Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences – News
January 15, 2021
LSAMP and McNair Scholars programs provide important research opportunities
A record 15 students participated in fall research projects thanks to support from the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) and Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement programs.
January 15, 2021
Strategic updates to campus will last beyond the pandemic
RIT spent more than $8.2 million to make RIT’s campus as safe and clean as possible so that students, faculty, and staff could study and work confidently and comfortably. The university’s Infrastructure and Health Technologies Task Force implemented a variety of changes to RIT’s academic settings, housing, and dining designed to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
January 7, 2021
Gift from Delta Environmental helps RIT establish environmental education program at Tait Preserve
The citizen science nonprofit Delta Environmental is establishing a new endowment at RIT to create an environmental education program at the Tait Preserve of RIT.
December 28, 2020
Coronavirus has been with us for a year. Here's what we still don't know
CNN talks to Maureen Ferran, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, about the information that scientists still don't know about COVID-19.
December 4, 2020
RIT begins development of saliva testing for spring semester
RIT is developing saliva testing protocols for campus as part of its plan to monitor the prevalence of the SARS-CoV2 virus, the causative agent of COVID-19. Development of the testing process will be done by André Hudson and Julie Thomas, both faculty-researchers in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences.
November 18, 2020
RIT to establish public interest technologies group to collaborate with tribal communities
Paul Shipman, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, is the principal investigator and will use the $45,000 grant to build a career placement/pipeline model and build a working group at RIT of students and faculty who desire to work in PIT within tribal communities.
October 14, 2020
RIT to host virtual discussion with author, journalist, activist George M. Johnson
RIT’s Inclusive Excellence program will host a virtual discussion with acclaimed author, journalist, and activist George M. Johnson, whose work explores the intersectionality of topics including race, sex, gender, and culture, on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
September 14, 2020
Connections: Should the NFL have fans in the stands this season?
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Andre Hudson, professor and head of the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, and a Buffalo Bills fan.
September 4, 2020
André Hudson: Encouraging Tomorrow’s Scientists, One Person and One Paper at a Time
Dr. André Hudson is well-known for training students in how to effectively communicate their scientific work, so his new role comes as no surprise. Beginning in January 2021, Dr. Hudson will join academics from universities like Harvard, MIT, and Yale on the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) Editorial Board.
September 4, 2020
RIT collaborates with 13 other universities to understand climate change and ecosystems
RIT is one of 14 universities from around the globe that have collectively been awarded $12.5 million from the National Science Foundation to launch a new Biology Integration Institute. It will focus on better understanding ecosystem and climate interactions—like the thawing of the Arctic permafrost—and how they can alter everything from the landscape to greenhouse gases.
August 17, 2020
Learn-to-can classes offered through RIT/GCV&M partnership
With more people staying closer to home than ever before thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, home gardening has grown in popularity. And many will want to savor the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor long after summer has gone. So a series of online classes on how to preserve food is being offered through the ongoing partnership between RIT and the Genesee Country Village & Museum.
August 3, 2020
RIT faculty gearing up to apply spring learnings to fall classes
The unexpected transition to remote learning during the spring semester challenged faculty across RIT to experiment, create, and deploy new methods of instruction to ensure student success. As the university gears up for in-person and online classes—or a combination of both—faculty members are applying a wide range of lessons learned from the spring to keep academic momentum moving forward in the fall.