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Dubai, here we come!

This week’s special edition of Dateline: RIT – The Podcast features RIT President Bill Destler and Mustafa Abushagur, professor and director of microsystems engineering, describing RIT Dubai—RIT’s newest branch campus, slated to open in fall 2008. News about RIT’s third international campus—joining those in Croatia and Kosovo—came last week. This week’s podcast features remarks by more »

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What’s in store(s) for retail shoppers during the holidays!

In the spirit of the “holly-daze,” Professor Eugene Fram, RIT’s in-house retail expert, offers some spirited advice for shoppers who have budgets in mind and want some peace of mind: It’s the season for the “Cat & Mouse Retail Olympics”—the time in the holiday season when many consumers have to decide whether to buy now more »

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One-on-one with the editor in chief of Reporter

For this week’s Studio 86 podcast, I interviewed Jen Loomis, editor in chief of Reporter, RIT’s student-published weekly newsmagazine. Some of the topics we discussed were Reporter itself—including its editorial independence and relationship with RIT President Bill Destler—and Jen’s background (such as family, including her mother—herself a former editor of her college newspaper). Personally, I more »

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If Apple had more female engineers, would ‘Geo’ be so Hot?

The world needs more women engineers. There’s nothing new in that statement—we hear it all the time. But something I hadn’t previously heard is this: The United States needs to double the number of female engineers—to three in 10—in order for the nation to capitalize on the intellectual capital of women and attain its true more »

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Ho-Ho-Humdrum holiday shopping season predicted

High gas and food prices may put consumers in a thrifty spending mood this holiday season—that’s what Gene Fram, of RIT’s E. Philip Saunders College of Business, recently told Marcia Morphy and me on Studio 86. With shoppers’ spirits also dampened by this year’s lack of “must have” gifts, Dr. Fram predicts “tepid” holiday shopping. more »

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A windy beginning

At the end of our press releases we usually add a paragraph or two touting RIT’s reputation in computing, engineering, imaging technology and fine and applied arts, among other areas. Some would argue the list should include “supermassive black holes” or “black hole research”—and with good reason. RIT’s plunge into astrophysics over the last five more »

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