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It’s Greek to me!

Kudos to RIT’s Greek organizations! During the past few weeks, members of various fraternities and sororities have organized wildly successful fund raisers that showcase the infectious spirit that exists here on campus. And let me tell you, it’s been a trememndous boon to RIT’s PR efforts! First up was Sigma Alpha Mu and its 11th more »

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VNR: Enhancing and expanding RIT’s profile?

Computer security and identity theft are undeniably among today’s biggest consumer threats. To address this urgent problem, RIT has joined forces with McAfee Inc. to launch a new master’s degree in computer security. As part of the program, students participate in simulated cyber “warfare” with experienced engineers from organizations like McAfee. These interactions, its proposed, more »

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Kudos to John Retallack

John Retallack, a faculty member of RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, has created some haunting images of residents at Monroe Community Hospital. I personally was so TOUCHED by his photographs and the way he captured heartfelt moments, “personalities” and the human-hands of kindness in each and every one of his images. Having graduated more »

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RIT and MCC Host Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural white coat ceremony of the Rochester Biomedical Experience, a unique partnership between RIT and MCC to increase minority participation in biomedicine. The students received white lab coats enblazoned with their names in front of joyful family members, friends and mentors. It was so nice to more »

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When honoring someone becomes an act of “courage”

Thomas Curley, president and CEO of the Associated Press, stood before 200 members of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Nathaniel Rochester Society on July 14 clearly touched by the warm reception. Curley was being recognized at the organization’s summer gala as recipient of the NRS Award, given annually to an individual who has contributed significantly to more »

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Women Athletes at RIT

RIT was recently cited in the Chronicle of Higher Education for being a leader in providing athletic opportunites for women. RIT was in the top five nationally among Division III universities. Specifically, 46% of its student athletes are women, while 30% of its student population are women, so that women athletes are overrepresented by about more »

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