Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle joined university officials—including RIT President Bill Destler—Danny Wegman from The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation, and representatives from Dell and Cisco Systems Inc. on Nov. 15 at the launch of the building that will house MAGIC Spell Studios at RIT. The program is a first-of-its-kind effort in higher education that will link RIT’s internationally ranked academic programs with high-tech facilities needed to commercialize computer gaming, film and animation, and digital media projects. The building and initiative are made possible through $13.5 million in funding from New York state, $3 million from Dell, $12.4 million from Cisco Systems Inc., and $1.5 million from The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation. To read more, go to rit.edu/news/story.php?id=58179.