School of Interactive Games and Media – News
February 26, 2021
RIT/NTID’s ‘World Around You’ platform chosen for Inclusive Education award
World Around You, a multilingual platform created by a team at NTID, was selected as the winner of the Inclusive Education award by the mEducation Alliance. The goal of World Around You, or WAY, is to increase global literacy for deaf children by providing greater access to sign languages, early-grade reading materials, vocabulary, reading instruction, and digital games.
February 2, 2021
RIT researchers explore augmented reality concepts in real estate and property management
Computing researchers at RITare teaming up with Fortune 500 company JLL to explore augmented reality within the commercial real estate and property management space.
January 15, 2021
New economy majors connect with emerging careers
Analytical thinking, complex problem solving, creativity, resiliency, and flexibility are among the top skills needed for emerging careers by 2025. Anticipating these rapid changes in the workplace—further accelerated by lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic—RIT is seizing on the opportunity to guide students to “new economy majors” that are multidisciplinary, transformative, and future-focused.
January 11, 2021
5 careers that command over $100,000 per year — and don’t require you to go to med school
Mic mentions the School of Interactive Games and Media, highlighting the game design and development program.
December 15, 2020
Connections: Discussing the gaming industry during the pandemic and its potential for the future
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Rob Mostyn, digital games hub coordinator in MAGIC, and Jenn Hinton, associate director of the MAGIC Center.
December 3, 2020
Rochester area part of video game industry boom
FOX Rochester mentions RIT's game design and development program.
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.