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FIRST brings together students, mentors and chickens!

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This is year two for me covering the annual FIRST Robotics competition held at RIT. As you can tell, I’m still fascinated by the pageantry, and equally impressed with how serious folks take this—and pass on the traditions! The FIRST Robotics family continues to grow. Its fans are young and young-at-heart. Former players turn into more »

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FIRST Robotics: New teams, new mentors for Breakaway

FIRST Robotics crosses many technical boundaries, but also interpersonal communications boundaries. Getting the new game, called Breakaway, means that participants have to not only build a robot to certain specifications, but also train team members, drivers and coaches in how they will communicate during the competition. There are numerous veteran teams in the regional competition, more »

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All the world’s a stage…

We are rarely at a loss for news at RIT, and University News has the task of taking the tips, developing the stories or releases and plugging for placements. Many of the releases written are RIT-focused, placed in campus publications such as News & Events Daily, the online publication, or the new Athenaeum. We widen more »

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News and coffee…the same the world over

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News and marketing needs are the same around the world. The language may be different but the need to scope out news and promote people, programs and events, as well as to find the best ways to use social media really, is not that much different if you are in Rochester, N.Y., or Dubrovnik, Croatia. more »

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Online Learning Awards and one year at UNS…

I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic this week as I come upon my one-year anniversary with University News. I love my beat and the people here. So many stories, so little time! And one story I was covering this week had special meaning: I spent the afternoon with former co-workers from Online Learning at their more »

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Alum brings international news to Rochester

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This year more than 100 students graduated from the American College of Management and Technology in Croatia. While Croatia is more than a 1,000 miles away, each year the graduates become part of the growing RIT family of alumni from this amazing country. Let me introduce you to Zoran Obradovic, the new communications and public more »

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