Rochester Institute of Technology is being honored nationally for its impact on diversity and inclusion. For the fourth consecutive year, INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine named Rochester Institute of Technology a Diversity Champion.Read more
RIT/NTID recevies 3-year, $1.65m grant to expand education and training through DeafTEC Resource Center
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.65 million to DeafTEC: Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students, which will be used to transition the program into a resource center.Read more
New 3D printing techniques are providing a way for an RIT researcher to create platforms to help regenerate human tissue that allows the body heal itself more effectively. This work could reduce the need for human organ donations in the future.
Iris Rivero, an engineering professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, has found that compatible combinations of polymers and biomaterials can be successfully used to fabricate “scaffolds,” 3D-printed structures that signal the body to begin its own tissue regrowth. This research moves a step closer to the possibility of “smart,” 3D-printed bone, skin and cartilage tissue replacement.Read more
Rochester Institute of Technology and Autodesk, the international software company whose name is synonymous with computer-aided design (CAD) software, have signed a partnership agreement that will expand RIT’s multidisciplinary educational initiatives with Autodesk across the university.Read more
Carmala N. Garzione has been appointed to the new position of associate provost for Faculty Affairs at RIT.
Garzione has an extensive career in higher education, most recently serving as a professor at the University of Rochester and director of its Center for Energy and the Environment.Read more
Rochester Institute of Technology’s 37th annual Expressions of King’s Legacy event has been rescheduled for noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. CNN political commentator Tara Setmayer headlines the program that will also feature performances by viral female tap dance band Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies and vocalist Kearstin Piper Brown. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged.Read more
Translation technology may help if you need directions in a foreign country, but converting literature from one language to another is often a process that needs a human touch.
“Human translation is indispensable,” said Sevinç Türkkan, an adjunct professor for Rochester Institute of Technology’s University Writing Program. “Google doesn’t translate metaphors, similes or symbols. I translate literature, and literary language is weird in that it can mean many things. The translator’s job is to find the meaning.”
Türkkan is a finalist for a 2019 PEN America Literacy Award with her translation of The Stone Building and Other Places, by Asli Erdogan, a journalist and human rights activist from Turkey.Read more
Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf is one of three finalists in a global competition to source technology solutions that increase access to local sign languages and advance language and literacy outcomes for deaf children in developing countries.Read more
Rochester Institute of Technology is now listed as a “high research activity institution” or “R2” under the updated Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning.Read more
RIT Professor Carlos Lousto recognized by American Physical Society as outstanding physicist diversifying the field
The American Physical Society (APS) is recognizing Rochester Institute of Technology’s Carlos Lousto for significant contributions to physics research and the advancement of underrepresented minority scientists. Lousto, a professor in Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Mathematical Sciences and co-director of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG), will receive the 2019 Edward A. Bouchet Award.Read more