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GIS, Food Waste, and Disruptive Innovation

December 2, 2016

Note: This post was created in collaboration with Natalie Surace, Marketing & Communication Program Coordinator, Golisano Institute for Sustainability

 

From Pac-Man to Pokémon Go: The Role of a Video Game Designer

October 27, 2016

This is a cross-post from Stephen Jacobs, Professor, Interactive Games and Media, in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, from the RIT Online blog.

 

Move 78 – an RIT retreat focused on cognitive technologies for the RIT community

October 20, 2016

“This isn’t human versus machine. It’s human and machine.” Cade Metz, "In Two Moves, AlphaGo and Lee Sodel Redefined the Future," Wired Magazine

 

In a very short time, there has been an explosion of announcements, articles, and advancements on the topics of artificial intelligence, machine (‘deep’) learning, robotics, quantum computing, and other related topics that fall under the general header of ‘cognitive technologies’. Examples abound:

News & Numbers from the Innovative Learning Institute

October 12, 2016

I’m pleased to share with you some recent data from the Innovative Learning Institute regarding online enrollment, course availability, and faculty resources.

Purpose and Grit

September 2, 2016

Note: The following is a transcript of remarks given at the 2016 President's Address to the Community. 

It has been a short but great summer. Really short. Really, really short.  It seems like RIT starts earlier with each passing academic year. Makes you wonder who is in charge of the academic calendar … oh, wait! …

Welcome Back!

August 23, 2016

Note: This message was sent to all RIT faculty and staff August 23, 2016.

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” A guest post by Michael Laver

April 1, 2016

I am privileged to be able to “guest blog” for Provost Haefner on the subject of the Middle States Re-accreditation process currently underway at RIT.  Rather than drone on about this or that, or perhaps more accurately, in addition to droning on about this or that, I’ll try to frame our approach to re-accreditation using the timeless words and wisdom of Theodore Geisel, and I’ll start with the prescient observation (perhaps the truth of which is borne out from the observation of Rochester weather) that “From there to here and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” 

On edX

March 11, 2016

"To boldly go … " -Captain James T. Kirk, Star Trek

You have to appreciate the simplicity of the mission of the USS Enterprise, Star Trek’s iconic starship: To boldly go where no one has gone before. When it comes to its teaching and learning mission, RIT shares this passion for exploration. It was, after all, the first institution to offer a number of unique degrees such as software engineering, microelectronics engineering, biotechnology, and a Ph.D. in imaging science to name a few. And in the 90s it was a leader in online education, offering one of the first online program in the country. Innovation and teaching go hand-in-hand at RIT. 

On Mathematics, Star Trek, and James Joyce

February 10, 2016

"The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play." - Capt. James T. Kirk, "Shore Leave," Star Trek

When he was young, one of my sons (who will remain nameless to protect his innocence) had a propensity to collect things. By ‘collect things’, I don’t mean Beanie Babies, Magic Cards, or anything resembling a cow. Rather I mean anything small, usually shiny, that he could find on the sidewalk and put in his pocket. In parent terminology: trash.

Welcome to Spring Semester 2016

January 27, 2016

Welcome back!

To our students, faculty and staff, I welcome all of you to the start of spring semester 2016. It seems out of sorts to say spring in January but on the other hand, El Niño has certainly made Rochester more spring-like than winter-like over the past few months. 

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