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  • February 27, 2023

    Emma Nastro, left, and Lee Sortore, right, sitting on a bench outside of Liberal Arts Hall.

    Interdisciplinary team heads to Ethics in Engineering Case Competition

    An interdisciplinary pair of RIT students is headed to Bethesda, Md., to participate in the 2023 Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competition. Emma Nastro, a third-year museum studies student, and Lee Sortore, a fifth-year mechanical engineering student, will represent RIT at the competition, which is held Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence. This is the first time an RIT team has competed in this competition.

  • February 24, 2023

    In the clean room looking at semiconductors.

    RIT becomes partner in national semiconductor center

    RIT recently became a partner in the SUPREME Center (Superior Energy-efficient Materials and Devices), a new $34 million research center based at Cornell University. The center will focus on development of energy-efficient semiconductor materials and technologies.

  • February 22, 2023

    college student holding a poster for Imagine RIT.

    2023 Imagine RIT poster blends technology with the arts

    An imaginary close-up of the inside of a computer, mixed with neon lights, microphones, an artist’s palette, molecules, and computer code, has been selected as this year’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival poster. The winning poster was created by Annelise Wall, a second-year new media design major.

  • February 15, 2023

    cover of The New Yorker magazine featuring a dog in the style of Eustace Tilley.

    RIT grad’s art ‘New Tricks’ featured on the cover of ‘The New Yorker’

    RIT alumnus John W. Tomac ’03 (illustration) has recreated The New Yorker’s iconic dandy Eustace Tilley as a dog for the cover of the magazine’s February 2023 issue, which is on stands now. Tomac’s artwork, called New Tricks, continues the tradition of The New Yorker’s annual February anniversary issue displaying a different artist’s version of the magazine’s mascot.

  • February 10, 2023

    Up close photo of students sitting in chairs looking ahead.

    RIT-Rochester Prep High School Partnership gives students a preview of college

    Plastic pollutants, the coronavirus, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the strength of nanowires, and why freshly cut grass smells the way it does—these are some of the topics students from Rochester Prep High School explored during a mentorship program with RIT faculty. They shared their projects and new perspectives during the RIT-Rochester Prep Capstone Showcase held Feb. 6 at RIT.

  • February 8, 2023

    Students gather around table watching welding in blue safety suits.

    College of Art and Design’s new MAKE program opens doors for creative exploration

    RIT students will have more opportunities to flex their creative muscles outside of the classroom through a new program called MAKE, housed within RIT’s College of Art and Design. The new program creates opportunities for students outside of the college to engage with the resources and expertise available within the School for American Crafts and School of Art.

  • February 6, 2023

    group of more than 70 performers posing for a group photo on a stage.

    Retrograde wins Ovation: RIT Performing Arts Showcase

    Retrograde, a classical rock band formed about a year and a half ago with five RIT students, won best performance and a $500 prize in this year’s Ovation: RIT Performing Arts Showcase, held Friday night in Ingle Auditorium.

  • February 6, 2023

    logo for Imagine RIT, creativity and innovation festival.

    Voting begins for this year’s Imagine RIT poster

    Voting is open to select finalists in this year’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival poster contest. Seventy-five poster designs, intended to capture the spirit of the annual festival, were submitted for consideration.

  • February 3, 2023

    man speaking in front of a NASA logo.

    NASA astrophysicist is RIT’s Academic Convocation keynote speaker

    Thomas Zurbuchen, astrophysicist and the longest continually serving associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate in NASA’s history, will be the keynote speaker for RIT’s Academic Convocation ceremony starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 12, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center.

  • February 1, 2023

    six students posing on steps outside and demonstrating juggling, ballet, and playing the trombone.

    Performing Arts Scholars hit new high

    More students involved in performing arts are currently enrolled at RIT than ever before. This year’s class includes a record 482 new students who received Performing Arts Scholarships.