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  • To: RIT community From: Christine Whitman, chair, RIT Board of Trustees Date: Jan. 23, 2017 Subject: Introducing RIT's 10th president - Jan. 25 Be part of a historic announcement for RIT! The university will be introducing its 10th president at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. You are invited...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is a core academic partner in a new advanced robotics manufacturing institute announced by the U.S. Department of Defense Jan. 13. The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded the 14th public-private Manufacturing USA institute-the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub-to American Robotics, a nonprofit...

  • Laura Zigarowicz, a Kodak brand manager, knows that if you're a technology company looking to show off your products to the world, the Consumer Electronics Show is the place to be. More than 170,000 tech enthusiasts gathered from around the globe to experience technology innovation spanning 2.5 million net square feet...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) was selected today by the U.S. Department of Energy, as part of its Manufacturing USA initiative, to lead its new Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute-a national coalition of leading universities and companies that will forge new clean energy initiatives deemed...

  • Fredricka Whitfield, weekend anchor of CNN Newsroom, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Expressions of King's Legacy celebration at Rochester Institute of Technology. Whitfield opens the program taking place from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in RIT's Gordon Field House and Activities Center. "We are looking forward...

  • A new study by Rochester Institute of Technology that inventories and tracks high concentrations of plastic in the Great Lakes could help inform cleanup efforts and target pollution prevention. Researchers found that nearly 10,000 metric tons-or 22 million pounds-of plastic debris enter the Great Lakes every year from the United States and...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's 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...

  • 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...