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Today on ‘Intersections: The RIT Podcast’

Today on ‘Intersections: The RIT Podcast’

Are electronic cigarettes really a healthier alternative to tobacco products? Risa Robinson, head of RIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, talks with Edward Hensel, associate dean, about their unique research methods into how these devices are used and how they affect users’ health.

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Program gives new pathway to RIT for students of area community colleges

Program gives new pathway to RIT for students of area community colleges

Careers 2.0: Veterans transition to new careers in electronics assembly

Careers 2.0: Veterans transition to new careers in electronics assembly


Yewande Abraham, assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety, presented a paper titled “Case study on energy use and indoor environmental quality in an office building” at the ninth International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Building and Environment (SuDBE2019) in Reading, UK, July 22-24.

Jonathan Weissman, senior lecturer of computing security, presented his strategies to enhance an organization’s cybersecurity at the iSecure WNY Summer CyberSecurity Conference, held July 31 on the RIT campus.

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media coverage

Tech Xplore
Monitoring human physiological responses to improve interactions with robots
Tech Xplore features work by Ferat Sahin, professor in the Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering, and researchers in the Century Mold Collaborative Robotics Laboratory.

Health effects of micro plastics
PBS station WCNY features Christy Tyler, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, and Matthew Hoffman, associate professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, discussing microplastics in the Great Lakes. The segment begins at the 9:40 minute-mark in the video.

more media coverage

upcoming events
2019 Tiger Walk: 10:20-11 a.m. Aug. 21 (details)

Fall Convocation for New Students and Families : 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 21 (details)
President’s Address to the Community : 9-10 a.m. Aug. 23 (details)
Fall Classes Start: 8-10 a.m. Aug. 26 (details)
Digital Den Welcome Back Bash: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 28 (details)
NTID & College of Liberal Arts Performing Arts Fall Open House and BBQ: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 29 (details)

2019 Lighting the Way Welcome Ceremony: 6-10 p.m. Aug. 29 (details)
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photo spotlight
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

Chef de Cuisine Daniel Morales created a pepperoni and sausage pizza at 700 degrees in 100 seconds in a new ceramic pizza oven, producing a crisp crust with a good char. Gracie's, RIT's largest dining facility, has reopened after a $2 million renovation of its kitchen and serving areas this summer. Photo by A. Sue Weisler

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