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RIT Upward Bound Classic concludes first year with residential program for teens
Rochester Institute of Technology's Upward Bound Classic program wrapped up its first year with a residential summer program that provided Rochester-area high schoolers a taste of college. Thirteen students participating in the program lived on RIT's campus for five weeks, completing academic…

RIT awarded National Science Foundation grant to advance high tech computer architectures as part of AIM Photonics initiative
Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology will use photonic integrated circuit technology to improve the processing speed and energy consumption of brain-inspired computing techniques. Photonics, an emerging technology with wide-ranging potential, is essential to the nation's manufacturing…

Diversity initiatives based in RIT's engineering college honored as Inspiring Programs in STEM
Women in Engineering (WE@RIT) and Engineers of Color Creating Opportunities (ECCO), two cultural and gender diversity programs at Rochester Institute of Technology, were recognized as Inspiring Programs in STEM by INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. It is the first time the two programs, based in RIT's…

RIT Top News

RIT's nighttime community photo project heads to Canadian border for Big Shot No. 33
A historic fort with a past that spans more than 300 years will be the focus of RIT's Big Shot next month, as the community photographic project travels to the Canadian border to capture a dramatic nighttime image. …

RIT sponsors tiger exhibit at Seneca Park Zoo
Rochester Institute of Technology is sharing its tiger pride by sponsoring the tiger exhibit at the Seneca Park Zoo. It's the latest collaboration between RIT and the zoo, which last year signed a formal memorandum of understanding to develop, promote and implement mutually beneficial projects. …

RIT adjunct professor creates Frederick Douglass monuments, bringing history to life
An adjunct professor in RIT's School of Art has created three magnificent monuments, with more to come, to honor Frederick Douglass' living legacy as a man and freedom-seeker and his 25 years in Rochester, N.Y., that resulted in some of his most influential life's work. …

RIT Sports News

RIT Athletics looks back on a tremendous 2017-18 season
ROCHESTER, NY - With ample successes in the classroom and in the field of play, the RIT Athletics program enjoyed unparalleled success during the 2017-18 season. From Liberty League Championships to NCAA berths, to All-American status, and Academic All-America plaudits, RIT's 650 student-athletes…

Jake Vattimo named RIT Athletic Communications Assistant
ROCHESTER, NY - Executive Director of Athletic Communications, Joe Venniro announced that Jake Vattimo was named the Athletic Communications Assistant for the 2018-2019 season on Monday, Aug. 13. Vattimo will assist Venniro and Athletic Communications Director Steve Jaynes in all media relations…

Men's and women's crew schedule for 2018-19 season announced
ROCHESTER, NY – Head coach Jim Bodenstedt is pleased to announce the 2018-19 RIT men's and women's crew schedules. The Tigers will compete in an abbreviated fall slate of competition before getting into the demanding spring schedule.

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