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  • January 20, 2022

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    Podcast: Introducing RIT's New Athletic Director 

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 55: Meet Jackie Nicholson, who became just the fifth athletic director in RIT's history last summer, and the first woman to ever hold the position. She talks with Lauren Zeglen, co-captain of RIT's women’s soccer team and president of the university’s Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) about the future of RIT Athletics, the experience of student athletes on campus and the role of sports in creating a more equitable university.

  • January 20, 2022

    Artist’s impression of binary black holes about to collide.

    RIT scientists confirm a highly eccentric black hole merger for the first time

    For the first time, scientists believe they have detected a merger of two black holes with eccentric orbits. According to a paper published in Nature Astronomy by researchers from RIT and the University of Florida, this can help explain how some of the previous black hole mergers are much heavier than previously thought possible.

  • January 20, 2022

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    RIT’s annual Let Freedom Ring event rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 1

    RIT’s annual Let Freedom Ring event has been rescheduled to take place from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, in Ingle Auditorium. The event was originally planned to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but was rescheduled when RIT closed due to a powerful winter storm.

  • January 17, 2022

    book cover of Communicating Knowledge Visually: Will Burtin’s Scientific Approach to Information Design.

    RIT Press publishes in-depth look at Will Burtin’s scientific approach to design

    The contributions and relevance of a pioneering 20th century information designer is the focus of a new publication by RIT Press. Communicating Knowledge Visually: Will Burtin’s Scientific Approach to Information Design, by R. Roger Remington and Sheila Pontis, offers contemporary designers, educators, and students a master class in Burtin’s design philosophy.

  • January 13, 2022

    dean Yong Tai Wang demonstrating a Tai Chi pose.

    RIT dean shares benefits of Tai Chi

    RIT faculty and staff are learning the graceful slow movements of Tai Chi from a master martial artist and RIT’s dean of the College of Health Sciences and Technology. Dean Yong “Tai” Wang introduced the class to Tai Chi over eight weeks at the Global Village fitness studio.

  • January 13, 2022

    side-by-side portraits of Tomicka Wagstaff, Tanvi Asher, and Stephanie Paredes.

    Three RIT community members named finalists for the ATHENA International Young Professional Award

    Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council have named three RIT community members as finalists for the 2022 ATHENA International Young Professional Award, which recognizes emerging female leaders in the 30- to 45-year-old range who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession and serve as a role model for young women.

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  • January 12, 2022

    Photo by A. Sue Weisler

    RIT student Jonathan Dharmadi, right, is one of the first students to sign the SHED beam at a Jan. 12 event. He won the contest to name the makerspace and performing arts center. He is joined by Student Government President Lucas Randrianarivelo, left, and Student Government Vice President Christopher Ferrari. Their masks were briefly removed for the photo.

Fall 2021 University Magazine

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Meet students who are thriving by combining their creative passions with their academic ambitions. Also inside: Growing faculty diversity; educating tomorrow's experts in virtual production.

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