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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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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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Using Twitter to keep up-to-date on #RIT news

In an April 12 Athenaeum story, colleague Paul Stella writes about Twitter’s use by a group of students, known as “5 RIT Students,” and others on campus. RIT University News, an early adopter of Twitter (having joined the “microblog” in summer ’08), uses Twitter daily to efficiently (quickly and concisely) share top RIT news. Twitter more »

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RIT’s remote-sensing superheroes—and more

Imagine yourself as a survivor of Hurricane Irene or another devastating disaster that has left your home in ruins and your life in shambles. As the water begins to recede, you’re left hoping that emergency aid comes along sooner than later so you can feed your children, find shelter and protect your family. The cover more »

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Under the Hood: I wrote a story!

Sometimes it’s good to step outside of your comfort zone. Even in high school, I preferred to be behind the scenes—literally. I joined the stage crew and left the acting and singing up to more talented students. In college I found the perfect profession and got to “live the dream” after I graduated and joined more »

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A brief look inside the pages of Athenaeum: Oct. 13

As we steadily progress through the academic year, I find myself looking forward to our bi-weekly University News staff meetings filled with ample opportunities for our communication specialists to pitch stories from colleges they represent in order to earn a spot in Athenaeum. Since July, I’ve taken over coverage for the College of Liberal Arts—and more »

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