RIT signs commitment to global engagement
RIT among founding signatories for commitment to educating globally connected students
Rochester Institute of Technology is among the first signatories for the new Declaration on University Global Engagement launched by the United Nations Institute for Training Research and the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities.
“We are proud to sign on to this important initiative,” said Ellen Granberg, RIT provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs. “As a globally engaged university, we believe international study provides important learning experiences and will continue to expand these opportunities for our students.”
Universities that sign the declaration agree to a series of actions including increasing student physical and virtual mobility across nations, committing to cross-border and cross-sector research and providing students the skills to productively engage with individuals from different cultural and national backgrounds. To view a full list of universities that have signed the declaration, go to http://globallyengageduniversities.org/signatories.
April 8, 2019
Scientists use multispectral imaging to uncover lost text from manuscripts in Croatia
Croatia has a treasure trove of historically significant manuscripts, but after 800 years of fading ink and worms eating their parchment, much of the text has become impossible to read. Scientists from RIT are using multispectral imaging to make the writing legible once again and preserve the important information the manuscripts hold.
April 2, 2019
RIT to host science education researchers from around the globe for PEER workshop July 5-13
RIT is inviting scholars from across the globe for a workshop this summer to foster innovative research in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education with a focus on developing junior and emerging researchers.
April 1, 2019
Tackling conservation challenges head on
Some people see massive environmental issues as unsalvageable, but Kristen Denninger Snyder ’10 sees them as motivation to keep working toward environmental conservation. Later this year, she will open the Research and Innovation for the Serengeti Ecosystem (RISE) in Tanzania and serve as the center’s head scientist.
April 1, 2019
Creating educational opportunities for all
Sabina Ismailova ’13 created Education for All, a growing nonprofit organization for children with developmental disabilities in Kazakhstan.