Campus Spotlight

December

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12/24/2013
Lourdes Gutierrez is a civil engineer who has experience in excavation, blasting, tunnel construction and mining for gold. She has also managed 105 construction projects on a variety of buildings in her homeland of Peru. Gutierrez is working toward earning her Master of Science degree in sustainable systems at Golisano Institute for Sustainability and is the first student to arrive on campus as part of RIT’s Clinton Global Initiative.

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12/23/2013
Kevin McDonald meets with members of MOCHA—Men of Color, Honor and Ambition.

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12/17/2013
E. Philip Saunders was honored by RIT and Saunders College of Business on Dec. 17.

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12/17/2013
Danimal Cannon performed in the Student Alumni Union as part of the music festival Chip Fest on Dec. 14. The event was sponsored by WITR, Rochester Chip and the College Activities Board.

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12/16/2013
Matt Williams of Niagara, center left, and Todd Skirving of RIT, center right, compete for the puck during the Frozen Frontier men’s hockey game at Frontier Field in Rochester on Dec. 14.

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12/16/2013
The men’s hockey team played in the cold and snow during Frozen Frontier on Saturday.

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12/14/2013
Photographic equipment and accessories were auctioned off at the annual School of Photographic Arts and Sciences holiday auction on Dec. 11.

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12/13/2013
The Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science hosted its Hall of Fame ceremony Dec. 11.

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12/12/2013
Grace Watson Dining Hall took on a blues theme for a special meal on Dec. 11. The David Millers Blues Brothers performed while students dined on pepper steak, blackened salmon, shrimp cocktail, sauteed kale, coconut sweet potatoes, bourbon bread pudding and key lime tarts.

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12/11/2013
Candy, giveaways, and the comedian announcement highlighted the FreezeFest kickoff.

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12/11/2013
Volunteers pack boxes with donated toiletries and cold weather gear for people in need.

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12/10/2013
A documentary on Albert Paley‘s latest project, including a piece at RIT, airs tonight on WXXI.

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12/9/2013
Students from the High Speed Photography class brave below freezing temperatures to pull off their semester’s final shoot. A collaboration between students from the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences and the Center for Imaging Science, the students photographed RIT Formula SAE Team’s F-18 race car. Using stroboscopic lighting, the car slid in an arc around an array of cameras (and students) with synchronized flashes of light.

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12/8/2013
The RIT Cosplay Troupe held its annual Cosplay Snow Festival on Dec. 7.

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12/7/2013
Nationally acclaimed chef Gale Gand ’81 visited hospitality students Friday.

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12/5/2013
Margaret Bailey is the principal investigator of a $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program for a project intended to increase representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics at RIT. The professor of mechanical engineering in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering also is the founding member of the women in engineering program, WE@RIT.

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12/4/2013
President Destler meets with officials at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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12/3/2013
Student Marissa Masek celebrated her birthday by photographing her friends with balloons.

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12/2/2013
Bethany Choate ’06 and Matthew Heimbueger ’06 are building their own 2,048-square-foot sustainable home in suburban Rochester. The imaging science graduates plan to move in by the end of this year.

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November

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11/26/2013
Students walked the runway before the winner of Tiger’s Next Top Model was chosen.

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11/25/2013
RIT men’s hockey fans cheered for their team during the game with St. Lawrence University Nov. 23.

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11/21/2013
A new sculpture by Albert Paley was installed on campus Nov. 20.

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11/21/2013
Effective this semester, Grace Watson Dining Hall has eliminated disposable to-go containers and replaced them with reusable ones. The new containers are washable and will be collected in drop-off kiosks around campus, brought back to the dining hall and washed. RIT wants to turn Gracie’s into a zero-waste facility.

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11/19/2013
The RIT community signed the last ceiling beams to be installed in the Gene Polisseni Center.

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11/19/2013
State officials and the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council met Monday at RIT.

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11/18/2013
CIAS Honors students offered holiday portraits to raise money for their trip to Italy.

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11/17/2013
Students get down on the dance floor for a CAB event.

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11/14/2013
The RIT community is invited to sign the last ceiling beams of the Polisseni Center.

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11/12/2013
The first snowfall of the season coated campus Tuesday.

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11/12/2013
Students put their moves to the test in a Dance Dance Revolution competition.

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11/11/2013
RIT hosted its third annual Veterans Day Breakfast today.

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11/10/2013
Students competed for the title of “Mr. RIT” on Friday.

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11/8/2013
Students made s’mores while meeting with Student Government leaders on Thursday.

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11/7/2013
RIT Archives celebrated our tiger mascot’s 50th birthday last week.

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11/7/2013
Dan Bruton, left, and David Frank are converting waste cooking oil into biodiesel and other uses inside the Golisano Institute for Sustainability.

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11/6/2013
The Taming of the Shrew is on stage this weekend in Panara Theatre.

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11/5/2013
Jessica Lieberman documents her medical journey in “Becoming Visible” at Gallery r.

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11/4/2013
The men’s hockey team held a meet-and-greet Saturday to benefit Hockey Coaches Care.

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11/3/2013
When Brian Koberlein couldn’t find an astrophysics textbook for undergraduates, he decided to write his own. Koberlein, senior lecturer in RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy, collaborated with David Meisel, distinguished professor at State University of New York at Geneseo, to publish Astrophysics through Computation, by Cambridge University Press.

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11/1/2013
Students were treated to a Halloween-themed dinner at Gracie’s on Oct. 31.

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October

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10/30/2013
A ceremony was held Tuesday to celebrate renovation of the Schmitt Interfaith Center.

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10/29/2013
Kim Kolb initially joined the Center for Detectors as a senior undergraduate in the microelectronics program. After gaining industry experience, she returned to RIT on a fellowship from the military contractor BAE Systems to pursue a master’s degree from the Center for Imaging Science.

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10/27/2013
Therapy dogs visited the Fireside Lounge Oct. 25 for a stress-relieving event.

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10/25/2013
Professor Frank Sciremammano is an advocate for Lake Ontario. See story below.

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10/24/2013
Jenn Poggi joined RIT following four years at the White House Photo Office.

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10/23/2013
Jewelry designed by Senam Akorli and Sarah Fairbank was worn at Rochester’s Fashion Week.

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10/23/2013
Legislators and video game industry leaders attended a roundtable at the MAGIC Center.

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10/22/2013
Roger Harnish, professor of psychology in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, has been researching dreams for nearly 30 years. He has developed an app called Dream Professor that uses a series of algorithms to provide detailed analyses of users’ dreams.

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10/21/2013
The women’s hockey team held a meet-and-greet and silent auction to benefit AutismUp.

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10/18/2013
Designer Scott Wilson ’91 delivered the keynote address at the RIT Entrepreneurs Conference.

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10/17/2013
Shannon McCormick ’13 makes adjustments to an isothermal reactor in one of the state-of-the-art labs in Institute Hall, home of RIT’s new chemical engineering program.

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10/16/2013
Be on the lookout for deer when driving on or near campus this time of year.

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10/15/2013
Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy ’93 visited the Golisano Institute for Sustainability last week.

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10/14/2013
The Brick City 5K Fun Run & Walk took place Sunday around campus.

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10/14/2013
The College of Liberal Arts hosted a demonstration of a Japanese tea ceremony.

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10/12/2013
Horton Speakers Mark Kelly and Gabrielle Giffords spoke about goals and perseverance.

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10/12/2013
Leaders from RIT’s Student Government met with astronaut Mark Kelly as he shared stories during a roundtable discussion on Oct.12. Kelly and former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords spoke as this year's Student Government Horton Distinguished Speakers during RIT’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend.

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10/12/2013
RIT/NTID alumnus Sean Forbes ’08 performed his unique brand of hip-hop/sign music on Oct. 11.

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10/11/2013
A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Sebastian and Lenore Rosica Hall was held Oct. 11. Cutting the ribbon are RIT Professor and NTID Dean Emeritus Jim DeCaro, NTID President and RIT Vice President and Dean Gerry Buckley, Diana Spencer, executive director of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, who provided a $1.75 million naming gift, and members of the Rosica family.

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10/11/2013
Shark Tank judge Daymond John visited RIT during Brick City. See the Featured Video below.

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10/11/2013
Students try alumnus Robert Latorre’s camera array system, which shoots 360 degrees.

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10/11/2013
Comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood from the Emmy-nominated show Whose Line Is It Anyway? hosted an improvisational show Oct. 10 to help kick-off RIT’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, which runs Oct. 10 -13. The comedians used their razor-sharp wit and improv skills, while interacting with the audience to create hilarious and original scenes.

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10/11/2013
Hundreds of students met prospective employers at the NTID Job Fair on Thursday.

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10/9/2013
The College of Liberal Arts celebrated the official opening of the Stan McKenzie Commons.

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10/9/2013
A Japanese-style stone bench was dedicated in a ceremony at the Tojo Garden in honor of the 20th anniversary of the RIT-KIT partnership on Oct. 9.

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10/8/2013
Kananzawa Institute of Technology President Ken-ichi Ishikawa visited RIT this week.

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10/8/2013
RIT alumna Debra Rothenberg ’84 has written her first book, Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980-2012. The book includes personal essays and over 250 photographs and was named one of the five best photography books coming out this fall by The Wall Street Journal. A book launch is scheduled for Oct. 12 in Asbury Park, NJ at The Stone Pony, where Springsteen performed.

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10/6/2013
The School for American Crafts held its Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser Oct. 5.

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10/3/2013
University Gallery is hosting an exhibit of work by the late Toby Thompson.

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10/2/2013
Anahita Williamson and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. discuss NYSP2I’s sustainability efforts.

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10/2/2013
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, right, visited RIT and Venture Creations Tuesday.

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10/1/2013
Greg Moss started planting sunflowers along the Quarter Mile several years ago.

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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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