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  • RIT just conducted a test of RIT Alert, the emergency mass notification system. If this were a real emergency, you would have been provided with additional information about the emergency and any actions you would need to take. The RIT Alert message was sent to the following: Text and voice messages to cell...

  • Brandon Hudson, a Rochester Institute of Technology student and CEO of Connexus, is taking a gap year to focus on growing his company with help from a new program at RIT. Hudson is the first student selected for the Gap Year Entrepreneurship Fellows Program, which allows students with an ongoing enterprise to...

  • The 11-day KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival begins today in downtown Rochester with a lineup of more than 500 eclectic performances, including several from Rochester Institute of Technology students, faculty, staff, alumni and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members. RIT also is a major educational sponsor of the community collaborative event, now in its...

  • RIT will conduct a test of RIT Alert, the emergency notification system, at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. 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 among the top third "National Universities," and among the top 50 choices of high school guidance counselors, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. RIT this year ranked 102 out of more than 300 universities in this category, which includes the nation's best-known colleges and universities. These...

  • Actress Mayim Bialik, best known for her roles on the television shows Blossom and The Big Bang Theory, will be the Student Government Distinguished Speaker at Rochester Institute of Technology's Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 19-21. The weekend typically draws 17,000 participants to RIT's campus and the Rochester area. It...

  • It was 50 years ago when Rochester Institute of Technology moved its main campus from downtown Rochester to Henrietta. That 1968 expansion not only changed the skyline, it has created countless benefits to the region, as thousands of dollars, volunteer hours and other donations have been given by students, faculty, staff...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology this week welcomes its most academically qualified freshman class, with an average SAT score expected to exceed 1300 for the first time. The new students are also expected to set total RIT enrollment at more than 19,000, the highest in history. Although official enrollment figures won't be determined...

  • A historic fort with a past that spans more than 300 years will be the focus of RIT's Big Shot next month, as the community photographic project travels to the Canadian border to capture a dramatic nighttime image. Old Fort Niagara, located in Youngstown, N.Y., on the eastern bank of the Niagara...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is sharing its tiger pride by sponsoring the tiger exhibit at the Seneca Park Zoo. It's the latest collaboration between RIT and the zoo, which last year signed a formal memorandum of understanding to develop, promote and implement mutually beneficial projects. A banner announcing the sponsorship will be...

  • An adjunct professor in RIT's School of Art has created three magnificent monuments, with more to come, to honor Frederick Douglass' living legacy as a man and freedom-seeker and his 25 years in Rochester, N.Y., that resulted in some of his most influential life's work. Olivia Kim is shaping and molding 13...

  • RIT displayed its signature blend of arts and technology Thursday in an evening of entertainment centered on a major announcement about the university's future. "RIT has publicly launched a $1 billion blended campaign, the largest fundraising effort in the university's history," President David Munson told nearly 2,000 invited guests at RIT's Gene Polisseni...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology has named Ellen Granberg as its new provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs. Granberg, who is currently serving as senior associate provost at Clemson University, joins RIT on Aug. 19 and will be the first woman in the university's history to serve as provost, which is...

  • Summer is prime construction season at Rochester Institute of Technology, and this year several outdoor improvements are underway on campus. Current projects include the first phase of a three-year "active transportation improvement" initiative as curbs, speed bumps and sidewalks are reconfigured to improve safety and traffic flow, said Paul Drozdziel, director of...

  • The planned Global Cybersecurity Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology got a tremendous boost with the receipt of $5 million grant through the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program. The grant, combined with designated funding from a donation made by 2009 RIT alumnus Austin McChord, will go toward construction...

  • A new lab inside Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), made possible by a $2 million gift from RIT alumnus and former trustee Sudhakar "Bal" Dixit, will provide innovative research and testing on fire-resistant materials and systems. The Bal Dixit Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Fire Protection Research is...

  • Dhireesha Kudithipudi and Christopher Kanan are professors with different kinds of students. Their classrooms are labs, and the students are high-tech computers they are "teaching to think." Kudithipudi, a professor of computer engineering, and Kanan, an assistant professor of imaging science, are part of a growing group of  RIT researchers working in...

  • Ian Mortimer '04 (MBA), who has 25 years of experience in higher education, has been named vice president of Enrollment Management at Rochester Institute of Technology. With an enrollment of 19,000 students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. Students hail from all 50 states and more than...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Baja Racing team won its third and final international competition of the season on Saturday, as well as the 2018 North American Championship title against hundreds of other college teams from around the world. Baja Racing is one of several collegiate design competitions sponsored by SAE where students...