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SHOWING OFF RIT . . . Several RIT departments co-hosted the Future Faculty Career Exploration Program on campus, Oct. 2-5. Events for potential AALANA (African American, Latin American, Native American) faculty members included a dinner at Liberty Hill, presentations, workshops and a faculty roundtable, shown here. The 14 prospects have or are currently completing Ph.D. studies at universities across the nation.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT . . . There’s a convenient new place to “fuel up” between classes. Sandella’s, located along the first-floor atrium in Building 70, recently opened for business. The café, intended to serve the entire campus community, features a variety of flat bread sandwiches and other light fare. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Another Sandella’s is open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. in Sol’s, located in Sol Heumann Hall. Food Service will host a grand opening celebration at both locations on Oct. 22.
THANK YOU, MR. RIT! . . . Six international students, from left, Masayuki Yamanaka of Japan, Diana Mross of Germany, Kapil Lakhani of India, Maria Kruglyakova of Russia, and Kunal Sharma and Rupinder Kaur of India, enjoy a night of Olga Kern and the RPO, compliments of Alfred Davis, RIT vice president emeritus. Davis donated $400 to the International Student Services office to purchase tickets for a series of RPO concerts.
SPLISH, SPLASH . . . The RIT men’s and women’s crews will co-host the Stonehurst Capital Invitational Regatta beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, on the Genesee River. Competing are more than 30 teams from universities throughout the Northeast and Canada including Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard and Yale. The event also features music, food and entertainment, including RIT and UR vocal groups, clowns, caricaturist and inflatable games. Visit www.stonehurstregatta.com.
SCOURING THE SHORELINES . . . Twenty-five students in the course, Water and Wastewater Transport, and instructor Bill Larsen, associate professor of civil engineering technology, were among 769 local volunteers who took part in the 18th annual International Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 20. From left, RIT students Justin Valenta, Erin Moran, Stacey Mahany and Bill Reilly haul away some of the 1,034 pounds of debris gathered from Genesee Valley Park. Volunteers collected more than 6,100 pounds of trash from five Rochester-area waterfront locations. It was the second consecutive year Larsen and students participated in the worldwide cleanup.
HENRY’S RESTAURANT TURNS 21 . . . Henry’s, RIT’s full-service, student-run restaurant located on the fourth floor of the George Eastman Building, opened for fall quarter on Sept. 25. The eatery, now in its 21st year, is operated by RIT hospitality and service management majors, including Drew Nye, shown above serving patrons, from left, Vince Daneri and Shannon Bruton. Bistro-style lunches are served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Nov. 11. Visit Henry’s online at www.rit.edu/~henrys.
MEET THE PROS . . . Jay Dickman captured this image for A Day in the Life of Africa, the highly acclaimed photography project and publication. Dickman will join John Isaac and Mark Greenberg on campus for a presentation on careers in photography. The event, sponsored by Olympus, is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Golisano College auditorium.

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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