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  • January 24, 2022

    artist rendering of a multi-story glass building.

    Wallace Library renovation transforms first floor

    Wallace Library’s first floor is undergoing extensive demolition and renovation this winter, and the makeover will be stunning. The library building will reopen to the RIT community in fall 2023, along with completion of the Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED) and the Monroe Hall renovation.

  • January 17, 2022

    book cover of Communicating Knowledge Visually: Will Burtin’s Scientific Approach to Information Design.

    RIT Press publishes in-depth look at Will Burtin’s scientific approach to design

    The contributions and relevance of a pioneering 20th century information designer is the focus of a new publication by RIT Press. Communicating Knowledge Visually: Will Burtin’s Scientific Approach to Information Design, by R. Roger Remington and Sheila Pontis, offers contemporary designers, educators, and students a master class in Burtin’s design philosophy.

  • December 6, 2021

    the Vela pulsar, a rapidly rotating neutron star.

    RIT scientists develop machine learning techniques to shed new light on pulsars

    New machine learning techniques developed by scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology are revealing important information about how pulsars—rapidly rotating neutron stars—behave. In a new study published by Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the researchers outlined their new techniques and how they applied to study Vela, the brightest radio pulsar in the sky.

  • November 15, 2021

    two researchers wearing masks and sitting next to a computer setup.

    Engineering faculty awarded NSF funding to improve computing system memory

    Dorin Patru and Linlin Chen, faculty-researchers at RIT, received a grant from the National Science Foundation to upgrade functions of programmable memory. They, along with colleagues from University of Rochester, will develop new algorithms to improve the internal computing memory system to enable scalable and more robust performance.

  • November 3, 2021

    portrait of Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad.

    RIT alumnus studies the intersection of technology and the liberal arts

    Though he graduated with a computer science degree, Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad ’06 spent much of his time at RIT in the College of Liberal Arts. He is a firm believer that inserting humanities and the liberal arts into science and technology curricula is imperative. Ahmad will return to RIT Nov. 4 as this fall’s Stan McKenzie Salon speaker for a virtual conversation with his former professor, Evan Selinger.

  • October 25, 2021

    group of students holding a banner that reads: SPEX RIT space exploration.

    Podcast: Boldly Going into Space and onto Careers 

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 52: RIT Space Exploration, or RIT SPEX, gives students hands-on experience on projects in the growing space industry. Current student leader Ryan Brown talks with RIT SPEX alumni Evan Putnam and Amber Dubill, who took their experiences to industry leaders Raytheon Intelligence and Space and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

  • October 22, 2021

    environmental portrait of research scientist Meredith Noyes.

    RIT’s Image Permanence Institute receives $375,543 federal grant from IMLS

    The Image Permanence Institute at RIT has received a National Leadership Grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that will identify critical preservation challenges associated with 3D printed materials and technologies found in museums and develop resources that will support 3D printed object preservation.