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Sign-language interpreting: A high-risk occupation

Sign-language interpreters face a high risk of ergonomic injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome—possibly even greater than assembly-line and other manual-labor workers—and the risk is heightened in high-stress settings. These are some of the findings of research led by Matthew Marshall, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of more »

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Life after RIT for ‘the Cal Ripken of academia’

Among the guests on the first-ever RIT news podcast, on Aug. 31, 2006, was longtime RIT business professor Eugene Fram. Over the next 18 months, Dr. Fram returned to “Dateline: RIT” and our sister podcast “Studio 86” more times than any other RIT professor—discussing topics ranging from back-to-school shopping to ratemyprofessors.com and “high-tech” dressing rooms more »

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Lambert ‘scores’ a spot on ‘Dateline: RIT’ podcast

On this week’s Dateline: RIT – The Podcast, RIT Tigers men’s hockey senior forward, co-captain and leading scorer “Simoooonnnn” Lambert looks back on the season and his RIT career and looks ahead to this weekend’s Atlantic Hockey Tournament at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. The Tigers face Air Force at 7:35 p.m. this Saturday, followed more »

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Dube hits a ‘round-tripper’

For some stories, receiving coverage in the local newspaper is considered pretty good. Toss in additional coverage by one of the local TV stations and it’s regarded as especially good. Well, recently my colleague Will Dube hit a homerun with local coverage of a multidisciplinary engineering senior-design project known as “the smoking machine.” The device, more »

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Alum recalls playing football under Coughlin

One of the coolest RIT stories in recent memory has little to do with the RIT that we know and love today. Rather, it’s about the RIT of more than three decades ago, when the nascent campus in Henrietta had fewer people, fewer buildings, fewer of almost everything—except it had more pigskin. As you may more »

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Who’s ‘Wiltsie’? Where’s Tojo Garden? And who was the ‘coolest cat’ on campus in the ’60s?

Have you ever wondered about the person whose name marks the campus roadway on which you drive or graces the building in which you sit? Or maybe you’d like to learn the story behind an admired piece of campus artwork, or find out if RIT really once had a live tiger mascot. Answers to these more »

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