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Farewell, RIT

I’m “going home.” In a whirlwind past couple weeks (that included a swirl of emotions), I was offered and have accepted a faculty position at my undergraduate alma mater, SUNY Geneseo. It’s not just any job. The position title alone might describe my ideal job (practically anyplace): Lecturer in communication and faculty director of the more »

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Summertime meditations on social media (part 1): Twitter for ‘newbies’

At RIT University News, we do our best to stay current on trends in social media (and between all of us, I think we do pretty well). RIT News was an early adopter of Facebook and Twitter, produced news podcasts before most universities and launched a YouTube channel early on. Plus, this blog was one more »

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Under the Hood: More about Team UNS, Part II

What’s a public relations department without writers? University News has several: Vienna Carvalho-McGrain covers student affairs and is the editor of the Athenaeum newsletter. Michelle Cometa writes about the College of Applied Science and Technology and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. Will Dube covers the College of Liberal Arts as well as the Golisano 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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Top RIT news stories, videos and podcasts for April

Without question, RIT’s trip last month to the NCAA’s Frozen Four men’s ice hockey championship tournament, hosted at Ford Field in Detroit, got our readers’ attention—in a big way. Among the 10 most-viewed RIT news stories in April, eight were related to the Tigers first-ever berth in the tournament. Plus, each of last month’s most more »

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Unveiling the fall podcast lineup…

Just as the major TV networks roll out their new fall schedules with great fanfare around this time every year, we in University News are happy to unveil our fall podcast lineup for the new “season” (and no, Jay Leno did not get the early slot). Here’s what to expect: • Athenaeum’s Author’s Spotlight, our more »

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