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Convocation and commencement DVDs and news coverage

This week, University News received an e-mail inquiry about purchasing a DVD of last Friday’s Academic Convocation ceremony—which featured the keynote speech by former President Bill Clinton—and one of the college commencement ceremonies. As University News is not in the retail (or wholesale) business (we give RIT news away for free), and because streaming video more »

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The ‘real world’ and ‘Second Life’

On this week’s “Dateline: RIT – The Podcast,” RIT experts discuss U.S. energy sufficiency in real life, along with college courses entering the online virtual world of “Second Life.” In his technology-focused column in City Newspaper online, Stephen Jacobs, assistant professor of information technology, discusses experiments implementing “Second Life” into college courses. Read his column, more »

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Here’s to pie in your eye :)

If it had been a real slap in the face, the pies would have been filled with lots of creamy chocolate pudding and topped with real whipped cream, maraschino cherries and sprinkles instead of just containers of Wegmans Cool Whip. But it was still fun to watch as photographer Paul Giovine filmed the “pie in more »

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RIT, Xerox hit the ‘gray lady’ (twice!)

RIT experts were recently quoted in The New York Times (aka the “gray lady”) commenting about new user-friendly color-selection software from Xerox and competition in the high-speed digital-printing arena faced by Rochester’s fourth-largest employer. Roy Berns, professor of color science in RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, gave his impressions of Xerox’s “natural more »

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RIT students launch social networking site

I’ll admit it. University News doesn’t know about all the amazing work that is being done on campus. That’s largely because not all of it is being done inside the classroom—a great deal of it is taking place in dorm rooms, instead. That’s where second-year students Josh Olin and Ian Paterson created www.mytimehero.com, a social more »

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Dressing rooms go high-tech, vacations go suborbital

Would you get dressed in a department store fitting room that’s as smart as you? So-called “smart” dressing rooms have arrived—and, while these high-tech fitting rooms are hailed for their innovation, they might cause trepidation among some shoppers. On “Dateline: RIT – The Podcast” this week, RIT business professor Gene Fram weighs some of the more »

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