Rochester Institute of Technology will use a substantial gift of real estate in Penfield to expand the university’s research and educational offerings in ecology, agriculture, sustainability and other fields.
Amy Leenhouts Tait and Robert C. Tait, Rochester natives and highly successful real estate entrepreneurs, have gifted to the university their 177-acre property, which includes a 60-acre lake and a private mile of Irondequoit Creek adjacent to Ellison Park. The site, home of a former Dolomite sand quarry, will be dedicated as the Tait Preserve of RIT.
Administrators from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf and a delegation from Beijing Union University in China signed a Memorandum of Understanding at a ceremony Nov. 22, establishing a cultural and educational partnership between the two institutions.
As millions of American families gathered for the Thanksgiving holiday, a group of students – many of them international students from Rochester Institute of Technology – came together at a university administrator’s home to eat, socialize, make new friends and give thanks as well.
“We opened our doors for Thanksgiving dinner,” said Sandra Johnson, RIT’s senior vice president for Student Affairs. “It’s just a wonderful way for us to share a holiday that is unique in the U.S. And people walk away knowing someone they wouldn’t otherwise know.”
The nation’s brightest cybersecurity college students tested their hacking skills at the international finals of the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) Nov. 22-24 in Rochester, N.Y.
Stanford University took home the top trophy in the 2019 competition, while RIT placed second and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona placed third. This is Stanford’s third CPTC win in a row.
Mariah Rose WhitmoyerStanford University took first place in the 2019 Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition International Finals.
A new graduate degree in health and well-being management at Rochester Institute of Technology will prepare students for careers in primary health care, corporate America and community health programs, or for medical/dental school and health-related Ph.D. programs.
RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition is accepting students to the health and well-being management program for fall 2020. The program’s emphasis on employee health and workforce productivity aligns with projected job growth.
RIT is hosting the International Final for the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) this weekend, Nov. 22-24. Two RIT teams, one from RIT Dubai and the other from RIT’s main campus, have been selected as part of the top 10 teams that will compete in the final. Aseel Babhair, a fourth-year computing security major, is one of the students competing on the RIT Dubai team.
The 6th Annual Global Learning Symposium highglited RIT students who have been around the world - learning from global innovators, exploring new cultures, taking on new challenges and experiencing first-hand the interconnectedness of our world.
It featured over 20 exhibits showcasing students’ academic projects while on a study or work abroad program.
Photographed here is one of the exhibitors, Khaled Fallath, an architecture graduate student from Saudi Arabia, who talked about his 21-day stay in Italy during the Global Learning Symposium on Nov. 20.
More than 350 students, faculty and staff attended this year's International Education Week Kick Off party. This kick off included food, music, games and special performances like the acapella group Kaminari who interpret songs from anime and Japanese movies.
Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business’ MBA program has been noted for being among the best full-time programs in the nation in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2019 rankings.
Two RIT Kosovo alumni - one a Serb, the other an ethnic Albanian – are two of the youth activists working on grassroots initiatives to try to overcome divisions that have continued since the 1998-99 war.
This article was published on the Balkan Transitional Justice website. You can access the article here.
RIT Dubai alumnus Mohammed Elimam '19 MS (professional studies), under the supervision of Professor Ghalib Kahwaji, received the Dr. Owainati Student Excellence Award for exceptional research work in a subject related to green buildings in the Middle East. This award is one of 14 categories of the Middle East and North Africa Green Building Council annual awards. This year applicants from UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, KSA, Morocco and Egypt participated in the competition.
This Newsmakers entry was originally published on News & Event on October 30, 2019.
RIT Croatia students develop web and mobile solution for monitoring air quality and pollution in collaboration with A1 Hrvatska
RIT Croatia and A1 Hrvatska signed a Memorandum of Agreement at the Zagreb campus and announced the first project: RIT students from the Croatian and American campuses will develop a software solution for monitoring air pollution.
RIT’s Global Consortium, which unites Student Government leaders from the various RIT campuses to discuss common issues and best practices, was held earlier this month in Zagreb, Croatia.
The annual meeting, typically held during the January break, was moved up this year to give students more time to work on their recommendations.
“We met to discuss a range of topics from general structure to pressing issues that our institutions experience,” said Anika Aftab, RIT Student Government president. “Overall, the goal is to help each other grow and strengthen our ties.”
Lucie Le Scolan is pursuing her master’s degree in engineering management. From Rennes, Brittany, France, Le Scolan came to RIT on a study abroad trip last fall as a graduation requirement for her former school, the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA). Once she completed her five-year engineering diploma in mechanical and control systems engineering, Le Scolan decided to return to RIT to complete her master’s degree.
Three students from the biomedical sciences program traveled with RIT Professor Bolaji Thomas to his native Nigeria to understand the impact tropical diseases such as malaria have on the population and the medical protocols used in treatment.
Scientists are currently building the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will conduct the most ambitious all-sky survey of the universe to date, and Rochester Institute of Technology is thinking about ways to mine through the treasure trove of data it will produce. RIT recently joined the LSST Corporation, a group of nearly 40 U.S. and Chilean institutional members focused on preparing the scientific community to use the new facility.
NASA announced it is awarding a team of researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology and Dartmouth College a grant to develop a detector capable of sensing and counting single photons that could be crucial to future NASA astrophysics missions. The extremely sensitive detector would allow scientists to see the faintest observable objects in space, such as Earth-like planets around other stars.
Alexandria Shumway was selected to do research abroad over the summer through the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) RISE program, or German Academic Exchange Service. Through this program, the fifth-year bioinformatics and computational biology (BS) and bioinformatics (MS) student from Delray Beach, Fla., traveled to Kiel, Germany, to complete her research at the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel.
Looking to learn more about the roots of American deaf culture, fourth-year student Grace Bradford went on a study abroad trip to France. From June 24 to July 4, the ASL/English interpretation and School of Individualized Study (SOIS) double major traveled with other NTID students to Paris, Reims, La Balme-les-Grottes and Lyon.
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.
RIT this year ranked 104 out of more than 300 universities in this prestigious category, which includes some of the nation’s best-known research universities. These top universities “offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and Ph.D. programs, and emphasize faculty research,” according to U.S. News.
Cybersecurity has no borders.
Attackers don’t care if their targets are in another state or use a different currency. Cybercrime is costing the world trillions of dollars, and analysts say that there aren’t enough qualified professionals to prevent those attacks.
To address this problem, RIT is creating the Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI), aimed at meeting the demand for computing security and artificial intelligence professionals, while developing future technologies, protocols and human understanding needed to address the global cybersecurity crisis.
Students in Professor André Hudson’s genomics course last fall conducted a semester-long study about antibiotic-resistant bacteria found on the screens of smartphones.
With touchscreen devices now ubiquitous in society, they aimed to evaluate potential public risks the devices pose for harboring and transmitting pathogenic bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.
RIT’s Callie Babbitt receives Fulbright to study food waste management along Croatia’s Adriatic coast
Callie Babbitt, an associate professor in RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to study sustainable solutions that will address the growing challenge of food waste management along Croatia’s Adriatic coast.
Tourism has surged in Croatia in recent years, bringing with it direct economic benefits to the region but also challenging the preservation of the natural systems that make the Adriatic coast so attractive to visitors.
Zawya reports on the IBM Skills Academy, a training and certification program that is designed to bridge the skill gap between the university and the market industry.
Read the full article published in Zawya - June 11, 2019 here.