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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...