August 1, 2014
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RIT ‘family’ connections in FIRST Robotics

So many RIT faculty, staff and alumni come together to make the FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional Competition possible. It seems once people get a taste of FIRST, they tend to find ways to remain involved. The students love their mentors, advisors and teachers, and the sport (yes, FIRST is considered a “Varsity Sport for more »

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Glad to be at RIT

You learn something new every day. At least that’s been my experience in my new role as director of University News Services here at RIT. And I couldn’t be happier for it. In my approximately three months on campus, I’ve met so many interesting (and incredibly friendly) students, faculty, administrators and fellow staffers. I’ve filled more »

Categories: PR musings, Social media, Uncategorized 1 Comment

An insider’s look at the Performing Arts at RIT

Let’s face it. Sometimes 12 pages isn’t enough. And this is definitely one of those times. The 1,000-word cover story for the February/March edition of Athenaeum—Performing Arts at RIT—just isn’t enough to fully convey the passion, commitment and dedication of our students and faculty who devote much of their time to dance, music and drama. more »

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What is Readabout.me?

I’m glad you asked! Readabout.me is a new online service that University News is using to spread good news about our students’ achievements. So far, we’re using it to send news releases to students’ hometown newspapers about enrollment, Dean’s List, sports achievements, graduation—and the list keeps growing. When we create a story, an online version more »

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‘Athenaeum’ looks at RIT’s Club Competitors

Athenaeum and its predecessor, News & Events, have always been vehicles for raising awareness on campus from academic programs to special events and the impact on our community to my favorite subjects of all—the people of RIT. Our talented “temporary” communication specialist Matt Gregory has written our Dec. 13 cover story about the rise in more »

Categories: Athenaeum, Campus life, Sports, Students 4 Comments

Computer mysteries revealed with Raspberry Pi

I love a good mystery, from Nordic noir to a traditional who-done-it. The intrigue, the puzzle, the process—the more complex the better—I’m hooked. But the mysteries of computers and engineering—I’m just happy devices go on when I hit the start button. But this past week, some of the mystery was revealed. Rob Bishop, engineer and more »

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