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RIT Recognized for High Number of Physics Graduates

23 Nov

RIT College of Science

Rochester Institute of Technology has been recognized for being among the universities conferring the largest number of undergraduate physics degrees, according to the American Institute of Physics.

The Physics program in RIT’s College of Science was ranked 20th, with an average of 16 graduates per year. This is the first year RIT has been recognized. Approximately 160 students are enrolled in RIT’s undergraduate Physics program. More.

RIT Offers New Major in Human-centered Computing

20 Nov

Photo by: Julia Prisaznuk

If you’re interested in technology and would like to work in a field that helps improve people’s experiences with technology, check out the new Human-centered Computing major being offered at Rochester Institute of Technology. The program will prepare graduates to advance the ways that people interact with technology.

The bachelor’s degree in Human-centered Computing will combine principles from computing, design and psychology to help students create interfaces to technology with a human focus from beginning to end.

The undergraduate program currently is accepting students and will bring in its first freshman class next fall. More.

Inside RIT’s New Clinical Health Sciences Center

20 Oct

Photo by: A. Sue Weisler

The Clinical Health Sciences Center is the new home to RIT’s College of Health Science and Technology’s clinical programs, including Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ultrasound), Physician Assistant and programs in behavioral health. It also houses the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, and Rochester Regional Health Family Medicine, a primary care practice for RIT faculty, staff and dependents as well as the community. Watch video.

RIT Big Shot #31

5 Oct

RIT Big Shot #31

The RIT Big Shot created a beautiful photo finish on October 3 at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, in Louisville, Kentucky. The Big Shot represents one of RIT’s signature projects and is often described as “painting with light” because hundreds of community and college volunteers are asked to “paint” or shine their light source onto a particular area of a landmark while a photograph is taken. Since the Big Shot began in 1987, the event has chronicled The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; The Pile Gate, Dubrovnik, Croatia; the Erie Canal and Schoen Place; The George Eastman House; the Alamo and many other venues. More


RIT Opens Clinical Health Sciences Center

5 Oct

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Rochester Institute of Technology held a grand-opening ceremony today for the Clinical Health Sciences Center in the College of Health Sciences and Technology.

The new center is home to the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition and programs in behavioral health, diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound) and physician assistant. Rochester Regional Health will also open a physician office in the 45,000-square-foot facility on Oct. 19.

“The new center is a concrete example of RIT’s ongoing commitment to partnering with Rochester Regional Health in order to enhance the health status of this region,” said RIT President Bill Destler. “It moves the RIT and Rochester Regional Health Alliance forward in its goal to impact the future of health care. Under one roof, we will have state-of-the art lecture rooms, simulation space and a family medicine practice that will provide hands-on experiences for students and opportunities for faculty.” More.