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RIT to Launch Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition

14 Mar

Christopher Demczar, a fourth-year biomedical sciences major with a concentration in exercise science, tests his aerobic capacity in the RIT Fitness Lab alongside Seann McArdle, right, Fitness Lab and Wellness Coordinator.

Christopher Demczar, a fourth-year biomedical sciences major with a concentration in exercise science, tests his aerobic capacity in the RIT Fitness Lab alongside Seann McArdle, right, Fitness Lab and Wellness Coordinator.

Rochester Institute of Technology will launch a new school of health and nutrition with a $6 million gift from the Wegman Family Charitable Foundation.

The Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, part of RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology, will educate students on the role of nutrition, exercise and behavior modification in promoting healthy lifestyles. New degree programs will be added and research will be conducted to address critical health issues such as high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, high cholesterol and the host of problems associated with obesity. More.

Peek inside Rosica Hall

9 Nov

Sebastian and Lenore Rosica Hall, devoted to innovation and research for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, faculty and staff at RIT, is officially open.

RIT named a 'best value' private university

8 Nov

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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks RIT on its annual list of private universities and liberal arts colleges that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable cost. More.

RIT ranked among best colleges and universities

27 Sep

Elizabeth Lamark, RIT Production Services

Elizabeth Lamark, RIT Production Services

Rochester Institute of Technology is recognized for educational quality and value in U.S. News & World Report: America’s Best Colleges 2014. Since the magazine began its annual ranking of colleges in 1983, RIT has consistently been listed among the top regional universities.

RIT ranked seventh in the “Best Regional Universities (North)” category in the latest report among hundreds of schools that offer a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs. RIT also received the second highest peer assessment score, which is a survey of presidents, provosts and deans from other universities judging a school’s academic excellence. More.

RIT tourism programs among the best in the nation

13 Sep

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Photo by: Rick Lagiewski

The hospitality and tourism programs in the School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation, based in RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology, are among “the 20 best tourism degree programs” in the nation, according to a new ranking by TheBestSchools.org, an independent organization that rates colleges in a variety of degree programs.

RIT is being recognized for its efforts to prepare students for the highly competitive travel and tourism industry. At RIT, students participate in co-op programs and study abroad opportunities where they meet with general managers, resort directors and human resource professionals.  More.