The University Magazine
Spring 2012 issue
By Paul Stella
A hallmark of RIT’s academic experience is nearing its end. The long-standing quarter system will be replaced by semesters beginning in fall 2013.
Work continues on the redesign of the university’s curricula. Each academic program is subject to evaluation and approval by the New York State Department of Education, a process scheduled to conclude by summer.
RIT President Bill Destler has cited multiple ... (more)
The president of RIT Dubai returned to his homeland late last year to serve as the deputy prime minister in the newly liberated country of Libya.
Mustafa Abushagur, who is also a professor of microsystems engineering, left his RIT post for an eight-month period to begin building a democracy in Libya.
Abushagur was a Libyan refugee and was on a “Most Wanted” list ... (more)
By Michelle Cometa
RIT has hosted some exciting speakers for its annual Expressions of King’s Legacy Celebration—Alvin F. Poussaint, Nikki Giovanni, Orlando Patterson and T. Leon Williams. This year was no different.
On the 30th anniversary of the annual campus event, RIT welcomed Princeton University professor, activist, musician and philosopher Cornel West. He called Martin Luther King Jr. a “revolutionary Christian” who worked tirelessly to ... (more)