July 31, 2019
Summer abroad trip allows students to explore German video game industry
The two-week trip through the German cities of Paderborn and Frankfurt was the culmination of a spring semester course that introduced students to game design and development in Germany. For the study abroad program, students participated in an extended game jam with German students, sat in on a class about artificial intelligence in the games industry and toured three game studios.
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.
July 25, 2019
RIT and partners launch ‘The Original Mobile Games’ on Nintendo Switch
The Original Mobile Games are digital recreations of handheld dexterity-based games and puzzles from the last 149 years. The project was developed collaboratively by RIT, The Strong museum and Second Avenue Learning.
July 23, 2019
NSA sponsors cyber-security camp at RIT
WROC-TV reports on the RIT GenCyber for Girls camp, which aims to increase interest in careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce.
July 22, 2019
Connections: Understanding FaceApp and what happens to user data submitted to social media apps
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Jonathan Weissman, senior lecturer of computing security, talking about security concerns surrounding FaceApp, a mobile app that transforms faces in photo.
July 18, 2019
Continued concern over FaceApp's ties to Russia
WHAM-TV talks to student Nicole Baldwin, applied arts and sciences, and Jonathan Weissman, senior lecturer of computing security, about security concerns surrounding FaceApp, a mobile app that transforms faces in photo.
July 16, 2019
RIT Tigers make game used as a therapeutic tool for children and families
A therapeutic game called Space Adventure designed by an RIT class officially launched this month on the Rochester Society for the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC) website. The SPCC specializes in supporting families whose lives have been impacted by trauma.
July 16, 2019
NSF funds RIT project to help other colleges earn federal STEM grants
In an effort to expand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for all, RIT is developing a new program to help other colleges compete for federal government funding that supports programming for talented, low-income students.
July 15, 2019
RIT selects endowed executive director for new Global Cybersecurity Institute
Steve Hoover, former chief technology officer and senior vice president at Xerox and former chief executive officer of the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), has been named to the newly created position of Katherine Johnson Executive Director of RIT’s Global Cybersecurity Institute.
July 12, 2019
Professor honored with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
RIT computing professor Linwei Wang, whose research is advancing non-invasive personalized healthcare for heart diseases, is receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.
July 11, 2019
Prof at Play
Dartmouth's alumni magazine highlights Owen Gottlieb, assistant professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media.
July 9, 2019
RIT’s CyberCorps cybersecurity scholarship program renewed by NSF grant
RIT will use a $5.5 million federal grant to grow a program that trains the next generation of cybersecurity professionals who will help secure the nation. The National Science Foundation awarded RIT the five-year grant that will renew funding for the CyberCorps: Scholars for Service program.