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Connecting-the-dots, phase change memory and producing new scientists

When it comes to potential and possibilities, sometimes all the dots really do connect. And over a few days last week, covering three separate, and seemingly different, events I had the chance to see that happen. The “dots” started to come together at the recent Freescale Symposium, sponsored by Freescale Semiconductors and the Kate Gleason more »

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A day with an RIT hockey player

My roots in the communication industry began in sports. I started my career as a part-time “outfielder” in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle sports department. Working in the world of sports can be tough. Sporting events typically take place on nights and weekends—when most of us hope to be spending time with family and friends. more »

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‘Ritchie’ faces the nation

In case you missed it: Ritchie Faces the Nation RIT mascot Ritchie the Tiger was interviewed by CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent and “Face the Nation” host, Bob Schieffer. Among the topics they discussed, Schieffer grilled Ritchie about his “unmascot-like” conduct at the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four men’s hockey tournament, and Ritchie has a lukewarm more »

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Lessons learned from Virginia Tech

Put yourself in the shoes of an RIT Public Safety Officer early Wednesday morning. You have three separate incidents happening at nearly the same time: 1) A student with mental health issues is despondent and is threatening to hurt himself. 2) Another student has had too much to drink and may need hospitalization due to more »

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Facebook Photo Challenge: A new twist

Greek Row, by Marshall Watson, winner of RIT Facebook Photo Challenge, Week 1

RIT Facebook Fans have certainly illuminated the campus, uploading 230 photos in the first two weeks of the Photo Challenge. Now we have a new challenge: Upload your photos from spring break. But here’s the catch. The photos must have some representation of RIT. Example: Show us yourself skiing while wearing an RIT hat. We more »

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Vote 2010: Imagine RIT style

2008 imagine poster

Blue skies above the Eastman Building scream “dream bigger!” Meanwhile, a pig with wings implores us to “imagine anything,” and hobbit-like monsters insist that “creativity runs wild.” Don’t worry, I’m not hallucinating. Instead, I’ve been scanning the entries for this year’s Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival poster contest. Today is the deadline for entries, more »

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