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  • RIT recognized four people with the Golden Brick Award at the Faculty and Staff Alumni Breakfast and Golden Brick Awards Ceremony this morning. The awards honor faculty and staff alumni who have gone above and beyond their duties to volunteer on campus or serve in volunteer leadership roles for RIT, said Jon...

  • After serving in the U.S. Army for six years, including a yearlong deployment to Iraq, Mireya Salinas decided to pursue a career in photography. She had already earned a bachelor's degree from Excelsior College while in the Army, completed a two-year program in photography at Austin Community College following her service, and...

  • Haiti became a classroom for more than a dozen RIT students when they worked with 19 women leaders from a nonprofit group in Haiti on projects that could become future businesses. The students were part of the class Social Impact Field Experience in Haiti. The pilot course was designed to match students...

  • Live filming of a commercial. Live audio mixing with sound engineers. Screenings of short films created by students. Video game development demonstrations. Tours and hands-on experiences were the order of the day as Rochester Institute of Technology formally opened the newest building on campus-the 52,000-square-foot MAGIC Spell Studios. The building is the crown...

  • The Rochester skyline was lit Tiger orange Saturday night, as part of a special celebration of RIT's annual Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend. More than 15,800 members of the Rochester Institute of Technology community came out Oct. 19-21 for 125 homecoming events, including the Presidents' Alumni Ball, a talk with The...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology, for the eighth consecutive year, has been named one of the greenest universities by The Princeton Review-while also placing on an even more exclusive list at the same time. The 2018 Princeton Review Guide to 399 Green Colleges, published Oct. 16, evaluates colleges and universities on environmentally related...

  • This year's Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend has special meaning because RIT is celebrating 50 years at the Henrietta campus. The weekend will include special 50th anniversary celebrations, along with the annual homecoming events. RIT's 189-year history dates back to the 1829 founding of the Rochester Athenaeum. In 1968, the university...

  • Forbes named Rochester Institute of Technology among this year's list of the top 300 "Best Employers for Women." The list recognizes organizations that support their female workforces in the range of areas that are important to women, including pay equity, opportunities for advancement and family leave. RIT ranked 128th overall and 16th...

  • More than 265 employing organizations and nearly 950 recruiter representatives seeking Rochester Institute of Technology students and graduates are attending the 2018 Fall University-Wide Career Fair 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Gordon Field House. It will be the largest career fair RIT has hosted in its 17...

  • ROAR Day, RIT's annual day of giving, is being celebrated from midnight to midnight on Oct. 2. During this time, members of the RIT community are encouraged to make contributions to their favorite area of the university. The philanthropic contributions given on ROAR Day will be included in Transforming RIT: The Campaign...

  • The opportunity to "paint light" on a historic fortress drew hundreds of people to Old Fort Niagara on a crisp fall Saturday night, helping make the Rochester Institute of Technology's nighttime Big Shot photograph a picturesque success. Approximately 825 volunteers, including 72 RIT students who traveled to the Canadian border from the Henrietta, N.Y., campus, and more than 100 alumni, provided the primary...

  • Photojournalism plays a major role in social justice movements, and Rochester Institute of Technology faculty and alumni have developed an expansive multimedia project to show how. "Whose Streets? Our Streets!" features the work of 37 independent photographers who documented protests, demonstrations and conflicts on the streets of New York City from...

  • RIT just conducted a test of RIT Alert, the emergency mass notification system. If this were a real emergency, you would have been provided with additional information about the emergency and any actions you would need to take. The RIT Alert message was sent to the following: Text and voice messages to cell...

  • Brandon Hudson, a Rochester Institute of Technology student and CEO of Connexus, is taking a gap year to focus on growing his company with help from a new program at RIT. Hudson is the first student selected for the Gap Year Entrepreneurship Fellows Program, which allows students with an ongoing enterprise to...

  • The 11-day KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival begins today in downtown Rochester with a lineup of more than 500 eclectic performances, including several from Rochester Institute of Technology students, faculty, staff, alumni and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members. RIT also is a major educational sponsor of the community collaborative event, now in its...

  • RIT will conduct a test of RIT Alert, the emergency notification system, at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. The test message will read: "Test. This is a test of R.I.T. Alert, the Emergency Notification System. NO ACTION IS NEEDED. This is only a test." The test will include the following communication...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is among the top third "National Universities," and among the top 50 choices of high school guidance counselors, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. RIT this year ranked 102 out of more than 300 universities in this category, which includes the nation's best-known colleges and universities. These...

  • Actress Mayim Bialik, best known for her roles on the television shows Blossom and The Big Bang Theory, will be the Student Government Distinguished Speaker at Rochester Institute of Technology's Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 19-21. The weekend typically draws 17,000 participants to RIT's campus and the Rochester area. It...

  • It was 50 years ago when Rochester Institute of Technology moved its main campus from downtown Rochester to Henrietta. That 1968 expansion not only changed the skyline, it has created countless benefits to the region, as thousands of dollars, volunteer hours and other donations have been given by students, faculty, staff...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology this week welcomes its most academically qualified freshman class, with an average SAT score expected to exceed 1300 for the first time. The new students are also expected to set total RIT enrollment at more than 19,000, the highest in history. Although official enrollment figures won't be determined...

  • A historic fort with a past that spans more than 300 years will be the focus of RIT's Big Shot next month, as the community photographic project travels to the Canadian border to capture a dramatic nighttime image. Old Fort Niagara, located in Youngstown, N.Y., on the eastern bank of the Niagara...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is sharing its tiger pride by sponsoring the tiger exhibit at the Seneca Park Zoo. It's the latest collaboration between RIT and the zoo, which last year signed a formal memorandum of understanding to develop, promote and implement mutually beneficial projects. A banner announcing the sponsorship will be...