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  • October 23, 2020

    four researchers posing for photo.

    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

    graphic of calendar of the month of January with the 25th circled.

    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

    jack-o-lanterns lined up along an outdoor track.

    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

    graphic that reads: Current RIT COVID-19 Alert Level: Yellow (Low to Moderate Risk).

    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 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

    portrait of Yong “Tai” Wang.

    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.

  • August 25, 2020

    professor Caroline Easton.

    Easton honored as Health Care Hero

    Caroline Easton has been named a COVID-19 Health Care Hero by the Rochester Business Journal for her advocacy for homeless people at the House of Mercy shelter during the coronavirus pandemic.