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  • January 5, 2022

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    Registration open for RIT/NTID cybersecurity bootcamp

    In partnership with RIT’s Global Cybersecurity Institute, NTID is offering a fully remote boot camp specifically designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. RIT and NTID have opened registrations for part-time (30 weeks) and full-time (15 weeks) blended bootcamps, combining deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing individuals in a fully accessible learning environment. Both programs begin Jan. 10.

  • December 10, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of Jackie Wiley and Dylan Ayrey.

    RIT trailblazers make the Forbes 30 Under 30 list

    Forbes has identified a few of the RIT alumni set to define the next decade—and beyond. Two RIT alumni—and a third just a few months shy of the age cut-off—were named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2022. Jackie Wiley ’16 (game design and development) was honored in the Games category, and Dylan Ayrey ’15 (computer engineering) was named in the Enterprise Technology category.

  • December 1, 2021

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    From floppy disks to the cloud

    In 2001, the dot-com bubble was bursting and investors had lost confidence in internet companies. Twenty years later, data has become a new currency, and people can access just about anything from their smartphones. Throughout all these changes, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences has evolved into the largest college at RIT, with more than 4,600 students this year. Since its creation 20 years ago, GCCIS has awarded more than 14,000 degrees—in a growing number of computing disciplines.

  • October 18, 2021

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    Alumnus Austin McChord creates endowed awards for creative RIT students and professors

    RIT alumnus and founder of Datto Austin McChord is creating four endowment awards to support RIT students and professors. In naming the awards, McChord is honoring his grade school teachers from his hometown school district in Newtown, Conn. The endowments are made possible as part of a $50 million donation that McChord made to RIT in 2017.

  • October 8, 2021

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    Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences celebrates 20th anniversary

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of RIT’s Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, the college is holding a series of events throughout the year. GCCIS has evolved into the largest college at RIT with 23 degree programs and advanced certificates in a growing number of computing disciplines. Internationally, GCCIS is highly-ranked for its specialties in game design and development, computer science, cybersecurity, and more.

  • September 22, 2021

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    Brick City Weekend returns Oct. 15-17

    This year’s Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 15 through 17, features numerous in-person events including entertainment, hockey, speakers, escape rooms, axe throwing, a zip line, tours, open houses, and more. Building on the success of last year’s Tiger Alumni Week, a variety of virtual programs specifically for alumni will be held beginning on Oct. 11.