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Professor unlocks black hole mystery

Someday scientists will trace gravitational waves backward in time and space to their originating source–to the collisions of compact masses that created them and, perhaps, to the beginning of the universe. While technology to detect and observe gravitational waves improves, scientists like RIT’s Manuela

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RIT men capture Atlantic hockey title

Back in September, RIT was picked to finish eighth in the Atlantic Hockey Association pre-season poll. The Tigers were the new kids on the block, having made the jump from Division III to Division I the season before. However, the Tigers had one goal right

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Frisina, two students earn Davis service award honors

The founding director of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and two students are the 2007 recipients of the Alfred L. Davis Public Service Awards. They will be honored at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union. D. Robert Frisina,

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RIT students, staffers appear on NBC drama

A group of eight RIT community members will make guest appearances on the NBC drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent March 20. The group, which includes five students from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, an NTID alumnus, NTID assistant professor Luane Davis

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Future chemists analyze crime scenes

After a full day on campus with NTID and RIT science students and faculty, the president of the American Chemical Society said the future scientists she met will easily transition into the workplace because they have the knowledge, skills and the other qualities needed

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Designing a change for the public market

Students in RIT’s Graduate Design Applications II course gave the Rochester Public Market a facelift–conceptually, anyway. The students completed a non-commissioned project that studied the current condition of the environmental graphic design and large-scale graphic design elements of the market. They visited the market and

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Schott honored for broad research achievements

Recognizing his broad impact in the advancement of funded research at RIT, John Schott, the Frederick and Anna Wiedman Professor in the Center for Imaging Science, is recipient of the university’s Principal Investigator Presidential Award. The honor was announced Feb. 22 at the annual PI

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On the Web

Introducing the newest feature on the University News Web site: the photo gallery. Visit the photography area of the University News site, www.rit.edu/news, and click “Photo Gallery” to view collections of images showcasing various campus activities and other sights–many providing glimpses into student life at

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Class stresses importance of quality writing skills

Lisa Hermsen has pried open the English department and the College of Liberal Arts to let the word out: Good writing skills are important to every field of study at RIT. The assistant professor of English and director of the Institute Writing Committee understands the

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Meet RIT’s 2007 United Way poster families

When you see the smiles on Brennan Coon and Angela Hauser’s faces, you’d be hard pressed to realize the health challenges they face. Coon was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a baby; Hauser discovered she had end-stage renal (kidney) failure at the age of

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FIRST returns March 9-10

For the third consecutive year, RIT will host the Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, March 9-10. The three-day event, featuring more than 30 high school teams from across the Northeast United States and Canada, is expected to draw over 2,500 participants and spectators

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Part-time study session (March 15)

RIT’s Office of Part-time and Graduate Enrollment Services will offer a graduate studies open house 2:30-4:30 p.m. March 15 in the Bausch & Lomb Center. The open house will provide information for students interested in pursuing a master’s degree on a full-time basis. For

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McAfee Day events (March 15)

George Kurtz, senior vice president at McAfee Inc. and co-author of the bestselling book, Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets and Solutions, will give a free lecture, Threatscape 2007, at 6 p.m. March 15 in the Golisano College auditorium. A reception will immediately follow. Kurtz

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Atwood readings (March 15)

A group reading of Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s poetry and prose passages will be held at RIT in anticipation of a literary and musical event that will bring the author and composer Tania LeГіn to the RIT campus March 26. The poetry reading, also

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Tee off for United Way (March 15)

RIT’s 2007 United Way Campaign swings into action with its fifth annual Mini Golf tournament on March 19 in the Student Alumni Union lobby and Fireside Lounge. Join students, faculty, staff and retirees for 18 “weatherproof” holes of miniature golf on creative greens designed

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Upcoming tech lecture (March 21)

John Dakers, professor of educational studies at the University of Glasgow, will present, “Technologists, Who, by Looking Back, Do Not Always See What Is Before Them,” at noon March 21 in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science auditorium. His talk is

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Research conference (March 22)

Communication students from across New York state will converge at RIT March 22 for the fourth annual Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication. Students from 11 colleges will present 30 papers and one poster at the conference, which begins at 8:30 a.m. in the

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Introducing RIT’s new president
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William Destler, RIT’s incoming president, shares reaction to his new job with the campus community during the formal announcement of his selection on March 5. “This is a proud moment for me,” he says. “It’s a proud moment for my family, and I hope that it’s the beginning of a wonderful new relationship with the entire RIT family.” Destler, who took part in the event via satellite, remained at the University of Maryland for the announcement while hosting members of a Middle States Accreditation team. Looking on from the audience is Michael Morley, chair of RIT’s Board of Trustees.

A. Sue Weisler | photographer


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