August 22, 2014
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Reflections on my 12-year rocket ride

“Your timing is incredible!” That reply from then-University News director Neil Fagenbaum caught me by surprise. I had sent an e-mail to let him know I was returning to Rochester after spending the better part of a year living in California. My only request to him was to keep an ear open for local job more »

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Head and shoulders above Imagine RIT

I watched as 6-year-old Celestin surveyed the scene around him. Clearly this kid had it made. Few visitors to the fifth annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival enjoyed the privilege of Celestin’s bird’s eye perspective. Perched firmly on the shoulders of graduate student Dave Kelbe, the youngster marveled at RIT’s robotics technology as the more »

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Kodak’s story: Front row to a sea change

Eleven years have passed, but I remember the moment with remarkable clarity. Seated across from Bill DuBois, then RIT’s chair of photographic arts, I listened as he requested support from University News to publicize a new initiative. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was witnessing the introduction of a sea change. “Paul,” more »

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Puttin’ on the ‘parent cap’ for Move-in Day

There was general consensus among my coworkers about my overall condition as I returned to the office yesterday afternoon. “You look tired,” a few of them observed. Frankly, I was tired, and I wasn’t even trying to hide it. Yesterday marked my 12th Move-in Day as a member of the RIT community, but I experienced more »

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Students step up to keep sustainability in the spotlight

When it comes to sustainability, a lot of organizations talk a good game, but the greatest challenge likely exists in the follow through. Members of the RIT community, I’ve observed, continue to rise to the challenge. Nearly two years have passed since RIT President Bill Destler signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. more »

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Still rallying ’round the Tigers

If you ask Al Mature ’74 (retail management), he’ll tell you the packed loft inside Pittsburgh’s Cafe Fifth Avenue was a sight for sore eyes. Mature frequently found it challenging to attract large numbers of fellow Steel City-area graduates to RIT Alumni Association activities. But with more than 80 alumni in attendance, it was a more »

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