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  • April 12, 2022

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    Simulated SHED classroom previews new learning space

    Walking into the extra-large classrooms in the Student Hall for Exploration and Development (the SHED) will be a new experience for students and faculty alike when the multi-use complex opens its doors in fall 2023. Faculty can preview the new learning environment during the 2022-2023 academic year by teaching in a large-capacity learning space designed to simulate the new active learning spaces in the SHED.

  • April 6, 2022

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    Francis Domoy receives RIT Croatia Distinguished Service Award

    As part of a 25th anniversary celebration of RIT Croatia, Francis Domoy, the longtime leader of RIT’s hospitality and service management program who was pivotal in the launch of what was then named the American College of Management and Technology, was honored April 1 as a recipient of the RIT Croatia Distinguished Service Award.

  • April 1, 2022

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    RIT celebrates outstanding staff with university’s Presidential Awards

    RIT honored the service and dedication of its employees with the Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff ceremony March 31. The annual awards are presented to staff members who exemplify outstanding service and dedication to the university and who exhibit a high degree of personal ethics and integrity while consistently demonstrating a strong commitment to student success.

  • March 25, 2022

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    College of Art and Design celebrates alumnus Chance Wright’s transformational gift

    RIT’s College of Art and Design hosted a dedication ceremony on Friday marking the recent completion of a “transformational” renovation of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences and honoring the alumnus whose gift made it possible. The event honored Chance Wright ’18, ’19 and his mother, Pamela Mars Wright, whose $3.5 million gift fueled the renovation and reconfiguration of the third floor of Gannett Hall.

  • March 21, 2022

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    RIT Master Plan cuts tuition in half for eligible alumni

    RIT is extending a special graduate tuition scholarship program to recent alumni as the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year. The program helps alumni who graduated during the pandemic enhance their skill set for the new economy through master’s degrees that build upon collaboration, analytical thinking, complex problem solving, and flexibility. 

  • February 10, 2022

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    RIT alumna’s clothing brand featured in New York Fashion Week

    After a lifelong interest in clothing design, Chrystel Anne Clasicas has burst onto the fashion scene, starting by selling face masks in 2020 and showing her work at New York Fashion Week only one year later. Now, she’s preparing to appear again at this year’s New York Fashion Week by showing a collection of designs in collaboration with RIT engineers.