Campus Spotlight

September

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9/30/2013
This year’s Mud Tug raised more than $12,000 for Hillside Family of Agencies.

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9/29/2013
This year’s Mud Tug raised more than $12,000 for Hillside Family of Agencies.

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9/29/2013
Everybody Dancing: The Interactivity of Creativity and Innovation was an audience-participatory performance directed by Thomas Warfield, RIT assistant professor in NTID’s Cultural and Creative Studies Department, at The Little Theatre during the second annual Fringe Festival on Sept. 28.

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9/29/2013
Eight Beat Measure, an RIT a cappella group, performed at the Little Cafe during the second annual Fringe Festival on Sept. 28.

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9/28/2013
One of RIT’s musical groups, the Ukulele Club, performed at the Little Cafe during the second annual Fringe Festival on Sept. 28.

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9/27/2013
Barbara Cowles, center, manager of the original Shop One, visited Shop One2 in Global Village.

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9/27/2013
Brian Landi ’02, ’06, right, leads research in the Nanopower Research Labs in addition to teaching in the chemical engineering program. He mentored Reginald Rogers, left, who was a post-doctoral researcher in the lab, and recent chemical engineering graduate Garry Clarke. Rogers became a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in 2012 and Clarke began work in Philadelphia in June as a process engineer.

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9/26/2013
Today is ROAR Day, the official launch of this year’s annual giving campaign.

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9/25/2013
250 companies registered for the annual Fall Career Fair in the Gordon Field House on Sept. 25. Over 3,400 students and around 200 alumni attended the fair.

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9/24/2013
Proof of Purchase performed during Fringe Fest, which runs through Saturday.

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9/23/2013
Poetry Slam’s Alexis Harris performs at Fringe Festival, which wraps up Saturday.

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9/22/2013
Wild Nights-Play That Funky Music performed Saturday at the Fringe Festival.

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9/20/2013
Bruce Barnes of the Eastman House discussed the future of the Rochester landmark.

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9/19/2013
Meet the artist behind “A Season of Festivals” at the Fringe Festival on Saturday.

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9/19/2013
Children from Margaret’s House sold cards this morning to benefit Colorado flooding victims.

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9/18/2013
Casey Kelly ’13 looks at corporate identity manuals in the Graphic Design Archive.

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9/15/2013
Frank Argento began working at RIT in 1965 and continues to teach classes at NTID.

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9/13/2013
Film critic Jack Garner signs copies of his just-released book, printed by RIT Press.

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9/12/2013
Matt Hoffman, assistant professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, leads a class in matrices and boundary value problems.

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9/11/2013
RIT Trustee Ronald L. Zarrella shares his vision for a new charter high school.

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9/10/2013
Flags cover the quad outside the Student Alumni Union in remembrance of 9/11.

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9/9/2013
NTID hosted its annual Apple Festival on Friday.

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9/9/2013
Math professor Tony Harkin balances a tensegrity structure on his hand.

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9/5/2013
In addition to a successful career as senior partner in the Marbury Law Group in Virginia, Jon Roberts, a 1970 graduate of RIT’s imaging science program, has maintained a steadfast passion for the arts and music singing with the National Symphony Orchestra and acting in theater productions. He serves on the President’s Roundtable and has established a scholarship with his wife, Jessie, in support of science students who participate in the performing arts.

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9/4/2013
The Gene Polisseni Center is starting to take shape.

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9/3/2013
R. Roger Remington, RIT’s longest-serving faculty member, will be honored this fall for his lifework in graphic design. Remington, the Lella and Massimo Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design, will also celebrate 50 years of teaching.

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August

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8/30/2013
RIT’s efforts to increase the number of women in the STEM fields are paying off.

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8/29/2013
A time capsule was buried as part of the semester conversion celebration Thursday.

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8/28/2013
Student Wade Kellard demonstrates technology that converts hand shapes to text.

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8/27/2013
MBA student Cori Kolb has a knack for accounting—and singing.

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8/26/2013
Celebrate the calendar conversion, led by Fernando Naveda, today in Ingle Auditorium.

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8/26/2013
RIT’s hockey and lacrosse teams were honored at RIT Day with the Red Wings Aug. 24.

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8/25/2013
The Lighting the Way ceremony on Aug. 23 welcomed female students to RIT.

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8/24/2013
Barnes and Noble @ RIT now features murals depicting campus scenes.

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8/23/2013
President Bill Destler welcomed the university community back this morning.

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8/21/2013
Student Convocation welcomed new students and their families on Aug. 21. The program included remarks from President Bill Destler; Jeremy Haefner, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; and Heath Boice-Pardee, interim senior vice president for student affairs. Todd Pagano, associate professor and director of Laboratory Science Technology at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, served as keynote speaker.

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8/21/2013
Incoming freshman students take the Tiger Walk to convocation on Wednesday.

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8/21/2013
Steve Ierardi, from Southern California, sported an orange mustache to get into the RIT spirit during Orientation on Aug. 20. His son, Weston, is a first-year student in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

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8/20/2013
Students learn sign language as part of a program to teach them how to be Tigers.

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8/20/2013
President Destler helps new students move into the residence halls.

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8/19/2013
RIT’s newest honors students arrived Aug. 17 for a week of orientation activities.

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8/19/2013
While most freshmen move in today, several groups arrived over the weekend.

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8/14/2013
Thomas A. Nantka and Wilma A. (Tessmann) Nantka met as students at RIT, married in May of 1953, and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year.

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8/9/2013
The Polisseni Center isn’t ready yet, but Frontier Field will be. See Tiger Hockey below.

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8/7/2013
Hospitality major Elizabeth Prater volunteered at the PGA Championship in Pittsford.

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8/6/2013
The Center for Bioscience Education and Technology hosted a summer camp last week.

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8/5/2013
At RIT/NTID’s TechGirlz summer camp, deaf and hard-of-hearing middle school girls from all over the country enjoyed the opportunity to build their own computers and more. The camp took place July 28-August 2.

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8/2/2013
Middle school students explore career options at NTID’s Steps to Success camp.

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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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