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Graphic novelist Lynda Barry holds workshop May 5

Graphic novelist Lynda Barry will hold a workshop on “Writing the Unthinkable” next week. The free workshop will be held from 9 to noon May 5 in the Skalny Room in the Interfaith Center. Barry will also give a talk at 7 p.m. in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science auditorium. Both events more »

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Poet Heather McHugh visits RIT April 23

Poet Heather McHugh will be on campus April 23 to give a lecture at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in Webb Auditorium of the James E. Booth Building. McHugh is the Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington and has authored over a dozen books of poetry, criticism and translation. Her volumes of poetry more »

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Graphic designer John Maeda talks at RIT March 12

Rhode Island School of Design President-elect John Maeda will visit RIT March 12 for an 8 p.m. talk in Webb Auditorium in the James E. Booth Building. Maeda is a world-renowned graphic designer, computer scientist and visual artist, who Esquire named as one of the 21 most important people for the 21st century. Maeda, currently more »

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Dancer/choreographer Elizabeth Streb talks at RIT Jan. 7

The Caroline Werner Gannett Project “Visionaries in Motion” is earning a reputation for bringing an interesting assortment of people to campus. Next up is Elizabeth Streb. She’s a dancer and choreographer who takes her art to the edge. She’s the director of Streb Extreme Dance Co. , and calls her Brooklyn studio “S.L.A.M.”—Streb Laboratory for more »

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A windy beginning

At the end of our press releases we usually add a paragraph or two touting RIT’s reputation in computing, engineering, imaging technology and fine and applied arts, among other areas. Some would argue the list should include “supermassive black holes” or “black hole research”—and with good reason. RIT’s plunge into astrophysics over the last five more »

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Bestselling author Steven Johnson visits RIT Oct. 11

Author Steven Johnson of The Ghost Map fame will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 11, to talk about his bestselling book. All incoming first-year students were asked to read the book during the summer as the Institute Common Text and, so, the turnout is expected to be high. To accommodate everyone, the talk will be more »

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