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RIT celebrates Class of 2009 (May 22-23)

The cycle of higher learning is racing toward another climax as RIT prepares to celebrate its 124th annual commencement. Graduating students, their family and friends, and the entire campus community converge for a weekend of pomp and circumstance May 22-23.

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RIT’s first computing Ph.D. students cross the stage at graduation

When Linwei Wang crosses the Gordon Field House and Activities Center stage May 22 and accepts her diploma she, like many other RIT graduates, will already have her next career step solidified. But Wang won’t have to travel far to get there.

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Big Shot spectacular heads to nation’s capital this fall (Sept. 26)

RIT will celebrate the rich histories of Native Americans and photography as the university’s popular photo project The Big Shot heads to the nation’s capital. The RIT community is invited to participate on Sept. 26.

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Against all odds: From Taliban prisoner to graduate student

Shukria Amani is an Afghanistan woman who taught at Kabul University, was jailed by the Taliban and now lives on “borrowed time” at RIT to earn an M.B.A. from the E. Philip Saunders College of Business—where she previously completed graduate studies on a Fulbright

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Student starts photo-mosaic business with help from RIT

Seong Yup Yoo knows about details. The 24-year-old fifth-year computer science major at RIT is also the founder and CEO of Mosaically Inc., a company that takes hundreds of user photos and makes them into one larger photograph. He then ships a large, detailed

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Lake Ontario provides backdrop for migratory bird research

An ambitious effort in avian conservation is underway this spring throughout the New York portion of the Lake Ontario watershed.

A legion of highly skilled volunteer ornithologists is helping a team of scientists to identify the best stopover sites for migrating birds in the

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Student Spotlight

Many take safe drinking water for granted, but in developing countries like South Africa, 40,000 people die each year from contaminated drinking water. Children and those with weak immune systems are the most vulnerable.

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Imagine RIT—Bigger and better than before

The second annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, featuring more than 400 exhibits, was held throughout campus May 2. More than 25,000 visitors experienced the day's festivities. Turn to page 10 for more photos from the festival. For additional photos, visit www.rit.edu/imagine.

Max Schulte


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