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Celebrating the end of another academic year

As we round out the academic year, our staff is pleased to showcase the May-June edition of Athenaeum. Since we feature stories that cover all areas of the university, I am careful not to label this issue as the “Commencement edition.” However, it is true that our staff annually selects a cover story related to 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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Read all about it: Reviving a landmark, preserving history and understanding RIT’s place in the Twitter universe

Athenaeum Vol3-Num5 Cover

Welcome to the April issue of RIT’s Athenaeum newsletter. Although the calendar shows that the academic year will be wrapped up in six short weeks, it’s obvious that there is no shortage of student activities, lectures, exhibits and campus events. And with campus news in full swing, I’m happy to share some highlights from our more »

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My first week at University News

Associated Press stylebooks, Student Spotlights and, of course, an umbrella shaped like a Samurai sword.  What else could possibly kick off an exciting co-op with University News? As a fourth-year advertising & public relations and psychology double major, I’m excited about the opportunity to work full-time for the department during spring quarter. The past week became a more »

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Under the Hood: Freeze your face off, but not really

I don’t think anything says “innovation and creativity” louder than substituting puppies for snow. Unfortunately for winter-lovers (you weirdos), Mother Nature failed to provide the freeze for Freeze Fest weekend Feb. 3-5. One of the signature events, the Rail Jam ski and snowboard competition, had to be postponed until Feb. 17, because, as I understand more »

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Exciting speakers, candid conversations mark annual King event at RIT

RIT has hosted some exciting speakers for its annual Expressions of King’s Legacy Celebration—from Alvin F. Poussaint and Nikki Giovanni to Orlando Patterson, from T. Leon Williams and Peter Jemison to Calvin Mackie. This year’s program, featuring Professor Cornel West, is a milestone, marking not only the 30-year anniversary of RIT celebrating Martin Luther King more »

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