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  • "It's Time: ExOut Extremism," a social media campaign created by Rochester Institute of Technology students, took top prize in a global challenge conducted by the U.S. State Department aimed at finding ways to counter terrorist propaganda online. The RIT team was the only group from the United States to reach the finals...

  • Can the obsession millennials have with smart technology be capitalized on as a weapon against terrorist propaganda? The U.S. Department of State thinks so and has selected three teams of student finalists-chosen from 56 universities around the world-to its headquarters in Washington, D.C., next week for the "Peer-to-Peer: Challenging Extremism" challenge. The...

  • Gravitational waves from a second pair of colliding black holes has validated the landmark discovery from earlier this year that confirmed Einstein's general theory of relativity. Rochester Institute of Technology scientists contributed to the initial breakthrough and to the second discovery announced today by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. The second gravitational...

  • RIT's Baja race season could have ended with only 20 minutes left in the four-hour endurance race. Spectators watched uneasily as the No. 8 car was towed off the field with some front-end damage. But, RIT Baja would return to the race in under 10 minutes after repairs, catch up to...

  • The Harvey Palmer Professorship has been established at Rochester Institute of Technology through an endowment made by the Gleason Family Foundation. Palmer, who is retiring this month after 16 years as dean, is being honored through the professorship for his leadership in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering, recognized nationally as one...

  • Nearly 100 Rochester Institute of Technology faculty, staff, students and alumni gathered in New York City on May 14 to mark the fifth anniversary of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies on the Henrietta campus. The iconic work of the late Massimo Vignelli and that of his wife, Lella, is permanently archived...

  • The workforce of the future must have a broad-based education that encourages collaboration and convergence with other people passionate about their fields. That was the message shared with approximately 4,000 graduating students Friday at Rochester Institute of Technology's 131st Academic Convocation by commencement speaker France A. Córdova, a physics Ph.D. and director...

  • Milestones under the leadership of President Destler RIT by the Numbers William W. Destler, Rochester Institute of Technology's ninth president, announced today (May 9, 2016) that he will retire at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Destler's career in higher education has spanned more than 40 years, with his last decade serving...

  • Battling robots, portable coffee makers, glass blowing and devices to help people with mobility issues: These were just some of the more than 400 exhibits on display at the ninth annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. The festival, which showcases the work of students, faculty and staff, opened with Dr. Destler's...

  • What: Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend this campus-wide event, which features 400+ interactive exhibits in science, technology, the arts and more, plus live entertainment. When: Imagine RIT kicks off with a 9 a.m. pre-event, Dr. Destler's Access and Inclusion Technology Challenge, in Clark...

  • Spring is definitely in the air, and with that comes a decades-old tradition on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology: SpringFest. Free food, movies, a carnival, puppies and new wave/rock band Walk the Moon performs during the event, which starts Thursday evening with a barbecue and ends Sunday morning with breakfast...

  • The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, a program of Rochester Institute of Technology, was celebrated today at a grand opening ceremony of its new office in a historic downtown building. Among the more than 100 invited guests were clients of the center, as well as community leaders and federal, state and local elected...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology honored 387 researchers who secured funding for fiscal year 2015, serving as either principal or co-principal investigators on active research. RIT honored its researchers at an April 21 reception, during which it also recognized the 16 recipients of Seed Funding Awards and eight new inductees in RIT's PI...

  • Cody Cummings, a laboratory science technology student from Austin, Texas, is hoping that his research in the analysis of the sealant bitumen from objects will help archaeologists better determine when and where ancient artifacts were created. Nicole Pannullo, a chemistry student from East Patchogue, N.Y., is using fluorescence to improve our understanding...

  • Undergraduate students from around the country will try their hand at research as part of an upcoming Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Rochester Institute of Technology. The REU Site in Computational Sensing is funded by a nearly $360,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The three-year program, starting in May, will...

  • Rochester's festival season kicks off in the best way imaginable. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 7, and the 2016 Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. The nationally acclaimed festival, now in its ninth year, returns with more than 400 examples of innovation and creativity from RIT students, faculty and staff, all showcased...

  • Anne R. Haake has been named dean of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. Haake, who has been serving as interim dean of the computing college since last July, was chosen after an international search. She assumes the dean's chair on April 1...

  • Burton August, trustee emeritus at Rochester Institute of Technology, died March 18. He was 100 years old. The RIT flag will be flown at half staff on April 5 in his memory. Details for a Celebration of Life ceremony are forthcoming. Mr. August was a valued donor of the university and served...

  • Four Rochester Institute of Technology students will be competing in the second season of BattleBots, the hit television show that pairs dueling robots that may shoot fire, twist metal and crush their opponents. "We have a great driver and more than 30 years of combined experience in the U.S. FIRST Robotics competitions,"...

  • Six Rochester Institute of Technology graduate programs are ranked among the best in the nation, demonstrating the depth and breadth of quality educational opportunities available at the university. According to U.S. News & World Report's 2017 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools, RIT ranked: Tied for 33rd among the nation's best schools offering...

  • More than 100 Rochester Institute of Technology students, faculty, alumni and staff will travel to San Francisco this week to attend Game Developers Conference 2016, the world's largest professional gaming industry event of the year. The conference runs until March 18 and is a key learning and networking opportunity for both aspiring...

  • Doreen Edwards has been named dean of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. Edwards, who is currently dean of the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University and acting vice president of Statutory Affairs for the university, will join RIT on July 1. She will be...