• Transforming the landscape,  transforming RIT

    Transforming the landscape, transforming RIT

    Monday, August 6, 2018 - 11:10am

    RIT's history is fascinating and eclectic. Our university started with a progressive vision and uncommon ambition. First, we were born of an unlikely institutional marriage of an influential cultural association, the Rochester Athenaeum, founded in 1829, and a technical training school, the Mechanics Institute, founded in 1885. Yet it was the…
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  • Announcing 'Transforming RIT: The Campaign for Greatness'

    Announcing 'Transforming RIT: The Campaign for Greatness'

    Friday, July 13, 2018 - 2:12am

    RIT displayed its signature blend of arts and technology Thursday in an evening of entertainment centered on a major announcement about the university's future. "RIT has publicly launched a $1 billion blended campaign, the largest fundraising effort in the university's history," President David Munson told nearly 2,000 invited guests at RIT's Gene Polisseni…
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  • RIT names Ellen Granberg as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs

    RIT names Ellen Granberg as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs

    Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 3:20pm

    Rochester Institute of Technology has named Ellen Granberg as its new provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs. Granberg, who is currently serving as senior associate provost at Clemson University, joins RIT on Aug. 19 and will be the first woman in the university's history to serve as provost, which is…
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  • RIT will continue to lead Pollution Prevention Institute after DEC's contract renewal

    RIT will continue to lead Pollution Prevention Institute after DEC's contract renewal

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 5:10pm

    A Rochester Institute of Technology-led consortium has won a $19.5 million, five-year award from the New York State Department of Environmental Conversation (DEC) to operate the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), allowing RIT to continue to lead important environmental projects and initiatives that have a significant impact on businesses…
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  • RIT receives $5 million state grant to build its Global Cybersecurity Institute

    RIT receives $5 million state grant to build its Global Cybersecurity Institute

    Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 8:31pm

    The planned Global Cybersecurity Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology got a tremendous boost with the receipt of $5 million grant through the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program. The grant, combined with designated funding from a donation made by 2009 RIT alumnus Austin McChord, will go toward construction…
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  • Ian Mortimer named RIT vice president for Enrollment Management

    Ian Mortimer named RIT vice president for Enrollment Management

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 2:14pm

    Ian Mortimer '04 (MBA), who has 25 years of experience in higher education, has been named vice president of Enrollment Management at Rochester Institute of Technology. With an enrollment of nearly 19,000 students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. Students hail from all 50 states and more…
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