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RIT unveils athletic logo

RIT Tiger logo

RIT Athletics has a new look in the 2005-06 season. The university has developed a family of logos centered on a new Tiger graphic. The logos create the official image of RIT’s 24 varsity sports and helped kick off the university’s inaugural Division I hockey season.

“As we enter a new era with our intercollegiate athletics program, and more specifically with our men’s ice hockey program, we felt it was important to create a new and dynamic look for our tiger logo and associated images,” said Lou Spiotti, director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation.

Symbolic Inc., a premier athletic branding firm with offices in Fairport, N.Y., designed the new logos. They were based on original concept art provided by Peter Bella ’03, a graphic designer in RIT’s University Publications Office.

Max Factor turns to NTID for workshops

The Max Factor Family Foundation has awarded $100,000 to RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf for an information technology training and career development workshop series for deaf and hard-of-hearing Latino American adults in the Greater Los Angeles region.

NTID professors will customize and deliver the established Deaf Initiative in Information Technology program, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Through the initiative, more than 300 deaf professionals nationwide have completed a variety of skill-enhancing workshops presented in sign language.

In addition, NTID will deliver its Working Together workshop, which teaches employers ways to integrate a deaf worker into the predominately hearing workplace.

The Max Factor Family Foundation has a long and generous history with RIT, having established an endowed scholarship at NTID in 1991 that has served 88 students from the Greater Los Angeles area, and another gift in 1996 to purchase computer equipment for a network linking NTID to key organizations in California allied to deafness.

RIT sports show wins TV award

It may not be the Emmy Awards, but in the world of sports broadcasting, it’s just as significant. The ETC/RIT SportsZone television program has won first place in the 2005 Aurora Awards in the sports category, and second place in the Telly Awards sports category.

This isn’t the first time SportsZone has been recognized. Last year, the program won two gold Aurora awards for a promotional spot and a sports episode.

To find out more about the program, go to www2.rit.edu/sportszone/.

Color scientists have all the answers

Do blue and yellow really make green? What color reflects the least amount of heat? What is the best color to paint walls in a factory? “Ask a Color Scientist,” an Internet-based message board, allows anyone with a color-related question to connect with scientists at RIT’s Munsell Color Science Laboratory. Professors provide detailed responses and offer additional material for further study.

“It has been very challenging and rewarding to answer these questions as they come in,” says Mark Fairchild, director of the laboratory. “In particular, the queries that stump me for a while are the most fun. It is also great to receive all the thank you notes from people who have truly been helped by the answers, especially the younger children working on school science projects.”

To view the “Ask a Color Scientist” site, go to www.mcsl.rit.edu.