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  • Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf is honoring deaf and hard-of-hearing graduates who will continue on to earn doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Four RIT/NTID students were enrolled in the Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate program that is helping to fill the gap...

  • Two Rochester Institute of Technology professors who are leaders in gravitational-wave astronomy have won more than $1 million in federal funding to further their research. Carlos Lousto and Manuela Campanelli, director of RIT's Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, won separate multi-year grants from the National Science Foundation worth $600,000 and $435,000,...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology students, faculty, staff, alumni and Osher members are part of a 10-day lineup of more than 500 eclectic performances in this year's First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, Sept. 15-24 in Rochester. RIT is a "founding higher educational partner" of this major educational sponsor of the community collaborative event,...

  • Brandon Stanton, the man who created the popular Humans of New York blog and books depicting portraits of life and individuals in New York City, will be this year's Student Government Horton Distinguished Speaker during Rochester Institute of Technology's Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 14-16. The weekend typically draws 17,000...

  • "It's Time: ExOut Extremism," a social media campaign created by Rochester Institute of Technology students, took top prize in a global challenge conducted by the U.S. State Department aimed at finding ways to counter terrorist propaganda online. The RIT team was the only group from the United States to reach the finals...

  • Can the obsession millennials have with smart technology be capitalized on as a weapon against terrorist propaganda? The U.S. Department of State thinks so and has selected three teams of student finalists-chosen from 56 universities around the world-to its headquarters in Washington, D.C., next week for the "Peer-to-Peer: Challenging Extremism" challenge. The...

  • Gravitational waves from a second pair of colliding black holes has validated the landmark discovery from earlier this year that confirmed Einstein's general theory of relativity. Rochester Institute of Technology scientists contributed to the initial breakthrough and to the second discovery announced today by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. The second gravitational...

  • RIT's Baja race season could have ended with only 20 minutes left in the four-hour endurance race. Spectators watched uneasily as the No. 8 car was towed off the field with some front-end damage. But, RIT Baja would return to the race in under 10 minutes after repairs, catch up to...

  • The Harvey Palmer Professorship has been established at Rochester Institute of Technology through an endowment made by the Gleason Family Foundation. Palmer, who is retiring this month after 16 years as dean, is being honored through the professorship for his leadership in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering, recognized nationally as one...

  • Nearly 100 Rochester Institute of Technology faculty, staff, students and alumni gathered in New York City on May 14 to mark the fifth anniversary of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies on the Henrietta campus. The iconic work of the late Massimo Vignelli and that of his wife, Lella, is permanently archived...

  • The workforce of the future must have a broad-based education that encourages collaboration and convergence with other people passionate about their fields. That was the message shared with approximately 4,000 graduating students Friday at Rochester Institute of Technology's 131st Academic Convocation by commencement speaker France A. Córdova, a physics Ph.D. and director...

  • Milestones under the leadership of President Destler RIT by the Numbers William W. Destler, Rochester Institute of Technology's ninth president, announced today (May 9, 2016) that he will retire at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Destler's career in higher education has spanned more than 40 years, with his last decade serving...

  • Battling robots, portable coffee makers, glass blowing and devices to help people with mobility issues: These were just some of the more than 400 exhibits on display at the ninth annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. The festival, which showcases the work of students, faculty and staff, opened with Dr. Destler's...

  • What: Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend this campus-wide event, which features 400+ interactive exhibits in science, technology, the arts and more, plus live entertainment. When: Imagine RIT kicks off with a 9 a.m. pre-event, Dr. Destler's Access and Inclusion Technology Challenge, in Clark...

  • Spring is definitely in the air, and with that comes a decades-old tradition on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology: SpringFest. Free food, movies, a carnival, puppies and new wave/rock band Walk the Moon performs during the event, which starts Thursday evening with a barbecue and ends Sunday morning with breakfast...

  • The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, a program of Rochester Institute of Technology, was celebrated today at a grand opening ceremony of its new office in a historic downtown building. Among the more than 100 invited guests were clients of the center, as well as community leaders and federal, state and local elected...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology honored 387 researchers who secured funding for fiscal year 2015, serving as either principal or co-principal investigators on active research. RIT honored its researchers at an April 21 reception, during which it also recognized the 16 recipients of Seed Funding Awards and eight new inductees in RIT's PI...

  • Cody Cummings, a laboratory science technology student from Austin, Texas, is hoping that his research in the analysis of the sealant bitumen from objects will help archaeologists better determine when and where ancient artifacts were created. Nicole Pannullo, a chemistry student from East Patchogue, N.Y., is using fluorescence to improve our understanding...

  • Undergraduate students from around the country will try their hand at research as part of an upcoming Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Rochester Institute of Technology. The REU Site in Computational Sensing is funded by a nearly $360,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The three-year program, starting in May, will...