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Datto founder and CEO Austin McChord to give 2017 RIT commencement address

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:07am
Wed, 01 Feb 2017*** Austin McChord founder and CEO of the widely acclaimed technology company Datto Inc will be the keynote speaker for Rochester Institute of Technologys 132nd commencement celebration McChord an RIT alumnus who now serves on the universitys Board of Trustees will speak at the Academic Convocation set for noon May 19 in the

RITs next president David C Munson Jr introduced with high hopes

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 12:00pm
Thu, 26 Jan 2017*** RIT students faculty staff and alumni Wednesday enthusiastically welcomed the universitys 10th president David C Munson Jr who begins his new post July 1 Munson 64 who will follow retiring RIT President Bill Destler received a standing ovation when he was introduced to the community in the Gordon Field House The announcement

David C Munson Jr named RITs 10th president

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 2:50pm
Wed, 25 Jan 2017*** David C Munson Jr was introduced to the community today as Rochester Institute of Technologys 10th president Munson who will assume RITs top post July 1 was introduced by RIT Board Chair Christine Whitman at a communitywide event this morning in the Gordon Field House We believe we have identified the ideal leader

RITNTID Dyer Arts Center opens 2017 with three simultaneous exhibits

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 7:13pm
Thu, 19 Jan 2017*** The Dyer Arts Center located in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall at Rochester Institute of Technologys National Technical Institute for the Deaf starts the new year with three exhibits opening Friday Jan 27 The first ReInvention a traveling exhibition from the Kennedy Center is designed to give visibility to the work of artists

RIT receives US Department of State grant to expand student antiterrorism initiative

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 5:02pm
Fri, 13 Jan 2017*** Its Time ExOut Extremism a Rochester Institute of Technology student project has won yet another prestigious prize The online initiative which started out as a classroom assignment has been awarded 149000 from the US Department of State to continue its campaign to counter violent extremism The latest award comes just months after

RIT experiences ingenuity at Consumer Electronics Show

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 7:20pm
Wed, 11 Jan 2017*** Laura Zigarowicz a Kodak brand manager knows that if youre a technology company looking to show off your products to the world the Consumer Electronics Show is the place to be More than 170000 tech enthusiasts gathered from around the globe to experience technology innovation spanning 25 million net square feet

RIT film and animation alumnus to receive a Technical Academy Award next month

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 6:50pm
Tue, 10 Jan 2017*** A graduate of RITs School of Film and Animation SOFA will be among those recognized for scientific and technical achievement next month when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out its annual Academy Awardsalso known as the Oscars Brian Cantwell who graduated with a BFA in film and animation

Top RIT News stories and videos for December 2016

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 5:03pm
Wed, 04 Jan 2017*** News about RITs firstever winter glass sale was among the most popular last month Check out all of Decembers top stories and videos Top News Stories 1 Organizers preparing for firstever winter glass sale at RIT on Dec 4 2 Comedian TJ Miller to headline RITs FreezeFest 17 3 RIT Theme Park Enthusiasts sweep awards

RIT alumnus named Forbes 30 Under 30

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 7:57pm
Tue, 03 Jan 2017*** RIT alumnus Sean Petterson landed on the prestigious 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in manufacturing and industry Petterson who graduated from RIT in 2013 in industrial design is a founder of the industrial safety products company StrongArm Technologies Inc According to Forbes StrongArm has raised 45 million from investors including 3M which

RITNTID alumnus establishes student workshop series

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 6:07pm
Mon, 12 Dec 2016*** Marc Roer of Chicago an alumnus of Rochester Institute of Technologys National Technical Institute for the Deaf has established a fund to provide a series of workshops that focus on students soft skills and practical use of todays technology

Eight degrees of success for this South African family

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:51pm
Fri, 09 Dec 2016*** RIT has become an educational legacy for eight members of the Chhita family from Johannesburg South Africa Radha will be graduating next May with a Master of Science degree in professional studies from the School of Individualized Studylike her sisters Asha 07 and Tulsi 16 before her Another sibling Kalpana earned an

RITs Venture Creations incubator welcomes two new companies to its roster

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 1:25pm
Thu, 08 Dec 2016*** Rochester Institute of Technologys 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

RIT launches MicroMasters program in Cybersecurity with edX

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:07am
Wed, 07 Dec 2016*** Professionals looking to break into a cybersecurity career now have an accelerated and reduced cost option to earn a masters degree from Rochester Institute of Technology Starting in March learners can begin the RIT Cybersecurity MicroMasters program with edX the leading nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT Upon completing

Osher at RIT hosts preview session for winter term classes Jan 5

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 5:12pm
Wed, 30 Nov 2016*** People never outgrow the sheer joy of learning something new Thats why the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology is offering a sneak peek of winter term classes for thinkers ages 50 and beyond Registration for the 2017 winter term begins Dec 13 Osher will hold the preview session

PhD in computing and information sciencesKen Wong 10 IBM

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** Ken Wong 10 computing and information sciences is working with IBM Watson Health to help save lives As a research staff member at IBM Research since earlier this year Wong is teaching the artificially intelligent computer system Watsonmade famous by its winning run on the quiz show Jeopardyhow to identify specific features

Grads shift gears from roommates to more

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** Danyelle Greene 13 civil engineering technology and Steve Skurski 15 mechanical engineering technology werent always a package deal In fact they started out as far from one In 2012 Danyelle was in her fourth year of study at RIT She was working to recruit a friend David Donaldson 13 who goes by

Graduate works to educate through her artwork

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** In the fall of 2008 Remy Glock 11 graphic design made the bold decision to transfer more than 2000 miles from her hometown in Reno Nev to RITNTIDa choice she said helped to shape her perception of community Five years later the Chicagobased designer is using typography as a medium to educate

RITs first Alumni House opening in 2017

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** RITs first multipurpose welcome center for alumni on campus is expected to open in the coming year In December 2013 RIT purchased a private estate home and surrounding grounds adjacent to campus across from the Red Barn Renovations began this fall to include meeting space an alumni library an Alumni Association boardroom

Esquire raises a glass to graduates restaurant

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** Chuck Cerankosky 03 industrial design had never served a dinner table or bartended when he opened Good Luck restaurant in Rochester eight years ago But he had been trained in industrial design and as part of that training he was prepared to solve problems Opening a restaurant is a design project Cerankosky said

PhD in microsystems engineeringArchana Devasia 05 11 NASA

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:43am
Mon, 21 Nov 2016*** Hightech equipment launched by NASA is exploring the origins of the universe in the farthest most remote reaches of space Archana Devasias work building some of the complex detector systems on that equipment ensures that data is being successfully transmitted back to Earth The microsystems engineering PhD graduate is a research associate