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  • Clear Cove Systems, a renewable energy company founded by Rochester Institute of Technology alumni that got its start in RIT's Venture Creations business incubator, has been accepted into the state's START-UP NY business development program, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today. ClearCove Systems will move into RIT space approved for the START-UP...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, for technology that could improve treatment of hearing loss. RIT received initial funding of $615,412, part of a $3 million, five-year project for "Enabling Microsystem Technologies for Advanced Drug...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology color scientists know why the color of the dress that went viral has some people seeing blue/black and other seeing white/gold. "An aspect of color perception is interpreting the color and intensity of the illumination," said Roy Berns, R. S. Hunter Professor in Color Science, Appearance, and Technology...

  • Family members of missing RIT student Max Maisel held a news conference Wednesday to thank the community and ask people to continue to step forward with any information that may help locate their son. Maisel, a third-year professional photographic illustration student from Fairfield, Conn., was last seen Sunday evening leaving his RIT...

  • The Rochester Police Department and RIT's Public Safety Department are attempting to locate third-year professional photographic illustration student Max Maisel. Max was last seen on Sunday evening leaving the Perkins Green apartment complex. According to the Rochester Police Department, there is no indication of foul play. If you have any information...

  • Gabrielle Gaustad, an assistant professor at Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award from the National Science Foundation to study the implications of material scarcity and criticality on future clean energy technologies. The CAREER Program is an NSF-wide activity that...

  • Hot chocolate and s'mores, a coordinated snowball fight, curling and ice carving demonstrations, a 5K race, a snow sculpture competition and comedian Bo Burnham are among the dozens of indoor and outdoor activities scheduled for the sixth annual FreezeFest at RIT this Thursday through Sunday. "One of my goals for the weekend...

  • For the first time, Rochester Institute of Technology's MAGIC Spell Studios has published a student-developed game on Steam, the world's largest digital game distribution platform. The team plans to showcase it at the nation's biggest gaming conference next month. Created by 2014 game design and development graduates Preston Johnson and Doug Lynn,...

  • Andrew Sears, dean of the Rochester Institute of Technology's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, will attend this week's White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection. Sears was invited to attend the summit-set for Friday at Stanford University-at the urging of New York Sen. Charles Schumer who wrote...

  • Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden Jr., head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, will be the keynote speaker for Rochester Institute of Technology's 130th commencement celebration. Bolden will speak at the Academic Convocation, set for 10 a.m. May 22 in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. RIT President Bill Destler said the...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is among the leaders of a consortium named as one of three finalists in the country competing for a multimillion-dollar federal investment in a regional photonics center. The application from the Research Foundation for the State University of New York, which includes RIT, University of Rochester, SUNY Polytechnic,...