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Ben Clements, a fifth-year mechanical engineering major from Clifton Springs, N.Y., is an RIT student orientation coordinator for this year’s incoming class, and will be supervising around 150 orientation leaders.
This year will mark the beginning of RIT’s partnership with Akademos to create a new, virtual bookstore. The new website will allow students to find the best prices for the materials for each of their classes and can ship materials directly to them.
RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology is preparing for significant growth with a new streamlined organizational structure. The move clarifies direct reporting and aligns the college with the university’s model of grouping programs under departments.
RIT students participated in this summer’s Studio930 design consultancy, an interdisciplinary studio that focuses on the development of assistive healthcare solutions by leveraging the use of technology, art, and design. The 10-week long summer experience concluded with a student exhibition inside RIT’s LiveAbility Lab, a close partnership between RIT and the Al Sigl Community of Agencies.
A new state-of-the-art golf simulator has been installed in the RIT Student Life Center and will enable students, faculty, staff, and alumni to experience virtual golfing on more than 170 courses around the world.
A team of faculty and student researchers at RIT are helping create a more accessibility-literate and empathetic software engineering workforce. The researchers, led by Daniel Krutz, assistant professor of software engineering, are developing free online lessons on how to create software that is accessible for those with visual, cognitive, hearing, dexterity, and other disabilities.
The exhibition “RIT Big Shot: 35 Years of Painting with Light” was installed in the University Gallery this week and is on view Aug. 15-Oct. 16. It chronicles the history of the nighttime photographic project using artificial light to paint a subject during an extended exposure.
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Rochester Business Journal reports on Wayfair's gift of roughly $850,000 in server equipment to RIT’s Computer Science House. The donation was facilitated by RIT alum Fred Oettinger, who works at the company.