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Rochester Institute of Technology joined local dignitaries and community members in the atrium of City Hall on Thursday, when Rochester celebrated its first Italian Cultural Day. "Our culture is a great culture, and one of the most beautiful cultures," said Silvano Orsi, head of the Little Italy Neighborhood Association, which hopes to... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company, known for its test prep and tutoring services, books and college rankings features, RIT in the 2016 edition of its free downloadable book, The Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green... Full Story »
Callie Babbitt, an associate professor at Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has received a nearly $1 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research sustainable solutions for minimizing and managing the growing and complex challenges of food waste generated across the food supply chain. The four-year... Full Story »
The School of Individualized Study at Rochester Institute of Technology opens its Collaboration, Disciplinarity, and the Rhetoric of Inquiry (CoDRoi) series with speaker David Warsinger on "Combating Growing Water Scarcity: The Potential and Need for Desalinization and Water Reuse." The lecture will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology is being recognized as a top tier national university for the first time in the 34-year history of U.S. News & World Report rankings. The change is a result of the university's reclassification in becoming a "doctoral university" this year due to its rapid increase in research... Full Story »
Environmental advocate, zoologist, professor and poet Drew Lanham will present "The Uncomfortable Elephant Bird of Color in the Room-Addressing the Coming Changes in Conservation" at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27 in the Liberal Arts Hall auditorium at Rochester Institute of Technology. Lanham's discussion will center on how culture and ethnic prisms... Full Story »
The second Goodbye, Goodbuy! sale is set to begin Tuesday, offering incoming Rochester Institute of Technology students the opportunity to buy used furniture, clothing, fans, lamps, televisions, kitchenware and more at discounted prices. The items were collected from students moving out last spring. Goodbye, Goodbuy! is a student-led sustainability initiative to help... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology students Sean Maraia and Jacqueline McGraw are hoping their new mobile app will help young children living with mental health issues cope with their feelings and eventually overcome debilitating conditions. The students' app- complete with tools and weapons that enable children to visualize and utilize coping strategies-was... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is part of a winning coalition named by President Obama on Monday to head up a new smart manufacturing initiative designed to bolster advanced manufacturing across the United States. RIT is an academic partner of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), which was... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology and Synergy Biogas are exploring the environmental benefits of microalgae to clean agricultural wastewater and make biofuels. Jeff Lodge, associate professor in RIT's Thomas Gosnell School of Life Sciences, is running a three-month pilot program at... Full Story »
The workforce of the future must have a broad-based education that encourages collaboration and convergence with other people passionate about their fields. That was the message shared with approximately 4,000 graduating students Friday at Rochester Institute of Technology's 131st Academic Convocation by commencement speaker France A. Córdova, a physics Ph.D. and director... Full Story »
RIT's sustainability and remanufacturing guru is among the academics, thinkers and business leaders to share ideas and research on circular economy topics in The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's publication series, A New Dynamic. In the second book in the series, A New Dynamic 2: Effective Systems in a Circular Economy, Nabil Nasr, associate... Full Story »
More than 100 volunteers are needed to help collect, weigh, sort, store and sell items for the second annual Goodbye, Goodbuy! recycling and sustainability effort, where Rochester Institute of Technology students moving out can donate items to be sold at discounted prices to incoming students rather than throwing them out. Collection begins... Full Story »
Milestones under the leadership of President Destler RIT by the Numbers William W. Destler, Rochester Institute of Technology's ninth president, announced today (May 9, 2016) that he will retire at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Destler's career in higher education has spanned more than 40 years, with his last decade serving... Full Story »
Battling robots, portable coffee makers, glass blowing and devices to help people with mobility issues: These were just some of the more than 400 exhibits on display at the ninth annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. The festival, which showcases the work of students, faculty and staff, opened with Dr. Destler's... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology will hold a Climate Leadership Summit on Saturday, April 30, at the university. The all-day summit is free and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in RIT's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. RIT was one of only six U.S. locations selected to... Full Story »
For anyone who has ever been told you had to clean your plate before leaving the table, here's a chance to show mom or dad that you can put food waste to good use and help save the planet at the same time. "Washing Hands with Food Waste," an exhibit sponsored by... Full Story »
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at Rochester Institute of Technology has announced the winners of its annual Research and Development student competition, which provides students across the state the opportunity to promote ideas to create more sustainable schools and communities. Open to colleges and universities throughout the state, the... Full Story »
The winner of a 2015 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics will visit RIT on April 28 for a research talk and a workshop focusing on science communication. David Hu, associate professor of mechanical engineering and biology and adjunct professor of physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will present "Eyelashes, Urination and... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology honored 387 researchers who secured funding for fiscal year 2015, serving as either principal or co-principal investigators on active research. RIT honored its researchers at an April 21 reception, during which it also recognized the 16 recipients of Seed Funding Awards and eight new inductees in RIT's PI... Full Story »