School of Interactive Games and Media – News
December 2, 2020
Student straddles line between film and games
Amanda Dellostritto '21 (Film and Animation) is leading a collaboration with developers to create a video game and companion experimental film for her senior capstone project.
November 24, 2020
Video games help keep people of all ages connected during the pandemic
WROC-TV talks to Lyndsay Herkimer, senior staff assistant in the School of Interactive Games and Media; David Schwartz, director of the School of Interactive Games and Media; and student Alexa Amoriello about the draw to video games.
November 23, 2020
RIT's study abroad experiences continue on virtually despite travel restrictions
When Carla Stebbins redesigned the health systems management MS degree, she included a culminating travel course in Sweden for her students to observe a different approach to health care. Stebbins, program director, built the online hybrid program to educate health care leaders to navigate a quickly changing field and widen their perspective. Even though COVID-19 canceled the trip, Stebbins found a solution
November 13, 2020
Open@RIT receives Sloan Foundation grant to support open work across the university
RIT’s open programs office has received a nearly $500,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to measure and strengthen support of the faculty and staff who do work in the open community, including open source software, open data, open hardware, open educational resources, Creative Commons licensed work, open research, and other open work.
November 6, 2020
RIT professors release new Islamic law module for ‘Lost & Found’ religious laws game series
A new module of the Lost & Found religious legal systems game series, created by an interdisciplinary RIT team, is now available. The new game, called Lost & Found: New Harvest, has also been added to a collection at The Strong National Museum of Play.
November 2, 2020
Pandemic creates opportunities for students to take unique classes at RIT
With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, Dartmouth College student Clara Pakman decided to take a “gap year” and focus on experiential learning. This fall, her COVID gap year led her to RIT, for a unique course that she had always wanted to take.
October 27, 2020
Election Day Hackathon encourages people to use open technology for civic engagement
As the 2020 election results come in Nov. 3, civic hackers at RIT want to remind people about the power of technology and how it can be used for good. At RIT’s Election Day Hackathon, students, faculty, staff, and community members will analyze civic problems in the local community, state, and country and propose projects to address them.
October 14, 2020
RIT students create pro-social games on pandemic life for ‘game jam’ competition
WROC-TV talks to students taking part in an international game design and development competition to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic and flatten the curve.
October 12, 2020
RIT students create video games to help flatten the curve
A class of RIT students is taking part in an international game design and development competition to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic and flatten the curve.
September 28, 2020
No timeout for RIT Esports during pandemic
While many college athletics are on a timeout during the pandemic, esports at RIT are plugged in and fully operational. This semester, RIT Esports has student groups playing 15 different competitive games, along with four teams to support esports operations. As teams begin their fall leagues, students are finding different ways to practice and scrimmage in a socially distanced manner.
September 21, 2020
RIT students finding ways to stay active in clubs
Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students at RIT are still finding ways to participate in hundreds of clubs and organizations this semester, including dancing, designing games, and even skydiving.
September 18, 2020
RIT offers Unreal Engine Foundations Professional Certificate program on edX
Professionals interested in learning how to use Unreal Engine to create interactive 3D can now do it online with RIT’s Unreal Engine Foundations Professional Certificate program on edX.