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November 3, 2017

The Honors Program Alumni Advisory Board held its first networking event with students, An Honors Pizza Saturday, during Brick City Homecoming weekend. 

November 2, 2017

Earlier this month, Dr. James Winebrake, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, visited both RIT Croatia campuses. The purpose of his visit was to explore new ways to integrate and collaborate with RIT’s global campuses.

November 1, 2017

More than 200 parents, families, students and alumni from the Honors Program were on campus for Brick City Homecoming weekend. First-year students celebrated their first Brick City Homecoming weekend as members of the RIT community.

October 30, 2017

A new exhibition at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection examines the design, function, and visual impact of shopping bags from the 1960s to today. Famous designers including Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, and Keith Haring designed some of the bags on display, part of a collection of nearly 1,200 bags donated by J. Scott Patnode last Spring.

October 27, 2017

A small group of successful RIT alumni joined University Exploration for our first alumni brunch at Brick City Homecoming 2017. Pictured, left to right:  Marian Van Vlack, packaging science, class of 2014; Molly Mallette, nutrition management, class of 2012; Melissa Masline, psychology, class of 2012; and Dan English, advertising & public relations, class of 2012.

October 26, 2017

Teams from the Center of Excellence in Advanced & Sustainable Manufacturing and the REMADE Institute spent the day inspiring future generations of manufacturers and sustainability innovators at National Manufacturing Day℠. The annual event was held at the Eastman Business Park in Rochester on Tuesday, October 4.

October 25, 2017

University Exploration began a series of “First Friday” events with students this semester. These events bring together University Exploration staff, student ambassadors, and current program students to help build relationships and give insights into how students can find their major with the program. Earlier, staff and students kicked off the year with a Chocolate Chat at Global Village in September, and are continuing with a Coffee Talk series for the remainder of the semester.

October 24, 2017

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at Rochester Institute of Technology celebrated a decade of creating sustainable solutions for New York State businesses and communities at three recent events in Rochester, Albany and New York City. The celebrations highlighted the economic, environmental and social impacts NYSP2I has made across all areas of the state.

October 23, 2017

Professors in RIT’s College of Science are working with faculty at the University of Rwanda and the University of Kibungo, promoting that nation’s development by helping to build graduate programs and a culture of scholarship in a country healing from civil war and genocide.

October 20, 2017

RIT faculty recently participated in the 8th Gulf Research Meeting held at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. The workshop “Smart Cities in the GCC: Current State, Opportunities and Challenges”, had participants from a broad range of institutes including Golisano Institute for Sustainability, RIT Dubai, Smart Dubai Office, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, and others.

October 19, 2017

Ten Rochester Institute of Technology students kicked off their summer break in Germany, learning about and immersing themselves in the biggest video game market in Europe. The two-week trip through the German cities of Dusseldorf, Cologne, Paderborn and Hamburg was the culmination of a spring semester course that introduced students to game design and development in Germany.

October 18, 2017

For the seventh consecutive year, the Printing Applications Laboratory at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, hosted six participants for a 2-1/2 week training program in mid-September for Aller Holding A/S, a major Danish magazine printer. Designed for Aller managers, along with lecturers and recent graduates from the Danish School of Media & Journalism and the University of Norway, the program highlighted best practices in the printing industry.

October 16, 2017

Faculty Career Development has been busy broadening their support of all RIT faculty. In addition to helping our new Rochester faculty “hit the ground running”, and providing our new adjunct faculty with a warm and informative “welcome aboard,” FCD launched a new International Faculty Orientation for our colleagues in Dubai, Croatia and Kosovo.

October 13, 2017

Researchers at Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) met with colleagues from RIT Dubai on October 9, 2017 to review a cold spray additive manufacturing process at GIS. Cold spray is a relatively new additive process used to restore material on used or damaged components which would otherwise be scrapped and recycled or landfilled.

October 12, 2017

Rochester Institute of Technology entered into a partnership with the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, also called Taiwan Tech, to offer a dual Master of Science degree program. Students would receive a graduate degree in computer and electronics engineering from Taiwan Tech and a dual degree in computer engineering from RIT. This newest initiative expands the growing relationship with Taiwan and several of the country’s top universities.

October 11, 2017

There has been significant progress over the past eight months since RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability was selected by U.S. Department of Energy to lead the consortium of industries, universities, national labs, trade associations and foundations for the new Reducing EMbodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute.

October 10, 2017

Each year, the GCCIS Honors Program provides an “Intro-Tour of Rochester - 101” to its new freshmen class as a means for them to learn about the city and many of the wonderful opportunities outside the classroom. The tour generally begins on campus and winds its way through the city, focusing on historical locations and eventually ending up in Charlotte.

October 9, 2017

RIT Dubai recently played host to Happiness Talks, a monthly corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative which aims to connect Dubai’s community and create and enable happiness during 2017, dedicated by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the Year of Giving. Over the course of the session, participants heard from two engaging and powerful speakers.

October 6, 2017

The Honors Program welcomed 164 new students this fall from 20 states and 5 countries, and 54% of them are from New York State.  Students participated in orientation activities which provided them with opportunities to meet their peers.

October 5, 2017

Two RIT Dubai students’ idea for an intuitive indoor car-parking navigation system has impressed over 500 senior IT professionals from around the world, securing Sanaz Mokhtari, a third-year mechanical engineering student, and Syed Moneeb Ali, a third-year electrical engineering student, first place at the prestigious Fujitsu Global Start-up Initiative 2017.

October 4, 2017

Marina Solis, an RIT Honors College of Applied Science and Technology student, attended the 28th IAPRI Packaging Research Symposium which was held in May, 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland at the Olympic Museum on Lake Geneva. The event theme was "unlocking the full potential of packaging across the value-chain" and consisted of working groups, oral and poster presentations, and several keynote speakers.

June 29, 2017

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection at The Wallace Center was awarded a Breakthru Grant from the Rochester Regional Library Council to create a proof of concept for the Collection in virtual reality. The project aims to allow a researcher using a virtual reality system to enter the Collection and interact with a 3D model of a 17th-Century English hornbook in ways that would not be possible with the physical artifact.

June 19, 2017

On June 14, Provost Jeremy Haefner recognized Academic Affairs staff celebrating an employment anniversary in 2017. More than 45 staff members and their supervisors attended the breakfast in the University Gallery, where employees received a certificate and a small token of appreciation in recognition of their years of service. The staff recognized this year are listed below. 

June 15, 2017

A signing ceremony for RIT’s first international dual degree agreement between Japan’s Kanazawa Institute of Technology and RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering took place June 9. The occasion was also marked by a tree dedication ceremony, and a flame maple tree will be planted in RIT's Global Village as a symbol of the enduring partnership between RIT and KIT.

May 18, 2017

RIT graduate Daniel Mooney (GCCIS/NTID) has been named the recipient of the Academic Achievement Award from NTID for his capstone work with Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, under the advisement of Professor Brian Tomaszewski, Ph.D. Watch the video to learn more about Daniel's project.

 

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