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  • To advance its focus on conducting internationally distinguished research, Rochester Institute of Technology has chosen four initiatives to receive strategic investments. These strategic initiatives, chosen through a rigorous internal process that looked at 26 research proposals, will each receive up to $1 million, payable over five years, on the condition that the...

  • This fall, more than 350 entrepreneurship experts from the United States and abroad will arrive in Rochester, N.Y., as the city showcases two universities' entrepreneurial expertise and endeavors as well as dynamic growth, excellence in programming and the impact on the local community and beyond. The 2016 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers,...

  • Proposals for exhibits, performances and demonstrations for this year's Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival are now being accepted. Last year, more than 2,800 exhibitors and 400 exhibits were featured at the festival, Rochester Institute of Technology's largest showcase featuring the innovation and creativity that happens on campus. Tens of thousands of...

  • Faculty and student researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID) are developing methods to better analyze the effects of flavorings used in electronic cigarettes (e-cigs). In partnership with RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering and the University of Rochester Medical Center, RIT/NTID, the world's first and...

  • Charles J. Ruffing, a recognized environmental leader and former vice president of Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability at Eastman Kodak Co., has been named the new director of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I). At Kodak, Ruffing was responsible for coordinating sustainability initiatives across the company's multinational locations, including environmental...

  • Musicians and dancers will be part of a full day of celebration at Rochester Institute of Technology's Expressions of King's Legacy event on Thursday, Jan. 28. Joining keynote speaker Andrew Young, this year's performers include the Ailey II dance ensemble and pianist Justin Kauflin. The artists will be part of the main...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's online graduate programs in business and engineering continue to be among the best in the nation. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released earlier today, ranked two of RIT's colleges: 31st in the nation for "Best Online MBA Program," offered by Saunders College of...

  • It's official: Rochester Institute of Technology is now considered a "doctoral university" by the leading national classification of U.S. colleges and universities. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has changed RIT from "Masters - Comprehensive" to "Doctoral University - Limited Research Activity." This change occurs when a university graduates more...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology has renamed two undergraduate computing degrees to better reflect how they have evolved to keep up with the ever-changing domain of computing. The bachelor's degree in web and mobile computing-formerly information technology-teaches students application development and programming, with a focus on the end user experience. The bachelor's degree...

  • Two teams of undergraduates from Rochester Institute of Technology beat out universities, companies and individuals from around the world and had their preliminary designs accepted for the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend. Of the 1,200 designs submitted, only 318 teams from 162 universities in 16 countries are advancing to the...

  • Graduate electrical engineering student, Anthony Salmin, was recently presented the Gordon K. Moe Young Investigator Award for his work in furthering the development of a solution to improve atrial fibrillation therapy. He was presented the award and $1,000 stipend earlier this month at the annual Upstate New York Cardiac Electrophysiology Society...

  • Quality Vision International recently donated three optical contact and laser measuring systems to Rochester Institute of Technology to establish a new Metrology Laboratory at the university. The donation brings together QVI, a Rochester-based leader in automated measurement systems used extensively in manufacturing quality control, with RIT and its mechanical, manufacturing and electrical/mechanical...

  • Jerome Underwood, senior director of Youth Development and Family Services for the Rochester City School District, was named the 2015-2016 Frederick H. Minett Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. He began this fall at the university. The Minett Professorship brings distinguished Rochester-area multicultural professionals to the RIT campus to share their professional...

  • A new major being offered at Rochester Institute of Technology will prepare graduates to advance the ways that people interact with technology. The bachelor's degree in human-centered computing will combine principles from computing, design and psychology to help students create interfaces to technology with a human focus from the beginning to the...

  • It's been 40 years since audiences first watched an alien transvestite named Frank N. Furter sing and dance in a mansion filled with equally colorful characters. To mark the anniversary, "The Rocky Horror Show" lands on the Robert F. Panara Theatre stage at Rochester Institute of Technology with the same outrageously costumed...

  • Christine Whitman is the new leader of the Board of Trustees of Rochester Institute of Technology and the first female to take the helm. Whitman received the gavel from her predecessor Brian Hall during the RIT Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 12. Hall became board chairman in 2012. "Part of the university's strategic...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Tigers for Tigers club plans a week full of fundraising and awareness activities beginning today to help prevent the extinction of tigers in the wild. RIT is one of eight colleges with tiger mascots in the National Tigers for Tigers Coalition, which is matching up to $1,000 of...

  • Five Rochester Institute of Technology students have their eyes on the prize-the top prize for the Hasbro Gaming Lab and Indiegogo "Next Great Game" contest, that is. And at this point, victory could be in the hands of their crowdfunding contributors. Four game design and development students-Douglas Mansell, Norman Greenberg, Tom Smith...

  • Four software engineering students at Rochester Institute of Technology are teaming up with Mozilla to create a discovery tool that will be used by researchers around the world. The tool, called the Mozilla Software Discovery Dashboard, will allow researchers to search multiple code-hosting services, including Zenodo, Figshare and GitHub, for scientific software....

  • A new major being offered at Rochester Institute of Technology is designed to change the way people think of a liberal arts degree. A bachelor's degree in digital humanities and social sciences - the first of its kind in the nation - will combine core liberal arts studies with technical courses such...

  • Early Sunday morning, more than a dozen Rochester Institute of Technology students assembled in a campus parking lot to launch a scientific experiment to the edge of space. Plans for the launch, using a high-altitude weather balloon, began several months ago, as members of RIT SPEX - short for RIT Space Exploration...

  • Hector Flores is stepping down as dean of Graduate Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology to become president of the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics. Flores' last day at RIT is April 14, 2016. "Dean Flores' leadership brought tremendous advancement in graduate education at RIT, which raised the university's...