News

  • September 25, 2020

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    RIT Sponsored Research garners record $82 million in funding

    RIT had its best year ever for sponsored research funding. For fiscal year 2020, which ended June 30, RIT received 382 new awards totaling $82 million. The record funding follows $58 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2019, also a record.

  • September 21, 2020

    two students working in a robotics lab.

    RIT students finding ways to stay active in clubs

    Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students at RIT are still finding ways to participate in hundreds of clubs and organizations this semester, including dancing, designing games, and even skydiving.

  • September 11, 2020

    firetruck ladder extended over campus statue with large American flag flying from the bucket.

    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

    the cover of the book Printing-Process Control and Standardization.

    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

    portraits of Gregory D’Amico and Barbara Birkett.

    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 26, 2020

    Orlando Ortiz, RIT’s 2020-2021 Frederick H. Minett Professor.

    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

    students in a classroom throwing paper airplanes.

    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

    professor teaching from podium behind a plexiglas barrier.

    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

    Current RIT COVID-19 Alert Level: Green: Low Risk with Vigilance.

    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.