By Mindy Mozer
Nabil Nasr had a vision: Create a world-class research and education hub for sustainability. Establish the first doctoral program in sustainability. Position RIT as a global leader in the field of sustainable design and product development. And open RIT’s first living lab, a building ... (more)
By Kelly Sorensen
Many of them had never left the borders of the U.S., but when the opportunity arose for seven RIT photography alumni to donate their time to travel to developing countries ravaged by violence, malnutrition and poverty, these photojournalists did not hesitate. Their mission: to document unsung heroes, faith-based social entrepreneurs transforming lives and bringing hope to some of the worst parts ... (more)
By Greg Livadas
After working as an American Sign Language interpreter at RIT for six years, Lydia Callis ’10 (American Sign Language and interpreting education) decided last summer to face new opportunities and challenges working as a freelance interpreter in New York City.
Little did she know, within a few months, she would be a topic of national conversation, she would be referred to as ... (more)
By Mindy Mozer
Librada Paz was 15 years old when she left Oaxaca, Mexico, with her older sister for what she hoped would be a better life in the United States.
They joined their brothers in Ohio and immediately went to work in the fields harvesting tomatoes. When tomato season ended, they migrated with other workers to New York to pick apples and then to ... (more)
New approach to science education teaches critical thinking
By Susan Gawlowicz
The Amino Acid Starter Kit looks like a toy. At first glance, the clear plastic pieces and colorful foam-covered wires don’t look like they belong in a college classroom.
Don’t be fooled. The three-dimensional models convey the complexity of amino acids and protein folding in ways that elude textbook illustrations. Assistant professor Dina Newman asked the ... (more)