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March 8, 2017

RIT Dubai is proud to announce that it is now officially recognized by the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Following an ongoing review and site visits, RIT Dubai has received accreditation. The visiting Committee stated that they were impressed by what they had seen and the quality of education and support offered to students, alumni and the wider community.    

February 23, 2017

Daniel Vasta, a third-year photojournalism major, is one of a handful of RIT students who traveled to Kosovo last summer to pursue documentary projects as part of a study abroad program through RIT. Vasta, from Swedesboro, N.J., spent much of his time in Kosovo preparing and documenting the daily life of a family living in an abandoned prison just outside of the capital, Pristina. His work, along with the work of the other students who went, will be on display from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 22 in the University Gallery.

February 20, 2017

Many academic publishers require authors to transfer some or all of their rights to their work when they seek publication. This can affect their ability to distribute their work to students or colleagues, to share it on their website or an online repository, or to incorporate it into future work. Faculty and graduate students are invited to learn more about their rights and how to manage their intellectual property at the second annual 21st Century Scholarship Unlocked hosted by The Wallace Center on February 24 at 1:00pm.

February 17, 2017

Rochester Institute of Technology has named three faculty members from Saunders College of Business as the Paul and Francena Miller Chairs in International Education for the 2017-2018 academic year. Professor Robert Barbato, Associate Professor Michael Palanski and Associate Professor Zhi Tang teach in the Saunders College Department of Management, International Business and Entrepreneurship.

February 15, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the Student Learning @ RIT Assessment Grant. The grant is designed to support the development and implementation of student learning assessment activities in academic programs and the General Education Framework, as well as to promote innovative approaches or improved practice in the assessment of student learning.

February 13, 2017

A team of RIT students and a professor spent their college winter break collecting GPS data points and conducting economic surveys for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at refugee camp in Rwanda.

Back in class at RIT, the team will use that data to create maps that can help improve the lives of refugees and refugee camp organizers in Rwanda.

February 6, 2017

SOIS visiting assistant professor, Daniel Worden's co-edited book Postmodern/Postwar--& After: Rethinking American Literature was recently published by the University of Iowa Press. He also co-edited and wrote an article for a special forum, “Style as Character: Joan Didion’s Genres,” in the most recent issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies. The forum features essays by leading scholars in autobio

February 3, 2017

University Studies is excited to launch a new initiative to infuse major exploration with social media this spring.

February 2, 2017

First Annual Conference: Reflect and Renew. Thirty academic chairs and program directors attended EEA’s first mini-conference held on January 17. The conference focused on leading and managing program level assessment practices and the development of resources to support improvement. Special thanks to all of our faculty presenters: Kristen Condry, Paul A. Craig, Yin Pan, Beth Prince-Bradbury, Christine Shank, Kim Sherman, and Steve Zilora.

February 2, 2017

In an effort to create more robust experiential learning opportunities for SOIS students, SOIS has engaged local nonprofits in conversation and potential partnership opportunities. To aid in these efforts, SOIS hosted a networking lunch this fall with the Community Design Center of Rochester, a Rochester non-profit organization of design professionals promoting healthy, sustainable communities by encouraging quality design of the built environment and thoughtful use of built and natural resources.

February 2, 2017

Dr. Beth Carle has been named Faculty Associate for Assessment for the spring 2017 semester. Dr. Carle will work with the Office of Educational Effectiveness Assessment (EEA) to explore ways to enhance faculty’s use of RIT’s assessment management system (Taskstream). Beth will conduct research across campus to investigate best practices and determine gaps in the usability of Taskstream at the program level. A key outcome is improved vertical integration and sustainability of continuous improvement processes and practices at the program, college, and institutional levels. Dr.

February 1, 2017

RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is thrilled to have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to lead its new Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute.

January 31, 2017

Students from Dubai, Dubrovnik, Kosovo, Rochester and Zagreb along with academic advisers met in Dubrovnik Jan. 16–19 for the Student Government Global Consortium.

First it was Dubai, then Zagreb, then Rochester. This year it was Dubrovnik, Croatia’s turn to host the Student Government Global Consortium, where Student Government leaders from RIT’s campuses met to discuss common issues and share ideas to improve student life.

January 30, 2017

Rochester Institute of Technology faculty met in January with their counterparts at Lomonosov Moscow State University, while RIT students learned about winter ecology in Russia.

A contingent from the College of Science traveled to Russia January 9-16 for a conference focusing on opportunities for collaboration and student exchanges between the two universities. The meeting was held at the Zvenigorod Biological Station outside of Moscow.

January 27, 2017

Stephanie Maryan joins our team as senior staff specialist. She replaces Stephanie Rankin who moved to the Division of Development and Alumni Relations. In her role, Stephanie provides support to the Office of the Sr. Associate Provost and to Academic Affairs.

January 26, 2017

Building Capacity at RIT: The most recent General Education (GE) Assessment Report (2014-16) describes the significant growth of RIT’s assessment practices as a prevalent theme. This is evidenced by the increasing number of students assessed at the course level (> 5,000) and the increasing number of faculty (100) participating in some aspect of the GE process. This growth continues to support RIT students’ achievement of the GE Student Learning Outcomes.

January 24, 2017

Donna Burnette joins RIT as the director of the RIT K-12 University Center. Donna will continue the strategic K-12 coordination and planning work begun by Chan. McKenzie who retired in August.  She also oversees the K-12 Partnership Program Office and Kids on Campus. 

Donna has dedicated her professional career to work that encourages and supports youth from various backgrounds--including and especially those from underserved and historically underrepresented groups--to pursue education and careers in STEM. 

January 20, 2017

Renee Meinhold presented a paper at the MIT Undergraduate Research & Technology Conference in November 2016. Renee conducts research with Professor Nathan Cahill, School of Mathematical Sciences. The presentation was titled, “Efficiently Computing Piecewise Flat Embeddings for Fata Clustering and Image Segmentation” and was part of the Machine Learning/Cloud Computing session.

January 17, 2017

20 students from Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) recently had the opportunity to experience Dubai’s unique business environment during an entrepreneurship and innovation focused trip to RIT Dubai.

January 16, 2017

Three multidisciplinary teams of undergraduate students from RIT were recognized for their unique designs in the 2016 Paperboard Packaging Alliance Student Design Challenge. The student competition is part of the annual Pack Expo International, held in Chicago, one of the largest trade shows for the packaging industry. Design challenge competitors represented 13 colleges and universities including RIT.

December 15, 2016

Linden Pohland is an amazing young student that came for a semester in Dubrovnik. He studies International Hospitality and Service Management and currently is counting his last days at RIT Croatia. That's why he decided to share his Dubrovnik experiences with The Dubrovnik Times, as well as his views on tourism and much more. 

December 12, 2016

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Smart Dubai Office (SDO), that aims to transform Dubai into the smartest and happiest city on earth. The partnership also signalled the launch of the  first Corporate Happiness Program in the region, run by RIT Dubai.    

December 9, 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology has joined Scholars at Risk (SAR), an international network of over 400 higher education institutions in 40 countries. The SAR mission is to promote academic freedom and protect more than 300 threatened scholars worldwide.

November 17, 2016

Two members of Academic Affairs were recognized at the November 15 Alumni Faculty & Staff Breakfast. Sue Provenzano (second from right), assistant vice president to the Provost, completed degrees in 1984, and 2009 in health services management, and service leadership and innovation. Sue was recognized for her work supporting many alumni relations events and initiaitives and for the coordination of convocation and commencement ceremonies each year.

November 12, 2016

Rochester Institute of Technology professor Michael Richmond is a visiting professor for the fall term at the University of Tokyo’s Research Center for the Early Universe. He is teaching a graduate course called “A field guide to exoplanets” and collaborating with colleagues at the university. Richmond works with scientists at the center who are building a new type of astronomical camera for the 105-centimeter Kiso Schmidt Telescope at the Kiso Observatory in the mountains of central Japan.