HP’s Nigro to receive award, deliver lecture

Stephen Nigro, President of HP Inc.’s 3D printing business unit, will be on campus Tuesday, April 3, to accept the prestigious Melbert B. Cary Jr. Award from Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CAD).

As part of a daylong visit to RIT, Nigro is scheduled to deliver an open-to-all lecture from 2-3 p.m. in Golisano Hall auditorium (room 1400). The presentation, which will focus on 3D printing’s role in the $12 trillion manufacturing market, is hosted by CAD’ School of Media Sciences. A reception with light refreshments will follow. read more

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Furniture design alumni slated for guest lecture

Rochester Institute of Technology furniture design alumni David Short and George Dubinsky are returning to campus for a public guest lecture at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Booth Hall, room 2631. The talk is sponsored by the furniture design program.

Short and Dubinsky are the founders of Edgewood Made, a designer and producer of high-quality furniture and home goods for the contemporary home.

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Glass program to host German artist for talk

Anna Mlasowsky, an artist-in-residence at Sculpture Space in Utica, N.Y., is visiting Rochester Institute of Technology’s glass program for an artist talk. It is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 22, in Booth Hall, room 3634.

The entire RIT community is welcome to hear about Mlasowsky’s current work and practice.

Born in Germany, Mlasowsky uses emerging technologies and uncommon approaches to glass methodology to create experiment-driven sculptures, objects and video work influenced by glass’ material qualities. She has an international record of teaching, exhibiting and working in residence. read more

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Creative duo to speak in University Gallery

Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Art is set to host Maryland-based artist duo Plakookee from Feb. 12-16.

A creative collaboration between artists and designers Justin Plakas and Rachel Debuque, Plakookee has generated numerous imaginative projects since 2013. During their visit, Plakas and Debuque are scheduled to work with students to make work that will be exhibited in Bevier Gallery, conduct one-on-one critiques with students and deliver a public talk at 5 p.m. Feb. 15 in University Gallery. A small reception for the Bevier Gallery show is slated to take place following the lecture — the work will remain on view until March 10. read more

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