School of Information
February 15, 2024
Inside the making of 'That Damn Goat,' RIT's latest video game
Chaos is the only constant in "That Damn Goat," a party, "anti-Covid" video game made by around 60 RIT faculty, students and staff. The project was led by School of Film and Animation faculty Brian Larson (creative director) and Jesse O'Brien (art director).
February 13, 2024
Do emojis belong in the workplace?
Atlassian talks to Garreth Tigwell, assistant professor in the School of Information, about the misinterpretations and accessibility challenges that emoji use present in the workplace.
December 6, 2023
Generative AI is changing education
Like many fields, the world of academia is wrestling with the challenges and opportunities presented by generative AI tools. While a few K-12 school districts, international universities, and businesses have attempted to ban the use of AI tools, RIT is acknowledging that it’s here to stay and can be used as a force for good.
December 1, 2023
From behind the SHED information booth—a student staffer’s eye view
Meet Gabe Carson, a third-year computing and information technologies major from Williamsport, Pa., who works at the SHED information booth.
October 16, 2023
Two RIT students earn Google Ph.D. Fellowships for AI computing research
Two RIT students have won Google Ph.D. Fellowships for their work as some of the most promising young academics in the world. Emily Kuang and Allahsera Auguste Tapo—both in the computing and information sciences Ph.D. program—will receive full tuition, a stipend, and Google research mentorship as part of their fellowships for up to three years.
October 2, 2023
Fall semester brings plentiful opportunities for international exchanges
As part of RIT’s ongoing commitment to academic and cultural exchanges, several cohorts of international students, including those from Ireland, Germany, and Indonesia, visited campus this fall. The visits were spearheaded, in part, by RIT Global, which has developed partnerships with nearly 100 countries.
August 14, 2023
Eva Navarro López named School of Information Director
Eva Navarro López has been named director of the School of Information in RIT’s Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
June 26, 2023
Tae Oh named president of Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association
Tae “Tom” Oh, professor in the School of Information, was elected as the 53rd Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) president on April 8.
April 28, 2023
Wegmans sponsors Women in Computing Collaboratory to promote diversity in tech industry
RIT’s Women in Computing organization is partnering with Wegmans to support diversity and inclusion in the computing industry. Wegmans is committing $200,000 throughout the next five years to the WiC group to support its work in advancing all women and gender minorities in computing.
April 12, 2023
Sharon Mason teaches students to succeed by embracing challenges
Sharon Mason knows that her students will encounter a few zigzags and bumps in their educational journeys. She views those challenges as a good thing.
March 31, 2023
RIT alumnus Justin Copie behind newly named Innovative Field in downtown Rochester
The Rochester Red Wings team starts its season today at Innovative Field, and RIT alumnus Justin Copie ’05 (information technology) is the person behind the ingenious new name for downtown Rochester’s baseball stadium.
January 9, 2023
Staying busy between semesters
During the 15 weeks between spring and fall semester, RIT students are finding ways to embrace new challenges. Some are taking the stage and performing. Others are winning club championships. For many, summer is a time to get work experience and participate in research projects, traveling abroad, and helping others while pursuing their passions.