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Unity House is students’ home-away-from-home

RIT is home to 18,000 students—literally home to many of them who reside on campus in residence halls, apartments, fraternities, sororities and special-interest houses. They make RIT their home-away-from-home, albeit temporarily, but home it becomes. I was thinking about that the other day after meeting one of those students, Wilson Darko, the new president of Unity more »

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RIT software engineers: Helping anyone—and their grandfather—use computers

My grandfather thinks I’m a computer genius. He doesn’t know that I use Google to fix most of my computer problems. To find the true computer geniuses, head to RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. I had the opportunity to see just what those aces are up to at the Software more »

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Co-op assignment: Rebuild a nation at the Kosovo Innovations Lab

Luis Rosario and Duy Nguyen are helping to rebuild a nation. The RIT students are doing so as part of a UNICEF co-op experience at the Kosovo Innovations Lab in the capital city of Pristina. UNICEF created the Kosovo Innovations Lab in November 2010 to create positive social change for Kosovo’s youth. With a median more »

Categories: PR musings, Research, RIT worldwide, Students 1 Comment

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

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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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