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  • April 14, 2021

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    RIT Professor Mark Fairchild awarded Otto Schade Prize by Society for Information Display

    Professor Mark Fairchild, head of the Integrated Sciences Academy and director of the Munsell Color Science Laboratory and the program of color science in RIT’s College of Science, received the 2021 Otto Schade Prize, which recognizes vision scientists, human factor engineers, and engineers whose efforts have led to major improvements in the visual quality of electronic displays.

  • April 12, 2021

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    Tiger Testing takes a village

    The success of RIT’s Tiger Testing campaign is made possible by campus-wide collaborations involving more than 100 employees working behind the scenes to support RIT’s COVID-19 response.

  • April 9, 2021

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    Podcast: Preparing Students for the New Economy  

    Anticipating rapid changes in the workplace—further accelerated by lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—RIT is seizing on the opportunity to guide students to new economy majors that are multidisciplinary, transformative, and future-focused. Dan Johnson, professor of packaging science; Ian Mortimer, vice president for Enrollment Management; and Steven Carnovale, assistant professor of supply chain management, discuss the importance of offering majors that ensure successful outcomes while meeting the ever-changing needs of a new, and evolving, economy.

  • April 9, 2021

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    Double celebration will honor 2020 and 2021 Davis Award recipients

    This year’s recognition of RIT’s Alfred L. Davis Distinguished Public Service Award winners will be a double celebration, as faculty and student recipients from 2020 and 2021 are honored April 13. Luane Davis Haggerty will receive the 2021 Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award, and Bhuvish Mehta will receive the 2021 Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Public Service Award. Thomas Warfield was awarded the 2020 Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award, and Çlirim Sheremeti was awarded the 2020 Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Public Service Award.

Photo Spotlight

  • April 14, 2021

    Photo by A. Sue Weisler

    The Alfred L. Davis Distinguished Public Service Awards for 2020 and 2021 took place April 13 during a socially distanced ceremony at the RIT Inn & Conference Center. RIT President David Munson, center, presented the 2021 Bruce R. James '64 Distinguished Public Service Award to Bhuvish Mehta, left, a fifth-year computer engineering major from India, and the 2021 Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award to Luane Davis Haggerty, right, principal lecturer in NTID's Performing Arts Department.

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Students combine technology and design to help others. Also inside: Longest-serving faculty member leaves legacy of design.

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Media Coverage

  • April 7, 2021

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    What We Watched and Facebook Data Breached  

    The Earl David Reed, Megan and Pat radio show, on WAIO-FM (95.1), features Jonathan Weissman, senior lecturer in the Department of Computing Security, discussing the recent Facebook data breach. The segment begins at the 14-minute mark.

  • April 5, 2021

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    Health Care A.I. Needs to Get Real  

    Evan Selinger, professor of philosophy, talks with Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad '06 (computer science), principal research scientist at KenSci Inc., about using artificial intelligence in the medical field. Selinger has published six pieces on Medium’s OneZero platform about the intersection of technology and liberal arts.

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