RIT honored employees on Tuesday morning with the annual Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff. The awards are presented to staff members who exemplify outstanding service and dedication to the university and who exhibit a high degree of personal ethics and integrity while consistently demonstrating a strong commitment to student success.
Dr. Daniel Ornt is stepping down as dean/vice president of the College of Health Sciences and Technology/Institute of Health Sciences and Technology at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. He plans to join the faculty following a one-year sabbatical.
Made from an upcycled freight container, the new RIT Hydroponic Farm will provide fresh produce for the chefs who serve nearly 14,000 meals on campus every day. So far, the farm has produced roughly 40 pounds of greens since farm manager Dave Brault started harvesting in early August.
RIT professor Linda Underhill will join the Office of Graduate Education for the academic year as Faculty Associate for Graduate Education. She will support RIT’s strategic goal to grow the university’s doctoral programs.
The popular KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival continues through Saturday, offering hundreds of performances and displays in downtown Rochester, including many showcasing the talents of RIT students, faculty, staff and Osher members.
WHAM-TV talks to student Nicole Baldwin, applied arts and sciences, and Jonathan Weissman, senior lecturer of computing security, about security concerns surrounding FaceApp, a mobile app that transforms faces in photo.
Assistant Professor Alan Smerbeck is working with Q Center director Chris Hinesley on an updated edition of Gender Diversity: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty, which is set to come out in spring 2020. Originally published in 2016, the guide is meant to serve as a base-level reference book for learning about gender diversity, labels and pronouns, and the do’s and don’ts of talking about gender identities.