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  • With Rochester Institute of Technology celebrating a milestone year in the game design and development industry, more than 100 RIT students, faculty, alumni and staff will travel to San Francisco this week to participate in the Game Developers Conference 2017, the world's largest professional gaming industry event of the year. "With the...

  • An obstacle course challenge, an ice sculpture demonstration, a concert by the college president and drag queen bingo are all part of the eighth annual Rochester Institute of Technology FreezeFest, for students, faculty, staff to celebrate Rochester's winter season. The festival, which runs Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 19, and is...

  • To: RIT Students, Faculty and Staff From: President Bill Destler Subject: Executive orders pertaining to immigration Date: Feb. 1, 2017 The American Council on Education (ACE) has organized a sign-on letter for U.S. higher education institutions regarding the recent executive order on immigration. The letter is addressed to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John...

  • Austin McChord, founder and CEO of the widely acclaimed technology company Datto Inc., will be the keynote speaker for Rochester Institute of Technology's 132nd commencement celebration. McChord, an RIT alumnus who now serves on the university's Board of Trustees, will speak at the Academic Convocation, set for noon May 19 in the...

  • To: RIT Students, Faculty and Staff From: President Bill Destler Subject: Executive orders pertaining to immigration Date: Jan. 29, 2017 Dear RIT Students, Faculty and Staff: As many of you are aware, U.S. President Donald Trump issued several executive orders pertaining to immigration on Friday. These orders directly and immediately impact members of the RIT community....

  • David C. Munson Jr. was introduced to the community today as Rochester Institute of Technology's 10th president. Munson, who will assume RIT's top post July 1, was introduced by RIT Board Chair Christine Whitman at a community-wide event this morning in the Gordon Field House. "We believe we have identified the ideal leader...

  • To: RIT community From: Christine Whitman, chair, RIT Board of Trustees Date: Jan. 23, 2017 Subject: Introducing RIT's 10th president - Jan. 25 Be part of a historic announcement for RIT! The university will be introducing its 10th president at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. You are invited...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is a core academic partner in a new advanced robotics manufacturing institute announced by the U.S. Department of Defense Jan. 13. The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded the 14th public-private Manufacturing USA institute-the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub-to American Robotics, a nonprofit...

  • Laura Zigarowicz, a Kodak brand manager, knows that if you're a technology company looking to show off your products to the world, the Consumer Electronics Show is the place to be. More than 170,000 tech enthusiasts gathered from around the globe to experience technology innovation spanning 2.5 million net square feet...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) was selected today by the U.S. Department of Energy, as part of its Manufacturing USA initiative, to lead its new Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute-a national coalition of leading universities and companies that will forge new clean energy initiatives deemed...

  • Fredricka Whitfield, weekend anchor of CNN Newsroom, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Expressions of King's Legacy celebration at Rochester Institute of Technology. Whitfield opens the program taking place from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in RIT's Gordon Field House and Activities Center. "We are looking forward...

  • A new study by Rochester Institute of Technology that inventories and tracks high concentrations of plastic in the Great Lakes could help inform cleanup efforts and target pollution prevention. Researchers found that nearly 10,000 metric tons-or 22 million pounds-of plastic debris enter the Great Lakes every year from the United States and...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations business incubator has announced the recent inclusion of two new companies to its roster. Empire Medicinals, founded by RIT alumnus Q. George Zheng and Christopher Carter, is a biotech manufacturer hoping to advance health and wellbeing by modernizing traditional herbal medicines through the cultivation, extraction and...

  • Educator and icon Robert Panara, the first deaf faculty member of Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf, is being honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a stamp. The 16th stamp in the Distinguished Americans series features Panara, an influential professor and pioneer in the field of Deaf...

  • RIT is closed today, Nov. 21, due to severe weather conditions. Please visit the RIT homepage for future updates. You may also visit RIT News Twitter and RIT Facebook for updates. Please be safe and monitor weather conditions throughout the day....

  • Rochester Institute of Technology researchers have solved a problem nagging NASA's Landsat 8 Earth-sensing satellite. Stray light in the thermal infrared sensor, or TIRS, reduces accurate temperature measurements of the Earth's surface. Software developed by Aaron Gerace and Matt Montanaro, senior scientists at RIT's Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, improves the...

  • With a touch of virtual reality and a Hollywood-style movie trailer and poster, Rochester Institute of Technology today launched the building that will house MAGIC Spell Studios. The program is a first-of-its-kind effort in higher education that will link RIT's internationally ranked academic programs with high-tech facilities needed to commercialize computer...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology appointed three new members to its Board of Trustees during a board meeting held on Nov. 10. The new trustees are Darshan N. Hiranandani, managing director of Hiranandani Group of Companies; Andrew R. Jacobson, enrolled agent at Maverick Business Services (retired); and Christopher W. Lehfeldt, dentist at Elmwood...

  • Stanley McKenzie, RIT provost emeritus and former vice president for Academic Affairs, died Nov. 8 in Tucson, Ariz. McKenzie served for 41 years in several roles at RIT until his retirement in 2011. McKenzie joined the RIT English department in 1967 and taught for 34 years before assuming his role in the...

  • A new photography exhibit at Rochester Institute of Technology will explore the many sides of the U.S. presidency, through the lens of photojournalist and RIT alumnus Bernie Boston. The free exhibit, titled "Everyday with the President: Bernie Boston Photographs, 1967-1992," is open Nov. 3-11 in the William Harris Gallery, RIT campus. An...