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Annual staff awards honor outstanding employees

The 12th annual Staff Recognition Awards were held Oct. 1. The awards are given to individuals or teams who have excelled in the performance of their duties and created a positive environment for all members of the RIT community.

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Professor captures beauty, science in winning image

An image of a rapidly spinning string, shot by Andrew Davidhazy, RIT department chair of imaging and photographic technology, won an honorable mention in the photography category of the sixth annual International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.

The National Science Foundation along with the

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RIT Dubai sets standards for future collaborations

RIT Dubai has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dubai Aluminum Company to create a unique partnership that will offer specialized postgraduate degrees and advanced graduate certificates to the firm’s employees, while also enhancing RIT Dubai’s research and outreach efforts.

Dubai Aluminum, also

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Scientists peer through frozen ‘cooling lake’ to gauge energy production

Once a week, starting in November and running through April, a small plane will fly overhead in Midland, Mich., taking images of a frozen lake attached to a power plant. RIT graduate student May Arsenovic will travel to Midland throughout the winter to verify

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RIT helps create the next step in the information revolution—quantum optics

The advancement of computer and electronics technology is inhibited in part by the methods used to transmit information in these systems. Currently, data transfer in a computer, for example, is accomplished through the transmission of electrons over a conductive wire such as copper.


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Administrators to assist sponsored research team

More than a dozen RIT administrators have signed on to enhance the university’s sponsored research initiatives.

The group recently completed Sponsored Programs Accounting and Regulatory Certification, allowing these individuals to assist principal investigators in managing externally funded projects. Forty hours of training, along with

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RIT, Harris Corp. team up to enhance communication security

RIT and Harris Corp. have entered into a collaborative agreement to further the development of encrypted Bluetooth communication technology for use in tactical military radio applications.

“Bluetooth technology allows for the communication of various devices on a wireless network,” notes Marcin Lukowiak, RIT assistant professor

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RIT music director wins prestigious fellowship

Music has the ability to communicate without words and to re-create moments from past eras.

RIT music professor and orchestra conductor Michael Ruhling discovers hidden musical nuggets of the past. He and other musicologists are immersed in the spirit of uniting contemporary audiences with

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Campus Week of Dialogue (Oct. 27-31)

RIT’s Commission for Promoting Pluralism is hosting the 11th annual Campus Week of Dialogue, Oct. 27-31. The annual event offers campus members an opportunity to build relationships, acknowledge and understand the needs of the RIT campus community, and engage in conversation geared towards increasing

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Administration open forum (Oct. 30)

The first forum of the “Open Administration” series, Progress and Prospects by RIT President Bill Destler, will be held 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union. The forums are designed to share progress reports on plans of work, seek feedback on

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Create now, sustain forever

OpenBook@RIT and Lulu.com invite RIT students and alumni to submit short stories, essays, poetry, fiction, scholarly/creative non-fiction or images on the theme of “The Promise of Sustainability.” A cash prize will be awarded to winners in three categories. Download a submission form at www.lulu.com/landing/sustainability/.

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NTID research grant

NTID’s Center for Education Research Partnerships has received a three-year, $966,430 grant to study how students with hearing loss comprehend information presented in sign language or real-time text. The research will focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The investigators expect that comprehension will

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Scholarship program

$600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create a scholarship program designed to increase the number of high technology workers and develop high-caliber engineering and engineering technology professionals. The Engineering and Technology Transfer Scholars Program has been established to provide financial support to

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‘Digging’ for a cure

The RIT Student Athlete Advisory Committee in conjunction with the RIT Athletics department and Tiger Den sponsored a Real Tigers Dig Pink night for breast cancer awareness, Oct. 1. The event raised $1,500 in donations to the Side-Out Foundation, which supports breast cancer research.

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On the Web

RIT University News has introduced a new daily e-newsletter: News & Events Daily.

Arriving in e-mail inboxes, via Message Center, at 11:30 a.m. weekdays during the academic year (excluding breaks), News & Events Daily features:

n Top RIT news stories

n Overnight and morning news placements from

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Robots invade RIT

Rochester-area students created their own robots as part of RIT’s Roboweekend, an interactive science camp open to students in sixth through 10th grades held last month. The event included instruction on design and programming as well as a team-based competition and demonstration for parents.

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The Brick City celebrates Homecoming 2008

RIT’s Brick City Homecoming celebration was held on campus Oct. 8-12.

Ken Huth | photographer


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