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January 22, 2021

RIT News and Events Daily
In this issue: Today’s Top Stories  |  Upcoming Events  |  Newsmakers  |  Media Coverage  |  Photo Spotlight  
New institute helps RIT attack cyber threats

New institute helps RIT attack cyber threats

In a preemptive strike on cybersecurity threats across the world, RIT has created the Global Cybersecurity Institute. RIT is on its way to becoming one of the best places in the world for cybersecurity education, training, and research. read more

RIT Libraries prepares for book relocation as work begins on future creative complex

RIT Libraries prepares for book relocation as work begins on future creative complex

Professor wins USAF Research Program Young Investigator Award

Professor wins USAF Research Program Young Investigator Award


Dave Tyler, director of University Social Media, won a “Red Stapler” award for a presentation given during the annual conference of Higher Education Web Professionals in October 2020. Tyler earned a “Best in Track” for his presentation on RIT’s strategy and successes on the social media platform TikTok titled “And My Life Is Kinda Crazy: How RIT Plunged into the World of TikTok.” RIT continues to have the most viewed single post by a college or university on the platform.

Cissi Ovesdotter Alm, associate professor in the Department of English, and Reynold Bailey, professor in the Department of Computer Science, published the article “Transitioning from Teaching to Mentoring: Supporting Students to Adopt Mentee Roles” in the Journal for STEM Education Research.

Poornima Padmanabhan, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, presented at the nationwide virtual WELCOME (Women Exceling in Computational Molecular Engineering) seminar series No. 4 on Dec. 9, 2020.

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media coverage

Rochester Beacon
RIT sponsored research hits another record high
The Rochester Beacon highlights RIT's sponsored research efforts from fiscal year 2020.

Asteroid or alien? RIT professor breaks down Harvard professor’s claim
WROC-TV talks to Michael Richmond, professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, about observing objects in space.

Inside Higher Ed
Retirement in the Plague Year
Essay by Patrick Scanlon, professor in the School of Communication, published by Inside Higher Ed.

Rochester Business Journal
Do we gain or lose by using social media?
Essay by Amit Batabyal, the Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics, published by the Rochester Business Journal.

more media coverage

upcoming events
Global Game Jam: 6 a.m.-midnight Jan. 27 (details)

Virtual Graduate Open House (Art and Design): 7-8 p.m. Jan. 27 (details)
Expressions of King's Legacy : noon-1:30 p.m. Jan. 28 (details)

Saunders MBA and MS Graduate Information Session | Online: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 (details)
Welcome Back From Co-op: 4-5 p.m. Feb. 2 (details)
What's Your Diversity?: 9-10 a.m. Feb. 3 (details)
Gray Matter: noon-1 p.m. Feb. 5 (details)

Dr. Munson's Performing Arts Challenge: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 5 (details)
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photo spotlight
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

Patrick Fielding, a production cook in RIT Dining, taught himself how to play piano on this one in Fireside Lounge. He practiced during breaks and early mornings to perfect his skills during the past two years. With a background playing percussion and bass guitar, Fielding learned quickly. He and others in RIT Dining have been cooking for the women’s and men’s hockey athletes while the teams train and compete during the semester break. Photo by A. Sue Weisler


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