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Research fuels creativity that powers RIT designers

Research fuels creativity that powers RIT designers

RIT is one of the top universities in the nation working at the intersection of technology, the arts and design. RIT’s design programs are world ranked due to innovative students and faculty, along with close ties to industry and alumni. Click for a story and video. read more

Imagine RIT preview: Deconstruct artifacts with VR

Imagine RIT preview: Deconstruct artifacts with VR

WROC-TV: RIT working to expose online hoaxes

WROC-TV: RIT working to expose online hoaxes


Nora Pfund, a fourth-year photographic sciences major, had a paper on “Relative Impact of Key Rendering Parameters on Perceived Quality of VR Imagery Captured by the Facebook Surround 360 Camera” accepted into the Photography, Mobile and Immersive Imaging area of the IS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging 2018, held in Burlingame, Calif., earlier this year.

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RIT in the news

Democrat and Chronicle
5 Imagine RIT exhibits to get your daughter excited about STEM

Rochester Business Journal
Continuing education complicates, enriches workers’ lives
Aparajita Verma, MBA student; Lindsay Christensen, fourth-year mechanical engineering technology student; and Diane Ellison, senior associate vice president for Graduate, International, and Part-time Enrollment Services, quoted

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upcoming events
Fundraiser: Snacks, T-shirts and hoodies, benefits CIAS Honors program, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through May 2, Gannett Hall lobby

Book launch: Imagine This, chronicling the first decade of Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, until 1 p.m. today, RIT Press, Wallace Library, second floor

Concert: RIT Jazz Ensembles, 7 p.m. today, Ingle Auditorium

French Film Festival: April and the Extraordinary World, 7:15 p.m. today, Booth Hall, room 1350
E-Recycling: Drop off broken or unused electronics for recycling, 8 a.m.–2 p.m., near the Sentinel statue

Faculty and staff blood drive: 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Gordon Field House (make appointment using sponsor code: ritfacultystaffrochester)

Staff Council Customer Service Series: John Moore, assistant vice president, Facilities Management Services, noon, SAU Mosaic Center

Information session: Learn about Master of Science in health systems administration, 1:30 p.m., Center for Bioscience Education and Technology, room 3157

SOIS Capstone Project Symposium: 5–7 p.m., University Gallery
William A. Kern Conference in Visual Communication: “Design, Sound and Vision in Midcentury Media,” April 26–28, Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Ave., Rochester (register)

ASL Lecture Series: Howard Rosenblum, CEO, National Association of the Deaf, “Status of Civil Rights for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People in 21st Century USA,” 12:30 p.m., Campus Center Bamboo Room

Discussion and Q&A: Sevinc Turkkan, translator, The Stone Building and Other Places, 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble @ RIT

French Film Festival: Frantz, 6:45 p.m., Lowenthal Hall, room 3215
Sustainable Carnival: Featuring free food, lawn games, crafts, prizes, open mic and educational tables, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Greek Lawn

Dr. Munson’s Performing Arts Challenge: Part of Imagine RIT, 6–8 p.m., Ingle Auditorium (details)

Performance: The Wonderful World of Oz, 7:30 p.m. April 27–28, Panara Theatre (tickets)
Imagine RIT: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. rain or shine, throughout campus (plan your day)

Performance: RIT Singers spring concert, 3 p.m., Allen Chapel
Concert: RIT Concert Band, 3 p.m., Ingle Auditorium

Preview: RIT: Live to Picture, featuring films and scores by RIT and Eastman School of Music students, faculty and alumni, 7 p.m., Ingle Auditorium
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photo spotlight
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

RIT alumni Gary Porter ’15, left, and Dan Plate ’16 celebrate the release of their video game, Super Daryl Deluxe, on Playstation 4, Switch and Steam for PC. Photo by A. Sue Weisler


Softball: St. Lawrence University 9—4, RIT 1—5

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