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RIT experts and their media attention

On rising enrollment
"We've got momentum. More and more students and their parents are making careers the most important thing. We're in the right place at the right time," said Daniel Shelley, RIT's director of admissions, in the Democrat and Chronicle story, "College Enrollment Jumps."

On autumn leaf peepers
"My own sense is that as people age, they get more aware or more sensitized to life having cycles," said Brian Barry, RIT's associate professor of psychology and sociology, in the Associated Press story, "Vermont Mystique Draws Leaf Peepers."

On remanufacturing
"Remanufacturing is an affordable way to get the highest value out of parts," said Nabil Nasr, director of RIT's National Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery, in The New York Times' article, "Second Time Around and Around."

On collecting
"We've seen the escalation of prices for antiques and collectibles, and it's because of what's happened in the stock market. People are spending stupid money and it's stock market money -- they are taking their profits and investing it in collectibles," said Bruce Austin, RIT professor of communication and antiques buff, in the San FranciscoExaminer story, "Movie Memories for Sale."

On play and the cube farm
"People are so isolated in their cubicle at their computer. This [playful recreation] is a chance to relate to each other," said Andrew DuBrin, RIT professor of management, in the Newsday story, "Company Picnics with Entertainment, Games Returning to Corporate Culture."

On 'extreme' phys ed
"Colleges and universities everywhere have had to offer these types of courses to keep up with the changing times and changing students. Of course, any activity that we offer is carefully reviewed to make sure it meets the objectives for safety and wellness," said Frederick Bleiler, director of RIT's Center for Physical Education and Wellness, in an Associated Press story on non-traditional physical education courses -- skydiving, snowboarding, white water rafting and the like -- called "Physical Education Gets New Twists."

On retro fashion
"There's a human tendency to try to think back or recapture the more placid lifestyle and work environment that was typical of the '50s and '60s," said Eugene Fram, RIT professor of business, in the Sunday Houston (Texas) Chronicle article, "Go-Go Retro: 20-Somethings Create Fresh Vintage Looks."

On going back to school
"Adult learners really do better than traditional students. They're more self-directed and more focused," said Bette Ann Winston, RIT continuing education adviser, in an Associated Press story, "Adults Make Good Students."