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Co-op assignment: Rebuild a nation at the Kosovo Innovations Lab

Luis Rosario and Duy Nguyen are helping to rebuild a nation. The RIT students are doing so as part of a UNICEF co-op experience at the Kosovo Innovations Lab in the capital city of Pristina. UNICEF created the Kosovo Innovations Lab in November 2010 to create positive social change for Kosovo’s youth. With a median more »

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Youth power in Kosovo

At 45, I am a senior citizen in Kosovo. Kosovo, which declared independence as a sovereign nation in 2008, is also Europe’s youngest country. Median age: 26. You can see it everywhere in the capital city of Pristina. Teens crowd the city sidewalks on their way to school. A common sight: young mothers with four more »

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Balkan history at crossroads

In terms of world history, the Balkan region is about as complicated as it gets. Politics, religion and names of countries are an alphabet soup. Prior to my visit to American University in Kosovo and the American College of Management and Technologyin Croatia, I sat down with a friendly face at Crossroads Market to get more »

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A trip to the Balkans

Bill Nye was a hit as the 2012 commencement speaker, but graduation season isn’t over yet at RIT. RIT leaders are now en route to our campuses in Kosovo and Croatia. President Bill Destler and others travel every year to the Balkan region for graduation ceremonies at the American University in Kosovo (http://www.aukonline.org/), located in more »

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Celebrating the end of another academic year

As we round out the academic year, our staff is pleased to showcase the May-June edition of Athenaeum. Since we feature stories that cover all areas of the university, I am careful not to label this issue as the “Commencement edition.” However, it is true that our staff annually selects a cover story related to more »

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Head and shoulders above Imagine RIT

I watched as 6-year-old Celestin surveyed the scene around him. Clearly this kid had it made. Few visitors to the fifth annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival enjoyed the privilege of Celestin’s bird’s eye perspective. Perched firmly on the shoulders of graduate student Dave Kelbe, the youngster marveled at RIT’s robotics technology as the more »

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