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November 18, 2016

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Get out and enjoy the weather! Forecasts call for a high temperature today in the high 60s to low 70s, but snow is expected Sunday and Monday. more »

News & Events Daily will not run next week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There are no classes Nov. 23-26 and university offices are closed Nov. 24-26. The daily schedule will resume Nov. 28. Happy Thanksgiving!

Today’s Top Stories

Precision Optical Transceivers joins RIT initiative
Precision Optical Transceivers Inc. has become the first member of RIT’s Future Photon Initiative Industry Partnerships Program. The initiative develops collaborations with commercial entities to advance photonic technology and innovations. read more »

Ethnomusicologist, social media expert to speak
College professor, social media researcher, songwriter, performer and author Kyra Gaunt will speak Nov. 28 as part of the School of Individualized Study’s Interdisciplinary Perspectives on American Music Speaker Series. read more »

Student team wins construction management contest
A team of civil engineering technology students won first place at the Associated Schools of Construction—Northeast Regional competition for their comprehensive plan for a bridge replacement project. read more »

Student Newsmakers

Students showcase assistive technology
Graduate students Crystal Mendoza Paulin, Kurtis Kracke and Bradley Dunn showcased ThermApparel, a garment that helps people with multiple sclerosis or other conditions regulate their body temperature in hot weather, at Upstate Special Needs Planning Disability Awareness Week at Al Sigl Center. read more »


Jeremy Haefner, provost of RIT, spoke about the current state of credentialing across the globe and how learners can turn online learning into career opportunities during the "New Credentials for a New World" panel, and James Hall, executive director of the School of Individualized Study, spoke about the benefits and opportunities of the MicroMasters credential during the "MicroMasters Discussion" panel at the edX Global Forum Nov. 15-16 in Paris.

more Newsmakers »

Sports News

Women’s basketball picked to finish first in Liberty League pre-season coaches poll
read more »

RIT in the News

RIT on TV: RIT Players Theater Group
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Rochester Business Journal
Media group in Myanmar taps RIT talent
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Today’s Weather

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Upcoming Events

Men’s hockey: vs. Army West Point, 7:05 p.m. today, Gene Polisseni Center

Opening reception: “Norman Ives: Construction and Reconstruction,” 4–7:30 p.m. today, University and Bevier galleries (exhibition runs Nov. 18-Jan. 8)

Performing Artists Concert Series: “Such Sweet Thunder,” New Energy Jazz Orchestra, 8 p.m. today, Ingle Auditorium, $5 students, $15 faculty/staff/alumni, $20 general public

Medic Camper: Part of National Collegiate EMS Week, hands-on demonstrations of first-aid training equipment, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. tomorrow, outside near The Sentinel

Men’s and women’s swimming/diving: vs. Alfred University, 1 p.m. tomorrow, Judson Pool

Global Unification: Multicultural show with live performances of campus groups, 7 p.m. tomorrow, Ingle Auditorium (tickets)

Men’s hockey: vs. Army West Point, 7:05 p.m. tomorrow, Gene Polisseni Center

Webinar: “Food Waste Reduction Technologies,” 12:30 p.m. Monday (online)

Webinar: “Food Waste Q&A,” 6 p.m. Wednesday (online)

Men’s basketball: vs. Summit University of Pennsylvania, 8 p.m. Nov. 26, Clark Gym

more events »

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