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April 26, 2017

RIT Press — RIT's scholarly publishing enterprise — is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Alexander S. Lawson Publishing Center, located on the second floor of The Wallace Center, on Friday, May 12, 2017. Join RIT Press as they celebrate this milestone! Reception with cake and refreshments will be held 3:00 - 4:30pm. All books will be 30% off in store 9:00am - 4:30pm.

April 25, 2017

Three Iberdrola Foundation scholars in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) MS sustainable systems program were invited to present their current research on grid-related topics on Friday, April 7 at AVANGRID (RG&E). The scholars are Jaime Sanchez-Ferragut Ardura, Marta Borrego de Guzman, and Sergio Mendez. They were accompanied by Assoiate Professor Gabrielle Gaustad who spoke about the research efforts underway at both GIS and the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies in grid-relevant areas. Several AVANGRID VP’s were in attendance as well as CEO Robert Kump.

April 20, 2017

On April 8, 2017, Dr. Nabil Nasr was honored at the Rochester Engineering Society Gala as a 2016 Engineer of Distinction. Each year the society selects outstanding engineers from the Rochester community based on their outstanding achievements and contributions to the profession who promote the importance of engineering to society, and whose professional reputation extends beyond Rochester.

April 19, 2017

Teaching and Learning Services (TLS), a division within the Innovative Learning Institute, has recently hired 3 new employees to assist with the development of courses and course-related media.

April 14, 2017

Honors student, Charles Hem, volunteered as a ski instructor for the Shared Ski Adventures Program this winter with CP Rochester. Shared Ski Adventures is an Adaptive Learn to Ski Program that helps people with disabilities become independent skiers/snowboarders. It is the largest adaptive ski program in the Rochester area. Program participants ski at Swain Ski Resort in Western New York. Charles’ involvement in this program has had a huge positive impact on his life and allowed him to make a positive impact on others.  Charles was paired with a student who has autism.

April 13, 2017

Each year, RIT launches the Faculty Scholarship Report to reflect on the previous year’s successes and to showcase valued faculty members whose research efforts continue to promote innovation, collaboration, and discovery. The 2016 Report marks yet another year of continued growth, with over 1,900 scholarly works included. Join The Wallace Center for the Provost’s Annual Launch Party on May 2, 3:00-5:00pm in the Fireside Lounge. Register online.

April 11, 2017

The Wallace Center hosted a Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on March 25 in celebration of Women's History Month. More than 50 people from the RIT community and the public joined RIT librarians in improving the representation of women on Wikipedia. Together, they edited 146 entries about notable women! The event was co-sponsored by the Center for Women and Gender and the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Program.

Picutred: David Martins, center

March 14, 2017

As a faculty member, what institutional pressures are you facing?

Do you feel that academia has become too corporatized? Is this affecting your performance?

March 8, 2017

RIT Dubai is proud to announce that it is now officially recognized by the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Following an ongoing review and site visits, RIT Dubai has received accreditation. The visiting Committee stated that they were impressed by what they had seen and the quality of education and support offered to students, alumni and the wider community.    

February 23, 2017

Daniel Vasta, a third-year photojournalism major, is one of a handful of RIT students who traveled to Kosovo last summer to pursue documentary projects as part of a study abroad program through RIT. Vasta, from Swedesboro, N.J., spent much of his time in Kosovo preparing and documenting the daily life of a family living in an abandoned prison just outside of the capital, Pristina. His work, along with the work of the other students who went, will be on display from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 22 in the University Gallery.

February 20, 2017

Many academic publishers require authors to transfer some or all of their rights to their work when they seek publication. This can affect their ability to distribute their work to students or colleagues, to share it on their website or an online repository, or to incorporate it into future work. Faculty and graduate students are invited to learn more about their rights and how to manage their intellectual property at the second annual 21st Century Scholarship Unlocked hosted by The Wallace Center on February 24 at 1:00pm.

February 17, 2017

Rochester Institute of Technology has named three faculty members from Saunders College of Business as the Paul and Francena Miller Chairs in International Education for the 2017-2018 academic year. Professor Robert Barbato, Associate Professor Michael Palanski and Associate Professor Zhi Tang teach in the Saunders College Department of Management, International Business and Entrepreneurship.

February 15, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the Student Learning @ RIT Assessment Grant. The grant is designed to support the development and implementation of student learning assessment activities in academic programs and the General Education Framework, as well as to promote innovative approaches or improved practice in the assessment of student learning.

February 13, 2017

A team of RIT students and a professor spent their college winter break collecting GPS data points and conducting economic surveys for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at refugee camp in Rwanda.

Back in class at RIT, the team will use that data to create maps that can help improve the lives of refugees and refugee camp organizers in Rwanda.

February 6, 2017

SOIS visiting assistant professor, Daniel Worden's co-edited book Postmodern/Postwar--& After: Rethinking American Literature was recently published by the University of Iowa Press. He also co-edited and wrote an article for a special forum, “Style as Character: Joan Didion’s Genres,” in the most recent issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies. The forum features essays by leading scholars in autobio

February 3, 2017

University Studies is excited to launch a new initiative to infuse major exploration with social media this spring.

February 2, 2017

First Annual Conference: Reflect and Renew. Thirty academic chairs and program directors attended EEA’s first mini-conference held on January 17. The conference focused on leading and managing program level assessment practices and the development of resources to support improvement. Special thanks to all of our faculty presenters: Kristen Condry, Paul A. Craig, Yin Pan, Beth Prince-Bradbury, Christine Shank, Kim Sherman, and Steve Zilora.

February 2, 2017

In an effort to create more robust experiential learning opportunities for SOIS students, SOIS has engaged local nonprofits in conversation and potential partnership opportunities. To aid in these efforts, SOIS hosted a networking lunch this fall with the Community Design Center of Rochester, a Rochester non-profit organization of design professionals promoting healthy, sustainable communities by encouraging quality design of the built environment and thoughtful use of built and natural resources.

February 2, 2017

Dr. Beth Carle has been named Faculty Associate for Assessment for the spring 2017 semester. Dr. Carle will work with the Office of Educational Effectiveness Assessment (EEA) to explore ways to enhance faculty’s use of RIT’s assessment management system (Taskstream). Beth will conduct research across campus to investigate best practices and determine gaps in the usability of Taskstream at the program level. A key outcome is improved vertical integration and sustainability of continuous improvement processes and practices at the program, college, and institutional levels. Dr.

February 1, 2017

RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is thrilled to have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to lead its new Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute.

January 31, 2017

Students from Dubai, Dubrovnik, Kosovo, Rochester and Zagreb along with academic advisers met in Dubrovnik Jan. 16–19 for the Student Government Global Consortium.

First it was Dubai, then Zagreb, then Rochester. This year it was Dubrovnik, Croatia’s turn to host the Student Government Global Consortium, where Student Government leaders from RIT’s campuses met to discuss common issues and share ideas to improve student life.

January 30, 2017

Rochester Institute of Technology faculty met in January with their counterparts at Lomonosov Moscow State University, while RIT students learned about winter ecology in Russia.

A contingent from the College of Science traveled to Russia January 9-16 for a conference focusing on opportunities for collaboration and student exchanges between the two universities. The meeting was held at the Zvenigorod Biological Station outside of Moscow.

January 27, 2017

Stephanie Maryan joins our team as senior staff specialist. She replaces Stephanie Rankin who moved to the Division of Development and Alumni Relations. In her role, Stephanie provides support to the Office of the Sr. Associate Provost and to Academic Affairs.

January 26, 2017

Building Capacity at RIT: The most recent General Education (GE) Assessment Report (2014-16) describes the significant growth of RIT’s assessment practices as a prevalent theme. This is evidenced by the increasing number of students assessed at the course level (> 5,000) and the increasing number of faculty (100) participating in some aspect of the GE process. This growth continues to support RIT students’ achievement of the GE Student Learning Outcomes.

January 24, 2017

Donna Burnette joins RIT as the director of the RIT K-12 University Center. Donna will continue the strategic K-12 coordination and planning work begun by Chan. McKenzie who retired in August.  She also oversees the K-12 Partnership Program Office and Kids on Campus. 

Donna has dedicated her professional career to work that encourages and supports youth from various backgrounds--including and especially those from underserved and historically underrepresented groups--to pursue education and careers in STEM. 

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