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  • October 15, 2021

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    RIT returns to Fashion Week Rochester with remarkable creativity

    After two years away from the runway, RIT metals and jewelry design students and alumni triumphantly returned to Fashion Week Rochester Thursday night with a stunning demonstration of technology, art, and design in the form of self-designed wearable sculpture.

  • October 14, 2021

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    Munson says campus is lively, growing

    In his latest “Ask Munson” series on WITR-FM (89.7), RIT President David Munson said the campus now is as lively as he’s ever seen it, with students enjoying activities, this weekend’s Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend, and construction projects at full speed.

  • October 12, 2021

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    President Munson live on WITR radio Wednesday

    WITR-FM (89.7) will host RIT President David Munson at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, to kick off the “Ask Munson” series that will occur quarterly through the academic year.

  • October 11, 2021

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    RIT surpasses $76 million in research funding in 2020-21 pandemic year

    RIT's sponsored research awards surpassed $76 million for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, another significant milestone in spite of the challenges posed to research efforts brought about by the pandemic. In addition, the university also achieved a new record in terms of the number and the cumulative value of proposals submitted.

  • October 11, 2021

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    RIT receives $1 million grant to upgrade and expand its cleanroom facility

    The Kate Gleason College of Engineering was awarded a $1 million Higher Education Capital Matching Grant (HECAP) from New York state. The award will be used to upgrade and expand the college’s cleanroom facility to accommodate the growth of research in biomedical technologies such as drug delivery and lab-on-chip devices.

  • October 8, 2021

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    Faculty compensation is focus of NSF-sponsored research

    To build understanding of faculty compensation systems and improve conversations around salary, several RIT faculty members are sharing their experiences with a National Science Foundation-funded multidisciplinary research team. The team’s goal is to significantly expand knowledge of best practices for faculty compensation to a broader community in higher education and provide insights to guide compensation practices.  

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  • October 13, 2021

    Photo by A. Sue Weisler

    The Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser, hosted by Shop One, wraps up this weekend. The sale features glass pumpkins and gourds hand-blown by RIT Glass students. The shop is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Proceeds benefit RIT’s Women’s Council and the glass program.

Spring 2021 University Magazine

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

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