October 30, 2020
COVID Update: On the Edge of Orange
Due to the trends we are seeing in the community and on our campus, including more and increasing signals of the virus in our wastewater surveillance samples, several restrictions will be in effect as of Saturday, October 31.
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 16, 2020
RIT behavioral health researchers expand opioid addiction treatment to rural N.Y., N.H.
RIT’s Behavioral Health program is expanding in new directions with a clinic on campus and federal funding to deliver addiction treatment in rural communities in upstate New York and rural New Hampshire.
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 9, 2020
RIT COVID-19 Alert Level Moves to Yellow
Over the past several days, RIT has been tracking some connected cases of COVID-19 stemming from a student who traveled out of the Finger Lakes region. This has resulted in a slight uptick in positive cases on campus, and the campus alert level has moved to Yellow.
September 30, 2020
NSF award helps professors develop a data science course for non-computing majors
Professor Rajendra Raj and Associate Professor Xumin Liu have received a National Science Foundation award to develop a hands-on data science course for non-computing majors. The course will first be offered at RIT and then across the country, in an effort to promote computing for all.
September 16, 2020
Caroline Easton Awarded $1M from HRSA
Caroline Easton, a professor in Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences and Technology, received $1M in funding from DHHS: Health Resources & Services Administration to develop and provide addiction therapy for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in rural counties.
September 16, 2020
RIT names Yong “Tai” Wang as dean of College of Health Sciences and Technology
Yong “Tai” Wang currently is dean and endowed chair professor of the Drs. Lee Roy and Lucy Mathis College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Texas at Tyler, a role he has held since 2014. He was chosen for the RIT dean following a national search, and will begin his new leadership role in January.
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 2, 2020
A new prescription for health care includes mind-body well-being
A health care approach centered on integrating mind-body well-being in all aspects of traditional medicine is the focus of a new book by Dr. Laurence Sugarman, research professor in RIT’s biomedical sciences program.
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.