September 14, 2020
RIT again ranked among the best universities in the nation by U.S. News
RIT has again been recognized as one of the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report, which also cited the university as among the most innovative, with strong undergraduate research opportunities and a highly regarded cooperative learning program.
September 11, 2020
ROTC commemorates 9/11
Each year, RIT commemorates the events of Sept. 11, 2001, with a vigil and flag display at the Sentinel in front of the Student Alumni Union. The RIT, New York state and American flags are also lowered to half-staff today in honor of Patriot Day.
September 4, 2020
Color printing process and standards are focus of new book by RIT expert
Achieving accurate and precise color reproduction for traditional offset and modern digital print production is in the standards. In Printing-Process Control and Standardization, Robert Chung offers strategies to improve print quality, consistency, and cost savings in the print and communication industries.
September 2, 2020
Two faculty members named to endowed professorships
Barbara Birkett and Gregory D’Amico were appointed to two of the Department of Graphic Media Science and Technology’s prestigious endowed professorships this fall. Birkett assumes the role of the Paul and Louise Miller Endowed Professorship. D’Amico will serve as the Gravure Endowed Professor.
August 30, 2020
Looking to Reopen, Colleges Become Labs for Coronavirus Tests and Tracking Apps
The New York Times talks to Enid Cardinal, senior advisor to the president for strategic planning and sustainability, about RIT's wastewater sampling program to detect coronavirus.
August 26, 2020
RIT names alumnus Orlando Ortiz the 2020-2021 Minett Professor
RIT’s newest Frederick H. Minett Professor is an engaged alumnus, successful professional in the manufacturing industry, and highly active community volunteer. Orlando Ortiz ’04 (manufacturing engineering technology), ’08 (MBA) is the 29th person appointed to the prestigious position, established in 1991.
August 19, 2020
RIT students start semester with encouragement and precautions
RIT welcomes a record number of first-year students today as classes begin in a semester that will look like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new students were welcomed Tuesday afternoon during an online convocation that featured several speakers, livestreamed without an audience from Ingle Auditorium.
August 10, 2020
RIT faculty look ahead to classroom instruction this fall
COVID-19 has challenged the university to consider an even more creative academic portfolio with blended, online, split A/B, and flex class options. To prepare for in-person instruction, RIT has upgraded academic buildings and classrooms. And physical distancing and face coverings, required of faculty and students in classrooms, together provide some of the greatest protection against the spread of COVID-19.
August 7, 2020
COVID-19 alert system aims to identify, reduce risk
RIT is developing an alert system that systematically defines levels of COVID-19 prevalence and transmission risk within our community. Each level will be associated with predetermined actions aimed at reducing risk during the coronavirus pandemic.
July 30, 2020
Alumnus nominated for Congressional Medal of Honor
Brian Chontosh ’00 (mechanical engineering technology) has been nominated for the prestigious Congressional Medal of Honor, one of the oldest and continuously issued awards given to U.S. Armed Forces personnel for courage, valor, and leadership.
July 30, 2020
RIT to monitor wastewater for signs of surges in coronavirus cases before symptoms set in
RIT will use an unusual technique to search for surges in coronavirus cases before those infected even begin displaying symptoms. The university will test wastewater on campus for traces of COVID-19 twice weekly beginning Aug. 5 to get early indications if coronavirus is spreading in campus housing and other areas of campus.
July 30, 2020
Student teams design accessibility, medical solutions in annual studio
Seventeen interdisciplinary teams of students presented their innovative designs developed this summer in the Studio 930 design consultancy.