• Karen Tobin got married to Brad Johnson, another RIT grad, in Rochester, NY. on 10/31/14."It was a lovely fall day with our families."
  • James DiPasquale, E.I.T., was recently hired as a project engineer in the Facilities Engineering and Design Services group in the Rochester office of Erdman Anthony. DiPasquale holds a Bachelor of Science...
  • Thomas Gamer was promoted to associate at Erdman Anthony and Associates on December 10, 2014.
  • Thomas Gamer passed the NYS Professional Engineer examination on May 31, 2013 and now is a licensed P.E. in the state of New York.
  • Thomas Gamer passed the LEED Green Associate examination on June 10, 2014 and now is a LEED Green Associate.
  • Thomas Gamer passed the LEED AP Building Design + Construction exam on March 11, 2015 and now is a LEED AP BD+C.
  • Derek J. Punaro '99 was named president of the Board of Directors of the East Aurora Cooperative Market, a startup food co-op in East Aurora, NY. The co-op is comprised of over 1000 member-owners and is...
  • Bob Kalka '89 was promoted to vice president of IBM's security business unit. Bob and his wife Kelly Porter Kalka '88 live with their two children in Austin, Texas.
  • Michael Ruzhansky '95 joined Lenox Advisors Private Wealth Management in NYC. Michael graduated from RIT in 1995 with a finance degree; he subsequently studied at Rutgers University in NJ and attained a...
  • Karin Knippa ('05) and Chris Faiella (RIT Photography 2002-2003) were married at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, NH on January 2, 2015. They currently live in Los Angeles.
  • Christine (Mino) Bjanes '94, '95 (CIAS) was awarded the 2015 Teacher of the Year award at Kingsway Regional High School in Woolwich, NJ in recognition of her exemplary service over the past 20 years. She is...
  • Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo will ordain Peter Donnelly, to the permanent diaconate on May 23, 2015, at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo. Mr. Donnelly graduated HS from...
  • Carel Dunaway 79' graduate. '76 SVP. NETA. AAS degree in Architectural Technology at NTID. Carel previously worked as a Drafting/CAD Technician IV for Entergy at Arkansas Nuclear One, a nuclear power...
  • Ronald J Klimley is the director of training with global responsibility for performance and development at Afni, Inc a global BPO Company.
  • Heather Grotke '07 is proud to announce the birth of her baby girl, Carly Rae Grotke, on February 18, 2014."Another child is on the way, expected to join the family October 2015."
  • Julie Blackwood '06 and wife Macie are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Jordan Marie. She was born on February 18, 2015 weighing 8lbs, 8oz.
  • Kristi Mitchell '14 is proud to announce the birth of her baby boy, Carter Ryan Mitchell, born December 8, 2014.
  • Trina Viggiano '97 and Dan Viggiano '97 are proud to announce the birth of their baby boy, Zachary Charles Viggiano, on August 14, 2014."He joins older brother Danny, born March 12, 2010, and big sister...
  • Matthew Arlauckas (KGCOE '94) is the new web applications developer for the Saunders College of Business at RIT.
  • Jake Leone, '14 BSME, was recently hired as a mechanical engineer by RedViking in Raleigh, NC. RedViking, has headquarters located near Detroit, MI, and is an engineering firm that provides custom turn-key...
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  • The inauguration of President David Munson as Rochester Institute of Technology's 10th president will take place Sept. 28. For more information on the inauguration and a full schedule, go to rit.edu/president/inauguration/overview. What: Inauguration of David Munson as RIT's 10th president Keynote speaker Philip Hanlon, president of Dartmouth College, will welcome Munson. A mathematician,...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is now among the top 100 universities in the nation, having jumped 10 places in the "National Universities" category, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. RIT, which just last year moved into the top "National Universities" category due to its rapid increase in research and Ph.D....

  • RIT just conducted a test of RIT Alert, the emergency mass notification system. If this were a real emergency, you would have been provided with additional information about the emergency and any actions you would need to take. The RIT Alert message was sent to the following: Text and voice messages to cell...

  • As the 2017-2018 NFL season kicks off, fans of the Buffalo Bills will be treated to a new virtual-reality experience at New Era Field, designed by RIT alumni, to help fans "see" the stadium from a unique perspective. Rochester Institute of Technology's MAGIC Spell Studios has, at the request of the Buffalo...

  • RIT will conduct a test of RIT Alert, the emergency notification system, at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. The test message will read: "Test. This is a test of R.I.T. Alert, the Emergency Notification System. NO ACTION IS NEEDED. This is only a test." The test will include the following communication...

  • Ang Lee, the two-time Oscar Award-winning director of Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain, will be a major keynote presenter for the upcoming Light and Sound Interactive (LSI) event, organizers announced today. Lee, who will present at 7 p.m. Sept. 12, will be joined by Oscar-nominated film editor Tim Squyres and technical...

  • David Munson, who became RIT's 10th president on July 1, welcomed new students to the RIT family today by saying he has something in common with them. "I too, along with my wife, Nancy, am beginning my journey at RIT," he said. "Like you, I am learning how to get around campus,...

  • Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, will be speaking at Rochester Institute of Technology's Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 13-15. The weekend typically draws 17,000 participants to RIT's campus and the Rochester area. It features more than 100 events during three days, including notable speakers and Tiger...

  • Research underway at RIT advances a new kind of sensing technology that captures data with better precision than currently possible and promises cheaper, smaller and lighter sensor designs. Mishkat Bhattacharya, a theoretical physicist at RIT, is investigating new precision quantum sensing solutions for the U.S. Department of the Navy's Office of Naval...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received a $2.6 million, five-year award from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to study the neurological, linguistic and behavioral outcomes for deaf individuals after childhood. It is the first study of...

  • Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are working with corporate and government partners to develop more efficient, durable and cost-effective carbon nanotube technology in electronic components and systems that now use copper wiring. "Depending on how bold a perspective you want to give, what we are embracing is a wire revolution," said...

  • The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a grant to Rochester Institute of Technology that is expected to provide $1.025 million in funding over five years to develop a Scientists-In-Training Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Undergraduates. The award is funded through the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) program,...

  • The RIT community will be out in force Wednesday, July 5, to give a warm welcome to its 10th president, David C. Munson Jr. When Munson arrives on campus at 8:30 a.m., he will be greeted by a welcome line that will extend along the walkway from the parking lot to his...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology and GROW Rochester have teamed up on a citywide project to help increase the number of 3-year-olds in the city receiving timely and necessary health and preventive services. Early screening to assess health issues and providing suitable interventions could increase the likelihood of children being well-prepared for,...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the best schools in the nation for students pursuing an online graduate degree, according to an independent online resource for prospective college students. Best Choice Schools ranks RIT 24th in the 30 Best Online Schools for Graduate Degrees 2017 list. The article praises RIT for...

  • RIT bid a fond farewell to retiring President Bill Destler and his spouse, Rebecca Johnson, in part by announcing $3.6 million in donations raised in their honor. "Trustees, President's Roundtable members, members of your RIT leadership team, alumni, parents, community members and many, many others have stepped forward to make gifts in...

  • Undergraduate student Kimberlee Keithley has maintained a 4.0 GPA since she began at RIT. She is the 2017 winner of the Norman A. Miles Scholarship, which recognizes that achievement. She'll go into her final year at RIT to complete two degrees, one in chemical engineering and the other in applied mathematics....

  • Rochester Institute of Technology researchers continue to make significant contributions to gravitational wave astronomy, with the third detection of gravitational waves and a new black hole 49 times the size of our sun. The LIGO collaboration today announced results from the detection of gravitational waves on Jan. 4. The discovery will be...

  • Less than a decade after graduating, a successful Rochester Institute of Technology alumnus returned to campus today to give the commencement speech to some 3,500 graduates, including 32 students who earned Ph.D.s. An honorary degree was also conferred upon a key figure in the establishment of RIT Croatia. "Success did not come...

  • Kailey Bradt, a student in RIT's Master of Science in product development program from Corning, N.Y., won first place and $10,000 in the "Products" category at the eighth annual New York Business Plan Competition, sponsored by SUNY Polytechnic Institute and the University at Albany. The competition was held in April at...

  • An informal collaboration among RIT students, alumni and professors culminated in a meeting last week at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Kevin Moser, an imaging science student from Rochester, Minn., and RIT alumnus Peter A. Blacksberg '75 (photography) made the trip south to meet with the heads of various NASA departments...

  • The 10th Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival drew big crowds, despite cool and rainy weather. Parking lots and exhibits were crowded as tens of thousands came to experience nearly 400 exhibits in science, technology, engineering, fine arts and mathematics, including student research projects and displays organized by campus clubs. In the...

  • While organizers did decide to move the 10 a.m. opening ceremonies into Ingle Auditorium, forecasted rain won't affect much else about tomorrow's Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. The festival will go, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If Imagine RIT is on your calendar, here's some tips to help...

  • Four teams of deaf and hard-of-hearing students from Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf went head-to-head April 26 during The Next Big Idea Competition, a Shark Tank-style business competition. BAGMAG, a hands-free solution for making skateboards easily portable on the back of a backpack, took home the...

  • Gleason Circle around the Turf Field has been closed until further notice due to a light pole falling on the field. All bus and shuttle services are being re-routed to the north end of S Lot by the Café & Market at Crossroads. The road will reopen once safety precautions are in place...

  • Warmer weather is right on time for Rochester Institute of Technology's annual SpringFest starting tomorrow and featuring water games, giveaways, prom dress rugby and a concert by pop musician Andy Grammer. "SpringFest is all about the campus coming together for a weekend of fun," said Angelena Russo, director of the College Activities...

  • Nabil Z. Nasr, associate provost for academic affairs and founding director of Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has been honored for a lifetime of engineering distinction and leadership by the Rochester Engineering Society (RES). Nasr was named an Engineer of Distinction among leaders recognized for their excellence in...

  • Dr. Geoffrey Ling, former assistant director for medical innovation for the Obama administration and an expert in researching and developing technology for war-wounded veterans, is the keynote speaker for Rochester Institute of Technology's Effective Access Technology Conference on April 21. Ling, a neurology professor at Johns Hopkins University and the Uniformed...

  • Registration is open for the summer term at RIT and seats are still available in a wide variety of subjects both online and on campus. Students interested in early graduation, staying on track or thinking about a lighter course load in fall or spring semesters are encouraged to register. Completing courses...

  • A new class of carbon nanotubes could be the next-generation clean-up crew for toxic sludge and contaminated water, say researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology. Enhanced single-walled carbon nanotubes offer a more effective and sustainable approach to water treatment and remediation than the standard industry materials-silicon gels and activated carbon-according to a...

  • Students at Rochester Institute of Technology can now find the best spots on campus to catch a few Z's between classes with help from "Naps," a website that shows and rates places to get some shuteye. "We took a survey, asking students to rate locations based on comfort, loudness, accessibility and foot...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's 12th annual Creative Industry Day is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30, inside the Gordon Field House, providing companies from near and far the opportunity to meet with university talent in a career fair setting. Creative Industry Day, sponsored by RIT's Office of Career...

  • A team of Rochester Institute of Technology cybersecurity students is heading to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition after taking first place at the regional competition March 17-19. Ten teams competed in the annual Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, which was hosted at RIT this year. Northeastern University placed second, while University...

  • RIT will be closed as of 2 p.m. today due to the severe weather conditions. Dining locations will stay open until 1:30 p.m. As of now, the university plans to re-open tomorrow. Please visit the RIT homepage for future updates, as well as university social media sites (RITNews Twitter and RIT...

  • Four early-stage companies launched at Rochester Institute of Technology have received more than $1 million through New York state's Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise Investment Fund. The companies have also received more than $1.9 million in private matching funds and are expected to create additional jobs in 2018. The announcement from...

  • RIT classes - those starting at 5 p.m. or later - will be canceled this evening due to severe weather conditions. Any classes currently in session will end at 5 p.m. There is a high wind warning for Monroe County and surrounding counties that will remain in effect until 10 p.m., according...

  • Please take a seat! Thirty ordinary chairs have been transformed into beautiful works of art and are available to the highest bidder-in support of the 2017 United Way of Greater Rochester campaign. The third annual CHAIRity Auction to benefit Rochester Institute of Technology's 2017 United Way Campaign runs March 7-17, and the...

  • News about two alumni's pitch on Shark Tank was the most read story last month. Check out all of February's top stories and videos. Top News Stories 1. RIT Saunders College alumni pitch business on 'Shark Tank' Feb. 24 2. RIT/NTID alumnus to perform National Anthem, 'America, the Beautiful' at Super Bowl Feb. 5 3....

  • From the age of 12, John Miller knew that he wanted to design video games. In fact, he set a goal for himself to become a professional game developer by the time he turned 13. Although he missed that self-imposed deadline, Miller, a third-year game design and development student from St....

  • More than 230 companies searching for skilled employees are expected at RIT's 2017 Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, March 1. More than 4,000 students and alumni typically attend the Career Fair. There will be employers attending from every region in the country, including more than 45 employers located or with operations in the...

  • With Rochester Institute of Technology celebrating a milestone year in the game design and development industry, more than 100 RIT students, faculty, alumni and staff will travel to San Francisco this week to participate in the Game Developers Conference 2017, the world's largest professional gaming industry event of the year. "With the...

  • An obstacle course challenge, an ice sculpture demonstration, a concert by the college president and drag queen bingo are all part of the eighth annual Rochester Institute of Technology FreezeFest, for students, faculty, staff to celebrate Rochester's winter season. The festival, which runs Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 19, and is...

  • To: RIT Students, Faculty and Staff From: President Bill Destler Subject: Executive orders pertaining to immigration Date: Feb. 1, 2017 The American Council on Education (ACE) has organized a sign-on letter for U.S. higher education institutions regarding the recent executive order on immigration. The letter is addressed to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John...

  • Austin McChord, founder and CEO of the widely acclaimed technology company Datto Inc., will be the keynote speaker for Rochester Institute of Technology's 132nd commencement celebration. McChord, an RIT alumnus who now serves on the university's Board of Trustees, will speak at the Academic Convocation, set for noon May 19 in the...

  • To: RIT Students, Faculty and Staff From: President Bill Destler Subject: Executive orders pertaining to immigration Date: Jan. 29, 2017 Dear RIT Students, Faculty and Staff: As many of you are aware, U.S. President Donald Trump issued several executive orders pertaining to immigration on Friday. These orders directly and immediately impact members of the RIT community....

  • David C. Munson Jr. was introduced to the community today as Rochester Institute of Technology's 10th president. Munson, who will assume RIT's top post July 1, was introduced by RIT Board Chair Christine Whitman at a community-wide event this morning in the Gordon Field House. "We believe we have identified the ideal leader...

  • To: RIT community From: Christine Whitman, chair, RIT Board of Trustees Date: Jan. 23, 2017 Subject: Introducing RIT's 10th president - Jan. 25 Be part of a historic announcement for RIT! The university will be introducing its 10th president at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. You are invited...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is a core academic partner in a new advanced robotics manufacturing institute announced by the U.S. Department of Defense Jan. 13. The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded the 14th public-private Manufacturing USA institute-the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub-to American Robotics, a nonprofit...

  • Laura Zigarowicz, a Kodak brand manager, knows that if you're a technology company looking to show off your products to the world, the Consumer Electronics Show is the place to be. More than 170,000 tech enthusiasts gathered from around the globe to experience technology innovation spanning 2.5 million net square feet...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) was selected today by the U.S. Department of Energy, as part of its Manufacturing USA initiative, to lead its new Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute-a national coalition of leading universities and companies that will forge new clean energy initiatives deemed...

  • Fredricka Whitfield, weekend anchor of CNN Newsroom, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Expressions of King's Legacy celebration at Rochester Institute of Technology. Whitfield opens the program taking place from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in RIT's Gordon Field House and Activities Center. "We are looking forward...

  • A new study by Rochester Institute of Technology that inventories and tracks high concentrations of plastic in the Great Lakes could help inform cleanup efforts and target pollution prevention. Researchers found that nearly 10,000 metric tons-or 22 million pounds-of plastic debris enter the Great Lakes every year from the United States and...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations business incubator has announced the recent inclusion of two new companies to its roster. Empire Medicinals, founded by RIT alumnus Q. George Zheng and Christopher Carter, is a biotech manufacturer hoping to advance health and wellbeing by modernizing traditional herbal medicines through the cultivation, extraction and...

  • Educator and icon Robert Panara, the first deaf faculty member of Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf, is being honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a stamp. The 16th stamp in the Distinguished Americans series features Panara, an influential professor and pioneer in the field of Deaf...

  • RIT is closed today, Nov. 21, due to severe weather conditions. Please visit the RIT homepage for future updates. You may also visit RIT News Twitter and RIT Facebook for updates. Please be safe and monitor weather conditions throughout the day....

  • Rochester Institute of Technology researchers have solved a problem nagging NASA's Landsat 8 Earth-sensing satellite. Stray light in the thermal infrared sensor, or TIRS, reduces accurate temperature measurements of the Earth's surface. Software developed by Aaron Gerace and Matt Montanaro, senior scientists at RIT's Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, improves the...

  • With a touch of virtual reality and a Hollywood-style movie trailer and poster, Rochester Institute of Technology today launched the building that will house MAGIC Spell Studios. The program is a first-of-its-kind effort in higher education that will link RIT's internationally ranked academic programs with high-tech facilities needed to commercialize computer...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology appointed three new members to its Board of Trustees during a board meeting held on Nov. 10. The new trustees are Darshan N. Hiranandani, managing director of Hiranandani Group of Companies; Andrew R. Jacobson, enrolled agent at Maverick Business Services (retired); and Christopher W. Lehfeldt, dentist at Elmwood...

  • Stanley McKenzie, RIT provost emeritus and former vice president for Academic Affairs, died Nov. 8 in Tucson, Ariz. McKenzie served for 41 years in several roles at RIT until his retirement in 2011. McKenzie joined the RIT English department in 1967 and taught for 34 years before assuming his role in the...

  • A new photography exhibit at Rochester Institute of Technology will explore the many sides of the U.S. presidency, through the lens of photojournalist and RIT alumnus Bernie Boston. The free exhibit, titled "Everyday with the President: Bernie Boston Photographs, 1967-1992," is open Nov. 3-11 in the William Harris Gallery, RIT campus. An...

  • Instructors from Rochester Institute of Technology, a top-ranked school for video game design and development, are helping online learners determine how to turn their love of video games into a career. RIT is launching a Video Game Design XSeries program with edX, the leading nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and...

  • Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joined state representatives, corporate partners and Rochester Institute of Technology leaders today in launching the Additive Manufacturing and Multifunctional Printing (AMPrint) Center, one of New York state's newest Centers for Advanced Technology. The center, located on RIT's Henrietta campus, is among the first research labs in the world...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology received a five-year grant of nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarship support to transfer students in undergraduate engineering and engineering technology degree programs. The award, part of NSF's Scholarships in Science, Technology and Mathematics Program, will support 78 high-achieving, low-income transfer students from...

  • Don't wait to follow your passion in life, even if you don't think you are ready. That was the message Brandon Stanton, founder of the internet blog Humans of New York, told thousands of visitors Saturday as Rochester Institute of Technology's Student Government Horton Distinguished Speaker, a highlight of RIT's three-day Brick...

  • RIT will conduct a test of RIT Alert, the emergency notification system, at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. The test message will read: "Test. This is a test of R.I.T. Alert, the Emergency Notification System. NO ACTION IS NEEDED. This is only a test." The test will include the following communication...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company, known for its test prep and tutoring services, books and college rankings features, RIT in the 2016 edition of its free downloadable book, The Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green...

  • Brandon Stanton, the man who created the popular Humans of New York blog and books depicting portraits of life and individuals in New York City, will be this year's Student Government Horton Distinguished Speaker during Rochester Institute of Technology's Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 14-16. The weekend typically draws 17,000...

  • Callie Babbitt, an associate professor at Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has received a nearly $1 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research sustainable solutions for minimizing and managing the growing and complex challenges of food waste generated across the food supply chain. The four-year...

  • There is a better way to organize your official RIT email and other campus notifications via Message Center. The goal of Message Center is to create a trusted source of university communication that allows you to identify what messages you want to receive and how you want to receive that information. Message...

  • ROAR Day at RIT is set to kick off this Wednesday, Oct. 5, for the 11th straight year. ROAR Day is a 24-hour window during which students, faculty and staff are encouraged to give back to their favorite area of RIT. Last year's event brought in over $123,000 in direct support to...

  • The Upstate New York Alliance for Entrepreneurial Innovation-a partnership of Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology and University of Rochester-has been awarded $4.2 million from the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Program to lead entrepreneurship and commercialization support programs targeted at the scientific community through an NSF I-Corps Node site at...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is taking part as a leader in an innovative approach to education - the MicroMasters program of edX, the leading nonprofit online learning destination, with more than 90 global partners, including some of the world's top universities. MicroMasters is a new category of master's-level online education that offers...

  • The opportunity to "paint light" on an iconic building to the city of Rochester's skyline and the world of photography drew nearly 3,000 people to Kodak Tower on Sunday night to help make Rochester Institute of Technology's 32nd Big Shot photograph a picturesque success. More than 2,800 volunteers, including 250 RIT students...

  • Organizers of Rochester Institute of Technology's 32nd Big Shot are fine-tuning plans for what will be one of the more technically difficult nighttime photographs the team has faced. The RIT photo team is gearing up to capture a dramatic nighttime image of the iconic Kodak Tower, longtime home of Eastman Kodak Co.,...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is being recognized as a top tier national university for the first time in the 34-year history of U.S. News & World Report rankings. The change is a result of the university's reclassification in becoming a "doctoral university" this year due to its rapid increase in research...

  • More than two dozen shows and exhibits involving Rochester Institute of Technology students, faculty, staff and Osher members are part of the fifth annual First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, which kicks off Thursday. More than 500 eclectic performances and displays are planned through Sept. 24 in downtown Rochester. RIT is a founding...

  • A Rochester Institute of Technology professor has received a federal award for research that could help in the critical battle to develop new drugs to combat the drastic rise in the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. André O. Hudson, associate professor in RIT's Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, has been awarded...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is considered one of the nation's best universities for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2017 edition of its annual book The Best 381 Colleges. According to a summary of student comments, RIT is an "academic stalwart (that)...

  • Welcome back to RIT! While many students, faculty and staff were away during the summer months, much was happening on campus. Here are some stories and videos you may have missed: Recognition Apple names game created by three RIT students one of the best apps of 2016: The game app, called Dividr,...

  • Thousands of first-year Rochester Institute of Technology students starting their college careers this week were told to seize the opportunities available to them, get involved in clubs and activities, and don't give up until they earn their diplomas. "We need all of your ideas, your energy and your creativity because we have...

  • It's Move-In Day at Rochester Institute of Technology, as the university welcomes some 3,300 new undergraduates to the Henrietta campus, including freshmen and transfer students. Another 600 undergraduates are expected this fall to join RIT's international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo. This year's freshman class is expected to be about...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology students Sean Maraia and Jacqueline McGraw are hoping their new mobile app will help young children living with mental health issues cope with their feelings and eventually overcome debilitating conditions. The students' app- complete with tools and weapons that enable children to visualize and utilize coping strategies-was...

  • Greyson Watkins had big plans for a subscription-based family game night business. He hoped the idea would take off and he could accomplish what many entrepreneurs dream about-calling the shots and becoming a self-made millionaire. But not long after devising his business concept, an experience that he'll never forget forced him...

  • The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded Rochester Institute of Technology a $280,000 grant to document, digitize and preserve the university's Graphic Design Archive. The collection, located in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at The Wallace Center, preserves the work of significant American graphic designers who created a new modernist aesthetic for advertising,...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf is honoring deaf and hard-of-hearing graduates who will continue on to earn doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Four RIT/NTID students were enrolled in the Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate program that is helping to fill the gap...

  • Two Rochester Institute of Technology professors who are leaders in gravitational-wave astronomy have won more than $1 million in federal funding to further their research. Carlos Lousto and Manuela Campanelli, director of RIT's Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, won separate multi-year grants from the National Science Foundation worth $600,000 and $435,000,...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology students, faculty, staff, alumni and Osher members are part of a 10-day lineup of more than 500 eclectic performances in this year's First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, Sept. 15-24 in Rochester. RIT is a "founding higher educational partner" of this major educational sponsor of the community collaborative event,...

  • Brandon Stanton, the man who created the popular Humans of New York blog and books depicting portraits of life and individuals in New York City, will be this year's Student Government Horton Distinguished Speaker during Rochester Institute of Technology's Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 14-16. The weekend typically draws 17,000...

  • "It's Time: ExOut Extremism," a social media campaign created by Rochester Institute of Technology students, took top prize in a global challenge conducted by the U.S. State Department aimed at finding ways to counter terrorist propaganda online. The RIT team was the only group from the United States to reach the finals...

  • Can the obsession millennials have with smart technology be capitalized on as a weapon against terrorist propaganda? The U.S. Department of State thinks so and has selected three teams of student finalists-chosen from 56 universities around the world-to its headquarters in Washington, D.C., next week for the "Peer-to-Peer: Challenging Extremism" challenge. The...

  • Gravitational waves from a second pair of colliding black holes has validated the landmark discovery from earlier this year that confirmed Einstein's general theory of relativity. Rochester Institute of Technology scientists contributed to the initial breakthrough and to the second discovery announced today by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. The second gravitational...

  • RIT's Baja race season could have ended with only 20 minutes left in the four-hour endurance race. Spectators watched uneasily as the No. 8 car was towed off the field with some front-end damage. But, RIT Baja would return to the race in under 10 minutes after repairs, catch up to...

  • The Harvey Palmer Professorship has been established at Rochester Institute of Technology through an endowment made by the Gleason Family Foundation. Palmer, who is retiring this month after 16 years as dean, is being honored through the professorship for his leadership in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering, recognized nationally as one...

  • Nearly 100 Rochester Institute of Technology faculty, staff, students and alumni gathered in New York City on May 14 to mark the fifth anniversary of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies on the Henrietta campus. The iconic work of the late Massimo Vignelli and that of his wife, Lella, is permanently archived...

  • The workforce of the future must have a broad-based education that encourages collaboration and convergence with other people passionate about their fields. That was the message shared with approximately 4,000 graduating students Friday at Rochester Institute of Technology's 131st Academic Convocation by commencement speaker France A. Córdova, a physics Ph.D. and director...

  • Milestones under the leadership of President Destler RIT by the Numbers William W. Destler, Rochester Institute of Technology's ninth president, announced today (May 9, 2016) that he will retire at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Destler's career in higher education has spanned more than 40 years, with his last decade serving...

  • Battling robots, portable coffee makers, glass blowing and devices to help people with mobility issues: These were just some of the more than 400 exhibits on display at the ninth annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. The festival, which showcases the work of students, faculty and staff, opened with Dr. Destler's...

  • What: Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend this campus-wide event, which features 400+ interactive exhibits in science, technology, the arts and more, plus live entertainment. When: Imagine RIT kicks off with a 9 a.m. pre-event, Dr. Destler's Access and Inclusion Technology Challenge, in Clark...

  • Spring is definitely in the air, and with that comes a decades-old tradition on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology: SpringFest. Free food, movies, a carnival, puppies and new wave/rock band Walk the Moon performs during the event, which starts Thursday evening with a barbecue and ends Sunday morning with breakfast...

  • The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, a program of Rochester Institute of Technology, was celebrated today at a grand opening ceremony of its new office in a historic downtown building. Among the more than 100 invited guests were clients of the center, as well as community leaders and federal, state and local elected...