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RIT's School of Print Media Awarded Grant from Alcoa Foundation

Monday, October 10, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

Rochester Institute of Technology, world renowned as the leader in print-media education, has received a $9,500 grant from the Alcoa Foundation through its subsidiary, Southern Graphics Systems. This is the second grant this year awarded to RIT's School of Print Media by the Alcoa Foundation, which will help finance the purchase of equipment for the school's ink formulation and testing laboratory. The equipment will be used in Material and Processes I and II. The laboratory-centered courses teach students the fundamentals of substrates, inks and printing processes. "We thank the Alcoa Foundation for its continuing support," says Scott Williams, associate professor of imaging chemistry and physics in the School of Print Media. "Alcoa focuses on enabling education in science and technology, and we are grateful Alcoa recognizes RIT's commitment to its students in the science of graphic arts." Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Print Media, considered among the best of its kind in the world, offers undergraduate programs in graphic media and new media publishing, and a graduate program in print media. RIT is also internationally recognized as a leader in computing, imaging technology, fine and applied arts, and education of the deaf, enrolling 15,300 full- and part-time students in more than 340 career-oriented and professional programs. For well over a decade, U.S. News and World Report has ranked RIT as one of the nation's leading comprehensive universities. RIT is also included in The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Barron's Best Buys in Education.




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