computer security program
RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and
Information Sciences (GCCIS) is preparing a master’s degree
program in computing security and information assurance. The program
will include courses dealing with technical, business, ethical
and administrative aspects of security.
is unique in that it will utilize faculty from the computer science,
software engineering and information technology departments,”
explains Jorge Díaz-Herrera, GCCIS dean. “The cross-disciplinary
nature of the program will qualify graduates for a wide range
of computer security careers in the private and public sectors.”
The program will begin
next fall. Initially, about 25 students per year will be accepted,
but the program will likely grow to a maximum of 50 students annually.
success is project focus
Sara Schley, assistant professor of research at NTID,
has won a $520,848 National Science Foundation CAREER award for
her project, “Deaf Children and Young Adults: Predicting
School, College, and Labor Success.”
will be used over five years to track deaf children’s school,
college and employment paths to identify academic and labor success.
Deaf children and young adults will be compared with their hearing
siblings. NTID alumni also will be surveyed to see how closely
their experiences mirror patterns found in the research.
Results will be tied
into courses offered through NTID’s M.S. in secondary education
program, which trains teachers of deaf students. Student mentoring
is a large part of the project, through co-op experiences in research
and data analysis for students at NTID.
Student goes to
presented her short film “Perpetual Motion” at the Cannes
Film Festival in France in May. It tops a long list of honors received
for the film, including a gold medal
in the animation category of the Student Academy Awards in 2003.
Miner is a second-year
animation major in the School of Film and Animation. The 87-second
film raises a comical question: If a cat always lands on its feet,
and jellied toast always lands jelly-side down, what would happen
to a cat with jelly toast strapped to its back? The film can be
viewed at www.rit.edu/news/.
receives $400,000 from state
RIT’s Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies
(CIMS) has been awarded $400,000 in funding by the New York State
Assembly to support research and industry outreach efforts in
Secured through the
efforts of the Rochester Assembly delegation with the support
of Speaker Sheldon Silver and the Assembly leadership, the funding
becomes the latest in a series of state grants supporting CIMS’
research that now totals nearly $4 million.
Morelle says the overriding benefit has been creation of new jobs
in New York, particularly through the work of the National Center
for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery at CIMS.