May 25, 2023
Design students unveil seating solutions at NYC Design Week
Thirteen students worked with Lazzoni to produce contemporary chairs and sofas, with one of the designs now set to move into production with the high-end furniture brand.
May 17, 2023
Alumna leads design of Adobe's new AI software
As artificial intelligence becomes a hot technology trend, Kelly Hurlburt '17 (new media design) ensured the creation and deployment of Adobe Firefly was done responsibly.
May 12, 2023
RIT grads told to hold on to hope and work hard to make it happen
A former top NASA administrator told graduates of RIT that their futures may seem as ambiguous as outer space. But by daring to do mighty things with hope instead of fear, untold possibilities will come into focus. Thomas Zurbuchen, astrophysicist and the longest continually serving associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate in NASA’s history, addressed the crowd during today's Academic Convocation ceremony in the Gordon Field House. More than 4,800 RIT graduates, including those attending RIT’s global campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo, were recognized.
May 11, 2023
Women-owned Rochester startups addressing mental health, wellness needs in burgeoning market
The Rochester Business Journal features Keli DiRisio, assistant professor in the School of Design, and Nicole Trabold, research assistant professor in the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, for their app, Base Campus, which helps students assess stress and provide resources.
May 11, 2023
Vignelli-inspired regalia to debut at commencement
Associate professor Melissa Dawson and Clare Maxwell '23 (industrial design) designed a cap and gown using fabric from the Vignelli archives for Josh Owen, director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, to wear at commencement.
May 10, 2023
May 9, 2023
Longtime faculty/staff to retire after noteworthy careers at RIT
Mary Barnard, Willie Osterman, Kim Sherman and David Walter are retiring from RIT with a combined 117 years of experience at the university.
May 8, 2023
Helping Flower City bloom
Over the last year, RIT students, alumni, faculty, and staff have worked to give back to the Rochester community by leveraging art and design. From providing creative outlets for young students to making a shelter to protect residents from the weather, RIT community members are dedicated to giving back to the city where they blossomed into the professionals they are today.
May 8, 2023
Student's photo project addresses gun violence issues and solutions
Vincent Alban, a fourth-year photojournalism student, coupled human connection and visual storytelling to craft an emotional capstone project about families and community organizations celebrating fallen loved ones and advocating for change.
May 5, 2023
StrongArm Tech, Founded By Under 30 Alum Sean Petterson, Acquired In Private Equity Rollup
Forbes features Sean Petterson '13 (industrial design), CEO of StrongArm Technologies.
May 4, 2023
Photojournalism senior blends passions for storytelling and the outdoors
Marielle Scott, a fourth-year photojournalism student, has a multimedia portfolio that tells stories about rock climbing, the Adirondacks hiking scene, rodeos, Boy Scouts, beekeeping, and much more.
May 3, 2023
Student researches motion capture technology through MAGIC Spell Studios
Payton Schleh ’23 (motion picture science) uses the latest motion capture technology and techniques to support projects across the College of Art and Design.