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  • May 26, 2020

    Elementary school children play with small robots they created.

    Annual youth robotics camp at RIT goes online for summer

    Students interested in learning more about building, programming and developing robots and robotics apps will be able to participate in RIT’s annual RoboCamp during online sessions this summer. Camps will be offered starting June 29 through Aug. 14 with several sections to accommodate age and skill level of participants.

  • May 12, 2020

    poster with man's face that reads: Doing good is in RIT's DNA.

    Mission 2020 accomplished with help from the RIT family

    RIT will help nourish a community that is meeting the many challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than $300,000, donated by members of the university during the United Way Campaign—Mission 2020—will go toward building a healthy community for all, providing educational opportunities for youth and to increase economic mobility for Rochester’s citizens.

  • May 6, 2020

    student posing behind Shortsville, N.Y. ambulance.

    Biomedical sciences graduate balanced studies with emergency medicine

    Graduating senior and first responder Bryon Campbell spent his final semester at RIT on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. A New York State Emergency Medical Technician and Certified Flight Paramedic, Campbell volunteered more than 35 hours per week with Shortsville Fire and Ambulance in Shortsville, N.Y.

  • April 24, 2020

    patient listening to doctor from a tablet.

    RIT Student Affairs Division provides wellness support during pandemic

    During this time of COVID-19, the Wellness division of RIT Student Affairs remains a resource for undergraduate and graduate students seeking health care, mental health counseling, nutrition advice or guidance for navigating personal matters. While the delivery process looks different than before the pandemic, the level of care is the same.

  • April 22, 2020

    two women looking at report printout.

    Researchers study drug treatment programs

    Members of RIT’s Center for Public Safety Initiatives are doing their part to help combat the opioid epidemic by determining the effectiveness of a dependency treatment program offered to inmates at the Monroe County Jail.

  • April 16, 2020

    crowd of people standing in the shape of a ribbon.

    RIT’s Relay For Life goes virtual this year for American Cancer Society

    Relay For Life was preparing for its eighth year to benefit the American Cancer Society when the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to change plans. So instead of nearly 1,000 people participating in a 12-hour walking marathon in the Gordon Field House, this year’s Relay For Life will be a five-day online event that will provide entertainment, donation challenges, celebrations of life and more.

  • April 8, 2020

    catering van with two racks of boxed meals.

    RIT Rallies: Dining donating hundreds of meals to front-line medical personnel

    With fewer people eating on campus due to alternative delivery of coursework, RIT Dining has decided to serve a different customer. They’re sending packaged meals to Rochester Regional Health, the university’s affiliated partner, to serve its workers who are helping our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.