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From pinballs to golf balls

Last Thursday, the Department of Computer Engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering presented demonstrations of senior design projects that were completed during fall quarter. All engineering majors are required to formulate, design and build mechanisms or equipment in an engineering discipline during their senior or fifth year of study. What I found most more »

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‘Hockey night’ in Rochester

“Hockey night” in Rochester usually refers to a Rochester Americans game at Blue Cross Arena. But this Saturday night, the RIT Tigers take to the ice downtown in a 7:05 p.m. match-up against Cornell (ticket information). The last time members of the RIT Tigers men’s hockey team were in Blue Cross Arena for a game—during more »

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An RIT pep rally

There’s nothing quite like the atmosphere on a college campus leading up to a big-time, Division I sporting event. Both RIT and the Rochester community will get a taste of it this weekend. RIT’s men’s hockey team is preparing for arguably its biggest game since joining Division I a couple years ago. Cornell, traditionally a more »

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Bestselling author Steven Johnson visits RIT Oct. 11

Author Steven Johnson of The Ghost Map fame will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 11, to talk about his bestselling book. All incoming first-year students were asked to read the book during the summer as the Institute Common Text and, so, the turnout is expected to be high. To accommodate everyone, the talk will be more »

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Brick City in review

Wow. It’s hard to believe that another Brick City Homecoming weekend has passed. For those who don’t know, Brick City Homecoming is a major undertaking that involves nearly year-round planning by almost every constituency on campus—led by Michelle Seger, chair of the Brick City organizing committee. I have to say, I thought this entire weekend more »

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Ze Frank visits RIT Oct. 3

Ze Frank—online performance artist, humorist, blogger and social media critic—will be on campus Oct. 3 as part of the Caroline Werner Gannett Project and lecture series, “Visionaries in Motion.” Frank will present “Acceleration Anxiety: Stories from a Worm’s Eye View in the Digital Landscape” at 7 p.m. in Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union. The talk more »

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