School of Information – News
January 27, 2020
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
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.
July 30, 2019
RIT research group studies perceptions on Lake Ontario flooding
About 82 percent of Rochester-area lakeshore residents believe that Plan 2014 is to blame for recent flooding along Lake Ontario, according to preliminary data from a new study conducted by summer research students at RIT.
June 21, 2019
RIT researchers among finalists for National Science Foundation Big Ideas Competition
A team RIT computing professors are finalists in the National Science Foundation 2026 Idea Machine competition for their proposal on Integrated Human-Machine Intelligence, beating out more than 800 other ideas.
May 13, 2019
Mobile apps give the blind and visually impaired a new sense of freedom
CNET features Kristen Shinohara, assistant professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies.
April 26, 2019
2019 Esri Development Center Students of the Year
Frankie Albin, a fourth-year applied arts and sciences major studying geospatial computing and global development, was named a 2019 Esri Development Center Student of the Year, for his work with spatial analytics and GIS.
January 15, 2019
RIT’s online programs ranked among best in nation
The 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released today, featured RIT on its lists for business, computing, engineering and undergraduate online education.
November 20, 2018
Improving ASL communicationMatt Huenerfauth and his research team are developing animations of American Sign Language—a language that requires precise control of hand and body movement as well as facial expressions.
July 10, 2018
New degree focuses on the human-computer relationshipCole Johnson, the first student to graduate with RIT’s new bachelor’s degree in human centered-computing, is passionate about people and technology.
April 10, 2018
RIT experts help make computing accessibleRIT’s student and faculty researchers are working to make technology accessible for all by changing the culture of computing.
February 15, 2018
Venture Creations graduate receives major investmentToken, an identity technology start-up founded by RIT alumni Melanie and Steve Shapiro, will receive up to $1.75 million through the New York State Innovation Venture Capital Fund.
November 28, 2017
Researchers make big splash at computing accessibility conferenceRIT was well-represented at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) ASSETS conference in early November, with more than a dozen faculty and students presenting projects in the field of computing accessibility.