News & Events Daily Archive

November 20, 2020

RIT News and Events Daily
In this issue: Today’s Top Stories  |  Upcoming Events  |  Newsmakers  |  Media Coverage  |  Photo Spotlight  

Editor’s Note: News & Events Daily will not run next week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The newsletter will resume Dec. 2. The last day of classes is Nov. 24. Students should review the End of Fall Semester Checklist and Thanksgiving, Finals, and Winter Break Guide as they make plans for the remainder of the year.

‘Spoon River Anthology’ finds life at RIT

‘Spoon River Anthology’ finds life at RIT

A story written 100 years ago featuring epitaphs from dozens of deceased individuals is finding life this week as Spoon River Anthology premieres Saturday virtually on YouTube for the fall production from NTID. read more 

Pandemic creates opportunities for students to take unique classes at RIT

Pandemic creates opportunities for students to take unique classes at RIT

RIT Dining delivering safe solutions to keep students fed

RIT Dining delivering safe solutions to keep students fed


Rev. Monica Sanford, assistant director for Spirituality and Religious Life, was featured in the October 2020 issue of Convergence on Campus magazine about an international conference on religious, secular, and spiritual identities in higher education.

Mark Fairchild, professor and director of the color science program and Munsell Color Science Laboratory; Michael Murdoch, assistant professor of color science, and Yongmin Park, a color science Ph.D. student, presented at the Society for Imaging Science and Technology’s 28th Color and Imaging Conference online on Nov. 17-18.

Michael Brown, assistant professor of history, had his book Hope and Scorn: Eggheads, Experts and Elites in American Politics published by the University of Chicago Press.

Ananya Misra, a first-year computer science student, and Zoe Bingham, a first-year software engineering student, won first place at the RIT-hosted T4T Social Good Hackathon on Nov. 9.

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media coverage

The Daily Mail
Students discover hidden message behind 15th century manuscript using ultraviolet-fluorescence imaging system they built in class
The Daily Mail features a project in which students discovered lost text on 15th-century manuscript leaves using an imaging system they developed as freshmen.

Scientists Discover Outer Space Isn't Pitch Black After All
NPR talks to Michael Zemcov, assistant professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, about a new study on light outside of known galaxies.

The Today Show
Starbucks barista uses drive-thru to communicate with deaf patron features Brianna Roth, a second-year ASL-English interpretation student and Starbucks employee.

more media coverage

upcoming events
Frameless Labs XR Symposium: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 20 (details)

Real Talk 2020!: noon-1 p.m. Nov. 20 (details)

21-Day Racial Equity Challenge Debrief: noon-1 p.m. Nov. 20 (details)

2020 Graduate Education Week |Research 2020: A Vision into the Future: 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 20 (details)

Architecture Studio Final Presentations, Fall 2020: 1:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 20 (details)

Virtual Quarantine Connection: 3-4 p.m. Nov. 20 (details)

DisCoMath Seminar: Some Enumerations on Non-decreasing Dyck Paths: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 20 (details)

RIT Catering Pop-Up: 4-7 p.m. Nov. 20 (details)

Food Trucks: 5-8:30 p.m. Nov. 20 (details)
Critical Thinking Luxury Tourism: noon-1 p.m. Nov. 23 (details)

Cyber Speaker Series Webinar: Chris Moschovitis, IT Management Group: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 23 (details)
Chemistry Seminar: Molybdenum and Tungsten Metal Organic Decomposition Complex Synthesis and Characterization: 12:30-1:45 p.m. Nov. 24 (details)

Being a Student-Athlete in the COVID Era: Virtual Drop-in Connections: 5-6 p.m. Nov. 24 (details)
Imaging Science MS Thesis Defense: Alexis Irwin: 10-10:45 a.m. Nov. 30 (details)

SMERC Seminar: Challenge of Estimating Graduation Rates for Small Cohorts: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Nov. 30 (details)
Destress Fest: Open Mic: 4-5 p.m. Dec. 1 (details)

World AIDS Day: A Panel Discussion: 6-7 p.m. Dec. 1 (details)
How Inclusion is Communicated (or not) Through the Course Syllabus: 1:25-2:15 p.m. Dec. 2 (details)

Being an International Student in the COVID Era: Virtual Drop-in Connections: 3-4 p.m. Dec. 2 (details)

Being an Out-of-State Remote Student in the COVID Era: Virtual Drop-in Connections: 4-5 p.m. Dec. 2 (details)
Navigating Access in the COVID Era: noon-1 p.m. Dec. 3 (details)

Discussions of Racial Trauma and Discrimination: 4-5 p.m. Dec. 3 (details)

Greek Life in the COVID Era: Virtual Drop-in Connections: 5-6 p.m. Dec. 3 (details)
Graphic Design Virtual Capstone Show: 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 4 (details)
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Photo by A. Sue Weisler

Students enjoy the fire pit and eating outdoors during a warm evening in Global Village. Photo by A. Sue Weisler

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