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RIT selects endowed executive director for new Global Cybersecurity Institute
Monday, July 15, 2019

Steve Hoover, former chief technology officer and senior vice president at Xerox and former chief executive officer of the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), has been named to the newly created position of endowed executive director of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Global Cybersecurity Institute.

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RIT’s Callie Babbitt receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award
Monday, July 15, 2019

Callie Babbitt, an associate professor in RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to study sustainable solutions that will address the growing challenge of food waste management along Croatia’s Adriatic coast.

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Professor honored with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Friday, July 12, 2019

RIT computing professor Linwei Wang, whose research is advancing non-invasive personalized healthcare for heart diseases, is receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. The awards were announced by President Donald J. Trump in a White House press release July 2.

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RIT names two new members to its board of trustees
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Rochester Institute of Technology appointed two new members to its board of trustees. The appointments were announced at the July 11 meeting.

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Hospitality, service systems programs move to Saunders College of Business
Thursday, July 11, 2019

RIT hospitality and service systems students returning to campus in the fall will now be part of Saunders College of Business. As of July 1, majors in hospitality and tourism management, and graduate majors in hospitality and tourism management, service leadership and innovation and human resource development, as well as advanced certificates in organizational learning and service leadership and innovation, transitioned into the business college from the College of Engineering Technology.

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Gender diversity guide aimed at helping faculty learn more about gender
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Welcoming transgender and nonbinary students doesn’t just mean providing gender neutral accommodations, says an RIT associate professor of psychology. It means learning more about gender identity and making sure faculty and staff provide an inclusive environment for all students both in and outside of the classroom.

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Ph.D. student receives prestigious Microsoft Research grant for diversity in computing
Monday, June 24, 2019

Larwan Berke, a computing and information sciences Ph.D. student at Rochester Institute of Technology, was one of only 11 outstanding doctoral students selected to receive the 2019 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant.

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RIT scientists pinpoint a potential genetic variant that protects cattle from wasting disease
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Rochester Institute of Technology researchers are studying the genetic switch that could make cattle resistant to the wasting disease known as “sleeping sickness.”

Bolaji Thomas, professor of biomedical sciences in RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology, is examining different immune responses to bovine trypanosomiasis within the same species of cattle in Nigeria. The common fly-borne disease causes anemia and death in cattle, and leads to economic hardship for farmers dependent on healthy herds.

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Mastering microbes: Student combines engineering, bioscience to decrease infections from medical devices
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Samuel Lum found several things in common with his faculty mentor, Robert Osgood, including excitement about research and a project that could save lives.

Osgood, an associate professor of biomedical sciences, and Lum have been working to decrease the incidence of hospital-associated catheter infections after each lost a family member to a preventable infection while there not too long ago.

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Overcoming challenges on road to Ph.D.
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Growing up in India, Shahana Althaf thought earning a doctorate was a distant dream. But, despite potential roadblocks, she persevered and will receive her Ph.D. from the Golisano Institute for Sustainability on May 10. In this episode of “Intersections: The RIT Podcast,” she talks with Associate Professor Callie Babbitt about how she overcame cultural pressures and the challenges of balancing home life with a young child to fulfill her dreams and earn her degree.

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