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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 »
A multi-agency effort led by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) has resulted in toxic chemical reduction as well as improvements to energy and water usage and operational costs at pulp and paper mills in the New York state Great Lakes watershed. The four-year program titled "Toxics Reduction and Sustainability... Full Story »
RIT University News Services offers these ways to keep up with campus news and events and more this academic year: * News & Events Daily. Sign up for this newsletter, which arrives in your email Monday through Friday with the latest stories, videos, photos and calendar listings. See past issues at *... Full Story »
Did you know that 55 percent of the rivers and streams in the United States are too polluted to support healthy aquatic life? Or that 40 percent of Americans live in areas with unhealthy air quality? How about that a quarter of the Earth's land area is considered highly degraded? These are... Full Story »
Imagine secure software for cybercrime prevention, equipment with real-time feedback for weightlifters, a sound-recognition device for homeowners with hearing loss, or portable technology that brews Brazilian coffee and hot beverages on the go. These are some of the jumpstart ventures at Saunders Summer Startup, a small-business launchpad at Rochester Institute of Technology... Full Story »
The phrase "good to the last drop" has a new meaning for student Saddam Alrobaie, who is spending his summer researching how to extract oils and carbohydrates from spent coffee grounds to produce biofuel. "About 20,000 pounds of coffee hold the potential to produce 400 to 500 gallons of biodiesel," said Alrobaie,... Full Story »
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Rochester Chapter has awarded an architecture professor at Rochester Institute of Technology its highest honor for distinguishing service and also gave two scholarships to a top student in the RIT program. Jules J. Chiavaroli, a Master of Architecture professor in RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability, received... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Tokyo to facilitate the exchange of students and faculty, and to increase collaborative research activities between the two universities. The University of Tokyo is one... Full Story »