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  • A Rochester Institute of Technology professor is part of a small team of scientists contributing to NASA's new mission to explore the origins of the universe by performing the first near-infrared all-sky spectral survey. Assistant Professor Michael Zemcov is one of 19 co-investigators of the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe,...

  • For the past six years, RIT has celebrated TAG Day to show appreciation for those who have given back to the university. Whether they give their time, skills or monetary support, each gift helps RIT continue to thrive. In addition to hanging tags in different areas of the university that have been...

  • The RIT campus is closed Thursday, Jan. 31, due to weather conditions. No classes will be held. Students should check the Dining Hall website for locations and hours. Limited transportation is available. Please check the transportation website for updates. The RIT campus plans to reopen Friday, Feb. 1, at normal start...

  • Can modern office spaces really determine whether employees thrive or fail? Yes they can, according to new research that examines how physical workspace design impacts interpersonal relationships,  employee success and productivity. Shal Khazanchi, professor of management in Rochester Institute of Technology's Saunders College of Business and an expert in relationships at work,...

  • The RIT campus is closed as of 5 p.m. today, Jan. 30, due to weather conditions. Select dining halls will be open, and limited transportation is available. Please check the website for updates. The RIT campus plans to reopen Thursday, Jan. 31, at normal start times. We will monitor weather conditions...

  • A revolutionary technique developed by an NTID astrophysicist at Rochester Institute of Technology could allow for a better understanding of the fates of solar systems when their stars cease to shine. Jason Nordhaus, an NTID assistant professor of physics and a program faculty member in RIT's astrophysical sciences and technology Ph.D. program,...

  • John Seely Brown, former chief scientist of Xerox Corp. and director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), will be the keynote speaker for Rochester Institute of Technology's annual commencement celebration. Brown, known as JSB, will speak at the Academic Convocation, set for 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, in the Gordon...

  • The program for Rochester Institute of Technology's 37th annual Expressions of King's Legacy event is now set and the latest additions to the lineup include a viral female tap dance band and an accomplished opera singer. Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies and vocalist Kiersten Piper Brown will perform ahead of keynote speaker...

  • Although they attend colleges thousands of miles away, student leaders from Rochester Institute of Technology's global campuses found common goals to improve student experiences, cultural understanding and lasting friendships at the sixth annual Student Government Global Consortium, held at the main RIT campus Jan. 4-7. "The first day we met, we were...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology has received $1.5 million from New York state to equip its Genomics Research Lab Cluster, a suite of laboratories aimed at expanding industrial partnerships, commercialization and entrepreneurship activities, talent development and academic programs in the life sciences. The funding was included in the $86.5 million awarded to the...

  • Research involving North American river otters based at Monroe County's Seneca Park Zoo has concluded the fascinating animals can visually discriminate between two-dimensional objects and detect differences in shapes and colors. "That is a significant finding because otters may use visual object recognition to detect predators and prey," said Caroline DeLong, an...

  • RIT City Art Space-the College of Art and Design's new first-floor gallery and community event venue inside Sibley Square at Liberty Pole Plaza in downtown Rochester-opens its doors to the public on Friday, Dec. 7, with an exhibition featuring two of the university's creative titans. As part of the "Faculty in Focus" series, RIT...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is among the Top 200 Colleges for Indigenous Students, according to Winds of Change magazine. This marks the ninth time RIT has appeared on the list. The annual list published by American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) identified the top colleges and universities in the U.S. "where...

  • More than 300 Rochester Institute of Technology students, faculty and staff spent part of Giving Tuesday yesterday preparing 50,688 healthy meals for the community during the Giving Tuesday Hunger Project in the Gordon Field House. Giving Tuesday, traditionally held on the Tuesday following Black Friday, encourages people to volunteer and give back...

  • A new list by Business Insider places RIT among some of the nation's most well-respected universities. Rochester Institute of Technology ranked 19th on the publication's list of "The 50 most underrated colleges in America." The ranking is based on a comparison of the schools' U.S. News & World Report ranking with post-attendance...

  • 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...