By Scott Bureau
RIT’s new MAGIC Center will focus on supporting students, faculty and staff in turning ideas into marketable products. MAGIC—the Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity,
located in Student Innovation Hall—has been
created to help RIT innovators hone in on the
burgeoning field of digital media—including games, apps and software—which, according to researchers, is changing the way we communicate, learn ... (more)
Building serves as a hub for innovation, research
By Greg Livadas
The newest structure on the RIT campus, Sebastian and Lenore Rosica Hall, is devoted to innovation and research for students, faculty and staff of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and RIT. The $8 million, two-story, 23,000-square-foot building officially opens Oct. 11, although offices were filling this summer.
The design of the building was done with the intention to make ... (more)
By Mindy Mozer
The days in which universities can sit
idly by and hope that the country’s urban school problems solve themselves are over, says RIT President Bill Destler.
That’s why RIT is partnering with Uncommon Schools, an award-winning charter school manager, in developing a charter high school in Rochester next year.
“The goal of this program is not just to encourage more students ... (more)
By Rich Kiley
Jenn Poggi joins RIT this fall as a
visiting assistant professor in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences following four years at the White House, where she served as a picture editor and deputy
director of the Photo Office.
A native of Webster, N.Y., Poggi
attended Syracuse University and
graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She began her ... (more)