November 18, 2020
RIT to establish public interest technologies group to collaborate with tribal communities
Paul Shipman, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, is the principal investigator and will use the $45,000 grant to build a career placement/pipeline model and build a working group at RIT of students and faculty who desire to work in PIT within tribal communities.
November 11, 2020
Three new engineering doctoral programs expected to start next fall
Three new engineering doctoral degree programs at RIT were approved by the New York State Department of Education and are focused on using multidisciplinary approaches to solving today’s global challenges.
November 9, 2020
COVID Update: Alert Level Moves to Orange
This past weekend we continued to experience a rise of COVID-19. Rates of infection have increased to the point where we must elevate our COVID Alert Level to Orange. This will prompt changes in the way we operate for the remainder of the semester.
November 6, 2020
Podcast: Native Americans in Higher Education
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 39: Nicole Scott, director of RIT’s Native American Future Stewards Program, and Abigail Reigner, a second-year mechanical engineering student who is the regional student representative for the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, discuss life as Native Americans in higher education, learning about Native cultures, and some of the unique ways RIT partners with tribal nations and organizations.
October 29, 2020
Students, community team up to change narratives around addiction
A one-credit workshop allowed RIT students to examine ways of sharing more accurate depictions of a complex topic. The class culminates in an exhibition that opens Nov. 5.
October 23, 2020
Research team wins Catalyst Award in first year of international challenge
David Borkholder, Linwei Wang, Caroline Easton, and Adam Smith, part of RIT's Personalized Healthcare Technology signature research initiative, recently won a Catalyst Award from the National Academy of Medicine for their project, “Improving Health for the Aging through Daily Vital Signs Monitoring.”
October 19, 2020
RIT spring semester will begin Jan. 25
RIT classes for spring semester will begin Jan. 25. The semester will also include three “recharge” days and one reading day prior to final exams. The last day of classes for spring semester will be Wednesday, May 5, with final exams running May 7-13. Commencement is scheduled for May 14-15.
October 19, 2020
Faculty-researcher sees COVID-19 unfold from global perspective while on sabbatical at UNICEF
While the pandemic touched RIT locally, Ruben Proano, associate professor of industrial engineering, saw it from a global perspective, as part of a year-long sabbatical at UNICEF in Copenhagen, Denmark. His work extended ongoing research on making the vaccine market more affordable and profitable.
October 16, 2020
Tiger Alumni Week offers dozens of virtual activities
Virtual reunions, interactive programs, talks, a 5K, e-Sports, and even Tiger Trivia are just some of the dozens of events slated for Tiger Alumni Week, beginning Monday for RIT alumni, students, families, faculty, and staff.
October 14, 2020
RIT, URMC receive grant to study benefits of AI-enabled toilet seat technology
Toilet seats with high-tech sensors might be the non-invasive technology of the future that could help reduce hospital return rates of individuals with heart disease. A joint project by researchers at RIT and the University of Rochester Medical Center will determine if in-home monitoring can successfully record vital signs and reduce risk and costly re-hospitalization rates for people with heart failure. The five-year, $2.9 million venture is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
October 14, 2020
L3Harris becomes industry partner for RIT’s Future Photon Initiative
RIT’s Future Photon Initiative (FPI) and L3Harris have entered into a new industry partnership to develop quantum technologies. The partners will begin developing next steps for experiments and analysis focused on quantum information processing for communication, sensing, and computing.
October 9, 2020
Linwei Wang named new director of RIT’s Personalized Healthcare Technology initiative
Linwei Wang has been named the new director of the Personalized Healthcare Technology signature research initiative at RIT, and Adam Smith has been named Creative Director, a new position with the group.