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GIS/RIT presenters at Disruptive Innovation Festival
November 6, 2015

Eight presenters from the Golisano Institute for Sustainability and from across Rochester Institute of Technology will be prominently featured during five presentations during the 2015 Disruptive Innovation Festival, sponsored by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, November 9-16.

For more information on the Disruptive Innovation Festival and to listen to presentations, visit the festival website; to learn more about GIS/RIT's role in the festival, read the RIT news release here ›
RIT names Evelyn Brister as first Fram Faculty Fellow in Applied Critical Thinking
November 4, 2015

Evelyn Brister, associate professor of philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts, has been named as the first Fram Faculty Fellow in Applied Critical Thinking at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Brister will assume her post immediately for the 2015-2016 term, according to Jennifer Schneider, RIT's Eugene H. Fram Chair in Applied Critical...

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Dr. Thomas Trabold to head GIS Sustainability Department
November 2, 2015

Associate Professor Thomas Trabold, Ph.D., has been appointed Head of the Sustainability Department of Golisano Institute for Sustainability. According to GIS Director Dr. Nabil Z. Nasr, "Tom has brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to GIS.

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Dr. Seth Hubbard appointed Director of NanoPower Research Labs
October 29, 2015

The NanoPower Research Labs, an applied research center of GIS, will be led by Dr. Seth Hubbard, Assistant Professor of Physics, Graduate Faculty in Microsystems Engineering at RIT. In making the announcement of Dr. Hubbard's appointment, GIS Director Dr. Nabil Z.

For more information about Dr. Hubbard's appointment, see the RIT news release here, and to learn more about the NanoPower Research Labs, visit their website here ›
RIT Arch. Welcomes Gustavo Lima, AIA, OAQ, LEED AP, CCCA
October 16, 2015

A Principal at Cannon Design, Gustavo Lima has over 30 years of experience in architecture and construction management. Mr. Lima has an Architecture degree from the University of Buenos Aires, and a Masters of Architecture in Advanced Building Technologies from the University of New York at Buffalo. Mr.

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Design Charrette in Downtown Rochester
October 15, 2015

Architecture students from all three design studios took a one day break from their usual studio work to join visiting architecture and planning faculty from Malmo University, RIT, and city officials from the City of Rochester for a design charrette. The Project first involved visiting "left over" spaces around the inner loop project in Rochester.

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Can beets beat rock salt for clearing icy roads?
October 12, 2015

RIT's Strategic Plan in Action-The Student-Centered Research Facility

Mary "Lizzy" Warner gets the same question whenever she talks to people about her work with beet juice brine as an alternative road de-icer: Will it turn the highway pink?

"When sugar is extracted from beets to make a thick molasses, it is coated with...

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RIT Prepares for NAAB Initial Accreditation Visit
October 12, 2015

NAAB will be coming to RIT for the third time in 5 years this fall, as part of RIT's pathway to accreditation. The first week of November, 2015 will mark the "Initial Accreditation visit," where we have the potential to become an accredited architecture program.

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RIT researchers patent improved materials and technology applications for lithium ion batteries
October 8, 2015

A research team at Rochester Institute of Technology has been awarded patents for discoveries that will improve and extend the life of lithium-ion batteries, which are used in a variety of technological applications.

Lead faculty-researchers Ryne Raffaelle and Brian Landi, and Ph. D. graduate Cory Cress, received the patents for two related...

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RIT M.Arch Student Receives AIA Rochester Scholarship
September 22, 2015

Catherine Lange, a third-year RIT M.Arch student, received a $3,500 scholarship from AIA Rochester and local architecture firm Bergmann Associates. Catherine has maintained one of the highest GPAs in the program, and works part-time as a graphic designer. She applied for the scholarship by writing an essay on her experience in architecture and submitting a transcript and resume.

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