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  • February 6, 2023

    group of more than 70 performers posing for a group photo on a stage.

    Retrograde wins Ovation: RIT Performing Arts Showcase

    Retrograde, a classical rock band formed about a year and a half ago with five RIT students, won best performance and a $500 prize in this year’s Ovation: RIT Performing Arts Showcase, held Friday night in Ingle Auditorium.

  • February 1, 2023

    Kaitlyn Moy performing on stage with two rainbow colored ribbons.

    RIT students to perform in Ovation on Friday

    RIT students will have a chance to show their talents and compete for cash prizes during Ovation: RIT Performing Arts Showcase from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3 in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union

  • February 1, 2023

    six students posing on steps outside and demonstrating juggling, ballet, and playing the trombone.

    Performing Arts Scholars hit new high

    More students involved in performing arts are currently enrolled at RIT than ever before. This year’s class includes a record 482 new students who received Performing Arts Scholarships.

  • February 1, 2023

    a group of people posing for a photo on the steps of a building in Kosovo.

    International programs enhance education

    Programs with RIT’s international campuses are helping to make well-rounded students. Six new scholarships being piloted this year will allow students from RIT’s main campus to travel to RIT Kosovo to explore the origin and resolution of armed conflict, reconstruction, and institution building at the end of wars.

  • February 1, 2023

    college student posing in front of a wall of National Geographic magazine covers.

    Finding a future profession

    Fourth-year student Anna Pasquantonio has always loved National Geographic and has fond memories of collecting animal trading cards from the National Geographic Kids magazine. Pasquantonio’s summer 2022 internship experience at the organization’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., helped turn a life-long interest into a possible career.

  • February 1, 2023

    rendering of the exterior of a large, white building.

    Composing a new home for musical theater

    A 750-seat music performance theater will be constructed on the RIT campus to offer a venue for musical theater productions. The new building will be the first of two theaters in a performing arts center. The first phase will be an iconic building with more than 40,000 square feet of space, with anticipated completion in 2025.

  • February 1, 2023

    students wearing eyewear and microphones along with faculty members looking at computer screens.

    Doctoral offerings keep growing

    RIT is growing its Ph.D. offerings, adding one new program in the fall of 2023 and two in 2024. This fall, Saunders College of Business will offer a Ph.D. in business administration. In 2024, the College of Liberal Arts will introduce a new doctoral degree in cognitive science and the College of Science will launch a Ph.D. in physics.

  • January 24, 2023

    three college students holding award certificates.

    RIT students receive Kennedy Center awards

    Three RIT students involved in last semester’s production of Everybody brought home awards from the Region II Kennedy Center College Theatre Fest, held Jan. 17-22.