Campus Spotlight

March

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3/31/2014
Eric Irish created the TigerSafe app.

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3/28/2014
Nearly 50 high school teams participated in the FIRST Robotics regional competition.

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3/26/2014
The Golisano Institute for Sustainability is among the top 1 percent of all U.S. green buildings.

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3/24/2014
Careers in medical informatics are skyrocketing.

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3/21/2014
Author Eowyn Ivey visited to speak about her debut novel, The Snow Child.

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3/19/2014
Graduate student Eunmi Han employs a 3D software program to create jewelry.

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3/18/2014
Wilson Silva, a lecturer in linguistics, is researching the native languages of Brazilian tribes.

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3/17/2014
Dining Services handed out cookies and information on the benefits of Tiger Bucks.

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3/16/2014
The Rochester BRAWL (Broads Regional Arm Wrestling League) held its fundraiser at RIT on March 14.

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3/14/2014
Companies attended Creative Industry Day looking for RIT talent.

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3/13/2014
More than 16 inches of snow fell Wednesday and early today in the Rochester area.

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3/12/2014
The musical comedy Damn Yankees runs this weekend in the Panara Theatre.

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3/11/2014
The RIT Model Railroad Club hosted a Golden Spike Ceremony last week.

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3/11/2014
Team Oreo and Team 22 collided in a shootout during the Nerf Gun Tournament hosted by the RIT Paintball Team at the Gordon Field House on March 8.

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3/10/2014
Whistleblower Jay Palmer visited RIT as part of a public policy lecture series.

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3/10/2014
The women’s hockey team claimed its first College Hockey America championship.

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3/9/2014
RIT hosted its 10th annual Tora-Con convention March 8-9.

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3/7/2014
MCC President Anne Kress spoke with members of RIT’s ADVANCE team.

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3/6/2014
RIT’s 2014 United Way campaign kicked off March 6 with the Tiger Olympics.

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3/6/2014
RIT lecturer Joe Pietruch created a video game, Chain Gang Chase.

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3/5/2014
Professor Jeff Wagner works with economics students to develop research skills.

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3/4/2014
Keith Delk, a Student Government senator, represents cross-registered deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

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3/3/2014
The men’s hockey team capped 46 years at Ritter Arena with a win Saturday night.

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February

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2/27/2014
The College of Liberal Arts hosted its annual Major, Minor and Immersion Fair Feb. 27.

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2/26/2014
Thousands of students came to the Spring Career Fair on Wednesday.

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2/25/2014
Residence Life and RIT Athletics organized a 5K race on Feb. 23.

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2/25/2014
The men’s lacrosse team is ranked No. 1 for the first time in the program’s history.

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2/24/2014
The cultural organizations of RIT educate and entertain audience members through dance, fashion shows and singing.

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2/23/2014
Comedian John Oliver highlighted FreezeFest weekend on Feb. 22.

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2/21/2014
The Lazarus Project Director Gregory Heyworth recently discussed document restoration.

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2/20/2014
The AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge was announced Thursday at a news conference.

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2/20/2014
As the Ritter Arena era winds down, work is full steam ahead on the Polisseni Center.

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2/19/2014
The Spring Community Service Fair was held Feb. 19, and the Spring Career Fair is today.

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2/19/2014
Students lined up for FreezeFest gear on Tuesday. The winter festival kicks off Friday.

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2/18/2014
Joe Vicario—affectionately known as Part-time Joe—is a third-year applied computer technology student in RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. For the past three hockey seasons, Vicario has helped in all aspects of the men’s and women’s programs, from hanging uniforms to cleaning locker rooms to coordinating pre-game meals.

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2/17/2014
Student Zach Lauzon plays pool in Gibson Hall over the weekend.

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2/14/2014
Students were treated to a special Valentine’s Day lunch at Gracie’s on Feb. 14. The meal included various filled raviolis, chicken with cherry sauce, strawberry orange pasta, double stuffed pizza and soups. A variety of decadent desserts finished the lunch. An accordion player and a magician entertained.

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2/12/2014
Students get ready for commencement at the Graduation Fair on Wednesday.

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2/11/2014
Children from Margaret’s House sold Valentine’s Day treats and cards on Feb. 10.

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2/10/2014
Student Brian Durkin photographs the Polar Plunge fundraising event in Rochester.

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2/9/2014
The 29th RIT Big Shot illuminated the High Falls in Rochester on Feb. 9.

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2/8/2014
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian visited RIT on Friday.

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2/8/2014
John Resig ’05 spoke with students about his recent work with Khan Academy.

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2/6/2014
Students lined up for FreezeFest giveaways, shirts and pens, on Feb. 5. Here, Daniel Nwosu, a mechanical engineering technology student, just missed getting a shirt before they ran out. Becca Delaney, assistant director of marketing and event services, said there will be more giveaways before the FreezeFest weekend. The upcoming event includes entertainment, a 5K run, sledding, ice sculpture and more. RIT’s 5th Annual FreezeFest is Feb. 21-23.

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2/6/2014
Researchers work on advancing infrared detector technology in the Center for Detectors.

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2/5/2014
Students from the School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation traveled to Dubai.

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2/4/2014
Alumnus Eric Irish, right, and RIT Public Safety Investigator Tony Yazback created the TigerSafe app.

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2/3/2014
Seahawks fans celebrate at the Student Government’s annual Super Bowl party.

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January

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1/31/2014
Students lined up for FreezeFest giveaways Thursday.

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1/30/2014
Tavis Smiley spoke at RIT’s Expressions of King’s Legacy celebration Jan. 30.

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1/29/2014
The Rochester-Finger Lakes Middle and High School Art Exhibition begins at RIT Jan. 31.

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1/28/2014
Communication professor Ammina Kothari thinks text messaging could help stem the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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1/28/2014
Saunders Dean dt ogilvie met with graduates on Jan. 17 in the Dominican Republic.

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1/27/2014
The Center for Applied Psychophysiology and Self-Regulation focuses on autism spectrum disorder.

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1/23/2014
Residence Life staff volunteered at 10 organizations Jan. 22, including a Scottsville shelter.

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1/22/2014
RIT Residence Life staff volunteered at the Scottsville Veterinary Hospital Jan. 22. The student staff came back from winter break early to take part in professional development and one day was devoted to giving back in the Rochester area. Students sorted and packed food donations at Food Link and painted rooms at the Community Place of Greater Rochester, among other community service activities. Here, fourth-year Saunders College of Business student Jannel Morris exercises a puppy available for adoption.

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1/21/2014
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer visited NTID Tuesday to announce increased federal funding.

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1/20/2014
Assistant professor Susan Smith Pagano, left, and students Charmaine Merchant, Cassie Gould and April Meier examine wild fruit specimens to measure energy, fat, fiber and protein content to help determine if migratory birds are eating healthy.

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1/16/2014
A social justice and community action class visited the Center for Youth on Jan. 15.

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1/14/2014
An antique hand press arrived at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection this week.

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1/14/2014
Student Scott Farrell practices for the Deaf International Swimming Championships.

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1/13/2014
CIAS students visited the Alinari Photo Archive while in Italy during intersession.

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1/9/2014
Burak Baylav, microsystems engineering, has won awards at technical conferences for his research in optical lithography and will begin work at Intel Corp. in February.

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1/6/2014
Charles “Chip” Bachmann has joined the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science as the new Frederick and Anna B. Wiedman Professorship in Imaging Science, following the tenure of John Schott.

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1/2/2014
Students visited the old Rochester subway for their Imagining Rochester class.

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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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