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Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival
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Abbey Donner, an industrial engineering major and co-op in RIT's Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies, navigates CIMS' entry in Dr. Destler's Green Vehicle Challenge. The competition challenged the RIT campus to develop vehicles that could expend less energy than Destler's electric bicycle.

Max Schulte

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RIT's Student Innovation Center swung its doors open for the first time during the festival. In addition to exhibits of student businesses, visitors learned about 3-D video eyewear made by Rochester-based Vuzix, the Innovation Center's first corporate partner.

Jen Moon

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Stages were set up across campus to showcase the talents of RIT students, faculty and staff. Brainstorming was one of the bands that performed.

Max Schulte

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Visitors like Anderson Hall experience the magic of filmmaking in RIT's School of Film and Animation. With this technology, the green screen around Anderson can be replaced with any image or footage. Most science fiction films like Star Trek count on this technology to avoid the high costs of building sets.

A. Sue Weisler

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NTID students operate a backhoe constructed for a class project. The students were required to brainstorm ideas for a project, then design, fabricate, assemble and test the product.

Mark Benjamin

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Collaborative Community offered a large canvas where visitors could paint with others or paint on top of what someone else had done to create a document of expression. The collaboration was one of the interactive exhibits hosted by the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

A. Sue Weisler

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Eva Ames, a fifth-year mechanical engineering major, shows young visitors how to operate a robotic arm.

Max Schulte

Congressman Israel visits RIT
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U.S. Congressman Steve Israel, second from left, toured RIT's Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies May 8. Israel, a leader in the area of sustainability development, was on campus to learn about RIT's efforts in sustainability research and education. Michael Bradley, right, engineering technician, demonstrates auto-scanning technology for RIT President Bill Destler, far left, Israel and New York state Assemblyman Joe Morelle.

A. Sue Weisler

Keeping our nation’s land viable
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Matthew Coolidge, director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, discussed the center's efforts to advance sustainable growth and community land use during a talk at RIT earlier this month. Coolidge was the final speaker of the Caroline Werner Gannett Project's 2008-2009 Visionaries in Motion speaker series.

Eric Drummond

Teaching youngsters the art of business, economics
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Kayla Turnipseed, a first-year accounting major in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business, was among 52 RIT students, alumni and other business professionals who recently spent a day teaching business and economics to kindergarten through sixth-grade students at Kodak Park School No. 41. This is the fourth year RIT has teamed with the school using curriculum provided by Junior Achievement of Rochester. Turnipseed is the first alumna of School 41 to participate in this program.

A. Sue Weisler

Dominoes—everywhere
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RIT's University Publications department created quite a buzz with its entry for Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. The group assembled-and knocked down-5,000 dominoes that interact with the environment to produce a video that has become an Internet sensation registering more than 100,000 hits. In fact, Mark Hoppus from the pop-punk band Blink-182 posted it to his blog, which has been driving new views from around the world. For an inside scoop on the making of the video and links to the video, visit the RIT news blog, The Tiger Beat Blog, at www.thetigerbeat.com/blog/?p=1323.

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Zoomin’ into action
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The RIT Formula Car opened its season last week at the Michigan International Raceway outside Detroit where they placed second overall among 100 teams from across the globe. RIT was given a sneak peek of the race car driven by Ryan Baldi, a fifth-year mechanical engineering student, as it zoomed into Simone Circle during the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.

Michael Graae

Rochester’s mayor discusses city environment
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Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy discusses the current challenges and opportunities facing the City of Rochester with students in the class Rochester: People, Politics, Planning. The course, taught by former Rochester Mayor William Johnson, the Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at RIT, focuses on the history and root causes of Rochester's current political, economic and community environment and challenges students to develop plans to address the city's issues and take advantage of its positive resources.

A. Sue Weisler

Guest of honor
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Actress CCH Pounder attended a private reception at RIT's School of Film and Animation on May 15 as part of the events for this year's Rochester High Falls International Film Festival. Pounder has starred in film, television and on Broadway. During her campus visit, she watched student-produced films and received a tour of RIT's new world-class film facility in the A-Level of the Gannett Building. CBS' 60 Minutes journalist Lesley Stahl presented Pounder with the festival's Susan B. Anthony "Failure is Impossible" Award.

A. Sue Weisler

In the cinematic spotlight (May 23)
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The best films produced by RIT students will be part of the School of Film and Animation's annual Student Honors Show on May 23. The show starts at 1 p.m. at the Dryden Theatre and the public is invited. The films range from animations to live-action, including narrative, documentary and experimental. The works of first-year students through graduate students are represented. The above scene is from the film it, a mixed-media animation combining hand-drawn 2-D, 3-D and cut-out animation produced by graduate students Adam DuShole and Melissa Tierney. Many of the films go on to national and international festivals. Admission is $5, students with ID are admitted for free.

Imagine RIT—Bigger and better than before
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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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