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Iris Rivero named department head of RIT’s industrial and systems engineering program
Monday, August 6, 2018

Iris Rivero, a faculty-researcher at Iowa State University and expert in additive and hybrid manufacturing, was recently named department head of industrial and systems engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology.  

“This is an exciting place, and it is already well positioned in these areas with even more potential to expand in complementary areas,” said Rivero, who will begin Aug. 15 in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering. “With all the growth in the areas of industrial and systems engineering and additive manufacturing, this new role was pretty attractive from that perspective.”

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RIT names Ellen Granberg as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs
Friday, July 13, 2018

Rochester Institute of Technology has named Ellen Granberg as its new provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs.

Granberg, who is currently serving as senior associate provost at Clemson University, joins RIT on Aug. 19 and will be the first woman in the university’s history to serve as provost, which is the university’s top academic officer.

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Transforming RIT: The Campaign for Greatness
Thursday, July 12, 2018

RIT displayed its signature blend of arts and technology Thursday in an evening of entertainment centered on a major announcement about the university’s future. “RIT has publicly launched a $1 billion blended campaign, the largest fundraising effort in the university’s history,” President David Munson said.  The campaign is unique in that it’s blended, meaning RIT is seeking support from a variety of investors, including alumni, government and corporate partners, and research foundations and agencies.

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RIT earns national recognition as ‘Diversity Champion’ by ‘INSIGHT Into Diversity’
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine named Rochester Institute of Technology a Diversity Champion for the third consecutive year. The national distinction aims to identify schools that exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs and at the highest administrative levels.

“For the third year in a row, RIT remains in the top tier of our elite list of HEED Award institutions and continues to show tremendous leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion across their campus,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity. “All Diversity Champions are recognized as outstanding role models for diversity and inclusion for all institutions of higher education across the U.S.”

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RIT receives $5 million state grant to build its Global Cybersecurity Institute
Thursday, June 28, 2018

The planned Global Cybersecurity Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology got a tremendous boost with the receipt of $5 million grant through the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program.

The grant, combined with designated funding from a donation made by 2009 RIT alumnus Austin McChord, will go toward construction of a 45,000-square-foot building to house the new institute. The institute will address the critical workforce needs in cybersecurity through education and professional development programs and will conduct research to advance the fields of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

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RIT’s Engineering professor inducted into international Women in Technology Hall of Fame
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Santosh Kurinec, an engineering professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, was one of six influential women from around the world honored for their work as visionaries in technology, engineering and science and inducted into the Women in Technology Hall of Fame. Since 1996, Women in Technology International has recognized women whose work helps shape and improve society.

Kurinec, a microelectronic engineering professor in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, is an expert in photovoltaics, solar cell technologies and integrated circuits—the essential elements of today’s electronic devices.

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The university was cited for success providing study abroad opportunities to students with disabilities
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The U.S. Department of State recognized Rochester Institute of Technology for success providing study-abroad opportunities for students with disabilities. RIT was named to the inaugural list of U.S. higher education institutions that sent the most students overseas on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in academic year 2016-2017. The Gilman Program aims to make international study and internships more accessible and inclusive for American students of all backgrounds.

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Hamad Ghazle honored as 2018 Edwina Award winner as advocate for diversity and inclusion
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

In his recommendation letter, Hamad Ghazle was described as refreshing, positive and someone who ensures that new students in his college feel welcomed, included and most of all, capable. For these qualities and his advocacy for gender diversity on campus and in the community, Ghazle was honored with the 2018 Edwina Award at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Division of Diversity and Inclusion celebrates outstanding RIT community members
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion (DDI) recognized some of the university’s greatest proponents of diversity and inclusion with annual awards presented at the DDI Celebration of Excellence on April 25.

Among the awards distributed this year were the new DDI Vice-President and Associate Provost Awards, created to recognize leaders who embody respect, outstanding leadership, unwavering support and commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts at RIT. 

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CIAS grad proud to wear stole representing heritage and hard work
Saturday, April 28, 2018

When Elizabeth Sheffield crosses the stage at graduation, she’ll do so wearing a special stole that exemplifies her heritage, hard work and the tremendous support she has received from her Native American tribe during her four years at RIT.

Sheffield, a fourth-year animation student in the School of Film and Animation at the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, is a proud citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and will be wearing a special stole that reads Chikasha Holitoplichi, meaning Honors Program.

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