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RIT/NTID researchers study safety of electronic cigarette flavorings

8 Feb

RIT/NTID part of team studying effects of flavorings used in e-cigarettes.

RIT/NTID faculty and student researchers are developing methods to analyze the effects of flavorings used in electronic cigarettes. In partnership with RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering and the University of Rochester Medical Center, RIT/NTID, the world’s first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, is part of the team that has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct the study. More.

RIT gets high marks for return on investment

5 Feb

RIT featured in Princeton Review book, ‘Colleges That Pay You Back: 2016 Edition’

Rochester Institute of Technology is being recognized by The Princeton Review for being one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price. According to the summary, “Employers trust the RIT brand implicitly, and the school stresses experiential learning and creativity as a part of every curriculum. Although RIT is a larger private school, it feels much smaller than it is because of its tight-knit community, and students are afforded many opportunities to branch out, work with other majors, and pursue non-technical interests.” More.

RIT men’s lacrosse ranked third in poll

30 Jan

RIT men's lacrosse ranked third in 2016 USILA pre-season coaches poll.

The RIT men’s lacrosse team is ranked third in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Nike 2016 Pre-Season Coaches Poll. The Tigers advanced to the NCAA national semifinals in 2015 for the third straight season, but lost to Tufts, finishing with a 21-1 record. RIT won its fourth straight Liberty League Tournament title, sixth straight conference title, and made its 17th appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2015. More.

The undecided major

29 Jan

University Studies: RIT's undeclared option

Undecided about your college major? You’re not alone. Almost two-thirds of all college freshmen change their major in their first year. Why not enroll in a program that will help you make a well-informed decision from the start? Check out the university studies program at Rochester Institute of Technology. It’s geared towards assisting new undergraduate students in their major exploration journey. Through advising, coaching, career assesment and course sampling, you can have the opportunity to make an informed, educated decision when choosing your final major at RIT. Learn more.

RIT named a digital gaming hub

28 Jan

RIT named a Digital Gaming Hub in New York state.

Rochester Institute of Technology has been named one of three Digital Gaming Hubs in New York state by Empire State Development, and the university will receive $150,000 per year for three years.

The hub’s objective is to provide resources and mentoring to encourage students and entrepreneurs to enter the growing gaming industry and increase the economic impact to New York state by fostering innovation and creating collaborative activities that spur new games or companies as well. In addition, this designation will further equip RIT with the resources needed to continue paving the way with groundbreaking digital gaming research and development. Check out RIT’s game design and development program.