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  • 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...

  • An adjunct professor in RIT's School of Art has created three magnificent monuments, with more to come, to honor Frederick Douglass' living legacy as a man and freedom-seeker and his 25 years in Rochester, N.Y., that resulted in some of his most influential life's work. Olivia Kim is shaping and molding 13...

  • RIT displayed its signature blend of arts and technology Thursday in an evening of entertainment centered on a major announcement about the university's future. "RIT has publicly launched a $1 billion blended campaign, the largest fundraising effort in the university's history," President David Munson told nearly 2,000 invited guests at RIT's Gene Polisseni...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology has named Ellen Granberg as its new provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs. Granberg, who is currently serving as senior associate provost at Clemson University, joins RIT on Aug. 19 and will be the first woman in the university's history to serve as provost, which is...

  • Summer is prime construction season at Rochester Institute of Technology, and this year several outdoor improvements are underway on campus. Current projects include the first phase of a three-year "active transportation improvement" initiative as curbs, speed bumps and sidewalks are reconfigured to improve safety and traffic flow, said Paul Drozdziel, director of...

  • The planned Global Cybersecurity Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology got a tremendous boost with the receipt of $5 million grant through the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program. The grant, combined with designated funding from a donation made by 2009 RIT alumnus Austin McChord, will go toward construction...

  • A new lab inside Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), made possible by a $2 million gift from RIT alumnus and former trustee Sudhakar "Bal" Dixit, will provide innovative research and testing on fire-resistant materials and systems. The Bal Dixit Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Fire Protection Research is...

  • Dhireesha Kudithipudi and Christopher Kanan are professors with different kinds of students. Their classrooms are labs, and the students are high-tech computers they are "teaching to think." Kudithipudi, a professor of computer engineering, and Kanan, an assistant professor of imaging science, are part of a growing group of  RIT researchers working in...

  • Ian Mortimer '04 (MBA), who has 25 years of experience in higher education, has been named vice president of Enrollment Management at Rochester Institute of Technology. With an enrollment of 19,000 students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. Students hail from all 50 states and more than...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's Baja Racing team won its third and final international competition of the season on Saturday, as well as the 2018 North American Championship title against hundreds of other college teams from around the world. Baja Racing is one of several collegiate design competitions sponsored by SAE where students...

  • Rochester Institute of Technology's partnership with Rochester Prep High School reached a major milestone today: all 25 of the graduating students from the first class at Rochester Prep High School are bound for college. Today the charter school's initial group of seniors celebrated Decision Day, announcing where they will attend college...

  • As new technology evolves, the challenge for graduating students is to figure out how it can benefit humanity. That was the message Thomas Wheeler, former director of the Federal Communications Commission, shared with graduates at Rochester Institute of Technology's 133rd annual commencement in the Gordon Field House today. He was one of...

  • One of the largest college recycling and sustainability programs in the country is underway at Rochester Institute of Technology, as the academic year ends and students move out and donate otherwise discarded items to the fourth annual Goodbye, Goodbuy! event. Up to 200 volunteers help collect, weigh, sort, store and sell items...

  • Christian Goossen was explaining to a visitor an exhibit on how a person might survive on Mars. The visitor asked how far along he was on his Ph.D. "I'm a freshman," replied Goossen, a biotechnology and molecular bioscience major from Chili, N.Y. Goossen was among hundreds of RIT students behind a record 438 exhibits...