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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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RIT awarded nearly $1 million from NSF to develop food waste solutions
October 5, 2016

Callie Babbitt, an associate professor at Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has received a nearly $1 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research sustainable solutions for minimizing and managing the growing and complex challenges of food waste generated across the food supply chain.

The four-year...

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Hundreds of employers seek RIT students at annual fall Career Fair
September 27, 2016

Nearly 250 employing organizations and hundreds of recruiter representatives seeking Rochester Institute of Technology students and graduates are attending the Fall 2016 Career Fair Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Gordon Field House.

The fair is open to current RIT students and alumni; more than 4,000 are expected. The...

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RIT named academic partner of new federal Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute
June 21, 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is part of a winning coalition named by President Obama on Monday to head up a new smart manufacturing initiative designed to bolster advanced manufacturing across the United States.

RIT is an academic partner of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), which was...

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GIS Commencement honors Class of 2015-16 grads
May 20, 2016

Twenty-nine advanced degree candidates were honored by the Golisano Institute for Sustainability during commencement ceremonies held on Friday, May 20, in Sustainability Institute Hall on the RIT campus.

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RIT selected as one of five universities to host national Climate Leadership Summit
April 27, 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology will hold a Climate Leadership Summit on Saturday, April 30, at the university. The all-day summit is free and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in RIT's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. RIT was one of only six U.S. locations selected to...

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Sustainability students will show how to turn food scraps into soap and out of landfills
April 27, 2016

For anyone who has ever been told you had to clean your plate before leaving the table, here's a chance to show mom or dad that you can put food waste to good use and help save the planet at the same time.

"Washing Hands with Food Waste," an exhibit sponsored by...

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Pollution Prevention Institute announces winners of student competition
April 26, 2016

The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at Rochester Institute of Technology has announced the winners of its annual Research and Development student competition, which provides students across the state the opportunity to promote ideas to create more sustainable schools and communities.

Open to colleges and universities throughout the state, the...

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Podcast: Remanufacturing and the circular economy
April 25, 2016

Nabil Nasr, associate provost and director of GIS, sat down with Colin Webster for a podcast in April 2016 to discuss remanufacturing's role in the circular economy. Remanufacturing allows us to use product components again at high quality while reducing energy demand by _ in some cases _ 80%. Given the material constraints we face, why this is not happening at a wider scale?

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