School of Information – News

  • January 26, 2021

    graduation cap decorated to read: first generation grad, thanks mom and dad.

    RIT’s online degree programs ranked among nation’s best in 2021

    RIT has been recognized for offering some of the best online programs in the nation. The 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released today, featured RIT on its lists for business, computing, engineering, and undergraduate online education.

  • January 15, 2021

    researchers wearing clean suits analyzing a magnified view of an integrated circuit.

    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.

  • June 30, 2020

    Matt Huenerfauth.

    Matt Huenerfauth named director of iSchool in GCCIS

    Matt Huenerfauth, a professor and expert in computing accessibility research, has been named director of RIT’s iSchool (School of Information). Huenerfauth takes the helm Aug. 1 from Stephen Zilora, who is stepping down after eight years of leadership.

  • May 6, 2020

    student Peter Yeung.

    RIT graduate Peter Yeung found perfect fit within university’s deaf community

    Eight years ago, as a high school junior, Peter Yeung participated in NTID's Explore Your Future, a program that introduces deaf and hard-of-hearing high schoolers to career opportunities. Today, Yeung is an RIT/NTID graduate who has completed three degrees and has started his career as a user experience architect with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in Springfield, Va.

  • April 15, 2020

    man standing at the geographic south pole with an American flag.

    Alumnus isolated at southern end of the Earth

    Alumnus Christian Rahl ’13 (applied networking and systems administration) knows a little bit about social distancing. He’s stationed at a National Science Foundation site at the South Pole, working as a senior network engineer.

  • January 27, 2020

    classroom of students sitting at tables with laptops.

    RIT hosts all female, femme and nonbinary hackathon Feb. 29 – March 1

    College students who want to break into the computing industry can start at the upcoming WiCHacks hackathon Feb. 29 – March 1 at RIT. For the two-day hackathon, teams work together to create apps, websites, games and other software that provide unique solutions to problems.

  • August 20, 2019

    Computer keyboard and mouse.

    New School of Information formed in RIT’s Golisano Computing College

    RIT’s Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is forming a new School of Information to recognize the changing roles of information professionals. The school aims to bridge the digital divide and make computing solutions available, accessible, usable and suitable to all.