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GIS grad turns love for the environment
into passion for sustainability
May 3, 2018

University Communications is highlighting a few members of the Class of 2018. See more commencement news at

As a child growing up in Newmarket, Ontario, Jennifer Russell was an avid camper and canoeist who spent as much time outdoors as possible.

"I spent a lot of my childhood outside exploring," Russell recalled....

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RIT's Master of Architecture program earns national accreditation
April 30, 2018

Rochester Institute of Technology's Master of Architecture program in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) has been granted accreditation by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

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Reman Day 2018 Speakers
April 20, 2018

The first Reman Day event at RIT drew over 50 leaders from 25 different companies on Thursday, April 12, 2018. At the center of the event was a panel discussion led by four regional leaders in remanufacturing – Elaine Deacon, Remanufacturing Manager at Pierce Industries (Rochester); John Reese, Director of Human Resources at Alstom (Hornell); Illya Shoykhet, R&D Manager at United Radio (Syr

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Imagine RIT exhibit aims to take a bite out of food waste during and after festival
April 19, 2018

Here's some food for thought for visitors to the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival: it's estimated that approximately 40 percent of edible food in the United States goes to waste.

In addition, grocers, restaurants and food-service companies waste food worth $55 billion a year, according to ReFED, a nonprofit working on...

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Architecture student drawing
April 17, 2018

The Master of Architecture program at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability has received official accreditation by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB).

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What's Old is New Again Through Remanufacturing
April 10, 2018

Remanufacturing involves rigorous research to make a product useful again.

Growing Field

It's safe to say that nothing lasts forever. Fortunately, the useful life of many products can be extended through remanufacturing, which saves energy, reduces waste and pollution, conserves natural resources, creates jobs, and saves money.

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Federal funding for RIT-led REMADE Institute secured in final spending bill
March 27, 2018

Federal funding has been secured for the RIT-led coalition of leading national universities and companies forging new clean energy initiatives deemed critical to keeping U.S. manufacturing competitive.

The recently passed Omnibus spending bill, which funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year, contained $70 million for the U.S. Department...

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Technology in fast gear at GIS
January 26, 2018

When a Rochester-area manufacturer experienced a broken gear shaft on a 1960s German-made machine whose parts have been long unavailable, RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability came to the rescue with a unique additive manufacturing solution.

GIS researchers teamed with Hansford Parts and Products, a precision machine shop in Macedon, N.Y., to employ...

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GIS alumnus successfully sustaining his career
November 21, 2017

When first identifying where he would focus his education and ultimately his career, Mike Waller '16 (sustainability) thought photovoltaics-the technology that powers solar cells into energy-would fuel his path forward.

"I thought-and still do-it's an amazing technology," said Waller, a native of Greece, N.Y. "But since the only thing that really matters...

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Optimizing the U.S. Electrical Grid
October 22, 2017

RIT researchers are developing a system of algorithmic computer modeling that will help policymakers produce and use electricity more efficiently.

Best Practices

The way the U.S. manages its electrical grid has major economic and environmental consequences for the world. The American economy makes hundreds of billions of dollars in annual revenue by...

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