As part of RIT’s ongoing commitment to academic and cultural exchanges, several cohorts of international students, including those from Ireland, Germany, and Indonesia, visited campus this fall. The visits were spearheaded, in part, by RIT Global, which has developed partnerships with nearly 100 countries.
Syndicated cartoonist Leigh Rubin explores the creative process in his new book, Think Like a Cartoonist: A Celebration of Humor and Creativity, published by RIT Press. In the book, Rubin compiles examples of creative problem solving, showing the general benefit of his approach to “connecting the dots,” bending the rules, and asking questions in different ways.
For nearly a decade, RIT audiologist Catherine Clark has been volunteering in Ethiopia, providing essential services to the country’s deaf and hard-of-hearing children. As a result of her efforts, Clark was recognized recently with the naming of a new audiology lab in her honor.
WITR-FM (89.7), RIT’s student-run radio station, recently got a jump in power, from 910 watts to 3,000 watts, which now enables listeners in portions of counties surrounding Monroe, some 30 miles away, to hear the station clearly.
Nearly 4,000 RIT students looking for co-ops, internships, or full-time employment are attending RIT’s University-wide Career Fair today in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. Recruiters from more than 250 local, regional, and national employers are on hand, including General Dynamics, National Grid, Moderna, Redcom, Penske, Liberty Pumps, Wegmans Food Markets, and Samsung, among others.
RIT will lead eight universities in developing certificate programs to build and validate focused skills in governance, risk, and compliance. The pilot program is backed by $2.5 million in funding from the National Security Agency — which will make the training free for transitioning veterans and first responders.
On Sept. 29, fourth-year packaging science major Kassidy Burrows, along with fellow packaging science majors Baylee West and Daniel Pinigin, will travel to Binghamton University to present their research at the “Keep it Fresh!” Student Packaging Research Symposium.
The Spring 2023 University Magazine is now available. Read about researching the origins of thousands of galaxies; helping the Flower City bloom with art and design; squishing the barriers of physics, and much more.
Third- and fourth-year illustration students learned about the art of comics from a Marvel master during workshops on Sept. 20. Adam Kubert ’81 (medical illustration) introduced students to the world of a comics artist and the complexity of telling stories panel-by-panel. Students brought their own comics depicting the story of their journey to RIT for critique. Kubert’s workshops were part of his visit to RIT for the grand opening of the Kubert Lounge and Gallery in the Cary Graphics Arts Collection within Wallace Library and a discussion about his work on the Spider-Man India series. The lounge is named for his father, DC Comics artist Joe Kubert.
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