August 30, 2020
Looking to Reopen, Colleges Become Labs for Coronavirus Tests and Tracking Apps
The New York Times talks to Enid Cardinal, senior advisor to the president for strategic planning and sustainability, about RIT's wastewater sampling program to detect coronavirus.
August 28, 2020
RIT named by Princeton Review as among nation’s best universities for value and career outcomes for students
RIT is again considered one of the nation’s best universities for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2021 edition of its annual book The Best 386 Colleges.
August 28, 2020
RIT professor joins $20 million NSF project to advance chemical synthesis using AI
As part of a new $20 million National Science Foundation grant, RIT computer science professor Richard Zanibbi is using artificial intelligence to accelerate experimentation in chemistry, including finding more efficient ways to create solar cells.
August 27, 2020
Best Paper Award in IEEE Cluster 2020
Computer Science faculty members Minseok Kwon and M. Mustafa Rafique have received a best paper award in IEEE Cluster 2020 together with Krishna Neupane (GCCIS PhD student), and John Marshall (Cisco Systems and RIT alumnus). IEEE Cluster is a major international conference for sharing technical accomplishments in the field of cluster computing as well as the use of cluster systems for scientific and commercial applications.
August 19, 2020
RIT students start semester with encouragement and precautions
RIT welcomes a record number of first-year students today as classes begin in a semester that will look like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new students were welcomed Tuesday afternoon during an online convocation that featured several speakers, livestreamed without an audience from Ingle Auditorium.
August 18, 2020
Meet the Aruba Interns: Nabiha Raza
Nabiha Raza’s software engineering career started at the National University of Sciences and Technology in Islamabad, Pakistan. Today, she is getting her master’s in computer science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York and in her last semester at RIT. She researched how wearables can detect spinal cord reflexes and was twice an intern at Aruba. Her interest lies in networking, distributed systems and cloud computing. In January 2021, Nabiha will be joining us back as a full-time software developer engineer for the High Touch Services Team. She’s also a big home improvement and home automation fan!
August 17, 2020
What school districts can do to prevent remote learning hackers
WHAM-TV talks to Jonathan Weissman, senior lecturer in the Department of Computing Security, about how to protect Zoom meetings against hackers.
August 14, 2020
International students spend virtual summer at RIT for cybersecurity research program
The Cybersecurity Visiting Student Research program brought together 12 graduate and undergraduate students throughout the summer to explore new cyber research and share their cultural experiences. Visiting students came from Italy, the Netherlands, India, Taiwan, Poland, United Kingdom, and the U.S.
August 10, 2020
#RITBound: Students welcomed back this week
Students from the states on New York’s travel advisory list can self-quarantine through independent housing, hotel arrangements, or through a friend or relative. Another option is participating in RIT’s university-sponsored quarantine at area hotels, which begins Aug. 12. First-year student Iain Roach traveled from Alaska to Canandaigua, N.Y., before he can move onto campus on Aug. 15.
August 10, 2020
RIT faculty look ahead to classroom instruction this fall
COVID-19 has challenged the university to consider an even more creative academic portfolio with blended, online, split A/B, and flex class options. To prepare for in-person instruction, RIT has upgraded academic buildings and classrooms. And physical distancing and face coverings, required of faculty and students in classrooms, together provide some of the greatest protection against the spread of COVID-19.
August 7, 2020
COVID-19 alert system aims to identify, reduce risk
RIT is developing an alert system that systematically defines levels of COVID-19 prevalence and transmission risk within our community. Each level will be associated with predetermined actions aimed at reducing risk during the coronavirus pandemic.
July 24, 2020
RIT launches daily health screen for monitoring COVID-19 symptoms
RIT is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to monitor their health for COVID-19 symptoms. The new policy will help protect the health and safety of the community at RIT and in the Greater Rochester area during the ongoing pandemic. Starting July 27, the university will launch the RIT Daily Health Screen website and call-in option.