Campus Spotlight

April

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4/30/2014
Hassan Robinson, an information technology major, is graduating in May.

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4/29/2014
Joel Frater has been visiting RIT as part of the ACE Fellows Program.

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4/28/2014
Students throw colored powder for Holi, a spring festival rooted in Hinduism, during SpringFest.

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4/28/2014
RIT Rescue Shelter Club hosted a community dog walk on Sunday.

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4/27/2014
RIT participated in the International Women’s Hackathon on Saturday.

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4/24/2014
The “Globe at the Movies” symposium celebrated the multifaceted nature of global films.

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4/23/2014
Dan Wang won the Student Showcase Challenge for his photographs of the Z06 Corvette.

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4/22/2014
Ronald Ricotta and Michael Nuccitelli received the 2014 Vanden Brul award.

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4/22/2014
Students presented their solutions to environmental issues at their colleges for Earth Day.

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4/21/2014
Liisa Kauppinen, former president of the World Federation of the Deaf, visited NTID.

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4/20/2014
RIT’s 10th annual Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday for kids in the community.

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4/18/2014
Student Dan Wang photographed the new Corvette Z06 for a contest. Voting ends Tuesday.

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4/16/2014
The paintball club is ranked No. 1 in the Northeast and No. 3 in the U.S.

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4/14/2014
Ten graduates were honored as the 2014 Distinguished Alumni on April 11.

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4/14/2014
Student Government members of RIT’s Henrietta and global campuses met in Dubai.

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4/13/2014
Distinguished Alumnus Rick Kittles ’89 spoke about his research on prostate cancer.

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4/11/2014
A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Clinical Health Sciences Center took place April 11.

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4/10/2014
Experimental game designer Tracy Fullerton works with game design students.

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4/10/2014
Erika Mesh is pursuing a doctorate in computing and information sciences.

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4/9/2014
Heath Boice-Pardee, interim senior vice president for student affairs, has written two novels.

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4/8/2014
The Rwanda Genocide Twenty Year Remembrance on Monday ended with a candlelight vigil.

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4/8/2014
Need to get around campus in a hurry? Student Government is offering a bike share program.

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4/7/2014
The Heel Violence fundraiser on Sunday raised awareness of domestic violence.

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4/4/2014
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter hosted an app-building workshop at RIT for high schoolers.

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4/2/2014
RIT celebrated the women’s hockey team’s College Hockey America championship.

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4/1/2014
Moyu Zhang is a furniture design student in her thesis year.

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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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