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RIT unwraps MAGIC Spell Studios, called a future hub for game design and film (access required)

You might call it Hollywood East. Or the Big Apple North. But the dozens of people who turned out for the grand opening Tuesday call the new building at Rochester Institute of Technology the MAGIC Spell Studios. The 52,000-square-foot, $31 ...

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Energy saving projects at RIT and UR include doctoral student’s bright idea (access required)

Two green projects at local universities that won $1 million state grants this week didn’t come out of the blue. Rochester Institute of Technology’s plan to automate ventilation in its Golisano Institute for Sustainability depending on classroom occupancy, for example, ...

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Two Rochester universities win $1 million each in energy conservation contest (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester both won $1 million grants in a statewide college competition to develop energy saving and sustainability projects. Suffolk County Community College on Long Island won the third prize offered in the ...

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Creator of “Rubes” will be cartoonist-in-residence at RIT (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology is bringing the creator the syndicated cartoon “Rubes” to campus for a week as part of its efforts to bring more creativity and innovation to its instruction. Leigh Rubin, creator of “Rubes,” will be the first ...

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Stendardi’s behind-the-scenes work fosters RIT growth (access required)

You won’t find Deborah Stendardi’s name on the buildings at Rochester Institute of Technology. She’s not listed on the mastheads of various centers and institutes at the university. But her imprint is just about everywhere in Brick City, playing a ...

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RIT professor returns to alma mater to become Alfred’s dean of engineering (access required)

A professor in Rochester Institute of Technology’s sustainability institute is leaving to become dean of Alfred University’s engineering school. Gabrielle Gaustad, an Alfred alumna who has taught at RIT for the last 10 years, will become dean of Alfred’s Inamori ...

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Douglass property deed shows abolitionist’s interest in economic development (access required)

A deed discovered by a team from Rochester Institute of Technology in December shows that Frederick Douglass made efforts to invest in Rochester, and not just live and work here. The famed abolitionist, who was born into slavery 200 years ...

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Teens learn what’s up with technology at RIT (access required)

It’s no coincidence that Jim Augustine, chief operating officer of Zuckerberg Media, is working with his company on a project to boost children’s interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math (otherwise known as the STEAM fields). Or, that Rochester Institute ...

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State fund provides capital for local college buildings (access required)

Four local colleges are receiving a total of $6.6 million in grants from the state Higher Education Capital Match Program, known as HECap, which provides matching grants that pay up to one-fourth of the cost of a project. Leading the ...

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John “Dutch” Summers wins Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award (access required)

Serial entrepreneur John “Dutch” Summers was recently awarded the 2018 Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award by the Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Summers is CEO of Graywood Companies, a Rochester-based holding company managing commercial ...

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80-year-old former RIT student finally earns his diploma (access required)

It’s been a year of surprises for Bob Fitch, the 80-year-old who plans to walk the stage at graduation today (Friday, May 11) at Rochester Institute of Technology, 56 years after he stopped taking classes. Last Aug. 12, Fitch’s nephew, ...

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Imagine RIT has record number of exhibitors, new performing arts contest (access required)

  Old favorites and new creations are set to entertain visitors to this year’s Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, taking place on Saturday, April 28 on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology. The automated s’more maker has been supplanted by ...

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Discrimination suit against RIT dimissed (access required)

A federal judge has dismissed a 2010 racial-discrimination and gender-discrimination suit that a former employee of Rochester Institute of Technology’s business incubator filed against the university. Sharon Edwards was hired in 2003 and terminated from RIT’s Venture Creations incubator in ...

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UR ‘silence breakers’ share story at RIT (access required)

Celeste Kidd said she’s one of the lucky ones. Though the University of Rochester professor has been made headlines locally and nationally as a victim of sexual harassment who spoke out, she had support of other women who had been ...

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