Research News

January 16, 2018 4:21PM - An associate professor of history at Rochester Institute of Technology has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support 12 months of full-time study about the effects of polio in France, from 1920 to 1980. "After Jonas Salk developed his injectable polio vaccine in the mid-1950s, most Western...
December 6, 2017 4:36PM - Rochester Institute of Technology astrophysicist Jeyhan Kartaltepe will be one of the first scientists to use NASA's James Webb Space Telescope soon after it launches in spring 2019. The Webb telescope is regarded by many as the powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, with sensitive infrared detectors designed to peer...
October 30, 2017 1:03PM - The outskirts of spiral galaxies like our own could be crowded with colliding black holes of massive proportions and a prime location for scientists hunting the sources of gravitational waves, said researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology in an...
October 22, 2017 3:22PM - Humanities and social sciences research at RIT represents a diverse array of scholarship that includes work in traditional disciplines as well as interdisciplinary areas such as cybersecurity, personal health care, sustainability, cognition among individuals who are deaf, ethics within engineering, and studies to prevent crime. Long-term Investment Some people may be surprised by...
October 22, 2017 3:11PM - RIT's cybersecurity experts are studying the past, present, and future of cybersecurity to gain a better understanding of the role that humans-and their behavior-play in keeping our technology secure. A New Center for Cybersecurity Ninety-one percent of all breaches start with an email. A teacher clicks on a link and it redirects to...
October 22, 2017 3:07PM - The Center for Public Safety Initiatives is a unique collaboration among RIT, the City of Rochester, and criminal justice agencies in New York. Preventing Crime Criminal Justice Professor John Klofas heads one of RIT's longest running research programs, the work coming from the Center for Public Safety Initiatives (CPSI). For more than 15...
October 22, 2017 2:05PM - Amid the national discussion about skills gaps in filling STEM jobs, a trio of RIT researchers is diving into whether that gap exists in the optics and photonics industry in Rochester. Their research will help guide what changes need to take place in the classroom to better prepare students for entry-level...
October 22, 2017 1:55PM - The Center on Cognition and Language, created in 2016, is the only center of its kind in the world led by a deaf director and staffed primarily by deaf researchers. Fulfilling a Need Peter Hauser is a strategist-executing a carefully orchestrated plan to establish his Center on Cognition and Language at RIT's...