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Rochester Institute of Technology is being recognized by The Princeton Review for being one of the nation's best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2016 edition of its book Colleges That Pay You... Full Story »
Proposals for exhibits, performances and demonstrations for this year's Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival are now being accepted. Last year, more than 2,800 exhibitors and 400 exhibits were featured at the festival, Rochester Institute of Technology's largest showcase featuring the innovation and creativity that happens on campus. Tens of thousands of... Full Story »
Charles J. Ruffing, a recognized environmental leader and former vice president of Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability at Eastman Kodak Co., has been named the new director of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I). At Kodak, Ruffing was responsible for coordinating sustainability initiatives across the company's multinational locations, including environmental... Full Story »
It's official: Rochester Institute of Technology is now considered a "doctoral university" by the leading national classification of U.S. colleges and universities. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has changed RIT from "Masters - Comprehensive" to "Doctoral University - Limited Research Activity." This change occurs when a university graduates more... Full Story »
What if yogurt cups were widened so that spoons could rest inside and not topple the container? Or what if the tops were sturdier ensuring that they couldn't be punctured or open if dropped? These and other issues were solved during the 2015 Wegmans Design Challenge. The winners re-vamped packages with more... Full Story »
Hot Wheelz wants to become RIT's first all-female race team at the next SAE Formula Hybrid electric competition. To compete, they needed $100,000, sponsors and space to build their car. Jennifer Smith and Maura Chmielowiec are meeting these challenges. The fifth-year mechanical engineering majors are team managers, leading 35 enthusiastic first-to-fifth-year female students... Full Story »
A new curriculum on climate change and global resilience will give RIT students an understanding of the issues world leaders are wrestling with at the United Nations climate summit in Paris. The Climate Change Curriculum at RIT, or 3C@RIT, recently won an $18,500 grant from the RIT Innovation in Interdisciplinary Teaching fund... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences is presenting an exhibition in tribute to the late Keith Howard, an associate professor in the School of Art and a leading figure in the field of printmaking. Flux: Keith Howard and His Legacy, hosted by Bevier Gallery and Gallery r, celebrates... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology's Tigers for Tigers club plans a week full of fundraising and awareness activities beginning today to help prevent the extinction of tigers in the wild. RIT is one of eight colleges with tiger mascots in the National Tigers for Tigers Coalition, which is matching up to $1,000 of... Full Story »
More than 1,500 academics from around the world have signed an open letter asking world leaders and delegates to the upcoming United Nations Climate Conference in Paris to take vigorous action now in order to avoid a future of catastrophic global warming. The letter was initiated by Lawrence Torcello, an assistant professor... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology Professor Seth Hubbard was named director of the university's NanoPower Research Laboratories (NPRL). Hubbard is an associate professor with a joint appointment in the College of Science School of Physics and Astronomy and the Kate E. Gleason College of Engineering Department of Microsystems Engineering. He joined RIT in... Full Story »
A promising new metal alloy system could lead to commercially viable magnetic refrigerants and environmentally friendly cooling technologies, according to a scientist at Rochester Institute of Technology. Casey Miller, head of RIT's materials science and engineering program, and his colleagues published their findings in the Oct. 28 issue of Scientific Reports, an... Full Story »
A new major being offered at Rochester Institute of Technology is designed to change the way people think of a liberal arts degree. A bachelor's degree in digital humanities and social sciences - the first of its kind in the nation - will combine core liberal arts studies with technical courses such... Full Story »
An interdisciplinary team of students from Rochester Institute of Technology was awarded third place in a national competition for its imaginative packaging design based on a popular 2014 movie. As part of the 2015 Student Design Challenge sponsored by the national Paperboard Packaging Alliance, teams were asked to design a limited edition... Full Story »
In the six months since the RIT FoodShare Center has opened, more than 500 people have taken advantage of free food and hygiene items that have been donated. Now, the center is open seven days a week with expanded hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays through... Full Story »
The family of entrepreneur and philanthropist B. Thomas Golisano selected Rochester Institute of Technology as the home for the leader's personal and professional archives. The collection is housed with the RIT Archives Collection in The Wallace Center. A multimedia display is on view for the public to see in the atrium of... Full Story »
RIT's Strategic Plan in Action-The Student-Centered Research Facility Mary "Lizzy" Warner gets the same question whenever she talks to people about her work with beet juice brine as an alternative road de-icer: Will it turn the highway pink? "When sugar is extracted from beets to make a thick molasses, it is coated with... Full Story »
A research team at Rochester Institute of Technology has been awarded patents for discoveries that will improve and extend the life of lithium-ion batteries, which are used in a variety of technological applications. Lead faculty-researchers Ryne Raffaelle and Brian Landi, and Ph. D. graduate Cory Cress, received the patents for two related... Full Story »
Andrew J. Hoffman, author of How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate, is coming to Rochester Institute of Technology as a guest speaker on Friday, Oct. 9. The event is open to the public and will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in Webb Auditorium, James. E. Booth Hall. A... Full Story »
RIT will conduct a test of RIT Alert, the emergency notification system, at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. The test message will read: "Test. This is a test of R.I.T. Alert, the Emergency Notification System. NO ACTION IS NEEDED. This is only a test." The test will include the following communication... Full Story »