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RIT’s Army ROTC Tiger Battalion celebrates its 50-year anniversary

RIT’s Army ROTC Tiger Battalion celebrates its 50-year anniversary

In 1969, the Army ROTC program at Rochester Institute of Technology began with 54 students. By 1971, eight would be commissioned and serve in the early years of Vietnam. Fifty years and more than 500 cadets later, the Tiger Battalion at RIT is commemorating its golden anniversary. read more 

RIT Alumna Jackie Siegel holds book signing for ‘Victoria’s Voice’

RIT Alumna Jackie Siegel holds book signing for ‘Victoria’s Voice’

Two comics illustrators to share experiences March 26 and April 4 at RIT

Two comics illustrators to share experiences March 26 and April 4 at RIT


newsmakers

Sukanya Chakrabarti, assistant professor of physics in the College of Science, and Jason Nordhaus, NTID assistant professor of physics and a faculty member in RIT’s Ph.D. program in astrophysical sciences and technology, were invited by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) to participate in a Scialog (Science Dialog) on Time Domain Astrophysics in Tucson, Ariz., May 9-12. At the Scialog, approximately 50 Fellows will pursue collaborative, high risk, highly impactful discovery research on untested ideas applicable to creating breakthroughs in fundamental science. Both faculty are members of RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, whose simulations of merging black hole binaries were used by the LIGO Project to confirm the breakthrough detection of gravitational waves from binary black holes in space.


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media coverage

Universe Today
Weekly Space Hangout: March 20, 2019 – Dr. Michael Zemcov of NASA’s SPHEREx Mission
Universe Today's "Weekly Space Hangout" features Michael Zemcov, a research professor in RIT’s Center for Detectors and the School of Physics and Astronomy.

WXXI.org
Event at RIT aims to improve online gender equity
WXXI reports on RIT Libraries' Women on Wikipedia edit-a-thon on March 22.

INSIGHT into Diversity
Physics Is the Least Diverse of the Sciences, and the GRE Could Be a Barrier
INSIGHT into Diversity reports on a study led by RIT Professor Casey Miller that discovered that traditional admissions metrics for physics Ph.D. programs do not predict completion and hurt the growth of diversity in physics.

WXXI
RIT to develop software to detect deepfake videos
WXXI reports on a $100,000 grant RIT received to design software to help detect “deepfake videos.”

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upcoming events
Mon
25
Speaker: “Lessons Learned in Managing Change and Transformation at RIT: A Gender Equity Focus,” Margaret Bailey, interim director, AdvanceRIT, 3 p.m. today, McKenzie Commons, Liberal Arts Hall
Tue
26
Fram Speaker Series: “Applied Critical Thinking for Innovation at Oakley,” Ben Meunier ’03, 12:20 p.m. March 26, University Gallery

Hale lecture series: “A Brief History of Ethical Hacking,” Josephine Wolff, CLA, GCCIS, 12:30 p.m. March 26, Liberal Arts Hall, room A201

Lecture: “Japanese Buddhist Philosophy and the Environmental Emergency,” Tetsuzen Jason Wirth, Seattle University, 12:30 p.m. March 26, Skalny Room

Talk and book signing: “Drawing History, Life and Literature,” Noah Van Sciver, graphic novelist, 5 p.m. March 26, MAGIC Spell Studios Wegmans Theater

Film screening and discussion: The Other Side of Immigration, 7 p.m. March 26, Golisano Hall auditorium
Wed
27
Research forum: Focus on Computing with Ifeoma Nwogu and Zachary Butler, 9 a.m. March 27, McKenzie Commons, Liberal Arts Hall

Workshop: “Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar,” learn to write prose that is clearer, better organized and more compelling, 9-11 a.m. March 27, Lowenthal Hall, room 3125 (details and registration)

Workshop: “Publish & Flourish: Revising Scholarly Manuscripts,” develop and work from a “reverse” or “after-the-fact” outline on a section of manuscript you bring, noon-2 p.m. March 27, Lowenthal Hall, room 3125 (details and registration)

Speaker: “Gaming Access: What Are the Requirements?” Suzy Rosen Singleton, FCC, 2 p.m. March 27, CSD Student Development Center, room 1300/1310

Information session: Learn more about the Master of Science in secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, 5:30–6:30 p.m. March 27, CSD Student Development Center, room 1310

Book signing: Discussion, book signing and reception with RIT alumna Jackie Siegel ’89, co-author of Victoria’s Voice, 3–5 p.m. March 29, RIT Joseph Lobozzo Alumni House (register by March 27)
Thu
28
Conference: “The Uses and Abuses of History in the Trump Era,” featuring keynote speaker David Cay Johnston, 8:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m. March 28–29 (details and registration)

Film screening and discussion: Brick by Brick, 11 a.m. March 28, MAGIC Spell Studios Wegmans Theater (register)

ASL Lecture Series: “Federal Communications Commissions: Safeguarding Your Civil Right to Accessible Modern Communications,” Suzy Rosen Singleton, FCC, 11 a.m. March 28, CSD Student Development Center, room 1300/1310

Kern lecture series: “Colorama,” Rachel Andrews, George Eastman Museum, 5 p.m. March 28, Eastman Hall, room 3355

Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Awards: 5:30 p.m. March 28, Gordon Field House

Speaker: Peterson Toscano, “Everything is Connected: An Evening of Stories: Most Weird, Many True,” 6 p.m. March 28, Ingle Auditorium (RSVP)
Fri
29
DataFest: Data analysis competition, March 29–31, Xerox Auditorium (details)

Panel discussion: “Building Bridges Over Brunch: The Intersection of Queer Identities, Religion, Spirituality and Waffles,” 10 a.m.–noon March 29, Skalny Room, Schmitt Interfaith Center (RSVP)

Film Screening: Unlikely, 1 p.m. March 29, followed by Q&A with co-director Adam Fenderson, Webb Auditorium

Seminar: “From Physics to Chemistry to Biology and Back,” Lea Michel, COS, 1 p.m. March 29, Dyer Arts Center

Book signing: Discussion, book signing and reception with RIT alumna Jackie Siegel ’89, co-author of Victoria’s Voice, 3–5 p.m. March 29, RIT Joseph Lobozzo Alumni House (register by March 27)
Sat
30
Performance: Senior flute recital, 5 p.m. March 30, Allen Chapel
Sun
31
Try-a-Tri:RIT Running and Multisport Club hosts its annual mini-triathlon, 11 a.m. March 31, Gordon Field House, $15 students, $30 faculty/staff, $40 public register)

Performance: Studio and ensemble recital, 1 p.m. March 31, Allen Chapel
more events
photo spotlight
Photo by Ellen O'Neill

RIT Libraries celebrated Women's History Month with its third annual Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon March 22. Photo by Ellen O'Neill

scoreboard

Men’s crew: RIT B - 1st, 6:39.68; RIT A - 2nd, 7:03.94; St. John Fisher, 7:39:63 (March 24)

Baseball: University of Rochester 9—14, RIT 2—10 (March 24)

Men’s tennis: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 9, RIT 0 (March 23)

Women’s tennis: RIT 7, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2 (March 23)

Men’s lacrosse: RIT 24, Vassar College 7 (March 23)

Women’s lacrosse: Skidmore College 16, RIT 10 (March 23)

Women’s swimming/diving: NCAA Championships, 25th place, 22 points (March 22)

Women’s lacrosse: Union College 13, RIT 11 (March 22)

Men’s hockey: NCAA Semifinals, Niagara University 1, RIT 0 (OT) (March 22)

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