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Fast Facts about Connect Grants

December 13, 2017

The Connect grant committee will be meeting soon to review submissions for the latest round of funding. The program has been highly successful since its inception in 2014, and has had a profound impact on participating faculty. This effect has been especially notable in early career and pre-tenured faculty seeking to enhance and promote their research, develop networking skills and build important career connections.

I’d like to share a few highlights pulled from a recent report:

Recent Reports and Key Projects for 2017-2018

September 29, 2017

Below is the text of the Provost's fall welcome message, sent to the RIT community on August 29, 2017. As we move through the semester, it may be useful to reference some of the topics listed below. 

 

The start of classes affords me the opportunity to personally welcome all the faculty, staff and students to the new academic year. And what a wonderful start we have already: a new president, the most diverse group of new students ever at RIT, and a new academic calendar!

Provost's Remarks: President's Address to the Community

September 8, 2017

The following is a transcript of the remarks given by the Provost at the President's Address to the Community on August 25, 2017. The full video of this event can be found here.

 

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice."

June 27, 2017

The following is a transcript of remarks given at RIT's 132nd Commencement Ceremonies in May, 2017.

Inscribed in stone at the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial down in Washington D.C. are the words “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice."

Dr. King used these powerful words, originally spoken by abolitionist minister Theodore Parker, many times to inspire meaningful hope in the context of reality.

The Finest Hour

May 10, 2017

The following is an excerpt of remarks given at the Celebration of Teaching and Scholarship, April 25, 2017.
 

June 18, 1940. The Nazis had invaded France and everyone expected Britain to be next. Winston Churchill addresses the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom:

A place of learning

March 23, 2017

At the core of our mission, RIT is about teaching, learning, and the discovery of new knowledge. Of course, students, faculty and staff make all this work. But increasingly so, space and technology are part of the elixir that makes teaching and new ideas flow. So when space, technology, faculty, students come together just right, learning magic occurs. 

RIT Academic Calendar Characteristics – an administrative policy

March 13, 2017

calendarAfter 18 months of review, research, and discussion, I am pleased to report that we have a new administrative policy that establishes the basic characteristics of the RIT Academic Calendar.

Update: On-Time Graduation Action Plan, Budget and Timeline now complete

February 28, 2017

graduatesThe success of the RIT Strategic Plan “Greatness through Difference” depends, partially, on good communication in the progress of the implementation.

‘Move 78’ Retreat – A great success

February 20, 2017

“I’m afraid of humans. I’m not afraid of AI,” – Max Versace


Wow! What a day we had at RIT on Friday, February 17, 2017. Over 275 faculty, students, staff, alums (and at least one trustee!) and friends came together to listen to talks, view posters, and discuss the topics of machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, augmented intelligence and the like; we called it the Move 78 Retreat*. It was a day of thinking big.

On the unique genetic makeup of RIT, collisions, access technology, and our partnership with the Al Sigl Community of Agencies

January 6, 2017

“The accessibility problems of today are the mainstream breakthroughs of tomorrow” (Interview with Google’s Even Andersson