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  • Gleason Circle around the Turf Field has been closed until further notice due to a light pole falling on the field. All bus and shuttle services are being re-routed to the north end of S Lot by the Café & Market at Crossroads. The road will reopen once safety precautions are in place...

  • Warmer weather is right on time for Rochester Institute of Technology's annual SpringFest starting tomorrow and featuring water games, giveaways, prom dress rugby and a concert by pop musician Andy Grammer. "SpringFest is all about the campus coming together for a weekend of fun," said Angelena Russo, director of the College Activities...

  • Nabil Z. Nasr, associate provost for academic affairs and founding director of Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), has been honored for a lifetime of engineering distinction and leadership by the Rochester Engineering Society (RES). Nasr was named an Engineer of Distinction among leaders recognized for their excellence in...

  • Dr. Geoffrey Ling, former assistant director for medical innovation for the Obama administration and an expert in researching and developing technology for war-wounded veterans, is the keynote speaker for Rochester Institute of Technology's Effective Access Technology Conference on April 21. Ling, a neurology professor at Johns Hopkins University and the Uniformed...

  • Registration is open for the summer term at RIT and seats are still available in a wide variety of subjects both online and on campus. Students interested in early graduation, staying on track or thinking about a lighter course load in fall or spring semesters are encouraged to register. Completing courses...

  • A new class of carbon nanotubes could be the next-generation clean-up crew for toxic sludge and contaminated water, say researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology. Enhanced single-walled carbon nanotubes offer a more effective and sustainable approach to water treatment and remediation than the standard industry materials-silicon gels and activated carbon-according to a...

  • Students at Rochester Institute of Technology can now find the best spots on campus to catch a few Z's between classes with help from "Naps," a website that shows and rates places to get some shuteye. "We took a survey, asking students to rate locations based on comfort, loudness, accessibility and foot...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's 12th annual Creative Industry Day is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30, inside the Gordon Field House, providing companies from near and far the opportunity to meet with university talent in a career fair setting. Creative Industry Day, sponsored by RIT's Office of Career...

  • A team of Rochester Institute of Technology cybersecurity students is heading to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition after taking first place at the regional competition March 17-19. Ten teams competed in the annual Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, which was hosted at RIT this year. Northeastern University placed second, while University...

  • UPDATE: 1:18 p.m. March 12: Due to severe weather conditions, the RIT Orange Shuttles will stop services at 6 p.m. today, March 12. If you have any questions, please contact Public Safety at 585-475-2853. Dining location update: Sol's Underground is closing at 3 p.m. and The Corner Store is closing at 4 p.m. 12:34...

  • Four early-stage companies launched at Rochester Institute of Technology have received more than $1 million through New York state's Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise Investment Fund. The companies have also received more than $1.9 million in private matching funds and are expected to create additional jobs in 2018. The announcement from...

  • RIT classes - those starting at 5 p.m. or later - will be canceled this evening due to severe weather conditions. Any classes currently in session will end at 5 p.m. There is a high wind warning for Monroe County and surrounding counties that will remain in effect until 10 p.m., according...

  • Please take a seat! Thirty ordinary chairs have been transformed into beautiful works of art and are available to the highest bidder-in support of the 2017 United Way of Greater Rochester campaign. The third annual CHAIRity Auction to benefit Rochester Institute of Technology's 2017 United Way Campaign runs March 7-17, and the...

  • News about two alumni's pitch on Shark Tank was the most read story last month. Check out all of February's top stories and videos. Top News Stories 1. RIT Saunders College alumni pitch business on 'Shark Tank' Feb. 24 2. RIT/NTID alumnus to perform National Anthem, 'America, the Beautiful' at Super Bowl Feb. 5 3....

  • From the age of 12, John Miller knew that he wanted to design video games. In fact, he set a goal for himself to become a professional game developer by the time he turned 13. Although he missed that self-imposed deadline, Miller, a third-year game design and development student from St....

  • More than 230 companies searching for skilled employees are expected at RIT's 2017 Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, March 1. More than 4,000 students and alumni typically attend the Career Fair. There will be employers attending from every region in the country, including more than 45 employers located or with operations in the...

  • 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...