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Message from the Provost

Message from the Provost

The teacher/scholar model at RIT has never been stronger, thanks to the commitment of our faculty, who are engaged in research and scholarship which is changing the way we interact with each other and our world. As a result of their scholarship, faculty at RIT are bringing students to the forefront of global innovation, through professional publications, corporate partnerships and creative endeavors. Their research, which ranges from making our university and our communities more sustainable, to understanding the very fabric of our universe, engages students in ways which prepare them for our ever-changing world.

The global impact of RIT's research and scholarship cannot be understated. The advances our faculty are making in their fields address real-world challenges, impact national and international industry, and develop new technologies which are improving and saving lives. Students who are engaged in these activities will go on to become engaged global citizens imbued with a passion for learning and discovery.

Most notably, our teacher/scholars are making this progress while adopting bold new models of teaching and learning. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not just things we teach, but concepts which are applied every day in our faculty's work to improve the educational experience for our students. We expect our students will go on to change the world; with the faculty at RIT they are able do so before even graduating. It is with great pride that I present this report highlighting our faculty's scholarly achievements during 2012.