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Cutting-edge team researches printable electronics
Imagine checking out at the grocery store instantaneously, all without removing a single product from the shopping cart. Research underway at RIT may one day turn that into reality. Under the direction of Bruce Kahn, assistant professor of imaging and photographic technology, a multidisciplinary team from three RIT colleges is exploring the potential of printable electronics. The research focuses on finding a way to mass-produce antennas for radio frequency identification tags.
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A note of thanks
To the RIT Community: Words alone do not convey the honor I feel upon receiving the first Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Faculty/Staff Pluralism Award. I believe that in order to appreciate this honor, it’s important to understand the kind of man Isaac Jordan Sr. was, and how he touched my life, and the lives of so many others. Pluralism is clearly what Isaac espoused as genuinely and consistently as he could through his ministry, his work at Eastman Kodak Co., and his time with us at RIT. I learned a lot from Isaac. He was a valuable liaison to the minority community and one of my counselors and educators in diversity-related matters.
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Hispanic heritage to be celebrated with two events
RIT celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with two October events—a talk by author Esmeralda Santiago and a performance by Yo Soy Latina. Esmeralda Santiago, author of When I was Puerto Rican, America’s Dream and Almost a Woman will speak about her experiences at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, in Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union.
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New courses to explore future of nanotech research
The next generation of engineers and scientists will grapple with issues in nanotechnology that would seem incredulous by today’s standards. RIT is proactively educating the next generation for the “next new thing” that has yet to fully arrive. When it does, applications like infinitesimally small nanostructures created to eat oil spills; revolutionary cancer treatments wrapped inside nanotubes that target mutating cells; and wearable sensor devices that detect gases will have wide consequences both intended and unintended.
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Giant-sized talent on display at Big Format show
Athesia Benjamin, a graduate student in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, enjoys submitting her artwork for competitive exhibitions such as The Big Format show opening at Gallery r. “The show gives me a sense of community being surrounded by fellow artists,” says Benjamin, whose four-by-six-foot self-portrait is a study in blue and gray. “It’s a valuable experience because we learn practical skills that will help us be successful as professionals after we leave RIT.”
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CIRCLE OF CELEBRATION . . . Dignitaries and guests joined the RIT community in a dedication ceremony for The Sentinel and the newly reconfigured pedestrian plaza in front of the university’s main entrance on Oct. 2. The celebration was a career highlight for sculptor Albert Paley (at podium)who designed RIT’s symbolic steel skyscraper. More than 500 people listened to remarks by Paley, CIAS Dean Joan Stone and President Albert Simone. Among the trustees in attendance were Catherine Carlson, Ann Mulligan, and Nancy and Bruce Bates (below). Following the dedication was a special performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Seaman. To see more photos, visit www.rit.edu/paley/.


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