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The University Magazine

Golisano Institute has new leader for academics

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Ryne Raffaelle

Ryne Raffaelle has been named academic director for the new Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT. Raffaelle, previously a professor of physics and microsystems engineering and director of the NanoPower Research Labs, will direct the institute’s educational mission, including the development of one of the world’s first doctoral programs in sustainability.

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability was created in fall 2007 with a $10 million donation from Rochester businessman and RIT Trustee B. Thomas Golisano.

Raffaelle will be responsible for the development, implementation and management of the academic programs offered within the institute, including chairing the curriculum committee and overseeing the recruitment of faculty and graduate students.

Will Dube