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21st century sociability

Web 2.0 . . . social computing . . . user-generated content . . . these are just a few of the terms bandied about to describe the collective rise of blogs, podcasts, wikis, peer-to-peer file sharing, and Web sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Wikipedia, YouTube and many more. RIT is at the forefront in more »

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And the hits just keep on coming!

An old saying from top-40 radio, the phase in my headline applies as well to RIT news placements—“hits,” as we term them—in The Wall Street Journal. Three weeks ago, I wrote about RIT getting three hits within a few days of each other in The Wall Street Journal. Well, chalk up another one. RIT public more »

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Discovering a trend

Next time you’re hanging out in Java Wally’s or Crossroads, take a look around. You’ll see tons of laptops—which is obviously no surprise. But take a closer look. Notice anything different? Yup, stickers. College students today are using the covers of their laptops the same way people use the bumpers of their cars—to personalize them. more »

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RIT in the news: We’re an asset

With all that talk about Rochester’s “brain drain” and its noncompetitive business climate, it’s easy to lose faith in the prospects for our community’s future. Is there anything that can be done to turn things around? Certainly a change in leadership in Albany, along with recent rhetoric concerning the need to bolster upstate New York’s more »

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Not your typical spring-break week

What a week it has been for RIT and University News! The RIT community learned Monday who will become the campus’ ninth president this summer when President Albert Simone retires after 15 years at the university’s helm. In University News, we learned about the Board of Trustees’ decision to select William Destler as RIT’s next more »

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News comes in every language

A couple weeks ago, a team of researchers from RIT’s Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies was invited to attend a major conference in the Dominican Republic. The event was sponsored by the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra of Santo Domingo and focused on the current state of the Dominican economy, particularly the manufacturing sector. more »

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