The RIT Big Shot created a beautiful photo finish on October 3 at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, in Louisville, Kentucky. The Big Shot represents one of RIT’s signature projects and is often described as “painting with light” because hundreds of community and college volunteers are asked to “paint” or shine their light source onto a particular area of a landmark while a photograph is taken. Since the Big Shot began in 1987, the event has chronicled The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; The Pile Gate, Dubrovnik, Croatia; the Erie Canal and Schoen Place; The George Eastman House; the Alamo and many other venues. More
Rochester Institute of Technology held a grand-opening ceremony today for the Clinical Health Sciences Center in the College of Health Sciences and Technology.
The new center is home to the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition and programs in behavioral health, diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound) and physician assistant. Rochester Regional Health will also open a physician office in the 45,000-square-foot facility on Oct. 19.
“The new center is a concrete example of RIT’s ongoing commitment to partnering with Rochester Regional Health in order to enhance the health status of this region,” said RIT President Bill Destler. “It moves the RIT and Rochester Regional Health Alliance forward in its goal to impact the future of health care. Under one roof, we will have state-of-the art lecture rooms, simulation space and a family medicine practice that will provide hands-on experiences for students and opportunities for faculty.” More.
RIT’s annual Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend will be held Oct. 16-18 on the RIT campus. NTID-related activities include a College Bowl for alumni vs. students, AALANA alumni lunch and honoring Andrew Brenneman.
The RIT/NTID Job Fair is Wednesday, October 21 from 12:30 – 4:00 pm in the LBJ Hall first floor street and the Dyer Artrs Center! More than 40 employer representatives will attend. For Alumni, registration information appears here.
RIT/NTID’s annual Community Potluck Lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 in SDC-1300/1310. RSVP to Pamela Gierczak via email or call 585-475-5492. Sponsored by the NTID President’s Office, NTID Academic Affairs and PEN-International, the lunch welcomes all NTID faculty, staff, alumni and retirees. Bring a dish to pass.