August 21, 2014
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Paying it forward

Katie and Amanda

In the summer of 2002, a tool belt was part of my daily attire. That’s the summer I worked with friends and family to tear off cedar shakes on my house and install new windows and vinyl siding. I learned a lot about construction that summer and thought it was a big deal that I more »

Categories: Miscellaneous 3 Comments

RIT scores big for literacy


All you needed to do was see the joy on the faces of the elementary school children at John Williams School No. 5 to realize the RIT family is making a difference in their young lives. On Nov. 6, more than 50 volunteers comprised of RIT student athletes, administrators, coaches and Wallace Center staff participated more »

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This media light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

Along the Eastern seaboard from our nation’s capital to Rochester to Boston, RIT’s Big Shot photography project has gained considerable media attention. It was such a great feeling to wake up Saturday morning in Washington, D.C., just hours before RIT’s 25th Big Shot at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, to see this more »

Categories: News hits, Photography 2 Comments

RIT inaugurates our nation’s capital to the revelry of Big Shot


Excitement is building as the hours tick down to the making of RIT’s 25th Big Shot photograph in Washington, D.C., on Saturday night at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. I’m leaving Friday morning to fly to D.C. and meet RIT’s Big Shot photographers/organizers as well as the museum team. I have more »

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Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree, of all the trees most lovely

left to right: Kelly Downs, Bob Finnerty and Susan Rosinski

You’ve probably heard the classic joke, “How many people does it take to change a lightbulb?” Over here in Building 86, the running joke this holiday season is, “How many people from University News does it take to put up a real Christmas tree?” Remember, we don’t claim to be engineers. It is our jobs more »

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Student experience flying on the ‘Vomit Comet’

It was a week ago today that Chris Ubelacker, a fourth-year student in RIT’s imaging and photographic technology program, flew aboard NASA’s Vomit Comet. RIT’s team of four: Chris, James Craven, Greg Sharp and Jarret Whetstone headed to NASA’s Johnson Space Center on July 10 for a week of training and preparation for their flights. more »

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