April 15, 2020
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.
April 14, 2020
Mehdi Mirakhorli earns NSF CAREER award to study software architecture design
Mehdi Mirakhorli, an assistant professor of software engineering, has earned a prestigious National Science Foundation award to develop new technologies that can make software architecture design more intuitive, particularity for novice programmers and new learners.
April 10, 2020
RIT alumnus spearheading field hospitals in New York City
Dr. Christopher Tanski, who graduated from RIT in 2000, is overseeing every medical professional treating coronavirus patients on the U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort and at the Javits Convention Center field hospital in New York City. Tanski, who started on April 9, is an attending physician and assistant professor of emergency medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
April 8, 2020
RIT/NTID wins coveted prize to create accessible books as part of global reading initiative
NTID is one of four international innovators selected to create cost-effective packages of high-quality accessible children’s books in languages children use and understand to serve regions of the world where children have few or no books for preschool or kindergarten.
April 6, 2020
RIT researchers create serious games to teach disaster management and resilience skills
Situations such as the coronavirus pandemic have heightened interest in the importance of disaster management and mitigation. At RIT, researchers have created two new serious games that could be used as important learning tools for solving these world problems.
April 6, 2020
Weekend card game explodes into company
Elan Lee ’98 (computer science) decided one day that he no longer wanted to do what he was doing for a living. He quit his job at Microsoft and embarked on a one-year break to figure out what was next. But a few weeks later, he spent a weekend with friends building a card game around the idea of Russian Roulette. Before they knew it, they had created the wildly popular Exploding Kittens.
April 3, 2020
New viral trend disrupts online work and classes
WHAM-TV talks to Jonathan S. Weissman, senior lecturer of computing security, about “Zoombombing.”
April 2, 2020
‘U.S. News’ rankings highlight RIT graduate programs
RIT graduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News annual statistical survey of graduate programs. RIT master’s degree programs in engineering, business and fine arts feature in the U.S. News & World Report 2021 edition of Best Graduate Schools, released in March, including the first specialty ranking of the university’s business analytics master’s program.
March 31, 2020
RIT alumni hop on the craft-beer boom
Many RIT alumni have tapped into the craft-beer boom that has swept across the country in the past 10 years.
March 25, 2020
RIT wins Northeast regional collegiate cyber defense competition
A team of RIT cybersecurity students is moving on to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) after taking first place at the Northeast regional competition March 20–22. The students pulled together a win, despite having to compete from separate locations across the country, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 6, 2020
Gordon Field House abuzz with talent for 15th annual Creative Industry Day
Creative Industry Day drew an impressive array of talent seekers from the likes of The Walt Disney Co., Forbes Media and Procter & Gamble anxiously looking to meet with RIT students in a career-fair setting inside Gordon Field House yesterday.
March 5, 2020
Student Spotlight: The voice behind the curtain of the RIT women’s hockey team
Fourth-year computing and information technologies student Andrew Bentkowski has become the voice of the RIT women’s hockey team on the radio. Announcing the play-by-play action as it happens, he never gets tired of the excitement that it brings him as a fan.