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  • January 21, 2021

    portrait of Panos Markopolous.

    Professor wins USAF Research Program Young Investigator Award

    Panos Markopolous recently received an Air Force Research Young Investigator award to develop a more robust sensor analysis system to better evaluate data simultaneously from sources such as cameras, oscilloscopes, and other sensors. The work could provide more comprehensive and reliable information in the design of intelligent machines that can learn from data collected from all types of sensors with less data corruption.

  • January 19, 2021

    exterior view of seven-floor brick building and metal sculpture.

    Beacon Education announces partnership with RIT

    Beacon Education, the world’s largest provider of online graduate degrees to China, is excited to announce its newest partnership with RIT, beginning with Saunders College of Business and the online MS in business analytics program.

  • January 15, 2021

    side-by-side images of the Jewel Bug Nebula using different colors to highlight different areas.

    Astronomers dissect the anatomy of planetary nebulae using Hubble Space Telescope images

    Images of two iconic planetary nebulae taken by the Hubble Space Telescope are revealing new information about how they develop their dramatic features. Researchers from RIT and Green Bank Observatory presented new findings about the Butterfly Nebula and the Jewel Bug Nebula at the 237th meeting of the American Astronomical Society on Friday, Jan. 15.

  • January 15, 2021

    two masked members of RIT Ambulance in front of an ambulance

    Answering the call during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Members of RIT Ambulance this academic year have continued to answer 911 calls on the RIT campus all while taking additional precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. They responded to simple traumas, such as patients falling off a bike, falling out of bed, hitting their head or an allergic reaction. They also transported students to quarantine locations.

  • January 15, 2021

    two people hugging in field with makeshift grave markers and a sign that reads "Say their names."

    Podcast: Documenting the Black Experience through Photography  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 42: Joshua Rashaad McFadden, an award-winning and internationally recognized assistant professor of photography, talks with Todd Jokl, dean of RIT’s College of Art and Design, about how his artwork transcends the genres of fine art, street photography, and photojournalism to bring forward powerful stories about the realities of the injustices Black people in America are still facing today.

  • January 15, 2021

    student wearing full protective gear for hazardous waste.

    SG rep helps shape safe procedures for RIT spring semester

    More than a dozen RIT administrators and staff members have met regularly to discuss ways to help keep campus open as safely as possible as more is learned about COVID-19. To provide a student perspective, Griffin Warntz is serving on RIT’s Spring Planning Task Force.

  • January 15, 2021

    students wearing face masks and sitting socially distanced on a lawn.

    RIT creates action plan for race and ethnicity

    Following the slayings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, the nation was challenged to change its ways in response to systemic racism and social inequity. University leaders spent the summer engaging with students, faculty, staff, and alumni groups to generate a list of roughly 100 ideas of ways RIT can do more on these fronts.

  • January 15, 2021

    artist's rendering of new sports complex.

    Athletic facilities on deck for improvements

    Plans to upgrade RIT’s outdoor athletic facilities continue to unfold. The first phase of the department’s multimillion dollar stadium project is scheduled to begin this year.