University News

Latest News

  • December 7, 2021

    researchers setting up sound equipment in a historic building.

    Team completes international aural heritage research and sound capture

    Three researchers developed a set of tools using advanced augmented and virtual reality technology to preserve and replicate acoustics of historical venues. Their work was part of an international project bringing attention to the overlooked work in preserving aural heritage.

  • 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.

Photo Spotlight

  • December 6, 2021

    Photo by A. Sue Weisler

    Usama Tariq, a graduate student from Pakistan in Saunders College of Business, sorts canned goods at RIT FoodShare Center. FoodShare provides RIT community members with access to food supplies and reduces waste by using donated food. The Center is open for shopping and donations from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Fall 2021 University Magazine

cover of fall 2021 magazine with a student singing into a microphone.

Meet students who are thriving by combining their creative passions with their academic ambitions. Also inside: Growing faculty diversity; educating tomorrow's experts in virtual production.

Download the magazine  

View magazine archive  

Media Coverage

Stay Connected

The RIT community embodies perseverance, resilience, strength, and grit. We successfully completed in-person instruction this fall without having to suspend or cancel classes due to coronavirus outbreaks. How did we do it? With the help of the entire RIT community. The list of kudos and accolades are immeasurable. But essentially, we were RIT ready. And we’ll stay RIT ready moving forward. Thank you for the efforts you've made, and will continue to make.

More Videos