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  • 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...

  • Please take a seat! Forty-two ordinary chairs have been transformed into beautiful works of art and are available to the highest bidder-in support of the 2016 United Way of Greater Rochester campaign. The second annual CHAIRity Auction to benefit Rochester Institute of Technology's 2016 United Way Campaign runs from March 8-18, and...

  • France A. Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will be the keynote speaker for Rochester Institute of Technology's 131st commencement celebration. Córdova will speak at the Academic Convocation, set for noon May 20 in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. RIT President Bill Destler said the university is honored to...

  • Due to poor weather conditions, RIT has a delayed opening this morning. The university plans to open at noon. Check the RIT homepage for more details as they become available....

  • Six Rochester Institute of Technology researchers are among the authors of a paper announcing what may be the most important scientific discovery in a century-findings that confirm the existence of gravitational waves predicted in Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of...

  • With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's the perfect time to share the love and thank the thousands of donors who enhance student life at RIT. The Fund for RIT will host the university's third annual Thank A Giver (TAG) Day from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the...

  • 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...