2010: The iconic work of international designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli is permanently archived at RIT in a new design center, the Vignelli Center for Design Studies.
2016: The men’s hockey team wins the Atlantic Hockey Championship and goes to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year and third time as a Division 1 program.
2011: The university breaks ground on a state-of-the-art “green” facility for its Golisano Institute for Sustainability. The building, which was dedicated in 2013, serves as a center for sustainability research, technology transfer, education and outreach and provides a showcase for green construction and design. The building was certified LEED Platinum in 2014.
2016: Six RIT researchers are among the authors of a paper announcing what may be the most important scientific discovery in a century—findings that confirm the existence of gravitational waves predicted in Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
2010: Global Village, RIT’s $57 million international-themed retail and residential complex, officially opens. The project takes the shape of a European courtyard complete with an international market, Mexican cantina and fresh sushi bar.
2008: RIT opens a campus in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Funded by the Dubai government, RIT Dubai is part of Dubai Silicon Oasis. RIT provides academic content, leadership and management of the university.
2015: RIT takes another step toward carbon neutrality by opening a massive 2-megawatt solar energy farm consisting of 6,138 photovoltaic panels used to generate electricity from the sun.
2012: The women’s hockey team wins the Division III NCAA national championship and also announces it will move up to the Division I level.
2014: The Gene Polisseni Center, home to men’s and women’s hockey, opens with a roar. The $38 million ice arena has capacity for 4,300 Tiger fans.
2011: Institute Hall, which houses programs in biomedical and chemical engineering, opens. The building is the final element of a quadrangle located on the northwest side of the campus.