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October 20, 2017

RIT faculty recently participated in the 8th Gulf Research Meeting held at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. The workshop “Smart Cities in the GCC: Current State, Opportunities and Challenges”, had participants from a broad range of institutes including Golisano Institute for Sustainability, RIT Dubai, Smart Dubai Office, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, and others.

October 19, 2017

Ten Rochester Institute of Technology students kicked off their summer break in Germany, learning about and immersing themselves in the biggest video game market in Europe.

October 18, 2017

For the seventh consecutive year, the Printing Applications Laboratory at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, hosted six participants for a 2-1/2 week training program in mid-September for Aller Holding A/S, a major Danish magazine printer. Designed for Aller managers, along with lecturers and recent graduates from the Danish School of Media & Journalism and the University of Norway, the program highlighted best practices in the printing industry.

October 17, 2017

University Exploration, formerly University Studies, welcomed the first class under the new name. The new name showcases what students do in our program—explore the multitude of major options available here at RIT. Also, over the summer, we moved to a new set of offices in Global Village. It was a busy and exciting way to kick off the semester!

October 16, 2017

Faculty Career Development has been busy broadening their support of all RIT faculty. Not to limit orientation to helping our new Rochester faculty “hit the ground running”, nor our new adjunct faculty gain a warm and informative “welcome aboard”, FCD launched a new International Faculty Orientation for our colleagues in Dubai, Croatia and Kosovo. Collaborating with global librarian Sue Mee and other campus representatives, the orientation includes a new website with self-paced video tutorials for RIT’s global faculty to learn about resources and systems they will be using.

October 13, 2017

Researchers at Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) met with colleagues from RIT Dubai on October 9, 2017 to review a cold spray additive manufacturing process at GIS. Cold spray is a relatively new additive process used to restore material on used or damaged components which would otherwise be scrapped and recycled or landfilled.

October 12, 2017

Rochester Institute of Technology entered into a partnership with the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, also called Taiwan Tech, to offer a dual Master of Science degree program. Students would receive a graduate degree in computer and electronics engineering from Taiwan Tech and a dual degree in computer engineering from RIT. This newest initiative expands the growing relationship with Taiwan and several of the country’s top universities.

October 11, 2017

There has been significant progress over the past eight months since RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability was selected by U.S. Department of Energy to lead the consortium of industries, universities, national labs, trade associations and foundations for the new Reducing EMbodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute.

October 10, 2017

Dean Anne Haake (kneeling lower right) of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS), with GCCIS faculty, staff, and honors students boarded the Harbor Town Belle at the pier in Charlotte for an evening of GCCIS Honors collegiality, Rochester history, sight-seeing, and fun. Each year, the GCCIS Honors Program provides an “Intro-Tour of Rochester - 101” to its new freshmen class as a means for them to learn about the city and many of the wonderful opportunities outside the classroom.

October 9, 2017

RIT Dubai explores how to unlock happiness with Happiness Talks

RIT Dubai recently played host to Happiness Talks, a monthly corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative which aims to connect Dubai’s community and create and enable happiness during 2017, dedicated by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the Year of Giving.

October 6, 2017

The Honors Program welcomed 164 new students this fall from 20 states and 5 countries, and 54% of them are from New York State.  Students participated in orientation activities which provided them with opportunities to meet their peers. They were assigned to groups led by honors mentors, who are current honors students. Mentors shared their experiences of RIT and the Honors Program with the incoming students. Incoming students also spent time getting to know faculty and staff within their colleges and attending social and team-building activities both at RIT and off campus.


October 5, 2017

Two RIT Dubai students’ idea for an intuitive indoor car-parking navigation system has impressed over 500 senior IT professionals from around the world, securing Sanaz Mokhtari, a third-year mechanical engineering student, and Syed Moneeb Ali, a third-year electrical engineering student, first place at the prestigious Fujitsu Global Start-up Initiative 2017.

October 4, 2017

Marina Solis, an RIT Honors College of Applied Science and Technology student, attended the 28th IAPRI Packaging Research Symposium which was held in May, 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland at the Olympic Museum on Lake Geneva. The event theme was "unlocking the full potential of packaging across the value-chain" and consisted of working groups, oral and poster presentations, and several keynote speakers.

June 29, 2017

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection at The Wallace Center was awarded a Breakthru Grant from the Rochester Regional Library Council to create a proof of concept for the Collection in virtual reality. The project aims to allow a researcher using a virtual reality system to enter the Collection and interact with a 3D model of a 17th-Century English hornbook in ways that would not be possible with the physical artifact.

June 19, 2017

On June 14, Provost Jeremy Haefner recognized Academic Affairs staff celebrating an employment anniversary in 2017. More than 45 staff members and their supervisors attended the breakfast in the University Gallery, where employees received a certificate and a small token of appreciation in recognition of their years of service. The staff recognized this year are listed below. 

June 15, 2017

A signing ceremony for RIT’s first international dual degree agreement between Japan’s Kanazawa Institute of Technology and RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering took place June 9. The occasion was also marked by a tree dedication ceremony, and a flame maple tree will be planted in RIT's Global Village as a symbol of the enduring partnership between RIT and KIT.

May 18, 2017

RIT graduate Daniel Mooney (GCCIS/NTID) has been named the recipient of the Academic Achievement Award from NTID for his capstone work with Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, under the advisement of Professor Brian Tomaszewski, Ph.D. Watch the video to learn more about Daniel's project.


May 15, 2017

At the end of the academic year, lots of love and attention is given to students, and rightly so. But Faculty Career Development (FCD) in The Wallace Center decided to show faculty that they are loved and appreciated, too! On Wednesday, May 10, 120 RIT faculty, representing most colleges, received that love through free coffee and refreshments, leading to relaxed and open conversation. FCD’s simple purpose: provide a place for faculty to take a break from giving and grading exams and projects. FCD’s invitation to all faculty: “There is no agenda or registration – just come if you can.” And faculty came! TWC library college liaisons were on hand, along with FCD staff to greet, mingle and chat with faculty.

May 9, 2017

This RIT News story was featured on the University of Rwanda website on May 8, 2017.

When Eric first saw the prosthetic arm that two RIT engineering students designed, he was nervous about touching it, let alone wearing it. Family and friends from his village in Rwamagana, in eastern Rwanda, gathered to be there as he received the new hand, and they encouraged him to try it himself.

May 8, 2017

This is an excerpt from the original blog post found here.

Professor Roberley Bell, an American artist with experience in interdisciplinary arts at a foundational level, led the workshop that 110 freshman students were a part of. Professor Bell teaches in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and this was the second time she has offered this workshop at AUS.

May 5, 2017

In Professor Zack Butler’s honors course, Puzzles For Computing, students are learning algorithms to both solve and create puzzles. They explore how human strategies can be encoded in a program, and how human puzzle authors can work together with computer programs to create puzzles that are more interesting than either could construct on their own. Students are investigating logic puzzles, math puzzles, word puzzles, and even brand-new puzzle styles that they are designing.

May 4, 2017

The Honors Program welcomes the 2017 late entry students. They are high academic achievers, engaged citizens, and campus and community leaders. Their extracurricular activities include coaching, tutoring and peer mentoring; and leadership positions in sororities, fraternities, national honors societies and other organizations. These students are research focused. Many of them will continue their research as Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows and will present their work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

May 3, 2017

The University Studies program helps students not just with their choices for a major, but with their overall growth and development as young professionals. The program also provides opportunities to serve the local community. On April 18, current and new late-entry Honors students joined together to volunteer at the FoodLink Warehouse facility. On April 24, ten women attended the 2017 Women’s Career Achievement Dinner with the University Studies Team.

May 2, 2017

Honors students in several colleges (GCCIS, NTID, CIAS, KGCOE, and SCB) visited professional associations and industrial partners during intersession and spring break.  


GCCIS Honors Trip to Seattle 

May 1, 2017

On March 30 & 31, The School of Individualized Study (SOIS) co-hosted the annual Individualized Major Programs (IMP) Conference at the Arbor Loft in downtown Rochester,NY. The conference was kicked off by keynote speaker, David Helfand, Professor of Columbia University and President of Quest University from 2008-2015. Helfand spoke to the unique educational opportunity Quest provides students through its non-traditional approach to higher education.