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  • RIT displayed its signature blend of arts and technology Thursday in an evening of entertainment centered on a major announcement about the university's future. "RIT has publicly launched a $1 billion blended campaign, the largest fundraising effort in the university's history," President David Munson told nearly 2,000 invited guests at RIT's Gene Polisseni...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology has named Ellen Granberg as its new provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs. Granberg, who is currently serving as senior associate provost at Clemson University, joins RIT on Aug. 19 and will be the first woman in the university's history to serve as provost, which is...

  • Summer is prime construction season at Rochester Institute of Technology, and this year several outdoor improvements are underway on campus. Current projects include the first phase of a three-year "active transportation improvement" initiative as curbs, speed bumps and sidewalks are reconfigured to improve safety and traffic flow, said Paul Drozdziel, director of...

  • The planned Global Cybersecurity Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology got a tremendous boost with the receipt of $5 million grant through the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program. The grant, combined with designated funding from a donation made by 2009 RIT alumnus Austin McChord, will go toward construction...

  • A new lab inside Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), made possible by a $2 million gift from RIT alumnus and former trustee Sudhakar "Bal" Dixit, will provide innovative research and testing on fire-resistant materials and systems. The Bal Dixit Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Fire Protection Research is...

  • Dhireesha Kudithipudi and Christopher Kanan are professors with different kinds of students. Their classrooms are labs, and the students are high-tech computers they are "teaching to think." Kudithipudi, a professor of computer engineering, and Kanan, an assistant professor of imaging science, are part of a growing group of  RIT researchers working in...

  • Ian Mortimer '04 (MBA), who has 25 years of experience in higher education, has been named vice president of Enrollment Management at Rochester Institute of Technology. With an enrollment of 19,000 students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. Students hail from all 50 states and more than...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Baja Racing team won its third and final international competition of the season on Saturday, as well as the 2018 North American Championship title against hundreds of other college teams from around the world. Baja Racing is one of several collegiate design competitions sponsored by SAE where students...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's partnership with Rochester Prep High School reached a major milestone today: all 25 of the graduating students from the first class at Rochester Prep High School are bound for college. Today the charter school's initial group of seniors celebrated Decision Day, announcing where they will attend college...

  • As new technology evolves, the challenge for graduating students is to figure out how it can benefit humanity. That was the message Thomas Wheeler, former director of the Federal Communications Commission, shared with graduates at Rochester Institute of Technology's 133rd annual commencement in the Gordon Field House today. He was one of...

  • One of the largest college recycling and sustainability programs in the country is underway at Rochester Institute of Technology, as the academic year ends and students move out and donate otherwise discarded items to the fourth annual Goodbye, Goodbuy! event. Up to 200 volunteers help collect, weigh, sort, store and sell items...

  • Christian Goossen was explaining to a visitor an exhibit on how a person might survive on Mars. The visitor asked how far along he was on his Ph.D. "I'm a freshman," replied Goossen, a biotechnology and molecular bioscience major from Chili, N.Y. Goossen was among hundreds of RIT students behind a record 438 exhibits...

  • Come out and join us at the 11th annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, which kicks off at 6 tonight in Ingle Auditorium, with Dr. Munson's Performing Arts Challenge. A panel of judges will score each performance and the winners will be announced Saturday at the festival's 10 a.m. opening...

  • How did Rochester Institute of Technology create, promote and grow a signature event that annually features more than 400 exhibitors and attracts more than 30,000 visitors? RIT Press is releasing a new book titled Imagine This: RIT's Innovation and Creativity Festival that answers this question and chronicles the first 10 years...

  • An RIT photojournalism alumnus was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team announced Monday. David Wallace '01, a photographer with The Arizona Republic, helped the newspaper staff and the USA TODAY NETWORK win the prize for explanatory reporting for a project on President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. "The Wall: Unknown stories, Unintended Consequences"...

  • A student at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Nicole Pannullo, is among 211 undergraduates from across the nation to be recognized as Barry Goldwater Scholars. It is the highest undergraduate award of its kind for the fields of the natural sciences, math and engineering. Pannullo is the...

  • Comedian Leslie Jones, a cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live, is the featured entertainer for this year's SpringFest at Rochester Institute of Technology, April 19-22. "SpringFest is one of the largest festivals we have on campus," said Dimple Joseph, director of the College Activities Board, which sponsors and runs the...

  • Note: RIT and CAST will host a campus viewing event at 7:30 p.m. on April 9 in Ingle Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served in the Fireside Lounge at 7 p.m. Sheldon Lewis buzzed in fast enough and qualified for the 2018 Jeopardy! College Championship. He will represent Rochester Institute of...