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  • The Upstate New York Alliance for Entrepreneurial Innovation-a partnership of Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology and University of Rochester-has been awarded $4.2 million from the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Program to lead entrepreneurship and commercialization support programs targeted at the scientific community through an NSF I-Corps Node site at...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is taking part as a leader in an innovative approach to education - the MicroMasters program of edX, the leading nonprofit online learning destination, with more than 90 global partners, including some of the world's top universities. MicroMasters is a new category of master's-level online education that offers...

  • The opportunity to "paint light" on an iconic building to the city of Rochester's skyline and the world of photography drew nearly 3,000 people to Kodak Tower on Sunday night to help make Rochester Institute of Technology's 32nd Big Shot photograph a picturesque success. More than 2,800 volunteers, including 250 RIT students...

  • Organizers of Rochester Institute of Technology's 32nd Big Shot are fine-tuning plans for what will be one of the more technically difficult nighttime photographs the team has faced. The RIT photo team is gearing up to capture a dramatic nighttime image of the iconic Kodak Tower, longtime home of Eastman Kodak Co.,...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is being recognized as a top tier national university for the first time in the 34-year history of U.S. News & World Report rankings. The change is a result of the university's reclassification in becoming a "doctoral university" this year due to its rapid increase in research...

  • More than two dozen shows and exhibits involving Rochester Institute of Technology students, faculty, staff and Osher members are part of the fifth annual First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, which kicks off Thursday. More than 500 eclectic performances and displays are planned through Sept. 24 in downtown Rochester. RIT is a founding...

  • A Rochester Institute of Technology professor has received a federal award for research that could help in the critical battle to develop new drugs to combat the drastic rise in the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. André O. Hudson, associate professor in RIT's Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, has been awarded...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is 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 2017 edition of its annual book The Best 381 Colleges. According to a summary of student comments, RIT is an "academic stalwart (that)...

  • Welcome back to RIT! While many students, faculty and staff were away during the summer months, much was happening on campus. Here are some stories and videos you may have missed: Recognition Apple names game created by three RIT students one of the best apps of 2016: The game app, called Dividr,...

  • Thousands of first-year Rochester Institute of Technology students starting their college careers this week were told to seize the opportunities available to them, get involved in clubs and activities, and don't give up until they earn their diplomas. "We need all of your ideas, your energy and your creativity because we have...

  • It's Move-In Day at Rochester Institute of Technology, as the university welcomes some 3,300 new undergraduates to the Henrietta campus, including freshmen and transfer students. Another 600 undergraduates are expected this fall to join RIT's international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo. This year's freshman class is expected to be about...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology students Sean Maraia and Jacqueline McGraw are hoping their new mobile app will help young children living with mental health issues cope with their feelings and eventually overcome debilitating conditions. The students' app- complete with tools and weapons that enable children to visualize and utilize coping strategies-was...

  • Greyson Watkins had big plans for a subscription-based family game night business. He hoped the idea would take off and he could accomplish what many entrepreneurs dream about-calling the shots and becoming a self-made millionaire. But not long after devising his business concept, an experience that he'll never forget forced him...

  • The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded Rochester Institute of Technology a $280,000 grant to document, digitize and preserve the university's Graphic Design Archive. The collection, located in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at The Wallace Center, preserves the work of significant American graphic designers who created a new modernist aesthetic for advertising,...

  • 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...