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  • Two Rochester Institute of Technology students took a top prize in Microsoft's U.S. Imagine Cup National Finals and will now go on to compete for bigger prizes in the upcoming World Semi-Finals. Dan Plate and Gary Porter, best friends since high school, won in the games category for their co-creation, Super Daryl...

  • The photography staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which includes RIT alumnus David Carson, won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography on Monday. The award was for the newspaper's coverage of the events in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police...

  • Rochester's festival season kicks off in the best way imaginable. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 2, and the 2015 Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. The nationally acclaimed festival, now in its eighth year, returns with more than 400 examples of innovation and creativity, all showcased through interactive exhibitions, demonstrations and live...

  • Jacqueline Mozrall has been appointed dean of Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. She has been serving as interim dean of the business school since last July and will assume her new post immediately. Mozrall is a highly respected academic who has held several key leadership roles at RIT,...

  • Splattershmup, a video game created by a class of 15 Rochester Institute of Technology students, is being internationally recognized for its creativity and professional polish. The game was selected for the 2015 Blank Arcade exhibit at the Digital Games Research Association conference held May 14-17 in Germany. The exhibit highlights experimental games...

  • RIT Tiger spirit was felt across the country this weekend as students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered in a variety of places to cheer on the men's hockey team in the NCAA Tournament. On the Henrietta campus, hundreds - many wearing RIT hockey jerseys - gathered both Saturday and Sunday evenings to...

  • SOUTH BEND, IN - Josh Mitchell (Osoyoos, British Columbia/Alberni Valley Bulldogs) scored with 5:51 left in regulation, snapping a 1-1 tie and lifting the RIT men's hockey team (20-14-5) to its eighth straight win, 2-1 over No. 1 Minnesota State (29-8-3) at the NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinal at the Compton Family...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the top schools in the world to study video game design for 2015, according to new international rankings from The Princeton Review. RIT's game design and development program was ranked sixth at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2014, RIT ranked seventh and eighth,...

  • The No. 4 seed RIT men's hockey team (19-14-5) will face Minnesota State University (29-7-3), the No. 1 overall seed in the 2015 NCAA Division I men's hockey Midwest Regional on Saturday, March 28, at the Compton Family Arena in South Bend, Indiana at 4 p.m. The other two teams in the...

  • For many people, videos games such as Candy Crush Saga and Minecraft can be a fun way to pass the time. But for people living with cancer, electronic gaming has been proven an effective form of pain distraction and a way to connect with others battling the disease. To raise awareness for...

  • The RIT Baja Racing team didn't let the unexpected news of their car being impounded by Brazilian Customs officials at the port of Itapoá stop them from competing at SAE Baja Brazil this past week. Bureaucratic red tape and errors in critical shipping documentation left the team stranded and without its...

  • State officials and industry executives joined Rochester Institute of Technology in unveiling its new Battery Prototyping Center, a $1.5 million state-of-the-art facility that will conduct research and work with companies in this rapidly growing local industry. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, RIT offered tours and hosted nearly 50 industry executives for a workshop...

  • 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,...