• April 23, 2022

    two students talking next to three stacked TV screens showing a person's head, torso, and legs.

    Three student teams push the boundaries to improve society in new competition

    Three student teams showed what technology, the arts, and design means at RIT. They designed technology to help astronauts keep physically fit in space, incorporated virtual reality to enhance signing and captioning support for the Deaf, and built a modern sculpture of the human body made of computers.

  • April 23, 2022

    four panelists sit on a stage before a large screen that says, Futurists Symposium.

    RIT alumni foreshadow how technology, the arts, and design will change the future

    Aaron Gordon ’13, CEO of Optic Sky, an advertising and digital experience production company; Franklyn Athias ’85, CTO and senior vice president for Xfinity Mobile Retail Convergence; and Erin Sarofsky ’98, ’00 MFA, an award-winning creative visionary, discussed how the pandemic opened up the eyes of many industries to the future.

  • April 18, 2022

    graphic that reads: ROAR Day, Thursday, April 21.

    Don’t forget to ROAR on April 21

    ROAR (Raise Our Annual Responses) Day is an annual day of giving that provides alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends the opportunity to come together to support the area of the university they care about most. This year marks the 16th ROAR Day at RIT.

  • April 13, 2022

    student Olivia Gallucci standing in front of a large cyber sign.

    Computing double major juggles school, work, and clubs

    Olivia Gallucci is a second-year computing security and computer science double major from Lancaster, Pa., with a minor in free and open source software and free culture. She holds executive-board positions for two clubs, regularly presents research, and has received multiple internship opportunities. Gallucci enjoys sailing and writing about security, open source, and college on her personal website.

  • April 12, 2022

    student speaking into a microphone at a podium with another student standing in the background.

    Students get lesson in entrepreneurship during spring accelerator cohort

    RIT’s Albert J. Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, created to help students invent and problem solve through experiential learning, offers multidisciplinary student teams a stipend for the unique opportunity to examine their businesses and, for some, move them to the next level of development.

  • April 12, 2022

    graphic for Futurists Symposium.

    Acclaimed alumni explore what’s next at Imagine RIT Futurists Symposium

    Accomplished alumni are returning to campus to discuss the future of technology, art, and design as part of the Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival on April 23. The Imagine RIT Futurists Symposium is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Wegmans Theater, RIT MAGIC Center. It will also be available to watch as a livestream.

  • April 7, 2022

    graphic for Rochester Institute of Technology Hearthstone collegiate masters champions.

    RIT Esports wins 2022 ‘Hearthstone’ Collegiate Masters Tournament

    RIT Esports is a national champion again, after a team of students came out victorious in the 2022 Hearthstone Collegiate Masters Tournament. The Tigers bested more than 200 teams to win the tournament, which is the main event for collegiate Hearthstone and is run by the game’s maker, Blizzard Entertainment.

  • April 7, 2022

    computer gaming consoles with monitors, keyboards and headsets.

    The emergence of esports 

    The Rochester Beacon talks to Chad Weeden, director of Esports and CyberSecurity Range, about esports at RIT.