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  • Amy Reed admits that her first year as coach of the RIT women's basketball team was trying. When she started a decade ago, the team had had only one winning season since 1987. On top of that, she only had seven players. "It was a real struggle," said Reed, who played Division I...

  • As Fatmah Bamashmous painstakingly crafts furniture for her thesis in RIT's woodworking studio, she uses a mixture of traditional hand tools and state-of-the-art power tools. She has a distinct vision for what she is trying to accomplish, and her designs draw inspiration from calligraphy and the Arabic alphabet. "I want to create...

  • Two companies at Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations incubator have been selected to compete for the $1 million grand prize in the New York state-funded Luminate NY accelerator program. The companies, Positive Science and Molecular Glasses, will join eight others for a six-month accelerator program at High Tech Rochester's incubator space...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology students are encouraged to volunteer to prepare 20,000 healthy meals for the community during the Giving Tuesday Hunger Project, from noon to 3 p.m., Nov. 28 in the Gordon Field House. Giving Tuesday, traditionally held on the Tuesday following Black Friday, encourages people to volunteer and give back...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Public Safety Initiatives is hosting a contest to encourage interdisciplinary teams of students and faculty to develop ways public safety problems can be helped with the use of STEAM-related solutions involving science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. A $5,000 prize will be awarded to the first-place...

  • RIT will recognize four faculty and staff alumni with the Golden Brick Award at this year's Faculty and Staff Alumni Breakfast and Golden Brick Awards Ceremony. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Gene Polisseni Center Lobby. The award ceremony will take place from 9 to 10...

  • The annual Rochester Institute of Technology Veterans Day Breakfast will be held this year from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. The celebration pays tribute to individuals who serve or have served honorably in uniform. More than 500 people typically attend the event, now...

  • Beer-lovers can soon get a taste of Rochester Institute of Technology, courtesy of the new Tiger Blood India Pale Ale created by Rochester-based Three Heads Brewing. The seasonal brew, flavored with blood oranges, will debut in cans at the Gene Polisseni Center during the RIT men's hockey game on Friday, Nov. 10,...

  • The outskirts of spiral galaxies like our own could be crowded with colliding black holes of massive proportions and a prime location for scientists hunting the sources of gravitational waves, said researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology in an upcoming paper in Astrophysical Journal Letters. The RIT study identifies an overlooked region...

  • Sixty of the nation's top cybersecurity college students will face off this November at an offensive hacking competition in Rochester. But for these future data defenders, cybersecurity is more than just a game. "As the various corporate breaches keep coming to light, I've realized over the last five years that there is...

  • Venture Creations, the business incubator at Rochester Institute of Technology, celebrated the launch of four new businesses at a graduation ceremony Oct. 17. In addition to recognizing the business start-ups, the event featured a networking reception and a keynote address delivered by 2011 RIT graduate Marty Strenczewilk, founder, president and CEO of...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology researchers played a significant role in an international announcement today that has changed the future of astrophysics. The breakthrough discovery of colliding neutron stars marks the first time both gravitational waves and light have been detected from the same cosmic collision. "Multimessenger astronomy," a new way of understanding the...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology has received a $3 million gift to conclude the Saunders College of Business Challenge initiative. The donor is RIT alumnus Joseph M. Lobozzo II '95 (Executive MBA), founder and former president/CEO of JML Optical Industries Inc. Lobozzo's gift concludes the business school's $20 million Saunders Challenge that started with...

  • Several thousand Rochester Institute of Technology students, alumni and others are expected to watch RIT vs. Northeastern University in men's hockey at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester, just one of more than 100 activities planned for this year's RIT Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend. Free shuttle...

  • Local entrepreneur and noted philanthropist E. Philip Saunders, president and CEO of Saunders Management Co., will be honored for his decade-long contributions to his namesake college at Rochester Institute of Technology. Saunders College of Business will host the 10th anniversary celebration with a 5:30 p.m. reception, followed by celebratory remarks at 6:30...

  • For the National Football League, Dawn Hudson plays both offensive and defensive positions. During her three-year career as the league's executive vice president and chief marketing officer, she has been responsible for building the NFL fan base, growing its brand and overseeing sporting events including the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl. On the...

  • For 12 years the RIT community has celebrated the importance of giving through ROAR Day. This year, the annual 24-hour day of giving is being held from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, to 10 a.m. the following day. On this day, anyone who has been or is involved with RIT...

  • While RIT President David Munson called upon RIT to "double down" on creativity and innovation during his inaugural remarks Sept. 28, the university was doing just that during a two-day celebration that showcased technology, the arts and design in every corner of the university. Two days of inaugural events for RIT's 10th...

  • Today's Rochester Institute of Technology is clearly different from the school created in the 19th century, and RIT must continue to evolve to help solve the challenges facing society now and in the future, David Munson told hundreds gathered Sept. 28 to witness his inauguration as the university's 10th president. "Let's double...

  • The inauguration of President David Munson as Rochester Institute of Technology's 10th president will take place Sept. 28. For more information on the inauguration and a full schedule, go to rit.edu/president/inauguration/overview. What: Inauguration of David Munson as RIT's 10th president Keynote speaker Philip Hanlon, president of Dartmouth College, will welcome Munson. A mathematician,...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is now among the top 100 universities in the nation, having jumped 10 places in the "National Universities" category, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. RIT, which just last year moved into the top "National Universities" category due to its rapid increase in research and Ph.D....

  • 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...

  • As the 2017-2018 NFL season kicks off, fans of the Buffalo Bills will be treated to a new virtual-reality experience at New Era Field, designed by RIT alumni, to help fans "see" the stadium from a unique perspective. Rochester Institute of Technology's MAGIC Spell Studios has, at the request of the Buffalo...

  • RIT will conduct a test of RIT Alert, the emergency notification system, at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. 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...

  • Ang Lee, the two-time Oscar Award-winning director of Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain, will be a major keynote presenter for the upcoming Light and Sound Interactive (LSI) event, organizers announced today. Lee, who will present at 7 p.m. Sept. 12, will be joined by Oscar-nominated film editor Tim Squyres and technical...

  • 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...

  • David Munson, who became RIT's 10th president on July 1, welcomed new students to the RIT family today by saying he has something in common with them. "I too, along with my wife, Nancy, am beginning my journey at RIT," he said. "Like you, I am learning how to get around campus,...