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  • Rochester Institute of Technology researchers played a significant role in an international announcement today that has changed the future of astrophysics. The breakthrough discovery of colliding neutron stars marks the first time both gravitational waves and light have been detected from the same cosmic collision. "Multimessenger astronomy," a new way of understanding the...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology has received a $3 million gift to conclude the Saunders College of Business Challenge initiative. The donor is RIT alumnus Joseph M. Lobozzo II '95 (Executive MBA), founder and former president/CEO of JML Optical Industries Inc. Lobozzo's gift concludes the business school's $20 million Saunders Challenge that started with...

  • Several thousand Rochester Institute of Technology students, alumni and others are expected to watch RIT vs. Northeastern University in men's hockey at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester, just one of more than 100 activities planned for this year's RIT Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend. Free shuttle...

  • Local entrepreneur and noted philanthropist E. Philip Saunders, president and CEO of Saunders Management Co., will be honored for his decade-long contributions to his namesake college at Rochester Institute of Technology. Saunders College of Business will host the 10th anniversary celebration with a 5:30 p.m. reception, followed by celebratory remarks at 6:30...

  • For the National Football League, Dawn Hudson plays both offensive and defensive positions. During her three-year career as the league's executive vice president and chief marketing officer, she has been responsible for building the NFL fan base, growing its brand and overseeing sporting events including the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl. On the...

  • For 12 years the RIT community has celebrated the importance of giving through ROAR Day. This year, the annual 24-hour day of giving is being held from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, to 10 a.m. the following day. On this day, anyone who has been or is involved with RIT...

  • While RIT President David Munson called upon RIT to "double down" on creativity and innovation during his inaugural remarks Sept. 28, the university was doing just that during a two-day celebration that showcased technology, the arts and design in every corner of the university. Two days of inaugural events for RIT's 10th...

  • Today's Rochester Institute of Technology is clearly different from the school created in the 19th century, and RIT must continue to evolve to help solve the challenges facing society now and in the future, David Munson told hundreds gathered Sept. 28 to witness his inauguration as the university's 10th president. "Let's double...

  • The inauguration of President David Munson as Rochester Institute of Technology's 10th president will take place Sept. 28. For more information on the inauguration and a full schedule, go to rit.edu/president/inauguration/overview. What: Inauguration of David Munson as RIT's 10th president Keynote speaker Philip Hanlon, president of Dartmouth College, will welcome Munson. A mathematician,...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is now among the top 100 universities in the nation, having jumped 10 places in the "National Universities" category, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. RIT, which just last year moved into the top "National Universities" category due to its rapid increase in research and Ph.D....

  • 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...

  • As the 2017-2018 NFL season kicks off, fans of the Buffalo Bills will be treated to a new virtual-reality experience at New Era Field, designed by RIT alumni, to help fans "see" the stadium from a unique perspective. Rochester Institute of Technology's MAGIC Spell Studios has, at the request of the Buffalo...

  • RIT will conduct a test of RIT Alert, the emergency notification system, at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. 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...

  • Ang Lee, the two-time Oscar Award-winning director of Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain, will be a major keynote presenter for the upcoming Light and Sound Interactive (LSI) event, organizers announced today. Lee, who will present at 7 p.m. Sept. 12, will be joined by Oscar-nominated film editor Tim Squyres and technical...

  • There is a better way to organize your official RIT email and other campus notifications via Message Center. The goal of Message Center is to create a trusted source of university communication that allows you to identify what messages you want to receive and how you want to receive that information. Message...

  • David Munson, who became RIT's 10th president on July 1, welcomed new students to the RIT family today by saying he has something in common with them. "I too, along with my wife, Nancy, am beginning my journey at RIT," he said. "Like you, I am learning how to get around campus,...

  • Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, will be speaking at Rochester Institute of Technology's Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 13-15. The weekend typically draws 17,000 participants to RIT's campus and the Rochester area. It features more than 100 events during three days, including notable speakers and Tiger...

  • Research underway at RIT advances a new kind of sensing technology that captures data with better precision than currently possible and promises cheaper, smaller and lighter sensor designs. Mishkat Bhattacharya, a theoretical physicist at RIT, is investigating new precision quantum sensing solutions for the U.S. Department of the Navy's Office of Naval...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received a $2.6 million, five-year award from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to study the neurological, linguistic and behavioral outcomes for deaf individuals after childhood. It is the first study of...

  • Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are working with corporate and government partners to develop more efficient, durable and cost-effective carbon nanotube technology in electronic components and systems that now use copper wiring. "Depending on how bold a perspective you want to give, what we are embracing is a wire revolution," said...

  • The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a grant to Rochester Institute of Technology that is expected to provide $1.025 million in funding over five years to develop a Scientists-In-Training Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Undergraduates. The award is funded through the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) program,...