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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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Twitter…kind of like cable TV?

Last time, I discussed how RIT University News and others on campus use Twitter to share information and engage with followers, and I offered tips for efficient use of Twitter via lists and hashtags. (Plus, I explained why RIT isn’t @RIT. Answer: Someone else already has the username.) With nearly 4,900 followers, @RITNEWS is the more »

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Under the Hood: I’m an expert!

It’s official: I’m an expert in headline writing. While I have bachelor’s degrees in English and journalism and spent three years working as a copy editor at the Democrat and Chronicle learning under the best of the best, I never really considered myself to be an expert in anything—until I was asked. My supervisor, Mike more »

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