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RIT named in $4.2 million NSF grant to fund entrepreneurial growth, innovation
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Upstate New York Alliance for Entrepreneurial Innovation—a partnership of Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology and University of Rochester—has been awarded $4.2 million from the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Program to lead entrepreneurship and commercialization support programs targeted at the scientific community through an NSF I-Corps Node site at Cornell.

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NSF-funded project aims to increase diversity in physics graduate education
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology is collaborating with the American Physical Society to transform physics graduate education with the goal of building a scientific workforce that reflects the nation’s shifting demographics and ensures U.S. technological leadership.

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RIT’s Future Faculty program brings diverse candidates to campus as part of weekend event
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

As colleges and universities look to expand faculty ranks, search committees sometimes struggle with including diverse applicants to the candidate pool. Rochester Institute of Technology has developed a strategy to address this issue.

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Professor awarded NSF grant to identify best practices for K-12 computing education
Friday, September 16, 2016

Adrienne Decker, an assistant professor of interactive games and media at RIT, and Monica McGill, an associate professor of game design at Bradley University, have received a $1.19 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the long-term impact of computing activities students have engaged in prior to college.

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RIT receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from ‘INSIGHT into Diversity’ magazine
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology is receiving for the third time in as many years a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. The university is being recognized for its successful efforts in the area of campus diversity and inclusion. It will be featured, along with the other recipients, in the magazine’s November 2016 issue.

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RIT Sponsored Research garners $73 million in funding
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology’s sponsored research portfolio grew by almost 18 percent in fiscal year 2016, reaching a record $73 million in funding.

RIT received a record 358 new awards during that time period from a variety of state, federal, corporate and foundation sponsors.

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Princeton Review names RIT among best colleges
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology is considered one of the nation’s best universities for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2017 edition of its annual book The Best 381 Colleges.

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RIT welcomes seventh class of Rochester City Scholars
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The seventh class of Rochester City Scholars will be welcomed to Rochester Institute of Technology at a ceremony at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at Liberty Hill, located at 2201 Lehigh Station Road, Henrietta.

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National search underway for RIT’s 10th president
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The search is underway for RIT’s 10th president.

“Under Bill Destler’s leadership, RIT is firmly positioned as a leading international university whose academic portfolio, research agenda and educational model are making an impact across the globe,” said Board of Trustees Chair Christine Whitman.

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RIT team wins global U.S. State Department challenge aimed at combating terrorism
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

“It’s Time: ExOut Extremism,” a social media campaign created by Rochester Institute of Technology students, took top prize in a global challenge conducted by the U.S. State Department aimed at finding ways to counter terrorist propaganda online.

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