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  • October 25, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of Professor Susan Lakin, student Gia Caruso, and alumnus Matt Olpinski.

    Faculty member develops co-op experiences specific to supporting nonprofit companies

    A new option for co-op experiences at nonprofits is part of a pilot program being developed by a College of Art and Design faculty member. Professor Susan Lakin said the aim of the program is to both fill a need at nonprofits for digitally fluent staff and to provide an important experience for students interested in working closely with community organizations.

  • October 25, 2021

    logo for Constellation Brands.

    Constellation Brands creates scholarship to increase diverse representation in computing

    The endowment set up for the Constellation Brands Endowed Scholarship was made possible by a $50,000 donation from the company, which will provide a scholarship of about $2,500 to one computing student every year. Constellation Brands gave an additional gift to ensure the scholarship could be awarded this fall, with one computing student receiving $2,500 this school year.

  • October 25, 2021

    group of students holding a banner that reads: SPEX RIT space exploration.

    Podcast: Boldly Going into Space and onto Careers  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 52: RIT Space Exploration, or RIT SPEX, gives students hands-on experience on projects in the growing space industry. Current student leader Ryan Brown talks with RIT SPEX alumni Evan Putnam and Amber Dubill, who took their experiences to industry leaders Raytheon Intelligence and Space and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

  • October 22, 2021

    environmental portrait of research scientist Meredith Noyes.

    RIT’s Image Permanence Institute receives $375,543 federal grant from IMLS

    The Image Permanence Institute at RIT has received a National Leadership Grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that will identify critical preservation challenges associated with 3D printed materials and technologies found in museums and develop resources that will support 3D printed object preservation.

  • October 21, 2021

    group of masked people learning a dance.

    RIT/NTID partners with Garth Fagan Dance

    RIT students are already benefitting from a new partnership with Garth Fagan Dance, with RIT Performing Arts Scholarship students taking master classes downtown and students working on a semester-long arts management capstone project to deliver suggestions for the internationally known dance company to potentially implement.

  • October 19, 2021

    Filipino deaf students interact with storybooks using a specially designed learning platform.

    RIT/NTID project hopes to reduce global deaf literacy gap

    Early childhood development professionals often face challenges when teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing youth to read. A new project spearheaded by NTID is hoping to effectively bring literacy education to deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji.

  • October 19, 2021

    Ryan Brooks, owner of Brooks' House of Bar-B-Q.

    Hospitality alumnus barbecues a delicious business and community success story

    Ryan Brooks ’96 (food management) is the third-generation owner of the business that began as a poultry farm, providing fresh eggs and packaged meats to nearby stores. His grandparents dreamed of opening a restaurant, and in 1961, they adapted their catering business into what would become a recognized family-owned business—Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q.

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  • October 25, 2021

    Photo by A. Sue Weisler

    Zeta Tau Alpha’s Pinktober fundraiser for breast cancer education and awareness is all October long. Here, they are set up at Global Village.

Spring 2021 University Magazine

cover of spring 2021 university magazine with the Rochester skyline.

Move over, Silicon Valley. Rochester can be the next great American technology hub. Also inside: Tour the new cybersecurity complex.

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