News Stories


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College / Division
  • September 16, 2020

    portrait of Yong “Tai” Wang.

    RIT names Yong “Tai” Wang as dean of College of Health Sciences and Technology

    Yong “Tai” Wang currently is dean and endowed chair professor of the Drs. Lee Roy and Lucy Mathis College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Texas at Tyler, a role he has held since 2014. He was chosen for the RIT dean following a national search, and will begin his new leadership role in January.

  • September 16, 2020

    Portrait of Robert Frasca

    RIT invests in blockchain-focused fund Cosimo X

    Cosimo X invests in businesses that use digital assets and blockchain protocols to advance the digital economy. According to industry experts, the investment by RIT marks the first time that any university in the United States has directly invested in a tokenized venture fund. The fund’s parent company, Cosimo Ventures, was co-founded six years ago by RIT alumnus Robert Frasca ’88 (mechanical engineering).

  • September 14, 2020

    students and staff members at a table outdoors learning about voting registration.

    RIT ROAR the Vote seeks to engage students

    RIT’s ROAR the Vote campaign is making it simple for RIT students to become engaged, educated voters this fall through registration drives and presidential election debate viewing parties.

  • September 13, 2020

    graphic that reads: RIT Alert: test complete, all clear.

    Test of RIT Alert complete. All clear.

    RIT just conducted a test of RIT Alert, the emergency mass notification system. If this were a real emergency, you would have been provided with additional information about the emergency and any actions you would need to take.

  • September 11, 2020

    firetruck ladder extended over campus statue with large American flag flying from the bucket.

    ROTC commemorates 9/11

    Each year, RIT commemorates the events of Sept. 11, 2001, with a vigil and flag display at the Sentinel in front of the Student Alumni Union. The RIT, New York state and American flags are also lowered to half-staff today in honor of Patriot Day.