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Under the Hood: No place like home

Brown Hall (formerly Building 86) is an itty-bitty building situated on the south end of campus between an even ittier-bittier building and Ross Hall, just south of Color Science Hall. If that was all Greek to you, click here, pick a map and look for BRN. University News occupies about a quarter of Brown Hall. more »

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Under the Hood: More about Team UNS, Part I

In most of my posts so far, I’ve talked about what I do and how I’m adjusting. I briefly mentioned a couple of writers in a previous post, so I thought it would be helpful to introduce some of the other faces behind University News. Let’s start at the top: Bob Finnerty is our chief more »

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Breaking the news on Twitter

Last fall, I wrote a piece for RIT: The University Magazine (RIT’s alumni magazine) explaining how my job and those of my University News colleagues have changed drastically over the past decade. Ten years ago, we reached our target audience by writing primarily for the media and for RIT internal publications. Today, we increasingly write more »

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Photographs and memories

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August marked the 40th anniversary of the iconic event of the 1960s: the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. I remember watching the astonishing news reports. I knew people who had made the pilgrimage to Yasgur’s Farm, but I was busy that summer before my senior year in college. I missed the chance to be part more »

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Winter brings changes

With publication of the spring 2009 issue, RIT: The University Magazine marked its 10th anniversary. That makes us a pretty new player. By comparison, MIT launched Technology Review in 1888. Still, RIT was part of a trend. According to Oxbridge Communications, 306 college magazines were introduced between 1993 and 2003—a 43 percent increase. Still, 10 more »

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Life begins at CSI

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University News photographer Sue Weisler’s cover photo for the latest issue of RIT: The University Magazine features a dramatic twilight image of the new Center for Student Innovation (see below). With all the interior lights aglow and the curvilinear facade pressed against a clear, indigo sky, it’s a view that hasn’t been seen by many more »

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