Research Highlights

It is a celebration like no other. Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, a one-day event now in its seventh year, celebrates the marriage of right- and left-brain activities across RIT—and engages a crowd of 35,000 attendees to boot.
Whether it's rare books, manuscripts, typography, graphic design, bookbinding, or printing, RIT's Cary Graphic Arts Collection—building on the special collections of Melbert B. Cary, Jr.—is one of the finest teaching libraries in the world.
It is fair to say that the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is not nearly as renowned on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus as it is off it. Acknowledged as one of the world's leaders in artifact preservation, IPI is recognized globally as one of the finest and best-equipped independent centers for testing imaging materials and for conducting preservation research.
RIT Press is an academic-focused publishing house for new and seasoned authors to share their peer-reviewed scholarship. Founded in 2001, the award-winning press is a member of the Association of American University Presses and publishes eight to 12 titles annually. Subjects include all RIT disciplines as well as topical and regionally related studies that promote public understanding and enrich cultural life.
The library is a figurative and literal hub for learning on university campuses. RIT is no different. As scholarship has become more digital, RIT's library, now part of The Wallace Center, has transformed to reflect the transition from print to digital.
RIT's annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is a signature event that began more than 20 years ago. It's grown in scope with the number of participants and attendees continuing to climb each year, drawing students from all of RIT's colleges and institutes.
In an effort to continue to build a greater sense of community around its graduate programs, RIT's Office of Graduate Studies hosted its first Graduate Education Week in April, culminating with a juried student art exhibition and the sixth annual Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium.
RIT's fifth annual Faculty Scholarship report highlighting scholarship achievements for 2013 has just been released. The report and the accompanying website showcase faculty publications, scholarly presentations, exhibits, performances, and fellowships.