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Zhi Zheng’s robot is skilled at Tai Chi, and her research teams hopes it will soon lead a class of older adults at a local community center. Zheng, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, developed a sophisticated humanoid robot as part of her assistive technology research.
RIT has named Neeraj Buch as the new dean of undergraduate education and associate provost for student success. Buch begins his new leadership role Jan. 16. Buch joins RIT from Michigan State University.
RIT faculty are a resource not just for students, but for their colleagues as well. Now, a fellowship program will share their expertise through peer mentorship, training, and program development. The Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellows Program launched this fall with eight fellowships.
Yidan Hu and Ivan De Oliveira Nunes have each won Meta Research Awards for their cutting-edge cybersecurity research. The assistant professors of computing security are working to protect people’s safety on their augmented reality and smart devices.
RIT is making it easier for military veterans and their families to attend college by opening the Office of Veteran Student Success. While RIT has long offered support to veterans, this is the first time a central office and space has been dedicated to support them.
Eleven RIT alumni have been awarded Distinguished Alumni Awards for the 2022-2023 year. It is the highest award an RIT college can bestow upon its alumni and recognizes alumni who have performed at the highest levels of their profession or who have contributed to the advancement and leadership of civic, philanthropic, or service organizations. The 2022-2023 recipients will be honored during presentations throughout the academic year.
The 11th annual Rochester Fringe Festival concludes this weekend, with nearly 20 free performances and exhibits from RIT students, faculty, staff, and retirees. Here, jazz ensemble Midnight Waves performs. Shows include a cappella groups; Dangerous Signs (American Sign Language, poetry, song, and dance); steel drums; Japanese drumming; dance; kazooing; belly dancing; and a drag show. Free shuttle buses available for RIT students.
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The Rochester Business Journal talks to Ryne Raffaelle, RIT vice president for research and associate provost, about expanding RIT's Battery Prototyping Center. (This content requires a subscription to view.)