Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
February 5, 2024
The Galapagos comes to life in new RIT Press book
For more than 30 years, Robert Rothman has led hundreds of RIT students on tours to the Galápagos Islands to observe the wildlife and landscape that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Rothman’s A Paradise for Reptiles, an homage to the 19th century scientist, is an accessibly written guide for anyone interested in Darwin, the Galápagos, and reptiles in general.
December 6, 2023
SHED serves new generation of makers, performers, and active learners
With its five extra-large classrooms, seven makerspaces, performing arts studios, and glass box theater, the $120 million SHED complex is made for a new generation of RIT students who see themselves as makers and doers, performers, and active learners.
November 10, 2023
Veterans and their dependents seek new beginnings and awareness at RIT
The Office of Veteran Student Success was created to help veterans and their families navigate the paperwork, finances, and social adjustments that come with college.
October 15, 2023
Will we still have antibiotics in 50 years? We asked 7 global experts
The Conversation asks Andre Hudson, dean of the College of Science, whether we will have antibiotics 50 years from now.
October 3, 2023
Tenacious curiosity in the lab can lead to a Nobel Prize – mRNA research exemplifies the unpredictable value of basic scientific research
Essay by Andre Hudson, dean, College of Science, published by The Conversation.
September 15, 2023
Students are studying gardening, pirates, and art ‘younger than the internet’ in the classroom this fall
Gardening, piracy, and contemporary art are just three of the varied topics students will delve into over this semester as part of RIT’s General Education curriculum.
August 23, 2023
RIT student delivers critical supplies to Maui fire victims
The recent fires that have devastated Maui have hit home for one RIT student. Third-year biotechnology student Maximillian Balter, who is one of four RIT students from Maui, has been busy in the relief efforts. His family’s company, Maui Flight Academy, took the initiative to air deliver supplies.
June 27, 2023
Lab-grown meat techniques aren’t new – cell cultures are common tools in science, but bringing them up to scale to meet society’s demand for meat will require further development
Essay by André O. Hudson, dean of the College of Science, published by The Conversation.
May 10, 2023
First cohort of Performing Arts Scholars prepares for last act at RIT
Many of the RIT students who received the first Performing Arts Scholarships four years ago are preparing to take the stage one last time as they graduate this week.
May 8, 2023
Graduates find their niche with RIT’s School of Individualized Study
Thousands of RIT students are graduating this week with majors including engineering, computer science, cybersecurity, business, and fine arts. But more than 250 graduates are also receiving customized bachelor’s and master’s degrees from RIT’s School of Individualized Study, which allows students a flexible education pathway of their choosing.
May 5, 2023
RIT graduates seek careers in growing health care field
Elle Holland discovered her dream job as a genetic counselor while still in high school, and she came to RIT to become a scientist as the first step toward her career goal. She is one of several 2023 graduates finding careers in health care.
April 25, 2023
RIT graduate programs rank among best in nation in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ survey
RIT graduate degree programs are among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report annual statistical survey of graduate programs.