Clinton Global Initiative shares model of sustainability education with the world
By Bob Finnerty
Lourdes Gutierrez is a civil engineer who has experience in excavation, blasting,
tunnel construction and mining for gold. She has also managed 105 construction projects on a variety of buildings in her homeland of Peru.
Accomplished in her field? Yes. Satisfied? Not even close.
That is why Gutierrez, who has
studied in Peru, France and Canada,
is back in school. She arrived at ... (more)
By Rich Kiley
Just like students at other universities, RIT students lose sleep hours to “crunch” before finals, spend long nights at the lab, write a big research paper or even hang out late with friends.
But losing out on shut-eye to photograph snowflakes?
“I have always been interested in taking photos of unique things, and I heard about the opportunity to take pictures of snowflakes ... (more)
By Susan Gawlowicz
Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder navigate their world in ways that—from the outside—might appear aloof and uncaring.
“That’s the external impression of
someone who doesn’t make eye contact or reciprocate emotionally,” says Dr. Laurence Sugarman, director of RIT’s Center for Applied Psychophysiology and Self-Regulation in the Institute for Health Sciences and Technology. “That’s not what is going
Sugarman has developed ... (more)
By Greg Livadas
Just after sunrise several mornings each spring and fall, Susan Smith Pagano, an assistant professor in RIT’s Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, and her students head to Braddock Bay Bird Observatory on the south shore of Lake Ontario. They catch small songbirds in nets, band them, take blood samples and release them after a quick examination.
This is the third ... (more)
By Vienna McGrain
A native of Tanzania, Ammina Kothari has been aware of how a paucity of information and the resulting creation of myths and half-truths has contributed to the spread of HIV and AIDS. Today, Kothari believes a solution can be found in a text message.
Based on research done in collaboration with Dennis Elliott, a lecturer from Indiana University’s School of Journalism, ... (more)
By Scott Bureau
In a disaster, visual representations are
essential to helping decision makers
understand the scope of the damage,
identify vulnerabilities and analyze
critical infrastructure. Today, disaster
managers and first responders are using geographic information system software,
or GIS, as a visual tool to prevent costly damages and save lives.
Brian Tomaszewski, an assistant professor in RIT’s Department of Information Sciences and Technologies, and ... (more)
By Rich Kiley
A multidisciplinary team of nearly 50 RIT students combined organizational strength with the power of social media to host Thought at Work, a conference that drew some of the industry’s hottest designers
and hundreds of college design students from across the nation to campus earlier this fall.
Nearly 400 graduate and undergraduate students at RIT and throughout the Northeast networked with ... (more)
By Krista Bellardo
Jewelry design students Sarah Fairbank
and Senam Akorli are making the most
out of their stay at RIT by building industry relationships in Rochester.
The two School for American Crafts
students designed and modeled their
jewelry for a runway show emceed by Tommy Lee of the band Mötley Crüe
during this year’s Fashion Week of Rochester in October. Fairbank and
Akorli also ... (more)
By Rich Kiley
Have you seen Ozzi at Gracie’s this semester?
No, the Ozzy of heavy metal and television family fame has not enrolled at RIT. Effective this semester, Gracie’s implemented the Ozzi system, eliminating
disposable to-go containers and replacing them with reusable ones.
The goal of the pilot program is to purge the use of 94,000 disposable to-go containers (that’s 4 tons) from Gracie’s, together ... (more)
The nomination deadline for the Four
Presidents Distinguished Public Service
Award is Dec. 16. The honor recognizes a member of the faculty or staff who, through public service, has been an outstanding professional and caring member of the community.
The RIT award was created by Alfred
Davis, who had a 70-year relationship
with the university, to commemorate the dedication of the four ... (more)