ritz-Carlton resort on Amelia Island, Florida. While an undergraduate in RIT’s School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation, she was the recipient of the prestigious Statler Scholarship, led the department’s Hospitality Student Association and helped to coordinate the school’s annual Puttin’ on the RITz Black Tie Dinner and Fundraiser—only a few of the many experiences she will be able to use in her new career.

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6/10/2013
RIT hosted the 2013 SAE Baja Rochester World Challenge last weekend.

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6/6/2013
Sean Sercu, from Rochester, N.Y., graduated this year with a degree in criminal justice and feels fortunate to have already secured full-time employment as a youth care professional with Hillside Children’s Center.

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6/5/2013
Dalton Allen graduated from NTID and has a job lined up as a CNC operator with Tiffany & Co. jewelers in Rhode Island.

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6/4/2013
John Schott won RIT’s first major research grant from NASA in 1981 to calibrate the thermal band of Landsat 4, the Earth-observing satellite. His research laid the cornerstone for the university’s imaging science program and first doctoral program. The Frederick and Anna B. Wiedman Professor in RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science will retire from teaching this year.

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May

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5/31/2013
The University Studies Program helps undecided students choose a major.

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5/30/2013
Genesee Valley Quilt Club is hosting its quilt show this weekend at the Gordon Field House.

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5/22/2013
Men’s lacrosse heads to the NCAA Division III National Championship on Sunday.

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5/22/2013
RIT Staff Council hosted the Bob Howie Memorial Classic Car Display on May 22.

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5/20/2013
RIT celebrated its 128th commencement Friday and Saturday.

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5/17/2013
Alex Kipman ’01, now a Microsoft executive credited with inventing the Kinect system for Xbox 360 video game and Windows PCs, delivered the keynote address at convocation May 17.

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5/16/2013
“Lines” is a film about an experimental work of art created by almost 3,000 people. Ryan Meadows, who just completed his second year as a film production major at RIT, traveled to various locations around Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y. to collect lines on canvases. Each line was painted by a different person, and Meadows says that the project connects everyone involved. The film was screened at the RIT School of Film and Animation’s end-of-quarter screenings and Meadows plans to enter it into several film festivals.

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5/16/2013
Nature inspires student Byron Conn’s furniture designs.

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5/15/2013
Tae (Tom) Oh is creating a “Smart Cane” that uses directional force vibrations.

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5/14/2013
Graduate Sid Khullar found a lifelong friend and mentor in Stefi Baum.

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5/13/2013
School for American Crafts students showcased their projects during “Walkthrough.”

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5/13/2013
Linda Gottermeier is a 2013 recipient of the Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.

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5/12/2013
Christina Goudreau is a winner of a 2013 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.

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5/9/2013
Ivona Bezáková received one of the 2013 Eisenhart Awards for Outstanding Teaching.

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5/9/2013
Gary Behm, now director of the Center on Access Technology’s Innovation Lab at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, is testing materials to create a see-through facemask that can be used in clean rooms and hospitals.

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5/8/2013
Bill McDermott, Co-CEO of SAP, renews his former Xerox-Rochester ties as keynote speaker for the Executive Leaders Network Luncheon on May 8, hosted by RIT’s Saunders College and sponsored by Toshiba Business Solutions.

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5/8/2013
Executive Bill McDermott, center, spoke at a luncheon hosted by Saunders College.

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5/8/2013
Kelly Martin received the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching on Tuesday.

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5/7/2013
Professor Carl Salvaggio and his son, Phil, a doctoral student in imaging science, built a digital music player for their car because they could. They programmed a Raspberry Pi electronic interface—a $35 general-purpose computer the size of a deck of cards—to play a random selection of their favorite music from a thumb drive.

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5/6/2013
Imagine RIT drew a crowd of more than 30,000 on Saturday.

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5/4/2013
The E-Durance Challenge kicked off the Imagine RIT Innovation and Creativity Festival on May 4.

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5/4/2013
President Destler’s E-Durance Challenge kicked off Imagine RIT on Saturday.

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5/3/2013
A reception is today for the School for American Crafts BFA Exhibition at Gallery r.

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5/2/2013
Rob Aldi showcased his composite material products, including turbine blades used to generate wind power, at last year’s Imagine RIT festival.

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5/1/2013
The robot TigerBot III can move like a human.

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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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