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  • 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,...