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April 11, 2014

"Well done is better than well said."

-Benjamin Franklin


A tip of the RIT baseball cap … 

… to Maureen Valentine, associate dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology, who was selected as the 2013 Engineer of the Year by the Rochester Engineering Society. A terrific honor for a wonderful member of our community.

…. to Nabil Nasr and his team for securing a major (as in $20 million) role in the Digital Manufacturing Hub to be located in Chicago. With $70 million in funding from the federal government and another $70 million in matching funds, this significant initiative is part of President Obama's reinvigoration of American manufacturing and it is intended to unlock the full potential of the digital manufacturing revolution;

…. to President Destler, Dean Dan Ornt and the members of the College of Health Science and Technology for landing a $6 million gift from Wegmans to name the new Wegmans School for Health and Nutrition

…. to the RIT Student Government for offering dry cleaning services to the students as they prepare for the career fairs;

…. to the folks in our Faculty Career Development Services - Cheryl Herdklotz, Anne Marie Canale, Lynn Wild, and Susan DeWoody - for putting on an engaging Destination: Intersession program, a superb panel discussion on mid-tenure review, and other workshops for faculty;

…. to the Cary Graphic Arts Collection and its curators Dr. Steven Galbraith and Ms. Amelia Hugill-Fontanel for their recent printing press acquisitions and a feature story in the Democrat and Chronicle; and 

… to Laura Parisi, an undergraduate chemistry student of Dr. Matt Miri, for being one of 600 national applicants to be selected to present her research work at the 18th Annual Posters on the Hill  event sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Well done!