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College of Liberal Arts earns 2019 Changing Hearts and Minds Award
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Liberal Arts received recognition for its success diversifying the university’s faculty ranks and helping to advance RIT’s overall commitment to diversity. The college earned RIT’s 2019 Changing Hearts and Minds Award, sponsored annually by RIT’s Office of the Provost and the Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment.

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RIT researcher receives NSF grant to help build a synthetic neuron and neural network
Monday, October 21, 2019

Researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology and six other universities are teaming up to build synthetic neurons and a programmable network of such neurons in an effort to better understand the rules of life. The project is part of the National Science Foundation’s “Big Ideas” initiative— 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering.

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American Indian Science and Engineering Society gives RIT professor its highest honor
Friday, October 4, 2019

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) announced that Rochester Institute of Technology Professor Emeritus Roger Dube is the winner of its annual Ely S. Parker Award. The award recognizes engineers, scientists and educators who have provided exemplary service to the American Indian/Alaska Native community. The highest AISES honor, the award is named for a distinguished 19th-century Seneca leader whose remarkable career included roles as an attorney, engineer, tribal diplomat, Sachem of the Six Nations Confederacy, wartime secretary to Ulysses S. Grant and commissioner of Indian Affairs.

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RIT faculty earns NSF CAREER award to study human behavior using machine learning
Friday, October 4, 2019

A Rochester Institute of Technology professor has earned a prestigious National Science Foundation award to use computers to better understand human behavior and social interaction.

Ifeoma Nwogu, an assistant professor of computer science, received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and grant for her five-year project.

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RIT helps diverse prospective faculty from across the country prepare for the job market
Thursday, September 26, 2019

This week, Rochester Institute of Technology is helping diverse prospective faculty from across the country prepare to take the next step in their careers. Of the nearly 120 applications received, RIT welcomed 12 scholars from prestigious institutions including Penn State, UC Berkeley and the National Institutes of Health to participate in the Future Faculty Career Exploration Program.

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RIT receives multiple accolades for promoting diversity and inclusion
Monday, September 23, 2019

Two national organizations focused on promoting diversity and inclusion in higher education recently presented Rochester Institute of Technology with multiple awards for the university’s work in the field.

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RIT Sponsored Research garners $74 million in funding
Friday, September 13, 2019

Rochester Institute of Technology had its second best year ever in sponsored research funding and a record year for research expenditures in fiscal year 2019.

RIT received 366 new awards totaling $74 million in funding, and expenditures grew to $61 million. RIT now has 353 principal investigators associated with active research awards.

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RIT among the top universities in the nation
Monday, September 9, 2019

Rochester Institute of Technology is among the top third “National Universities,” earning praise for its co-operative education program and its graduation rate for students from low-income families, as well as its business and engineering colleges.

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RIT researches the status of pollinators
Monday, August 26, 2019

Research being conducted by Rochester Institute of Technology students and faculty will help determine if additional flowers, grasses and plants will benefit insects that help in pollination.

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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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