• May 22, 2023

    three researchers wearing clean suits handling micro chips.

    RIT part of U.S.-Japan semiconductor development program 

    The Democrat and Chronicle reports on the U.S.-Japan University Partnership for Workforce Advancement and Research & Development in Semiconductors for the Future, of which RIT was named a member during the 2023 G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan.

  • May 17, 2023

    college student sitting in a chair with an open book.

    Graduate Sophia Williams wins Fulbright award to pursue graduate education in the UK

    The earliest written record of hearing loss is believed to date from 1550 BC in ancient Egypt, and written evidence for early sign language and changing attitudes toward deaf individuals comes from Plato in 350 BC—but, according to Sophia Williams ’23, there isn’t much that reflects the significance of these findings in archaeological scholarship. Williams received a Fulbright U.S. Student Award to fund her graduate education at University of York so she can help fill this gap of knowledge.

  • May 17, 2023

    college student wearing a backpack and holding a smartphone that shows a picture of a prosthetic hand.

    Biomedical engineering graduate Maggie Brooks sets sail for UK as Fulbright Scholar

    Maggie Brooks, a biomedical engineering graduate, begins a Fulbright experience this fall at the University of Southampton in its Amputation and Prosthetic Rehabilitation graduate degree program. A top school for people-centered healthcare, it is a good fit for the scholar who is blending technology and design with doing good.

  • May 12, 2023

    three graduating college students wearing their regalia.

    RIT grads told to hold on to hope and work hard to make it happen

    A former top NASA administrator told graduates of RIT that their futures may seem as ambiguous as outer space. But by daring to do mighty things with hope instead of fear, untold possibilities will come into focus. Thomas Zurbuchen, astrophysicist and the longest continually serving associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate in NASA’s history, addressed the crowd during today's Academic Convocation ceremony in the Gordon Field House. More than 4,800 RIT graduates, including those attending RIT’s global campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo, were recognized.

  • May 8, 2023

    a Polaroid photo of a bus shelter held over a Polaroid of the space where the shelter was built, on top of a Google map.

    Helping Flower City bloom

    Over the last year, RIT students, alumni, faculty, and staff have worked to give back to the Rochester community by leveraging art and design. From providing creative outlets for young students to making a shelter to protect residents from the weather, RIT community members are dedicated to giving back to the city where they blossomed into the professionals they are today.

  • May 8, 2023

    researcher touching a glowing star in space.

    Unfolding the universe

    Associate Professor Jeyhan Kartaltepe has her hands full studying data from the most powerful observational instrument ever made, while continuing to bolster her reputation as a teacher and mentor. Her work has gotten the attention of the astronomy community worldwide.