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  • June 4, 2020

    graphic reads: Calls for Justice. The RIT community is invited to come together to reflect on the struggles that we are all facing during these painful times. 7 p.m. Friday, June 5

    RIT will host ‘Calls for Justice’ vigil on Zoom this Friday

    RIT is hosting an online interfaith vigil titled “Calls for Justice at RIT” at 7 p.m. tomorrow in response to the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent demonstrations against the systemic racism and police brutality that continue to affect black and brown people across the U.S.

  • June 4, 2020

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    RIT Rallies: Biotechnology alumnus helping Bolivia respond to COVID-19 pandemic

    Mohammed Mostajo-Radji ’11 (biotechnology) was appointed as Bolivia’s first ambassador for science, technology and innovation in February. He is typically based out of Silicon Valley, helping to encourage technology investment in Bolivia. But on March 19 he flew back home at the request of Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Áñez, to help coordinate his country’s efforts to combat COVID-19’s spread.

  • June 2, 2020

    screengrab from opening to video game The Peresmeshnik: an interactive fiction by Sean Arnold.

    Pandemic inspires student to create interactive narrative game about isolation

    In a new game created by a RIT student, players must navigate paranoia and loneliness in order to make it off an isolated ship alive. Sean Arnold ’20 (game design and development) was inspired by his experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic to create an interactive narrative game called The Peresmeshnik.

  • May 28, 2020

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    Tigers tie the knot over Zoom

    RIT plays a starring role in the April virtual wedding of Zahal Kohistani ’15 and former Tiger Thomas Doolittle. The couple met while they were students living in Global Village. Their first date was at SpringFest. They got engaged in front of Salsarita’s. They celebrated their engagement at the Joseph M. Lobozzo Alumni House. And they were married on Zoom by Kelly Redder, executive director of the Lobozzo Alumni House.

  • May 28, 2020

    Nathaniel Barlow and Steve Weinstein.

    RIT scientists develop method to help epidemiologists map spread of COVID-19

    Nathaniel Barlow, associate professor in RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences, and Steven Weinstein, head of RIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering, outline a solution to the SIR epidemic model, which is commonly used to predict how many people are susceptible to, infected by, and recovered from viral epidemics, in a study published in Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena.

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