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RIT’s liberal arts dean recognized by National Academies for exceptional service
Friday, February 7, 2020

James Winebrake, dean of RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, has been recognized as a national associate of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The prestigious designation is offered to fewer than 50 people per year by the National Academies and recognizes people who have made exceptional contributions to the work of the academies.

Winebrake is a leading expert in the area of transportation and the environment and has participated on numerous research committees sponsored by the National Academies. Most recently, he chaired two committees related to the evaluation of freight trucking in the United States. He has also served on National Academies’ committees related to truck fuel economy standards and greenhouse gas emissions from light-duty vehicles.

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Former Urban League of Rochester President and CEO William Clark named RIT Minett Professor
Monday, November 18, 2019

A longtime Urban League of Rochester leader has accepted a prestigious position at Rochester Institute of Technology. William Clark, whose career at the Urban League spanned 37 years including 25 as president and CEO, is RIT’s 2019-20 Frederick H. Minett Professor.

The Minett Professorship brings distinguished Rochester-area multicultural professionals to the RIT campus to share their professional knowledge and experience with RIT’s students, faculty and staff for one academic year. Minett Professors are selected by the Minett Professor Emeritus, then appointed by RIT President David Munson and Keith Jenkins, RIT’s vice president and associate provost for Diversity and Inclusion.

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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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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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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 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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