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  • July 31, 2020

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    Douglas Merrill retires from RIT after 40 years, establishes student fund

    Douglas Merrill, who inspired countless students during his 40-year tenure in the College of Science and the College of Health Sciences and Technology, has retired. He developed the Premedical Advisory Program and created the Center for Bioscience Education and Technology. And he retires with numerous honors recognizing his outstanding teaching and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • July 30, 2020

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    Alumnus nominated for Congressional Medal of Honor

    Brian Chontosh ’00 (mechanical engineering technology) has been nominated for the prestigious Congressional Medal of Honor, one of the oldest and continuously issued awards given to U.S. Armed Forces personnel for courage, valor, and leadership.

  • July 29, 2020

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    RIT and Syracuse University College of Law enter into 3+3 admissions agreement

    RIT has partnered with Syracuse University College of Law to establish a “3+3” program for students interested in earning a law degree. A memorandum of understanding between the two universities was recently signed to allow students to complete three years of liberal arts and other studies at RIT, then transfer to the College of Law for three years to complete their doctorate in law.

  • July 24, 2020

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    Brick City Weekend events to look different this year

    In a typical year, RIT normally sees more than 17,000 students, alumni, and parents gather on campus to experience Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, events are being designed to allow alumni to participate virtually.

  • July 23, 2020

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    ‘Respeck Our Black Deaf Arts’ webinar sponsored by RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center July 25

    The roles of some of the country’s leading Black Deaf artists will be discussed in a Zoom webinar on Saturday, July 25, sponsored by the Dyer Arts Center at NTID. The virtual panel discussion, “Respeck Our Black Deaf Arts,” will explore Black Deaf artists’ roles in the arts, what inspires them to create in response to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the national conversation about race, the future of the Black Deaf arts, and more.

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Spring 2020 University Magazine

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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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