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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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S. Manian Ramkumar named dean of RIT’s College of Engineering Technology
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

S. Manian Ramkumar has been named dean of the College of Engineering Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology, one of the university’s oldest and largest colleges. Ramkumar, an RIT alumnus and former faculty member, had been serving as interim dean and was named to the permanent position following a national search.

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RIT selects assistant provost and assistant vice president for faculty diversity and recruitment
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Rochester Institute of Technology has appointed Donathan L. Brown to the new position of assistant provost and assistant vice president for faculty diversity and recruitment.

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Animation Career Review names RIT among nation’s best colleges to study video game design
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Animation Career Review has again named Rochester Institute of Technology one of the top game design schools in the country. RIT ranked fifth on the list of Top 50 Game Design Schools in the U.S. and second in New York state.

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High school students publish paper with RIT scientists analyzing rare bacterium
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Three high school students working in a science lab for the first time made a surprising discovery with a Rochester Institute of Technology professor. Now, the young women are co-authors on a scientific paper announcing a rare bacterium that kills e-coli.

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RIT named one of the nation's best midsize employers by Forbes
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Rochester Institute of Technology has been recognized by Forbes on its 2019 list of “America's Best Midsize Employers.” RIT earned 66th place overall on the list of 500 companies and is the fourth-highest ranked university of the 35 universities listed.

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Packaging solutions improve product shelf life and sustainability
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Images of plastic bags and bottles clogging beaches and oceans have some calling for a ban on all such products.

But packaging experts say it’s not that easy to eliminate a highly effective material that is in so many things people use every day, from bread bags and milk cartons to pouches for blood products and vials for pills.

Instead, researchers at RIT are looking to strike a balance: Find a way to produce plastics that retain their best qualities and yet are more environmentally friendly.

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Celebrating 50 years of deaf education at NTID
Monday, April 8, 2019

Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf celebrated 50 years since the establishment of the world’s first technological college for deaf students with a rededication ceremony April 5 in Panara Theatre, Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall.

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