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RIT's Nabil Z. Nasr honored for lifetime of engineering distinction and leadership
April 20, 2017

Nabil Z. Nasr, associate provost for academic affairs and founding director of Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has been honored for a lifetime of engineering distinction and leadership by the Rochester Engineering Society (RES).

Nasr was named an Engineer of Distinction among leaders recognized for their excellence in...

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RIT students and researchers take a bite out of food waste
April 10, 2017

With Earth Day approaching on April 22, here's some food for thought: it's estimated that approximately 40 percent of edible food in the United States goes to waste. And food production uses roughly 25 percent of all the fresh water consumed in this country, as well as 300 million barrels of...

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RIT a leader in future  of manufacturing
February 6, 2017

RIT is poised to continue its significant role in the manufacturing industry, both locally and nationally.

The university, which can trace its roots to providing professional development to workforce at the region's major manufacturers, is leading efforts to revitalize and revamp manufacturing through a variety of programs and projects. That latest effort...

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RIT named a core academic partner of new federal robotics institute
January 16, 2017

Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is a core academic partner in a new advanced robotics manufacturing institute announced by the U.S. Department of Defense Jan. 13.

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Study reviews consumer electronics materials sold into the U.S. for past 25 years
January 9, 2017

The initial results of a comprehensive materials baseline study for all consumer electronics sold into the U.S. market for the past 25 years were unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 7.

The study found that while the number and types of consumer technology products sold have increased,...

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RIT named by U.S. Dept. of Energy to lead new Manufacturing USA Institute on clean energy
January 4, 2017

Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) was selected today by the U.S. Department of Energy, as part of its Manufacturing USA initiative, to lead its new Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute-a national coalition of leading universities and companies that will forge new clean energy initiatives deemed...

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NYSP2I announces 12 statewide recipients of 2016-17 Community Grants Program
November 22, 2016

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP21) has announced awardees of its 2016-17 Community Grants Program as part of the organization's ongoing efforts to continue improving the health and environmental quality of New York state.

NYSP2I-which is sponsored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Environmental Protection...

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Ph.D. in sustainability-Xue Wang '10, '14, (UL) Underwriters Laboratories
November 21, 2016

Take a look at most any household appliance, light bulb or even your mobile phone and you'll likely see the UL (Underwriters Laboratories) mark-the single most accepted certification and safety standard for electrical devices in the United States. The iconic symbol appears on 22 billion products annually.

Xue Wang '10, '14 (applied...

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RIT helps Rochester celebrate Italian Cultural Day at City Hall
October 21, 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology joined local dignitaries and community members in the atrium of City Hall on Thursday, when Rochester celebrated its first Italian Cultural Day.

"Our culture is a great culture, and one of the most beautiful cultures," said Silvano Orsi, head of the Little Italy Neighborhood Association, which hopes to...

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RIT again named among the nation's leading 'green colleges' in Princeton Review
October 12, 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company, known for its test prep and tutoring services, books and college rankings features, RIT in the 2016 edition of its free downloadable book, The Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green...

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