July 31, 2014
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Dube hits a ‘round-tripper’

For some stories, receiving coverage in the local newspaper is considered pretty good. Toss in additional coverage by one of the local TV stations and it’s regarded as especially good. Well, recently my colleague Will Dube hit a homerun with local coverage of a multidisciplinary engineering senior-design project known as “the smoking machine.” The device, more »

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A little widget goes a long way

He’s small, round and lovable. His name is Digsby and he may be the best thing that’s happened to e-mail and social networking since Firefox and Facebook. The free, downloadable program allows users to link their various e-mail accounts, social networking sites and instant messenger clients, creating easy management of all programs through a single more »

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Alum recalls playing football under Coughlin

One of the coolest RIT stories in recent memory has little to do with the RIT that we know and love today. Rather, it’s about the RIT of more than three decades ago, when the nascent campus in Henrietta had fewer people, fewer buildings, fewer of almost everything—except it had more pigskin. As you may more »

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Who’s ‘Wiltsie’? Where’s Tojo Garden? And who was the ‘coolest cat’ on campus in the ’60s?

Have you ever wondered about the person whose name marks the campus roadway on which you drive or graces the building in which you sit? Or maybe you’d like to learn the story behind an admired piece of campus artwork, or find out if RIT really once had a live tiger mascot. Answers to these 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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