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City Scholars Program Launches First Graduates into the World

When RIT announced a program offering full scholarships for Rochester City School District students in 2009, the goal was to launch the most capable students into careers they had always dreamed about.

Twenty-seven students from the district qualified for the scholarships for the 2010 academic year. Four years later, 21 are on ... more »


RIT Cultivates Dominican Leaders

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Laura Fermin works as a lawyer for the Ministry of the Presidency in the Dominican Republic.

Carlos Leonardo Rosario started working in January in networking support at Google Inc. in California.

Pedro Taveras Núñez is the dean of Engineering Sciences at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), a private Roman Catholic university ... more »


Longboarding rolls into campus life

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Emily Himmelwright can make it from her dorm room to the academic side of campus in five minutes if she rides her longboard, saving her more than 10 minutes if she were to walk to class instead.

Longboarding has taken off at RIT and college campuses nationwide as a cool, and efficient, ... more »


Wanted: Scientists to operate complex imaging systems

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The U.S. workforce is undergoing a generational shift as baby boomers near retirement age.

The national defense and intelligence communities, in particular, stand to lose scientists and engineers with decades of experience in imaging systems that track environmental change, natural disasters, peacekeeping efforts and matters related to homeland security.

In an effort to ... more »


NTID opens doors to employment

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Calvin Young expects to graduate in May with his bachelor’s degree in new media marketing. But unlike many new college graduates, he’s already working full time even before he’s donned his cap and gown.

His door to employment opened three years ago during one of his co-ops with ZVRS, a video relay ... more »


Building RIT’s brand in San Francisco Bay

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The San Francisco Bay Area is home to more than 8 million people and the world’s leading innovation and technology companies including Google, Facebook, Cisco and Hewlett-Packard. Dozens of colleges and universities, most notably Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley, reside in the region.

So how does RIT get noticed among ... more »