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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.

Preserving the Past

13 Oct

Preserving the past

Susana Flores’ coursework in her Museum Studies major at RIT provided her with the skills she needed to enjoy a successful co-op at the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut. More

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.

RIT Among Top 10 Colleges for Getting a Tech Job

28 Sep

For students hoping to secure a job in the technology field, RIT is one of the top colleges in the nation to target, according to new rankings from StartClass.

The college research website ranked RIT 10th among the top 20 schools for getting a job in the tech industry. StartClass noted RIT’s computer engineering graduates earn an average salary of $66,500, while RIT’s computer science graduates earn $66,000.

“Employers know what they are getting when they hire an RIT graduate,” said Michael Yacci, senior associate dean for academic affairs of RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. “Our placements provide clear evidence of the strength of our programs.”

StartClass created the rankings to help aspiring techies put themselves in a better position for gainful employment after college graduation. The education research website runs rankings on educational institutions using a large proprietary database and search engine.

To find the top schools, StartClass looked at the percentage of students studying computer science or computer engineering, the reported salary of students who graduated from those degree programs and the amount of funding the university received from the National Science Foundation for computer science projects and research.

The rankings also took into account the StartClass Smart Rating system, which is based on a school’s financial affordability, career readiness, admissions selectivity, expert opinion and academic excellence. All school data comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, a division of the U.S. Department of Education. Salary information comes from 2014 data from PayScale.