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  • September 28, 2020

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    RIT requires flu shots for students and employees

    The prevalence of seasonal flu and COVID-19 makes it more important than ever to take extra precautions to remain healthy this fall and winter. This year at RIT, that means wearing masks, keeping physical distance, washing hands, and getting a flu shot.

  • September 28, 2020

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    No timeout for RIT Esports during pandemic

    While many college athletics are on a timeout during the pandemic, esports at RIT are plugged in and fully operational. This semester, RIT Esports has student groups playing 15 different competitive games, along with four teams to support esports operations. As teams begin their fall leagues, students are finding different ways to practice and scrimmage in a socially distanced manner.

  • September 25, 2020

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    RIT Sponsored Research garners record $82 million in funding

    RIT had its best year ever for sponsored research funding. For fiscal year 2020, which ended June 30, RIT received 382 new awards totaling $82 million. The record funding follows $58 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2019, also a record.

  • September 25, 2020

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    Exploding Kittens creator will lead webinar during Tiger Alumni Week

    The RIT graduate behind the popular card game Exploding Kittens will be the RIT Alumni Association Distinguished Speaker next month. Elan Lee ’98 (computer science) will lead a Zoom webinar at 1 p.m. on Oct. 24 during Tiger Alumni Week on Oct. 19-25. The week allows alumni to participate virtually in Brick City events, including interactive programs and reunions.

  • September 23, 2020

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    Bruce Bates receives RIT’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award

    Over the past 50 years, Bruce Bates has worked with seven RIT presidents behind the scenes. He witnessed RIT move a campus from downtown to Henrietta. And he’s made strategic decisions that have helped propel RIT to the global university it is today. For his dedication and passion to RIT, Bates will receive RIT’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award during a virtual celebration on Sept. 24.

  • September 23, 2020

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    RIT to host Reporting While Black panel discussion on Oct. 1

    RIT will host a virtual panel discussion focused on the unique challenges and opportunities facing Black journalists and why representation in the media matters. The event, titled Reporting While Black, will feature six Rochester-based Black journalists from TV, radio, and print media at both the local and national level.

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  • August 24, 2020

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    Students head to class on the first day of the fall semester, Aug. 19, 2020.

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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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The killing of George Floyd and protests around the world against systemic injustice and inequality have prompted the RIT community to more closely examine its role in working to end racism. We’re launching a conversation to reinforce that Black Lives Matter. University leadership has pledged that the conversation, no matter how uncomfortable, must continue.

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