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Uncorking the potential of New York’s wine industry

The expressions on the faces in front of me couldn’t have been more welcoming. Thank goodness, I thought, because I had no idea whether they would see value in the presentation I was about to make. The faces belonged to owners and employees of dozens of wineries from across the Finger Lakes region. Last week, more »

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Dyeing for attention

Division I hockey has definitely changed the landscape of RIT athletics. The Tigers have put themselves in position to secure a second straight Atlantic Hockey Association championship, and wow, fans have really responded! On game night, Ritter Arena is practically bursting at the seams. Meanwhile, in adjacent Clark Gym, RIT’s Division III men’s and women’s more »

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Imagine 2008

Ah, the holiday season! It’s a time of reflection and anticipation. Certainly, many of us here at RIT look back on this past year for its many milestones—the announcement of a new campus in Dubai, the formation of The Golisano Institute for Sustainability and, of course, the inauguration of President Bill Destler. Now, as we more »

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The anatomy of a tragedy

Friday, Nov. 9. My cell phone rings at 5 a.m. Overnight phone calls rarely result in good news, I think to myself. Maybe it’s a wrong number. “Hello, Paul.” The voice on the other end belongs to a member of the news staff at one of the local TV stations. “Can you confirm whether the more »

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A good place to go to school—and find a job

It’s simple, right?  The career opportunities don’t exist here. That’s why so many RIT graduates flee the region—in search of jobs. Even those who prefer to stay here, we’re told, can’t. Well, companies like Bausch & Lomb, Paychex and Wegmans—just to name a few—want future graduates to know otherwise. This Friday, Oct. 26, RIT will more »

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Tigers and turtles rejoice

I’m doing something a little different this time, spreading the love to another institution of higher learning. As you may know, I’m all about Tigers, but today I’d like to shout out to the Terrapins of University of Maryland.  Late last week, I had the opportunity to visit the UM campus at College Park, Md. more »

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