Imagine RIT News

  • February 17, 2021

    Imagine RIT festival poster with a 3D tiger, and a portrait of the student who created the poster.

    2021 Imagine RIT winning poster selected

    An image showing a tiger emerging from an ocean of pandemic, climbing toward a ray of light, has been selected as this year’s poster for the Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival. The poster was designed by Luke Chen, a second-year new media design major.

  • February 4, 2021

    Imagine Festival logo

    Imagine RIT to be held virtually on May 1

    After careful consideration, it has been decided that this year’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival will be fully virtual for safety and planning purposes. The date remains set for May 1, 2021.

  • January 15, 2021

    two masked members of RIT Ambulance in front of an ambulance

    Answering the call during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Members of RIT Ambulance this academic year have continued to answer 911 calls on the RIT campus all while taking additional precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. They responded to simple traumas, such as patients falling off a bike, falling out of bed, hitting their head or an allergic reaction. They also transported students to quarantine locations.

  • December 8, 2020

    portrait of Vanessa Herman.

    Vanessa J. Herman named vice president for Government and Community Relations

    RIT has selected Vanessa J. Herman, a higher education veteran, as its new vice president for Government and Community Relations. Herman, currently serving as assistant vice president for government and community relations at Pace University, was chosen after a national search. She begins her RIT duties on Jan. 4, 2021.

  • November 18, 2020

    side-by-side images of a 15th-century manuscript, one showing regular text and the other showing text that had been erased.

    RIT students discover hidden 15th-century text on medieval manuscripts

    RIT students discovered lost text on 15th-century manuscript leaves using an imaging system they developed as freshmen. By using ultraviolet-fluorescence imaging, the students revealed that a manuscript leaf held in RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection was actually a palimpsest, a manuscript on parchment with multiple layers of writing.

  • March 4, 2020

    rollercoaster made of colorful K'Nex pieces.

    Imagine RIT gives students a stage

    The annual festival, now in its 13th year, is a showcase day for RIT. But Imagine RIT isn’t just a one-day celebration. Every day, RIT students, faculty and staff are working to pair technology, art and design in ways that move the world forward.

  • February 25, 2020

    Imagine RIT Creativity and Innovation Festival logo.

    Winner announced in 2020 Imagine RIT poster contest

    The winning design in this year’s Imagine RIT poster contest was created by Jacqueline Lando, a fourth-year student majoring in new media design. Her design—colorful images sprouting from the mind—was chosen from among 28 entries in the contest.