• Karen Tobin got married to Brad Johnson, another RIT grad, in Rochester, NY. on 10/31/14."It was a lovely fall day with our families."
  • James DiPasquale, E.I.T., was recently hired as a project engineer in the Facilities Engineering and Design Services group in the Rochester office of Erdman Anthony. DiPasquale holds a Bachelor of Science...
  • Thomas Gamer was promoted to associate at Erdman Anthony and Associates on December 10, 2014.
  • Thomas Gamer passed the NYS Professional Engineer examination on May 31, 2013 and now is a licensed P.E. in the state of New York.
  • Thomas Gamer passed the LEED Green Associate examination on June 10, 2014 and now is a LEED Green Associate.
  • Thomas Gamer passed the LEED AP Building Design + Construction exam on March 11, 2015 and now is a LEED AP BD+C.
  • Derek J. Punaro '99 was named president of the Board of Directors of the East Aurora Cooperative Market, a startup food co-op in East Aurora, NY. The co-op is comprised of over 1000 member-owners and is...
  • Bob Kalka '89 was promoted to vice president of IBM's security business unit. Bob and his wife Kelly Porter Kalka '88 live with their two children in Austin, Texas.
  • Michael Ruzhansky '95 joined Lenox Advisors Private Wealth Management in NYC. Michael graduated from RIT in 1995 with a finance degree; he subsequently studied at Rutgers University in NJ and attained a...
  • Karin Knippa ('05) and Chris Faiella (RIT Photography 2002-2003) were married at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, NH on January 2, 2015. They currently live in Los Angeles.
  • Christine (Mino) Bjanes '94, '95 (CIAS) was awarded the 2015 Teacher of the Year award at Kingsway Regional High School in Woolwich, NJ in recognition of her exemplary service over the past 20 years. She is...
  • Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo will ordain Peter Donnelly, to the permanent diaconate on May 23, 2015, at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo. Mr. Donnelly graduated HS from...
  • Carel Dunaway 79' graduate. '76 SVP. NETA. AAS degree in Architectural Technology at NTID. Carel previously worked as a Drafting/CAD Technician IV for Entergy at Arkansas Nuclear One, a nuclear power...
  • Ronald J Klimley is the director of training with global responsibility for performance and development at Afni, Inc a global BPO Company.
  • Heather Grotke '07 is proud to announce the birth of her baby girl, Carly Rae Grotke, on February 18, 2014."Another child is on the way, expected to join the family October 2015."
  • Julie Blackwood '06 and wife Macie are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Jordan Marie. She was born on February 18, 2015 weighing 8lbs, 8oz.
  • Kristi Mitchell '14 is proud to announce the birth of her baby boy, Carter Ryan Mitchell, born December 8, 2014.
  • Trina Viggiano '97 and Dan Viggiano '97 are proud to announce the birth of their baby boy, Zachary Charles Viggiano, on August 14, 2014."He joins older brother Danny, born March 12, 2010, and big sister...
  • Matthew Arlauckas (KGCOE '94) is the new web applications developer for the Saunders College of Business at RIT.
  • Jake Leone, '14 BSME, was recently hired as a mechanical engineer by RedViking in Raleigh, NC. RedViking, has headquarters located near Detroit, MI, and is an engineering firm that provides custom turn-key...
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  • After serving in the U.S. Army for six years, including a yearlong deployment to Iraq, Mireya Salinas decided to pursue a career in photography. She had already earned a bachelor's degree from Excelsior College while in the Army, completed a two-year program in photography at Austin Community College following her service, and...

  • Haiti became a classroom for more than a dozen RIT students when they worked with 19 women leaders from a nonprofit group in Haiti on projects that could become future businesses. The students were part of the class Social Impact Field Experience in Haiti. The pilot course was designed to match students...

  • Live filming of a commercial. Live audio mixing with sound engineers. Screenings of short films created by students. Video game development demonstrations. Tours and hands-on experiences were the order of the day as Rochester Institute of Technology formally opened the newest building on campus-the 52,000-square-foot MAGIC Spell Studios. The building is the crown...

  • The Rochester skyline was lit Tiger orange Saturday night, as part of a special celebration of RIT's annual Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend. More than 15,800 members of the Rochester Institute of Technology community came out Oct. 19-21 for 125 homecoming events, including the Presidents' Alumni Ball, a talk with The...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology, for the eighth consecutive year, has been named one of the greenest universities by The Princeton Review-while also placing on an even more exclusive list at the same time. The 2018 Princeton Review Guide to 399 Green Colleges, published Oct. 16, evaluates colleges and universities on environmentally related...

  • This year's Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend has special meaning because RIT is celebrating 50 years at the Henrietta campus. The weekend will include special 50th anniversary celebrations, along with the annual homecoming events. RIT's 189-year history dates back to the 1829 founding of the Rochester Athenaeum. In 1968, the university...

  • Forbes named Rochester Institute of Technology among this year's list of the top 300 "Best Employers for Women." The list recognizes organizations that support their female workforces in the range of areas that are important to women, including pay equity, opportunities for advancement and family leave. RIT ranked 128th overall and 16th...

  • More than 265 employing organizations and nearly 950 recruiter representatives seeking Rochester Institute of Technology students and graduates are attending the 2018 Fall University-Wide Career Fair 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Gordon Field House. It will be the largest career fair RIT has hosted in its 17...

  • ROAR Day, RIT's annual day of giving, is being celebrated from midnight to midnight on Oct. 2. During this time, members of the RIT community are encouraged to make contributions to their favorite area of the university. The philanthropic contributions given on ROAR Day will be included in Transforming RIT: The Campaign...

  • The opportunity to "paint light" on a historic fortress drew hundreds of people to Old Fort Niagara on a crisp fall Saturday night, helping make the Rochester Institute of Technology's nighttime Big Shot photograph a picturesque success. Approximately 825 volunteers, including 72 RIT students who traveled to the Canadian border from the Henrietta, N.Y., campus, and more than 100 alumni, provided the primary...

  • Photojournalism plays a major role in social justice movements, and Rochester Institute of Technology faculty and alumni have developed an expansive multimedia project to show how. "Whose Streets? Our Streets!" features the work of 37 independent photographers who documented protests, demonstrations and conflicts on the streets of New York City from...

  • RIT just conducted a test of RIT Alert, the emergency mass notification system. If this were a real emergency, you would have been provided with additional information about the emergency and any actions you would need to take. The RIT Alert message was sent to the following: Text and voice messages to cell...

  • Brandon Hudson, a Rochester Institute of Technology student and CEO of Connexus, is taking a gap year to focus on growing his company with help from a new program at RIT. Hudson is the first student selected for the Gap Year Entrepreneurship Fellows Program, which allows students with an ongoing enterprise to...

  • The 11-day KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival begins today in downtown Rochester with a lineup of more than 500 eclectic performances, including several from Rochester Institute of Technology students, faculty, staff, alumni and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members. RIT also is a major educational sponsor of the community collaborative event, now in its...

  • RIT will conduct a test of RIT Alert, the emergency notification system, at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. The test message will read: "Test. This is a test of R.I.T. Alert, the Emergency Notification System. NO ACTION IS NEEDED. This is only a test." The test will include the following communication...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is among the top third "National Universities," and among the top 50 choices of high school guidance counselors, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. RIT this year ranked 102 out of more than 300 universities in this category, which includes the nation's best-known colleges and universities. These...

  • Actress Mayim Bialik, best known for her roles on the television shows Blossom and The Big Bang Theory, will be the Student Government Distinguished Speaker at Rochester Institute of Technology's Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 19-21. The weekend typically draws 17,000 participants to RIT's campus and the Rochester area. It...

  • It was 50 years ago when Rochester Institute of Technology moved its main campus from downtown Rochester to Henrietta. That 1968 expansion not only changed the skyline, it has created countless benefits to the region, as thousands of dollars, volunteer hours and other donations have been given by students, faculty, staff...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology this week welcomes its most academically qualified freshman class, with an average SAT score expected to exceed 1300 for the first time. The new students are also expected to set total RIT enrollment at more than 19,000, the highest in history. Although official enrollment figures won't be determined...

  • A historic fort with a past that spans more than 300 years will be the focus of RIT's Big Shot next month, as the community photographic project travels to the Canadian border to capture a dramatic nighttime image. Old Fort Niagara, located in Youngstown, N.Y., on the eastern bank of the Niagara...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is sharing its tiger pride by sponsoring the tiger exhibit at the Seneca Park Zoo. It's the latest collaboration between RIT and the zoo, which last year signed a formal memorandum of understanding to develop, promote and implement mutually beneficial projects. A banner announcing the sponsorship will be...

  • An adjunct professor in RIT's School of Art has created three magnificent monuments, with more to come, to honor Frederick Douglass' living legacy as a man and freedom-seeker and his 25 years in Rochester, N.Y., that resulted in some of his most influential life's work. Olivia Kim is shaping and molding 13...

  • RIT displayed its signature blend of arts and technology Thursday in an evening of entertainment centered on a major announcement about the university's future. "RIT has publicly launched a $1 billion blended campaign, the largest fundraising effort in the university's history," President David Munson told nearly 2,000 invited guests at RIT's Gene Polisseni...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology has named Ellen Granberg as its new provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs. Granberg, who is currently serving as senior associate provost at Clemson University, joins RIT on Aug. 19 and will be the first woman in the university's history to serve as provost, which is...

  • Summer is prime construction season at Rochester Institute of Technology, and this year several outdoor improvements are underway on campus. Current projects include the first phase of a three-year "active transportation improvement" initiative as curbs, speed bumps and sidewalks are reconfigured to improve safety and traffic flow, said Paul Drozdziel, director of...

  • The planned Global Cybersecurity Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology got a tremendous boost with the receipt of $5 million grant through the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program. The grant, combined with designated funding from a donation made by 2009 RIT alumnus Austin McChord, will go toward construction...

  • A new lab inside Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), made possible by a $2 million gift from RIT alumnus and former trustee Sudhakar "Bal" Dixit, will provide innovative research and testing on fire-resistant materials and systems. The Bal Dixit Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Fire Protection Research is...

  • Dhireesha Kudithipudi and Christopher Kanan are professors with different kinds of students. Their classrooms are labs, and the students are high-tech computers they are "teaching to think." Kudithipudi, a professor of computer engineering, and Kanan, an assistant professor of imaging science, are part of a growing group of  RIT researchers working in...

  • Ian Mortimer '04 (MBA), who has 25 years of experience in higher education, has been named vice president of Enrollment Management at Rochester Institute of Technology. With an enrollment of 19,000 students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. Students hail from all 50 states and more than...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Baja Racing team won its third and final international competition of the season on Saturday, as well as the 2018 North American Championship title against hundreds of other college teams from around the world. Baja Racing is one of several collegiate design competitions sponsored by SAE where students...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's partnership with Rochester Prep High School reached a major milestone today: all 25 of the graduating students from the first class at Rochester Prep High School are bound for college. Today the charter school's initial group of seniors celebrated Decision Day, announcing where they will attend college...

  • As new technology evolves, the challenge for graduating students is to figure out how it can benefit humanity. That was the message Thomas Wheeler, former director of the Federal Communications Commission, shared with graduates at Rochester Institute of Technology's 133rd annual commencement in the Gordon Field House today. He was one of...

  • One of the largest college recycling and sustainability programs in the country is underway at Rochester Institute of Technology, as the academic year ends and students move out and donate otherwise discarded items to the fourth annual Goodbye, Goodbuy! event. Up to 200 volunteers help collect, weigh, sort, store and sell items...

  • Christian Goossen was explaining to a visitor an exhibit on how a person might survive on Mars. The visitor asked how far along he was on his Ph.D. "I'm a freshman," replied Goossen, a biotechnology and molecular bioscience major from Chili, N.Y. Goossen was among hundreds of RIT students behind a record 438 exhibits...

  • Come out and join us at the 11th annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, which kicks off at 6 tonight in Ingle Auditorium, with Dr. Munson's Performing Arts Challenge. A panel of judges will score each performance and the winners will be announced Saturday at the festival's 10 a.m. opening...

  • How did Rochester Institute of Technology create, promote and grow a signature event that annually features more than 400 exhibitors and attracts more than 30,000 visitors? RIT Press is releasing a new book titled Imagine This: RIT's Innovation and Creativity Festival that answers this question and chronicles the first 10 years...

  • An RIT photojournalism alumnus was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team announced Monday. David Wallace '01, a photographer with The Arizona Republic, helped the newspaper staff and the USA TODAY NETWORK win the prize for explanatory reporting for a project on President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. "The Wall: Unknown stories, Unintended Consequences"...

  • A student at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Nicole Pannullo, is among 211 undergraduates from across the nation to be recognized as Barry Goldwater Scholars. It is the highest undergraduate award of its kind for the fields of the natural sciences, math and engineering. Pannullo is the...

  • Comedian Leslie Jones, a cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live, is the featured entertainer for this year's SpringFest at Rochester Institute of Technology, April 19-22. "SpringFest is one of the largest festivals we have on campus," said Dimple Joseph, director of the College Activities Board, which sponsors and runs the...

  • Note: RIT and CAST will host a campus viewing event at 7:30 p.m. on April 9 in Ingle Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served in the Fireside Lounge at 7 p.m. Sheldon Lewis buzzed in fast enough and qualified for the 2018 Jeopardy! College Championship. He will represent Rochester Institute of...

  • Tom Wheeler, who served as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2013 to 2017, will be the keynote speaker at Rochester Institute of Technology's 133rd annual commencement celebration. Wheeler, who is presently a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Shorenstein Fellow for Media and Democracy at the Harvard...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology lost a great friend and tireless advocate with the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. Congresswoman Slaughter, who was 88, died today (March 16, 2018) in Washington, D.C. She had represented the district since being elected in 1986. "We at RIT are deeply saddened by this loss," said RIT President...

  • One-hundred and thirty-six learners from around the globe have completed the first MicroMasters program offered by Rochester Institute of Technology, through the edX online learning platform. Armed with a MicroMasters credential in Project Management, several of those students are already enrolled in credit-bearing classes at RIT, working toward an advanced certificate or...

  • RIT is delaying its opening today due to weather conditions. The university will open at 10 a.m....

  • Throughout the 2018-19 academic year, Rochester Institute of Technology will celebrate the growth of the campus we affectionately refer to as "Brick City." In 1968, the university moved from downtown Rochester - where it had been since 1885 - to farmland in the town of Henrietta. Fifty years later, RIT is celebrating this...

  • A 2017 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations technology business incubator is the recipient of a major investment from Empire State Development. Token, an identity technology start-up founded by RIT alumni Melanie and Steve Shapiro, will receive up to $1.75 million through the New York State Innovation Venture Capital Fund. Token...

  • Two RIT Kosovo alumnae are featured in a prestigious 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the field of European law and policy. Blinera Meta '13 (applied arts and science) and Dafina Olluri '13 (applied arts and science) were recognized for their use of technology to improve government transparency and accountability...

  • It's that time of the year when tags paint the campus for RIT's annual Thank a Giver (TAG) Day, a day dedicated to celebrating those who have given back their time, talent and treasure to the university. To celebrate RIT's donors, The Fund for RIT is hosting a TAG Day Fair from...

  • RIT Dubai will receive a state-of-the-art new campus in the Dubai Silicon Oasis, officials from the United Arab Emirates announced Monday. The new campus, which will feature an innovation and entrepreneurship center and sustainable building processes, will be developed in two phases, with the first portion set to open in 2019 and...

  • A snowboarding and ski course, escape rooms, grocery bingo, basketball and hockey games are some of the more than 20 events and activities planned for the ninth annual Rochester Institute of Technology FreezeFest for students, faculty and staff to celebrate Rochester's winter season. The festival, Feb. 1-4, sponsored by RIT's Center for...

  • Wendell Castle, treasured Artist in Residence at Rochester Institute of Technology and widely recognized as the "father of the art furniture movement," died in his Scottsville, N.Y., home on Jan. 20. He was 85 years old. The much-celebrated American designer and craftsman invented a completely new way of designing and constructing furniture,...

  • Jeremy Haefner is stepping down as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology. Haefner, RIT's provost since July 2008, will become the provost and executive vice chancellor at University of Denver, effective July 15. He will remain at RIT through this academic year. "As I look back...

  • A member of Rochester Institute of Technology's bowling team has been named a member of the United States Bowling Congress's Junior Team USA, a prestigious honor given to the top 12 male and female bowlers in the country who are under age 21. Laura Branch, 19, a second-year biotechnology and molecular bioscience...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology has been recognized for offering some of the nation's best online programs. The 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released today, featured RIT on five of its lists, ranking: 36th in the nation for "Best Online MBA Programs," offered by Saunders College of Business; 40th for...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology ranks among the country's best values in private colleges, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance's Top 300 College Values of 2018. Kiplinger's annual list ranks all universities, then does breakouts of the top 100 private universities, liberal arts colleges and public colleges. RIT ranked 91stth out of 100 on the...

  • A 2009 alumnus has given Rochester Institute of Technology $50 million, the largest donation ever made to the university and one of the largest ever in the region. The unprecedented gift comes from Austin McChord, founder and CEO of Datto, a Connecticut-based data protection company with engineering and support offices in downtown...

  • The entire RIT community is invited to join RIT President David Munson, President Emeritus Bill Destler and Board of Trustees Chair Christine Whitman tomorrow for a historic announcement. You'll hear unprecedented news that will dramatically shape the university's future. When: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. Students, faculty and staff are asked to arrive...

  • Amy Reed admits that her first year as coach of the RIT women's basketball team was trying. When she started a decade ago, the team had had only one winning season since 1987. On top of that, she only had seven players. "It was a real struggle," said Reed, who played Division I...

  • As Fatmah Bamashmous painstakingly crafts furniture for her thesis in RIT's woodworking studio, she uses a mixture of traditional hand tools and state-of-the-art power tools. She has a distinct vision for what she is trying to accomplish, and her designs draw inspiration from calligraphy and the Arabic alphabet. "I want to create...

  • Two companies at Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations incubator have been selected to compete for the $1 million grand prize in the New York state-funded Luminate NY accelerator program. The companies, Positive Science and Molecular Glasses, will join eight others for a six-month accelerator program at High Tech Rochester's incubator space...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology students are encouraged to volunteer to prepare 20,000 healthy meals for the community during the Giving Tuesday Hunger Project, from noon to 3 p.m., Nov. 28 in the Gordon Field House. Giving Tuesday, traditionally held on the Tuesday following Black Friday, encourages people to volunteer and give back...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Public Safety Initiatives is hosting a contest to encourage interdisciplinary teams of students and faculty to develop ways public safety problems can be helped with the use of STEAM-related solutions involving science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. A $5,000 prize will be awarded to the first-place...

  • RIT will recognize four faculty and staff alumni with the Golden Brick Award at this year's Faculty and Staff Alumni Breakfast and Golden Brick Awards Ceremony. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Gene Polisseni Center Lobby. The award ceremony will take place from 9 to 10...

  • The annual Rochester Institute of Technology Veterans Day Breakfast will be held this year from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. The celebration pays tribute to individuals who serve or have served honorably in uniform. More than 500 people typically attend the event, now...

  • Beer-lovers can soon get a taste of Rochester Institute of Technology, courtesy of the new Tiger Blood India Pale Ale created by Rochester-based Three Heads Brewing. The seasonal brew, flavored with blood oranges, will debut in cans at the Gene Polisseni Center during the RIT men's hockey game on Friday, Nov. 10,...

  • The outskirts of spiral galaxies like our own could be crowded with colliding black holes of massive proportions and a prime location for scientists hunting the sources of gravitational waves, said researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology in an upcoming paper in Astrophysical Journal Letters. The RIT study identifies an overlooked region...

  • Sixty of the nation's top cybersecurity college students will face off this November at an offensive hacking competition in Rochester. But for these future data defenders, cybersecurity is more than just a game. "As the various corporate breaches keep coming to light, I've realized over the last five years that there is...

  • Venture Creations, the business incubator at Rochester Institute of Technology, celebrated the launch of four new businesses at a graduation ceremony Oct. 17. In addition to recognizing the business start-ups, the event featured a networking reception and a keynote address delivered by 2011 RIT graduate Marty Strenczewilk, founder, president and CEO of...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology researchers played a significant role in an international announcement today that has changed the future of astrophysics. The breakthrough discovery of colliding neutron stars marks the first time both gravitational waves and light have been detected from the same cosmic collision. "Multimessenger astronomy," a new way of understanding the...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology has received a $3 million gift to conclude the Saunders College of Business Challenge initiative. The donor is RIT alumnus Joseph M. Lobozzo II '95 (Executive MBA), founder and former president/CEO of JML Optical Industries Inc. Lobozzo's gift concludes the business school's $20 million Saunders Challenge that started with...

  • Several thousand Rochester Institute of Technology students, alumni and others are expected to watch RIT vs. Northeastern University in men's hockey at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester, just one of more than 100 activities planned for this year's RIT Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend. Free shuttle...

  • UPDATE: 9:50 a.m. Oct. 10: Power is now being restored on campus. The cause of the outage is still under investigation. Thank you for your patience. 9:15 a.m. Oct. 10: Much of RIT lost power at about 9:15 a.m. today. RG&E is investigating. Stay tuned for updates....

  • Local entrepreneur and noted philanthropist E. Philip Saunders, president and CEO of Saunders Management Co., will be honored for his decade-long contributions to his namesake college at Rochester Institute of Technology. Saunders College of Business will host the 10th anniversary celebration with a 5:30 p.m. reception, followed by celebratory remarks at 6:30...

  • For the National Football League, Dawn Hudson plays both offensive and defensive positions. During her three-year career as the league's executive vice president and chief marketing officer, she has been responsible for building the NFL fan base, growing its brand and overseeing sporting events including the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl. On the...

  • For 12 years the RIT community has celebrated the importance of giving through ROAR Day. This year, the annual 24-hour day of giving is being held from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, to 10 a.m. the following day. On this day, anyone who has been or is involved with RIT...

  • While RIT President David Munson called upon RIT to "double down" on creativity and innovation during his inaugural remarks Sept. 28, the university was doing just that during a two-day celebration that showcased technology, the arts and design in every corner of the university. Two days of inaugural events for RIT's 10th...

  • Today's Rochester Institute of Technology is clearly different from the school created in the 19th century, and RIT must continue to evolve to help solve the challenges facing society now and in the future, David Munson told hundreds gathered Sept. 28 to witness his inauguration as the university's 10th president. "Let's double...

  • The inauguration of President David Munson as Rochester Institute of Technology's 10th president will take place Sept. 28. For more information on the inauguration and a full schedule, go to rit.edu/president/inauguration/overview. What: Inauguration of David Munson as RIT's 10th president Keynote speaker Philip Hanlon, president of Dartmouth College, will welcome Munson. A mathematician,...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is now among the top 100 universities in the nation, having jumped 10 places in the "National Universities" category, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. RIT, which just last year moved into the top "National Universities" category due to its rapid increase in research and Ph.D....

  • RIT just conducted a test of RIT Alert, the emergency mass notification system. If this were a real emergency, you would have been provided with additional information about the emergency and any actions you would need to take. The RIT Alert message was sent to the following: Text and voice messages to cell...

  • As the 2017-2018 NFL season kicks off, fans of the Buffalo Bills will be treated to a new virtual-reality experience at New Era Field, designed by RIT alumni, to help fans "see" the stadium from a unique perspective. Rochester Institute of Technology's MAGIC Spell Studios has, at the request of the Buffalo...

  • RIT will conduct a test of RIT Alert, the emergency notification system, at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. The test message will read: "Test. This is a test of R.I.T. Alert, the Emergency Notification System. NO ACTION IS NEEDED. This is only a test." The test will include the following communication...

  • Ang Lee, the two-time Oscar Award-winning director of Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain, will be a major keynote presenter for the upcoming Light and Sound Interactive (LSI) event, organizers announced today. Lee, who will present at 7 p.m. Sept. 12, will be joined by Oscar-nominated film editor Tim Squyres and technical...

  • David Munson, who became RIT's 10th president on July 1, welcomed new students to the RIT family today by saying he has something in common with them. "I too, along with my wife, Nancy, am beginning my journey at RIT," he said. "Like you, I am learning how to get around campus,...

  • Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, will be speaking at Rochester Institute of Technology's Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 13-15. The weekend typically draws 17,000 participants to RIT's campus and the Rochester area. It features more than 100 events during three days, including notable speakers and Tiger...

  • Research underway at RIT advances a new kind of sensing technology that captures data with better precision than currently possible and promises cheaper, smaller and lighter sensor designs. Mishkat Bhattacharya, a theoretical physicist at RIT, is investigating new precision quantum sensing solutions for the U.S. Department of the Navy's Office of Naval...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received a $2.6 million, five-year award from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to study the neurological, linguistic and behavioral outcomes for deaf individuals after childhood. It is the first study of...

  • Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are working with corporate and government partners to develop more efficient, durable and cost-effective carbon nanotube technology in electronic components and systems that now use copper wiring. "Depending on how bold a perspective you want to give, what we are embracing is a wire revolution," said...

  • The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a grant to Rochester Institute of Technology that is expected to provide $1.025 million in funding over five years to develop a Scientists-In-Training Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Undergraduates. The award is funded through the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) program,...

  • The RIT community will be out in force Wednesday, July 5, to give a warm welcome to its 10th president, David C. Munson Jr. When Munson arrives on campus at 8:30 a.m., he will be greeted by a welcome line that will extend along the walkway from the parking lot to his...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology and GROW Rochester have teamed up on a citywide project to help increase the number of 3-year-olds in the city receiving timely and necessary health and preventive services. Early screening to assess health issues and providing suitable interventions could increase the likelihood of children being well-prepared for,...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the best schools in the nation for students pursuing an online graduate degree, according to an independent online resource for prospective college students. Best Choice Schools ranks RIT 24th in the 30 Best Online Schools for Graduate Degrees 2017 list. The article praises RIT for...

  • RIT bid a fond farewell to retiring President Bill Destler and his spouse, Rebecca Johnson, in part by announcing $3.6 million in donations raised in their honor. "Trustees, President's Roundtable members, members of your RIT leadership team, alumni, parents, community members and many, many others have stepped forward to make gifts in...

  • Undergraduate student Kimberlee Keithley has maintained a 4.0 GPA since she began at RIT. She is the 2017 winner of the Norman A. Miles Scholarship, which recognizes that achievement. She'll go into her final year at RIT to complete two degrees, one in chemical engineering and the other in applied mathematics....

  • Rochester Institute of Technology researchers continue to make significant contributions to gravitational wave astronomy, with the third detection of gravitational waves and a new black hole 49 times the size of our sun. The LIGO collaboration today announced results from the detection of gravitational waves on Jan. 4. The discovery will be...

  • Less than a decade after graduating, a successful Rochester Institute of Technology alumnus returned to campus today to give the commencement speech to some 3,500 graduates, including 32 students who earned Ph.D.s. An honorary degree was also conferred upon a key figure in the establishment of RIT Croatia. "Success did not come...

  • Kailey Bradt, a student in RIT's Master of Science in product development program from Corning, N.Y., won first place and $10,000 in the "Products" category at the eighth annual New York Business Plan Competition, sponsored by SUNY Polytechnic Institute and the University at Albany. The competition was held in April at...

  • An informal collaboration among RIT students, alumni and professors culminated in a meeting last week at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Kevin Moser, an imaging science student from Rochester, Minn., and RIT alumnus Peter A. Blacksberg '75 (photography) made the trip south to meet with the heads of various NASA departments...

  • The 10th Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival drew big crowds, despite cool and rainy weather. Parking lots and exhibits were crowded as tens of thousands came to experience nearly 400 exhibits in science, technology, engineering, fine arts and mathematics, including student research projects and displays organized by campus clubs. In the...

  • While organizers did decide to move the 10 a.m. opening ceremonies into Ingle Auditorium, forecasted rain won't affect much else about tomorrow's Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. The festival will go, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If Imagine RIT is on your calendar, here's some tips to help...