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It’s all about ingenuity

The April issue of Athenaeum—on stands and in mailboxes today—shines the spotlight on ingenuity at RIT. Hot on the heels of Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, this issue features a look back at a few innovation “superstars” who have used the Imagine RIT festival as a launching pad for success. Imagine RIT has jump-started more »

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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 »

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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 »

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