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  • A 2017 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations technology business incubator is the recipient of a major investment from Empire State Development. Token, an identity technology start-up founded by RIT alumni Melanie and Steve Shapiro, will receive up to $1.75 million through the New York State Innovation Venture Capital Fund. Token...

  • Two RIT Kosovo alumnae are featured in a prestigious 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the field of European law and policy. Blinera Meta '13 (applied arts and science) and Dafina Olluri '13 (applied arts and science) were recognized for their use of technology to improve government transparency and accountability...

  • It's that time of the year when tags paint the campus for RIT's annual Thank a Giver (TAG) Day, a day dedicated to celebrating those who have given back their time, talent and treasure to the university. To celebrate RIT's donors, The Fund for RIT is hosting a TAG Day Fair from...

  • RIT Dubai will receive a state-of-the-art new campus in the Dubai Silicon Oasis, officials from the United Arab Emirates announced Monday. The new campus, which will feature an innovation and entrepreneurship center and sustainable building processes, will be developed in two phases, with the first portion set to open in 2019 and...

  • A snowboarding and ski course, escape rooms, grocery bingo, basketball and hockey games are some of the more than 20 events and activities planned for the ninth annual Rochester Institute of Technology FreezeFest for students, faculty and staff to celebrate Rochester's winter season. The festival, Feb. 1-4, sponsored by RIT's Center for...

  • Wendell Castle, treasured Artist in Residence at Rochester Institute of Technology and widely recognized as the "father of the art furniture movement," died in his Scottsville, N.Y., home on Jan. 20. He was 85 years old. The much-celebrated American designer and craftsman invented a completely new way of designing and constructing furniture,...

  • Jeremy Haefner is stepping down as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology. Haefner, RIT's provost since July 2008, will become the provost and executive vice chancellor at University of Denver, effective July 15. He will remain at RIT through this academic year. "As I look back...

  • A member of Rochester Institute of Technology's bowling team has been named a member of the United States Bowling Congress's Junior Team USA, a prestigious honor given to the top 12 male and female bowlers in the country who are under age 21. Laura Branch, 19, a second-year biotechnology and molecular bioscience...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology has been recognized for offering some of the nation's best online programs. The 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, released today, featured RIT on five of its lists, ranking: 36th in the nation for "Best Online MBA Programs," offered by Saunders College of Business; 40th for...

  • UPDATE: 8:08 a.m. Jan. 8: Power has been restored to campus. RIT is open. We will continue to monitor the situation with RG&E. Thank you for your patience. 7:26 a.m. Jan. 8: The RIT campus is experiencing a power outage this morning. We are working with RG&E to restore power as quickly as possible....

  • Rochester Institute of Technology ranks among the country's best values in private colleges, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance's Top 300 College Values of 2018. Kiplinger's annual list ranks all universities, then does breakouts of the top 100 private universities, liberal arts colleges and public colleges. RIT ranked 91stth out of 100 on the...

  • A 2009 alumnus has given Rochester Institute of Technology $50 million, the largest donation ever made to the university and one of the largest ever in the region. The unprecedented gift comes from Austin McChord, founder and CEO of Datto, a Connecticut-based data protection company with engineering and support offices in downtown...

  • The entire RIT community is invited to join RIT President David Munson, President Emeritus Bill Destler and Board of Trustees Chair Christine Whitman tomorrow for a historic announcement. You'll hear unprecedented news that will dramatically shape the university's future. When: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. Students, faculty and staff are asked to arrive...

  • Amy Reed admits that her first year as coach of the RIT women's basketball team was trying. When she started a decade ago, the team had had only one winning season since 1987. On top of that, she only had seven players. "It was a real struggle," said Reed, who played Division I...

  • As Fatmah Bamashmous painstakingly crafts furniture for her thesis in RIT's woodworking studio, she uses a mixture of traditional hand tools and state-of-the-art power tools. She has a distinct vision for what she is trying to accomplish, and her designs draw inspiration from calligraphy and the Arabic alphabet. "I want to create...

  • Two companies at Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations incubator have been selected to compete for the $1 million grand prize in the New York state-funded Luminate NY accelerator program. The companies, Positive Science and Molecular Glasses, will join eight others for a six-month accelerator program at High Tech Rochester's incubator space...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology students are encouraged to volunteer to prepare 20,000 healthy meals for the community during the Giving Tuesday Hunger Project, from noon to 3 p.m., Nov. 28 in the Gordon Field House. Giving Tuesday, traditionally held on the Tuesday following Black Friday, encourages people to volunteer and give back...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Public Safety Initiatives is hosting a contest to encourage interdisciplinary teams of students and faculty to develop ways public safety problems can be helped with the use of STEAM-related solutions involving science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. A $5,000 prize will be awarded to the first-place...

  • RIT will recognize four faculty and staff alumni with the Golden Brick Award at this year's Faculty and Staff Alumni Breakfast and Golden Brick Awards Ceremony. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Gene Polisseni Center Lobby. The award ceremony will take place from 9 to 10...

  • The annual Rochester Institute of Technology Veterans Day Breakfast will be held this year from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. The celebration pays tribute to individuals who serve or have served honorably in uniform. More than 500 people typically attend the event, now...

  • Beer-lovers can soon get a taste of Rochester Institute of Technology, courtesy of the new Tiger Blood India Pale Ale created by Rochester-based Three Heads Brewing. The seasonal brew, flavored with blood oranges, will debut in cans at the Gene Polisseni Center during the RIT men's hockey game on Friday, Nov. 10,...

  • The outskirts of spiral galaxies like our own could be crowded with colliding black holes of massive proportions and a prime location for scientists hunting the sources of gravitational waves, said researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology in an upcoming paper in Astrophysical Journal Letters. The RIT study identifies an overlooked region...