June 18, 2021
Dean of Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences to step down
Anne Haake is stepping down as dean of RIT’s Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS) at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year. She plans to join the faculty following a sabbatical to refresh her research.
June 15, 2021
RIT to welcome record-breaking fall freshman class
Spectrum News talks to Ian Mortimer, vice president for Enrollment Management and associate provost for adult and online education, about the increase in first-year undergraduate student enrollment.
June 11, 2021
RIT wins award to develop game design training platform as part of NASA’s Moon-to-Mars Mission
RIT faculty-researchers will develop a game-design training system that could help astronauts maintain balance, motor skills, and other cognitive functions while in space. NASA, in partnership with the National Space Grant Foundation, has selected six university teams, including RIT, to develop innovative design ideas that will help NASA advance and execute its Moon to Mars exploration objectives.
June 8, 2021
Two School of Information faculty receive Teach Access Curriculum Development awards
Elissa Weeden, associate professor, and Michael McQuaid, senior lecturer, each received a Teach Access Curriculum Development Award of $5,000. The awards will be used to develop educational materials and drive curriculum enhancements to introduce key concepts and skills on accessible design and development in university courses.
June 3, 2021
Why getting more people with disabilities developing technology is good for everyone
Essay by Kristen Shinohara and Garreth Tigwell, assistant professors of computing and information sciences, published by The Conversation.
June 3, 2021
A never-ending threat
The Rochester Beacon talks to Jonathan Weissman, senior lecturer in the Department of Computing Security, about cybersecurity threats.
June 2, 2021
Earl talks to Jonathan Weissman about smart devices
The Earl David Reed, Megan and Pat radio show, on WAIO-FM (95.1), features Jonathan Weissman, senior lecturer in the Department of Computing Security, discussing smart devices.
June 2, 2021
FoxPointe Solutions gift helps fund cybersecurity scholarships and student study space
FoxPointe Solutions, a division of The Bonadio Group dedicated to information risk management, has made a $25,000 donation to fund diversity-based scholarships and a graduate student study space in RIT’s new Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI).
May 24, 2021
RIT Cybersecurity Bootcamp cohort trains deaf, hard of hearing students for tech jobs
The Democrat and Chronicle interviews Justin Pelletier, director of the Cyber Range and Training Center, and Mark Jeremy, NTID lecturer, about the RIT Cybersecurity Bootcamp.
May 21, 2021
COVID-19 Safety Updates: Alert level back to GREEN
RIT’s COVID-19 Alert Level has returned to Green, meaning the prevalence of the virus in our community and on campus is low. We should all be proud of this accomplishment as we finished the academic year strong. As we begin our transition to summer, it is imperative that we adhere to safety protocols and remain vigilant.
May 20, 2021
RIT professor to lead international task force on shaping future computer science curriculum
Rajendra Raj, professor of computer science, has been appointed co-chair of an international task force to revise computer science curriculum in the next decade. This is the first time someone from RIT has been selected to co-lead the task force.
May 16, 2021
RIT graduate puts project together to help COVID patients after the death of her grandfather
WHEC-TV talks to Monika Verma, a recent human-computer interaction graduate, about her capstone project.