Campus Spotlight

October

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10/20/2018
Actress Mayim Bialik is the Student Government Distinguished Speaker at RIT’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend.

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10/20/2018
Student Government members Frankie Albin and Liam Megraw listen to actress Mayim Bialik, the Student Government Distinguished Speaker at RIT’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend.

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10/19/2018
Jenny Fleiss, co-founder of Jetblack and Rent the Runway, was this year’s speaker for the sixth annual Saunders College of Business Gasser Lecture.

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10/19/2018
Jenny Fleiss, co-founder of Jetblack and Rent the Runway, was this year’s speaker for the sixth annual Saunders College of Business Gasser Lecture.

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10/19/2018
RIT celebrated its 50th year on the Henrietta campus with a rededication ceremony today. Go to rit.edu/gcr/brickcity for more Brick City Weekend events.

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10/18/2018
Representatives from more than 50 organizations met with deaf and hard-of-hearing students at RIT/NTID’s 18th annual Career Fair.

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10/17/2018
Metals and jewelry design students gathered to watch and listen to a demo by Daniel Randall.

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10/16/2018
Shu Kitajima, a researcher and technologist, visited RIT to deliver a lecture and meet with students about their research.

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10/15/2018
RIT’s School for American Crafts held its annual Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser on Oct. 13.

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10/13/2018
RIT’s School for American Crafts held its annual Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser Oct. 13.

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10/11/2018
Award-winning cartoonist Carol Tyler led a workshop for students before her talk on her memoir about the Beatles.

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10/10/2018
Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity is fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a 48-hour “Jump for Jude” event.

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10/8/2018
The Joseph M. Lobozzo ’95 Alumni House is the first permanent on-campus facility built for alumni and funded by alumni.

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10/4/2018
Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin visited RIT/NTID for a tour and met with students and faculty. The Senator, whose brother was deaf, has been a strong supporter of RIT/NTID.

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10/3/2018
Second-year mechanical engineering student Melody Sadowski-Buca meets with a representative from Advanced Atomization Technologies at today’s Fall Career Fair.

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10/1/2018
The 33rd RIT Big Shot illuminated Old Fort Niagara on Saturday night.

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September

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9/30/2018
The 33rd RIT Big Shot illuminated Old Fort Niagara on Saturday night.

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9/28/2018
Students, faculty and staff gathered in Fireside Lounge to launch RIT's new brand identity.

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9/26/2018
James Le, a computer science graduate student from Vietnam, learned about opportunities in Denmark and Sweden at the Study and Work Abroad Fair.

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9/24/2018
Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity hosted the annual Mud Tug fundraiser featuring tug-of-war competitions over mud pits.

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9/23/2018
Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity hosted the annual Mud Tug fundraiser featuring tug-of-war competitions over mud pits.

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9/22/2018
Members of The Brick City Singers, an RIT all-male a cappella group, performed in the Little Cafe at the Fringe Festival.

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9/21/2018
Members of Dangerous Signs from RIT/NTID’s Masquers Drama Club performed in the Little Theatre at the Fringe Festival.

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9/21/2018
The Inclusive Excellence program uses Playback Theatre Community Building Workshops to create stronger bonds between faculty and students.

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9/21/2018
Dr. Robert Davila, NTID’s first deaf vice president, was honored at an unveiling ceremony of a bust of his likeness created by Rochester artist Olivia Kim.

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9/19/2018
RIT’s Encore a cappella group gave crowds at Global Village samplings of this weekend’s KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. Go to rit.edu/gcr/fringefest for a complete schedule.

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9/18/2018
Janet Lomax kicked off the RIT Division of Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series. She was recently named RIT’s 2018-2019 Frederick H. Minett Professor.

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9/17/2018
Philip Lubin, right, professor of physics at University of California, Santa Barbara, tours the RIT Center for Detectors with Don Figer, director.

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9/16/2018
Thomas Warfield and Kelley Benjamin Crawford, right, discussed the film On the Way to Oz, a behind-the scenes creation of the RIT/NTID production.

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9/15/2018
Members of Proof of Purchase (POP), RIT’s original co-ed a cappella group, performed in the Little Cafe at the Fringe Festival.

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9/15/2018
Members of Proof of Purchase (POP), RIT’s original co-ed a cappella group, performed in the Little Cafe at the Fringe Festival.

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9/15/2018
Members of Proof of Purchase (POP), RIT’s original co-ed a cappella group, performed in the Little Cafe at the Fringe Festival.

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9/15/2018
Members of RIT’s a cappella group Surround Sound performed during the Fringe Festival, which continues this weekend. See the schedule of RIT-related events at rit.edu/gcr/fringefest.

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9/13/2018
RIT kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday with food, music, dance and giveaways.

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9/12/2018
Students signed up to volunteer at various Rochester agencies during the Community Service Fair on Wednesday.

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9/11/2018
Aron Chen, a fourth-year student at The College at Brockport, adjusts a flag before the 9/11 ceremony began at RIT.

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9/11/2018
Aron Chen, a fourth-year student at The College at Brockport, adjusts a flag before the 9/11 ceremony began at RIT.

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9/10/2018
RIT President David Munson (right) and Vice President of Beijing Jiaotong University Jun Liu signed a renewal of commitment to recognize the success of the RIT-BJTU partnership.

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9/5/2018
The RIT Dance Association hosted its inaugural Dance Day on Saturday in Clark Gym.

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9/4/2018
Members of the RIT/NTID community gathered for the annual Apple Festival in the Frisina Quad.

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August

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8/31/2018
The 13th Annual Lighting the Way Ceremony welcomed incoming female students to RIT on Thursday.

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8/29/2018
Members of RIT’s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity ride stationary bikes for 100 hours as a fundraiser.

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8/28/2018
A dunking booth helped raise funds for The Ability Experience to support people with disabilities.

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8/28/2018
Tyler Avon, a fourth-year criminal justice student, waits to get dunked during a fundraiser held by Pi Kappa Phi to support The Ability Experience.

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8/27/2018
Students head to class as the fall semester begins.

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8/24/2018
President Munson addresses the RIT community and talks about the revised strategic plan.

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8/23/2018
Students prepare peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to be donated to various food pantries in Rochester.

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8/22/2018
Faculty and staff welcome new students to RIT during the annual Tiger Walk.

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8/22/2018
Rochester Commissioner Danielle Lyman-Torres addressed incoming RIT graduate students during an Graduate Orientation welcome event in Ingle Auditorium.

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8/21/2018
RIT President David Munson welcomes some of the 2,800 first-year students and their families to RIT during move-in day.

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8/21/2018
RIT President David Munson welcomes some of the 2,800 first-year students and their families to RIT during move-in day.

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8/20/2018
Student volunteers move and arrange merchandise for the annual Goodbye, Goodbuy! sale that begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 21 in Clark Gym.

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8/16/2018
First-year and transfer RIT/NTID students move in for an orientation program that provides classroom and social experiences prior to the beginning of classes.

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8/13/2018
The Division of Diversity and Inclusion Summer Experience concluded with a service project for students.

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8/12/2018
The Division of Diversity and Inclusion Summer Experience concluded with a service project for students.

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8/10/2018
Jim Augustine, COO of Zuckerberg Media, spoke to high school students in the New York GEAR UP Summer Leadership Academy at RIT.

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8/9/2018
More than 30 students representing a variety of RIT colleges displayed projects that address accessibility challenges.

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8/8/2018
Nearly 30 first-year students attended the New Signers Program, offered to new deaf and hard-of-hearing students who have little or no prior skills in American Sign Language.

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8/7/2018
The RIT Digital Den is now open in a new renovated space in Monroe Hall.

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8/3/2018
Jim Augustine, COO of Zuckerberg Media, spoke to high school students in the New York GEAR UP Summer Leadership Academy at RIT.

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July

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7/27/2018
Ashley Johnson has her personal branding video shot during a class offered by the Liberty Partnerships Program.

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7/26/2018
Jessica Hartman rehearses for her personal branding video during a class offered by the Liberty Partnerships Program.

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7/26/2018
RIT/NTID held its annual Health Care Careers Exploration Camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grades who are interested in a career in the health care field.

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7/22/2018
The fifth annual SMASH Experience for Girls (Summer Math Applications in Science with Hands-on Experience for Girls) wrapped up a week of applied mathematics with a career fair.

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7/19/2018
Olivia Kim, an adjunct professor in RIT’s School of Art, speaks at a July 19 news conference announcing the start of the installation of 13 monuments of Frederick Douglass that she created.

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7/19/2018
High school students from around the country are on campus this week as part of NTID’s career exploration program, Explore Your Future.

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7/18/2018
RIT’s Kids on Campus summer program offered a class called Media Crew.

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7/18/2018
RIT’s Kids on Campus summer program offered a class on sound design for video games.

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7/17/2018
InverSOL, a Venture creations client company founded by Saunders College graduate David Rodriguez, will soon launch its line of lower-cost solar generators to residents of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

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7/16/2018
RIT’s Kids on Campus summer program offered a class on textile arts.

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7/13/2018
Student Victoria Covell performed a dance to a poem she wrote about what it is like being deaf during the Celebration of Music, Art and Technology on Thursday evening.

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7/12/2018
Olivia Kim, an adjunct professor in RIT’s School of Art, is working on multiple sculptures of Frederick Douglass for a Rochester, N.Y. community art project.

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7/10/2018
Undergraduates from RIT’s partner university in Malmo, Sweden are participating in computational sensing research at RIT this summer.

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7/3/2018
The building that will house MAGIC Spell Studios is taking shape.

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7/2/2018
Hip-hop artist Sean Forbes ’08 performed during the RIT/NTID 50th Anniversary Reunion.

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7/2/2018
Past and present RIT/NTID Presidents gathered for a photo during the RIT/NTID 50th Anniversary Reunion.

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June

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6/30/2018
Dack Virnig ’11, an ASL storyteller, performed at the RIT/NTID 50th Anniversary Reunion.

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6/30/2018
RIT/NTID President Gerry Buckley greets attendees at the RIT/NTID 50th Anniversary Reunion June 28–July 1. More than 3,000 NTID alumni attended.

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6/30/2018
RIT/NTID alumni gathered for group photos for each of the 50 years during their 50th Anniversary Reunion.

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6/29/2018
RIT/NTID kicked off the official start of their 50th Anniversary Reunion with an Opening Ceremony June 28, featuring presentations and entertainment.

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6/29/2018
RIT/NTID kicked off the official start of their 50th Anniversary Reunion with an Opening Ceremony June 28, featuring presentations and entertainment.

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6/28/2018
Thousands of RIT/NTID alumni, family and friends arrived on campus today as the 50th Anniversary Reunion begins.

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6/26/2018
A new lab inside the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, made possible by a $2 million gift from RIT alumnus and former trustee Sudhakar “Bal” Dixit, was dedicated June 25.

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6/25/2018
A new lab inside the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, made possible by a $2 million gift from RIT alumnus and former trustee Sudhakar “Bal” Dixit, was dedicated June 25.

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6/12/2018
Vivek Narayanan, center, senior lecturer of physics, explains a physics exercise to Jessie Polito, left, and Sheldon Parris during the East House Enrichment program at RIT.

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6/12/2018
Michael Mayer and Elizabeth Freed work on a physics exercise during the East House Enrichment program.

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6/7/2018
Bob Baker, James DeCaro and T. Alan Hurwitz were among the honorees at RIT’s 20th annual Retirees Picnic on Wednesday.

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6/6/2018
Fireside Lounge in the Student Alumni Union is being renovated this summer.

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6/4/2018
Patricia Moore, an internationally renowned designer, gave the keynote address at the 2018 Capstone Design Conference at RIT June 4.

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May

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5/31/2018
RIT students Alessandra Santarosa, left, and Claire Koval, right, are on the WITR Executive Board.

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5/29/2018
Patricia Moore ’74 (industrial design) will give the keynote address at the upcoming Capstone Design Conference at RIT June 4.

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5/11/2018
Soon-to-be graduates gather ahead of RIT’s 133rd commencement celebration.

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5/10/2018
Graduating students gathered for a 2018 Class Toast in the Gene Polisseni Center.

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5/10/2018
RIT’s Physician Assistant Program held its 20th annual coating ceremony on May 10.

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5/10/2018
CASTLE (Center for Advancing STEM Training, Learning and Education) celebrated RIT faculty and student research May 9.

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5/9/2018
Seniors decorated their caps for graduation during Senior Week. Convocation kicks off commencement celebrations at 10 a.m. Friday.

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5/9/2018
Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Services James Miller is retiring after 50 years with RIT.

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5/9/2018
Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Services James Miller, center, is retiring after 50 years with RIT.

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5/8/2018
RIT held a farewell reception for Jeremy Haefner, who has been the university’s provost for 10 years.

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5/7/2018
President David Munson, left, presents Provost Jeremy Haefner and his wife, Maurin, with a gift at a farewell reception. Haefner is joining University of Denver as provost and executive vice chancellor.

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5/7/2018
RIT Trustee Frank Sklarsky ’78 (business administration) and his wife, Ruth, celebrated the naming of the Sklarsky Center for Business Analytics in Saunders College of Business.

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5/5/2018
Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli, a graduate from RIT’s criminal justice program, received the Contributions to Justice Award at the Department of Criminal Justice and Center for Public Safety Initiatives Luncheon.

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5/4/2018
The BFA Senior Exhibition in ceramics, furniture design, glass, metals and jewelry design is on view at Gallery r through May 13.

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5/4/2018
Bevier Gallery is exhibiting MFA thesis work from the School of Art and the School for American Crafts until May 12.

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5/3/2018
RIT students participated in a Wellness Leadership event by the organization Daybreaker in Clark Gym.

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5/2/2018
Students used Reading Day on May 1 to prepare for upcoming exams. Many gathered in the Wallace Library, shown here, or other quiet places on campus.

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5/1/2018
WADAIKO, RIT’s Japanese drumming club, performed at the International Feast event at Henry’s restaurant on May 1. The event was co-organized by hospitality and tourism management students.

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