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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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‘Hockey night’ in Rochester

“Hockey night” in Rochester usually refers to a Rochester Americans game at Blue Cross Arena. But this Saturday night, the RIT Tigers take to the ice downtown in a 7:05 p.m. match-up against Cornell (ticket information). The last time members of the RIT Tigers men’s hockey team were in Blue Cross Arena for a game—during more »

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New podcasts, Tigers hockey and getting my fill (and then some) of new media

It has been a few weeks since my previous post due, in large part, to a very busy fall quarter so far. In addition to much time devoted to producing our new regular podcasts, RIT NEWSMINUTE and Studio 86 (see more below), which join our flagship podcast, Dateline: RIT – The Podcast, along with creating more »

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Meet the ‘Helen Thomas’ of ‘Dateline: RIT’

Do you know who Helen Thomas is? In case you don’t, I’ll tell you in just a moment. First, in the past week, while planning the first episode of Dateline: RIT – The Podcast for the 2007-2008 season, I pondered, “Who should be the first guest on the first podcast of the new season?” As more »

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