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Recent RIT grads create Woodstock anniversary exhibit (access required)

Six recent graduates of Rochester Institute of Technology can’t say they were there at the original Woodstock concert 50 years ago. But they created an interactive video exhibit that will help others look back at that culture-shifting concert on its ...

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Anderson Cooper headlines RIT’s Brick City Weekend (access required)

News correspondent Anderson Cooper will be the featured speaker at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend in October. Cooper, a correspondent for CBS’s “60 Minutes” and anchor of “Anderson Cooper 360°,” will speak at 2 p.m. ...

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RIT to help boost STEM for low-income students at many colleges (access required)

A $370,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Rochester Institute of Technology to help other colleges compete for federal funding aimed at expanding STEM opportunities for bright, low-income students. “It’s critical to our national interests that we do ...

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Hoover returns to Rochester area to head new cybersecurity institute at RIT (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology has a brand-new institute focusing on cybersecurity and has wooed a former Xerox executive away from research in Palo Alto, Calif., to head it. The university has hired Steve Hoover, former chief executive officer of the ...

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Three women poised to take first-ever higher-ed leadership roles (access required)

On July 1, three women will create history in the Rochester area as each one officially becomes the first woman to preside over her respective college or university.

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RIT student graduates, leaves $3.5 million gift for photography (access required)

Call it a $3.5 million parting gift. A student who earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising photography last year and his MBA last weekend, has made — with his family — the largest single gift ever to Rochester Institute of ...

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Technology jobs need the humanities, panelists say (access required)

Though employers, educators and even parents have fixated on STEM disciplines to prepare young people for jobs in an increasingly technological society, a recently convened expert panel said it’s important to remember the humanities. And above all, they said, young ...

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RIT’s Munson discusses joys, challenges of his time in Rochester so far

Rochester Institute of Technology, with its more than 19,000 students and focus on career-minded majors and job creation, is the fifth-largest employer in the Rochester area. Locally the university employs 4,123 people with the vast majority of those in full-time ...

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“Rubes” creator to visit RIT again during Imagine RIT festival (access required)

The creator of “Rubes” cartoon will talk about the creative process is part of the Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival April 27. Leigh Rubin has been named “cartoonist-in-residence” at the university and visited last fall to speak with students. ...

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UR scientist works on adding technical terms to sign language (access required)

  Lorne Farovitch, a graduate student at the University of Rochester, grew up deaf in a deaf family in Vancouver, British Columbia. His family situation meant that until the age of 24, Farovitch didn’t communicate with people in any other ...

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Lasers in Rochester may fuel the world, reach for the universe (access required)

It’s hard to imagine that when lasers were first invented there was a bit of a “so what?” reaction. In 1960, light was the main application people could envision from lasers and the question was why did we need a new source of light?...

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Cornel West, Robert George talk about civil disagreement at RIT (access required)

 Two nationally recognized Ivy League academics who come from opposing political positions will present “How to Agree to Disagree” at Rochester Institute of Technology April 5. Liberal Cornel West from Harvard University and conservative Robert George from Princeton University will ...

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