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This media light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

Along the Eastern seaboard from our nation’s capital to Rochester to Boston, RIT’s Big Shot photography project has gained considerable media attention. It was such a great feeling to wake up Saturday morning in Washington, D.C., just hours before RIT’s 25th Big Shot at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, to see this more »

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Enchanted world of Roger DeMuth

I was tickled to read a terrific story by Renee Gamela in the Utica, N.Y., Observer-Dispatch about Roger De Muth ’70 (art and design). Roger and his wife, Naomi Weiss De Muth ’73 (School for American Crafts), live in Cazenovia, N.Y., which happens to be my hometown. Roger has been teaching illustration at Syracuse University more »

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The final chapter for an industry ‘bible’

Goodbye to the Rocky Mountain News. So long to the print edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Want seven-day home delivery in Detroit? Sorry, no such luck. With news as our primary business here in University News, we take special interest in news about the demise of individual newspapers—along with the challenges faced by an entire more »

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Graduating into national prominence

Greetings from Southern California. With another academic year at RIT in the rear-view mirror, there is no better time for me to get away. And even though I’m officially on vacation, I didn’t want to completely pull the plug without sharing some thoughts on this year’s amazing commencement celebration. I scratched out these thoughts Saturday more »

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The scoop on the pooch who went to college

Ever wonder where the ideas come from for the many stories we write throughout the year? Well, as you might expect, our sources are many. Faculty, staff and students sometimes approach us with story ideas. A caveat: We are paid not for the stories we write but for the stories we don’t write. That old more »

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Domino theory

Have you seen “Dominoes Everywhere?” More than 100,000 have so far watched University Publications’ mesmerizing falling domino video on YouTube.com and Vimeo.com. Created as UPubs’ Imagine RIT project, the dominoes continue to pick up momentum on their trip through cyberspace—a tremendously successful experiment in viral media. Web developer Jared Lyon ’01 (information technology) headed up more »

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