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  • February 16, 2024

    Erin Sarofsky appears in a photograph next to an orange box that notes her name and the words 2024 Womens Leadership Summit Keynote within it

    Saunders College of Business to host second Women’s Leadership Weekend

    Power Your Potential (PYP), celebrating the upcoming national Women's History Month in March, serves as a dynamic platform for area businesswomen to gather insights from peers, engage in educational activities, and foster an environment conducive to women's success in various professional spheres.

  • February 16, 2024

    Juan Noguera is shown standing with a short sleeve chambray shirt and red framed glasses

    Juan Noguera receives 2024 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Design

    Designing with a mindset of equity, empathy, and inclusion has earned Assistant Professor Juan Carlos Noguera the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Design. Noguera is one of four designers from across the country to receive the 2024 Vilcek Foundation Prizes in Design.

  • February 9, 2024

    five students and faculty crowded around a table looking at two laptop computers.

    Doctoral degrees continue to expand

    RIT’s Ph.D. programs continue to grow. Today, RIT enrolls more than 450 doctoral students, including a record 112 new Ph.D. students who started last fall.

  • February 2, 2024

    college student watching professor looking at a stack of wood lengthwise.

    Students lean into technology and design to improve the environment

    Students in Campus Ecology explored how culture, art, science, and design influence their views and understandings of nature. They also discussed how interdisciplinary collaboration and leaning into the intersection of technology, the arts, and design could improve communication and understanding of ecological concepts and sustainability goals.

  • February 2, 2024

    college student runs a vintage printing press, making a poster that says thinkers, makers, printers in gold ink.

    Maker community fills the new SHED

    RIT’s makerspace capacity has grown exponentially from a crowded room on the fourth floor in an engineering building to three floors in the centrally located SHED. New last fall, the SHED complex showcases different kinds of making and learning under one roof—in workshops, performing arts spaces, and extra-large classrooms designed for active learning.

  • January 30, 2024

    a view of one of the hallways in the shed with floor to ceiling windows and students sitting at tables or in lounge seating.

    A place for creativity, collaboration, and discovery 

    The Rochester Beacon talks to Tiffany Brodner, executive director, Student Hall for Exploration and Development, about the new Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED) and its impact as the campus' creative hub.

  • January 29, 2024

    pages of a centuries old text penned by early astronomers Copernicus and Sacrobosco.

    Centuries-old texts penned by early astronomers Copernicus and Sacrobosco find new home at RIT

    The ancient astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was the first scientist to document the theory that the sun is the center of the universe in his book, De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres). That first edition book, along with a delicate manuscript from astronomer Johannes de Sacrobosco, that is contrary to Copernicus’ groundbreaking theory, has now found a permanent home at Rochester Institute of Technology.