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Saunders College of Business will honor the Gueldenpfennig family for their dedication as alumni and longtime RIT supporters—who turned REDCOM Laboratories Inc. into one of the world’s leading suppliers of secure and reliable communications solutions—with the 2022 Phil Saunders Cornerstone of Philanthropy Award during this year’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend.
Zhi Zheng’s robot is skilled at Tai Chi, and her research team hopes it will soon lead a class of older adults at a local community center. Zheng, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in Kate Gleason College of Engineering, developed the humanoid robot as part of her assistive technology research.
RIT has named Neeraj Buch as the new dean of undergraduate education and associate provost for student success. Buch begins his new leadership role Jan. 16. Buch joins RIT from Michigan State University.
RIT faculty are a resource not just for students, but for their colleagues as well. Now, a fellowship program will share their expertise through peer mentorship, training, and program development. The Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellows Program launched this fall with eight fellowships.
Yidan Hu and Ivan De Oliveira Nunes have each won Meta Research Awards for their cutting-edge cybersecurity research. The assistant professors of computing security are working to protect people’s safety on their augmented reality and smart devices.
RIT is making it easier for military veterans and their families to attend college by opening the Office of Veteran Student Success. While RIT has long offered support to veterans, this is the first time a central office and space has been dedicated to support them.
The 11th annual Rochester Fringe Festival concludes this weekend, with nearly 20 free performances and exhibits from RIT students, faculty, staff, and retirees. Here, jazz ensemble Midnight Waves performs. Shows include a cappella groups; Dangerous Signs (American Sign Language, poetry, song, and dance); steel drums; Japanese drumming; dance; kazooing; belly dancing; and a drag show. Free shuttle buses available for RIT students.
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The Friendly Fire podcast interviews Justin Pelletier, director of the Cyber Range and Training Center in RIT’s ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute, about cybersecurity training and the importance of diversity and inclusion.