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The University Magazine


University Magazine - Spring 2008 Image
Clarice Bondoc 04 (interior design) created the reunion logo.

NTID plans 40th anniversary celebration

Plans are in full swing for RIT/NTID’s 40th Anniversary Reunion, set for June 26-28 on the RIT campus. Activities to inform and entertain are being planned by a committee of alumni, faculty and staff volunteers.

Look for registration information on the Web at Plans include a golf tournament, food, workshops, exhibits, an ice cream social, art and RIT/NTID history displays.

A series of video-logs, or ‘vlogs,’ will carry the latest reunion news. To receive the reunion vlog, send an e-mail to

Board of Trustees heads to Silicon Valley this summer

The July meeting of RIT’s trustees will take place in California’s Silicon Valley. In addition to regular business meetings, board members, administrators and deans will meet with corporate leaders and alumni working in the area’s high-tech industries. Meetings will take place at Google, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and other companies.

This is the first time since 2001 that the board has met outside of Rochester. That year, the meeting took place in Washington, D.C., where activities included visits with government leaders.

New degree in mechanical engineering and public policy

RIT is launching an innovative curriculum that unites mechanical engineering and public policy. The five-year program – the first of its kind in the nation – combines a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in science, technology and public policy.

The new program seeks to smooth the integration of technology in society through further incorporation of technological concepts into political and social decision-making.

The program further expands interdisciplinary collaboration between RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering and the department of public policy in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts. The new program began admitting students this spring.
For more information, contact Franz Foltz at (585) 475-5368 or

Researchers collaborate with military on cybersecurity

RIT has formed a new partnership aimed at improving cybersecurity technology and the safety of military and civilian computer networks. The collaboration includes CUBRC, a not-for-profit research and development company in Buffalo, and professors from RIT, the University of Buffalo and Pennsylvania State University. The research team is seeking to implement the use of intrusion prediction modeling into cyber defense systems.

The project is being funded under a sub-contract from the CUBRC/University of Buffalo Center for Multisource Information Fusion. The team also includes personnel from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Fusion Directorate, which hopes to use the research to assist in implementing intrusion prediction into their overall cybersecurity programs