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Life after RIT for ‘the Cal Ripken of academia’ Dateline: RIT, News hits, Podcasts

Among the guests on the first-ever RIT news podcast, on Aug. 31, 2006, was longtime RIT business professor Eugene Fram. Over the next 18 months, Dr. Fram returned to “Dateline: RIT” and our sister podcast “Studio 86” more times than any other RIT professor—discussing topics ranging from back-to-school shopping to ratemyprofessors.com and “high-tech” dressing rooms to holiday window displays.

It’s fitting that during the week in which his retirement from RIT (after an amazing tenure of 51 years) was formally commemorated, he’s back. On this week’s Dateline: RIT – The Podcast, Dr. Fram—now professor emeritus—discusses change at the university over five decades and life after RIT (which, for him, includes a cross-country move to California).

For me, it was a treat interviewing “Gene” (as all of us in University News know him) about him, rather than the more serious business of marketing, for the first time. And his assurance that he’s happy to make time for future podcast interviews (adding to his all-time leading tally) was heartening. (Read Democrat and Chronicle coverage of the man described as “the Cal Ripken of the academic world.”)

Also on this week’s podcast, hear about an RIT partnership with the Dominican Republic, more about this spring’s Imagine RIT Innovation and Creativity Festival and News & Events highlights.

Have a great weekend!


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