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Fulbright Scholars travel abroad, share expertise

An RIT professor, an alumna and a current student will all conduct research and study abroad this fall as a result of winning Fulbright Scholars Awards.

Willie Osterman, professor of photography in RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, heads to the University of Zagreb

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Preview inside Center for Student Innovation showcases what’s to come

In form, the circular, glass-enclosed Center for Student Innovation is unlike any other building on the RIT campus.

Its function is likewise unique. The 10,000-square-foot space is intended to serve as a multi-purpose hub where teams of students from all corners of the university can

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NTID students inspired by first deaf competitor on ‘Amazing Race’

RIT/NTID alumnus Luke Adams ’08 (criminal justice) and his mother, Margie, came up short in their quest to win the hit CBS reality drama The Amazing Race. The outcome, which had the pair finishing the race in third place, was revealed May 10 during

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RIT recognized for excellence in human resource programming

Two programs implemented by RIT’s Department of Human Resources are being recognized for innovation and successful outcomes. One of these initiatives focuses on the financial health of university employees while the other targets overall wellness on campus.

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New pilot program brings unique ‘student’ to campus

A university such as RIT is home to an eclectic mix of students—all shapes, sizes, colors and interests. But one particular “student” who spent part of the past year on campus stood apart from the rest.

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‘Legacy of Photography’ center created

As traditional photography processes are passing into history, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film and the Image Permanence Institute at RIT are launching a Center for the Legacy of Photography. The center, made possible by a $2 million grant from the

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RIT student combines interest in remote sensing with passion for globe-trotting

David Kelbe wants to build cameras, climb mountains and have great adventures in faraway places.

The second-year imaging science major has an unquenchable wanderlust. A year ago, Kelbe was studying at University of Dunedin in New Zealand. Now, he’s planning a trip to South Africa

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Student leaders hope to accomplish big goals

A new Student Government administration is set to take office in September, and it has some big goals in mind.

“We want to put the ‘T’ back in RIT,” says Matt Danna, a third-year information technology major and the incoming Student Government president. “A

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Wellness regimen registers big weight-loss numbers for faculty, staff, students

Twenty RIT students and staff have found the secret to getting results: group motivation. Together they have lost 138.5 pounds, 161 inches and 33.8 percent of their body fat.

Stephanie Rager, an industrial engineering graduate student, attributes the group success to camaraderie. “We

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Award will help student filmmaker complete final film project

Lindsay Berkebile is writing her thesis film script about a baker who lives in a make-believe world and creates fantastical cakes.

Berkebile’s script will come to life on screen thanks in part to supplemental funding from the X-Factor Filmmakers Award. Berkebile, a third-year film and

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Video game helps players understand volatile economy, layoffs

Need to boost profits? Send someone packing. It’s a harsh reality that has now even entered the realm of video games.

“Layoff,” a new game developed by students at RIT, Dartmouth College and researchers with the Values at Play project, allows players to assume

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On the Web with Mike Saffran

Attention new alums: Here’s an easy way for you to stay informed about news specifically targeted for and about RIT alumni—the new alumni news page, part of the RIT University News Services Web site.

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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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