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The University Magazine


Submissions sought for second ‘Images from Science’ exhibit

Following the success of the 2002 Images from Science exhibit, Andrew Davidhazy, professor of imaging and photographic technology, and Michael Peres, professor of biomedical photographic communications, are organizing another traveling exhibit and catalog for fall 2008.

The submitted images must be created for the purpose of recording scientific and engineering research or images from other related fields such as oceanography, geology, biology, engineering, medicine, physics, or other related disciplines. A panel of international judges will select images based on impact, esthetics, the degree of difficulty in making the photograph as well as other criteria. Contributors can submit up to four entries. All images must be submitted digitally. The entry deadline is Feb. 28, 2008. There is no entry fee.

For further submission details and to view all 58 photographs from the 2002 exhibition, visit

Peres receives prestigious professional award

Bill Destler

Michael Peres ’81, ’82, ’91(photography, instructional technology), department chair of the biomedical photographic communications program, is recipient of the BioCommunications Association’s Louis Schmidt Award, the professional society’s highest award.

Peres serves as chair and professor in the Biomedical Photographic Communications program in RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, a position he’s held since 1989. He also serves as one of the coordinators of RIT’s Big Shot photography project as well as the Images from Science exhibition.

He is currently serving as chair of the nominating committee for the Lennart Nilsson Award (Stockholm, Sweden), a position he was invited to assume in 1998. Named after a noted Swedish photographer, the award recognizes extraordinary photography of science.

Peres has served as an imaging consultant to numerous companies, and has been an active member of the BioCommunications Association since 1978 and was awarded a fellowship in 1995.

Family matters at RIT

Bill Destler

Are your mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, grandparents or cousins RIT alumni? When members of more than one generation attended RIT, they are called legacy families.

The Office of Alumni Relations would like to locate more legacy families. For a limited time, if you send in your RIT family connections, you’ll receive a special RIT memento. Contact Kelly Redder, executive director, Office of Alumni Relations, at 41 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, N.Y. 14623-5603, or send e-mail to