The cultural organizations of RIT educate and entertain audience members through dance, fashion shows and singing.
Joe Vicario—affectionately known as Part-time Joe—is a third-year applied computer technology student in RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. For the past three hockey seasons, Vicario has helped in all aspects of the men’s and women’s programs, from hanging uniforms to cleaning locker rooms to coordinating pre-game meals.
Students were treated to a special Valentine’s Day lunch at Gracie’s on Feb. 14. The meal included various filled raviolis, chicken with cherry sauce, strawberry orange pasta, double stuffed pizza and soups. A variety of decadent desserts finished the lunch. An accordion player and a magician entertained.
Students lined up for FreezeFest giveaways, shirts and pens, on Feb. 5. Here, Daniel Nwosu, a mechanical engineering technology student, just missed getting a shirt before they ran out. Becca Delaney, assistant director of marketing and event services, said there will be more giveaways before the FreezeFest weekend. The upcoming event includes entertainment, a 5K run, sledding, ice sculpture and more. RIT’s 5th Annual FreezeFest is Feb. 21-23.
Students from the School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation traveled to Dubai.
Alumnus Eric Irish, right, and RIT Public Safety Investigator Tony Yazback created the TigerSafe app.
Communication professor Ammina Kothari thinks text messaging could help stem the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa.
The Center for Applied Psychophysiology and Self-Regulation focuses on autism spectrum disorder.
Residence Life staff volunteered at 10 organizations Jan. 22, including a Scottsville shelter.
RIT Residence Life staff volunteered at the Scottsville Veterinary Hospital Jan. 22. The student staff came back from winter break early to take part in professional development and one day was devoted to giving back in the Rochester area. Students sorted and packed food donations at Food Link and painted rooms at the Community Place of Greater Rochester, among other community service activities. Here, fourth-year Saunders College of Business student Jannel Morris exercises a puppy available for adoption.
Assistant professor Susan Smith Pagano, left, and students Charmaine Merchant, Cassie Gould and April Meier examine wild fruit specimens to measure energy, fat, fiber and protein content to help determine if migratory birds are eating healthy.
Burak Baylav, microsystems engineering, has won awards at technical conferences for his research in optical lithography and will begin work at Intel Corp. in February.
Charles “Chip” Bachmann has joined the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science as the new Frederick and Anna B. Wiedman Professorship in Imaging Science, following the tenure of John Schott.
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. Gutierrez is working toward earning her Master of Science degree in sustainable systems at Golisano Institute for Sustainability and is the first student to arrive on campus as part of RIT’s Clinton Global Initiative.
Danimal Cannon performed in the Student Alumni Union as part of the music festival Chip Fest on Dec. 14. The event was sponsored by WITR, Rochester Chip and the College Activities Board.
Matt Williams of Niagara, center left, and Todd Skirving of RIT, center right, compete for the puck during the Frozen Frontier men’s hockey game at Frontier Field in Rochester on Dec. 14.
Photographic equipment and accessories were auctioned off at the annual School of Photographic Arts and Sciences holiday auction on Dec. 11.
The Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science hosted its Hall of Fame ceremony Dec. 11.
Grace Watson Dining Hall took on a blues theme for a special meal on Dec. 11. The David Millers Blues Brothers performed while students dined on pepper steak, blackened salmon, shrimp cocktail, sauteed kale, coconut sweet potatoes, bourbon bread pudding and key lime tarts.
A documentary on Albert Paley‘s latest project, including a piece at RIT, airs tonight on WXXI.
Students from the High Speed Photography class brave below freezing temperatures to pull off their semester’s final shoot. A collaboration between students from the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences and the Center for Imaging Science, the students photographed RIT Formula SAE Team’s F-18 race car. Using stroboscopic lighting, the car slid in an arc around an array of cameras (and students) with synchronized flashes of light.
Margaret Bailey is the principal investigator of a $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program for a project intended to increase representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics at RIT. The professor of mechanical engineering in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering also is the founding member of the women in engineering program, WE@RIT.
Bethany Choate ’06 and Matthew Heimbueger ’06 are building their own 2,048-square-foot sustainable home in suburban Rochester. The imaging science graduates plan to move in by the end of this year.
RIT men’s hockey fans cheered for their team during the game with St. Lawrence University Nov. 23.
Effective this semester, Grace Watson Dining Hall has eliminated disposable to-go containers and replaced them with reusable ones. The new containers are washable and will be collected in drop-off kiosks around campus, brought back to the dining hall and washed. RIT wants to turn Gracie’s into a zero-waste facility.
The RIT community signed the last ceiling beams to be installed in the Gene Polisseni Center.
State officials and the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council met Monday at RIT.
Dan Bruton, left, and David Frank are converting waste cooking oil into biodiesel and other uses inside the Golisano Institute for Sustainability.
When Brian Koberlein couldn’t find an astrophysics textbook for undergraduates, he decided to write his own. Koberlein, senior lecturer in RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy, collaborated with David Meisel, distinguished professor at State University of New York at Geneseo, to publish Astrophysics through Computation, by Cambridge University Press.
Kim Kolb initially joined the Center for Detectors as a senior undergraduate in the microelectronics program. After gaining industry experience, she returned to RIT on a fellowship from the military contractor BAE Systems to pursue a master’s degree from the Center for Imaging Science.
Roger Harnish, professor of psychology in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, has been researching dreams for nearly 30 years. He has developed an app called Dream Professor that uses a series of algorithms to provide detailed analyses of users’ dreams.
Designer Scott Wilson ’91 delivered the keynote address at the RIT Entrepreneurs Conference.
Shannon McCormick ’13 makes adjustments to an isothermal reactor in one of the state-of-the-art labs in Institute Hall, home of RIT’s new chemical engineering program.
Leaders from RIT’s Student Government met with astronaut Mark Kelly as he shared stories during a roundtable discussion on Oct.12. Kelly and former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords spoke as this year's Student Government Horton Distinguished Speakers during RIT’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend.
RIT/NTID alumnus Sean Forbes ’08 performed his unique brand of hip-hop/sign music on Oct. 11.
A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Sebastian and Lenore Rosica Hall was held Oct. 11. Cutting the ribbon are RIT Professor and NTID Dean Emeritus Jim DeCaro, NTID President and RIT Vice President and Dean Gerry Buckley, Diana Spencer, executive director of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, who provided a $1.75 million naming gift, and members of the Rosica family.
Shark Tank judge Daymond John visited RIT during Brick City. See the Featured Video below.
Comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood from the Emmy-nominated show Whose Line Is It Anyway? hosted an improvisational show Oct. 10 to help kick-off RIT’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, which runs Oct. 10 -13. The comedians used their razor-sharp wit and improv skills, while interacting with the audience to create hilarious and original scenes.
A Japanese-style stone bench was dedicated in a ceremony at the Tojo Garden in honor of the 20th anniversary of the RIT-KIT partnership on Oct. 9.
RIT alumna Debra Rothenberg ’84 has written her first book, Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980-2012. The book includes personal essays and over 250 photographs and was named one of the five best photography books coming out this fall by The Wall Street Journal. A book launch is scheduled for Oct. 12 in Asbury Park, NJ at The Stone Pony, where Springsteen performed.
Anahita Williamson and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. discuss NYSP2I’s sustainability efforts.
Everybody Dancing: The Interactivity of Creativity and Innovation was an audience-participatory performance directed by Thomas Warfield, RIT assistant professor in NTID’s Cultural and Creative Studies Department, at The Little Theatre during the second annual Fringe Festival on Sept. 28.
Eight Beat Measure, an RIT a cappella group, performed at the Little Cafe during the second annual Fringe Festival on Sept. 28.
One of RIT’s musical groups, the Ukulele Club, performed at the Little Cafe during the second annual Fringe Festival on Sept. 28.
Barbara Cowles, center, manager of the original Shop One, visited Shop One2 in Global Village.
Brian Landi ’02, ’06, right, leads research in the Nanopower Research Labs in addition to teaching in the chemical engineering program. He mentored Reginald Rogers, left, who was a post-doctoral researcher in the lab, and recent chemical engineering graduate Garry Clarke. Rogers became a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in 2012 and Clarke began work in Philadelphia in June as a process engineer.
250 companies registered for the annual Fall Career Fair in the Gordon Field House on Sept. 25. Over 3,400 students and around 200 alumni attended the fair.
Children from Margaret’s House sold cards this morning to benefit Colorado flooding victims.
Matt Hoffman, assistant professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, leads a class in matrices and boundary value problems.
In addition to a successful career as senior partner in the Marbury Law Group in Virginia, Jon Roberts, a 1970 graduate of RIT’s imaging science program, has maintained a steadfast passion for the arts and music singing with the National Symphony Orchestra and acting in theater productions. He serves on the President’s Roundtable and has established a scholarship with his wife, Jessie, in support of science students who participate in the performing arts.
R. Roger Remington, RIT’s longest-serving faculty member, will be honored this fall for his lifework in graphic design. Remington, the Lella and Massimo Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design, will also celebrate 50 years of teaching.