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  • December 6, 2021

    environmental portrait of student Nidhi Baindur.

    RIT welcomes its most recent Newman Civic Fellow

    Growing up in a family of teachers, Nidhi Baindur has valued education from a very young age. Baindur, a second-year computational mathematics major from the island nation of Mauritius, is well on her way to helping others as just the second RIT recipient of the Newman Civic Fellowship, which recognizes and supports community-committed students who are change-makers and public problem solvers.

  • December 6, 2021

    the Vela pulsar, a rapidly rotating neutron star.

    RIT scientists develop machine learning techniques to shed new light on pulsars

    New machine learning techniques developed by scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology are revealing important information about how pulsars—rapidly rotating neutron stars—behave. In a new study published by Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the researchers outlined their new techniques and how they applied to study Vela, the brightest radio pulsar in the sky.

  • December 3, 2021

    man in a corn field looking at a stalk.

    Growing faculty diversity

    RIT has modernized its approach to recruiting faculty members to improve representation. Assistant Professor Eli Borrego, pictured above, is an expert in the genetics and biochemistry of plant-microbe and plant-insect communication and ecology, and he was introduced to RIT through the Future Faculty Career Exploration Program.

  • December 3, 2021

    portraits of Katrina Overby and Donathan Brown.

    Podcast: Building A Diverse Faculty at RIT 

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 53: RIT is diversifying its faculty in many ways, and the Future Faculty Career Exploration Program is one of the most important avenues for doing so. Katrina Overby, assistant professor in RIT’s School of Communication and a past participant in the program, talks with Donathan Brown, assistant provost and assistant vice president for faculty diversity and recruitment, about why the program is seen as a model nationally in launching the careers of underrepresented scholars.

  • December 3, 2021

    closeup of RIT President Munson talking into a radio station microphone.

    President Munson: Omicron variant monitored daily

    The new COVID-19 omicron variant, Imagine RIT, RIT Dubai, housing renovations, and athletics were among the topics President Munson discussed during his latest “Ask Munson” question-and-answer interview Thursday on WITR (89.7) radio.