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Archive of posts from September, 2012

LST Director Todd Pagano receives award for leadership

30 Sep

Todd Pagano, an associate professor and director of the Laboratory Science Technology program at RIT/NTID, has been selected to receive a Forty Under 40 award from theRochester Business Journal for achieving professional success and making significant civic contributions to our community.

Pagano has been recognized for his work at RIT/NTID and throughout the country. He has won several awards and recently was named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. Earlier this year, Pagano was a speaker at the group’s national meeting in San Diego, where he brought two of his students to make formal presentations about their research. More.

RIT breaks world record at Mud Tug

28 Sep

RIT students competed in the world’s largest tug-of-war tournament Sept. 22, 2012, working to set a Guinness World Record. At the 17th annual Mud Tug, RIT unofficially broke the world record with 1,647 tuggers, beating the previous record of 1,290, set by students in the Netherlands in 2010. RIT is awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Records to verify the record has been broken. RIT’s Phi Kappa Psi and Zeta Tau Alpha Greek organizations host the annual tug-of-war event, one of the most popular events held on campus each year. While the tournament may be dirty, it’s for a good cause, with all proceeds going to Hillside Family of Agencies, an organization that provides support, counseling, education and housing services for children and families. More.

Students, faculty and staff attend annual Applefest

25 Sep

Applefest, an annual fall tradition at RIT sponsored by the NTID Student Life Team to welcome new and returning students to campus, filled the D. Robert Frisina Quad on September 7, 2012.

Members from dozens of diverse student and campus organizations – including sororities, fraternities, counseling services, the NTID Center on Employment and ethnic clubs – staffed tables and distributed information about what they offer students.

Clusters of students, faculty, staff and community members quickly formed to chat and catch up on summer vacations and other news. Music and dancing added to the festive atmosphere.

And the Applefest wouldn’t be Applefest without a host of treats made with apples, which were distributed free to the attendees.

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Princeton Review names RIT among best colleges

15 Sep

Rochester Institute of Technology is again being recognized as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2013 edition of its annual book, The Best 377 CollegesMore.

Alec Baldwin to speak at RIT

4 Sep

Film, stage and television actor Alec Baldwin will be the Horton Distinguished Speaker at RIT’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend celebration Oct. 20.

Film, stage and television actor Alec Baldwin will be one of the highlights of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend Oct. 19-21. Baldwin will speak to students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests as the Horton Distinguished Speaker at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 in RIT’s Gordon Field House and Activities Center. More.