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.
September 14, 2023
Collaboration with global team confirms, disproves distant galaxies
RIT scientists have once again used data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) as part of the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey to change the way we think about the universe and its distant galaxies. Jeyhan Kartaltepe and Rebecca Larson co-authored a paper confirming very bright galaxies in the early universe, while also disproving the identification of what would have been the most distant galaxy ever found.
September 13, 2023
RIT researcher receives award to advance study of cortical blindness
Gabriel Diaz, associate professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, and his team are aiming to understand the effects of cortical blindness on the processing of visual information used to guide behavior, like driving a vehicle. Cortical blindness affects nearly half a million stroke patients in the United States each year.
September 8, 2023
Two faculty members installed as Harris Endowed Professors in RIT’s College of Science
Christopher Collison was appointed to the Jane King Harris Endowed Professorship and Emmett Ientilucci was selected for the Gerald W. Harris Endowed Professorship by College of Science Dean Andre Hudson. RIT alumnus Jeffrey Harris ’75 (photographic science and instrumentation) and his partner, Joyce Pratt, established the professorships in 2022 with a generous gift in honor of Harris’s parents, the namesakes of the positions.
September 5, 2023
The Silver Eye : Jacques Revon : A magical story, that of an alternative developer
The Eye of Photography talks to Scott Williams, professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science, about alternative developers used to develop photographic film and paper. (This content requires a subscription to view.)
August 28, 2023
The SHED welcomes first classes Aug. 28
The Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED) welcomed students, faculty, and staff into its teaching and learning spaces on Aug. 28. The SHED includes five new active learning classrooms alongside the newly renovated Wallace Library with its 22 new classrooms.
August 25, 2023
New students are off to a roaring start after convocation
Turn big dreams into reality. That was just one piece of advice for the newest Rochester Institute of Technology students who attended the New Student Convocation on Aug. 24. The annual event included welcomes from administrators, the new Student Government president, and a lesson in adventure featuring RIT President David Munson.
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.
August 23, 2023
Seeing the full picture with line-intensity mapping
Symmetry magazine talks to Michael Zemcov, associate professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, about line-intensity mapping and issues with interloper lines.
August 23, 2023
Alumnus Ronald Kemker receives U.S. Air Force’s Harold Brown Award
Alumnus Ronald Kemker ’18 Ph.D. (imaging science), a major in the United States Space Force, received the 2021 Harold Brown Award, the highest award given to a scientist or engineer who applies research to solve a problem critical to the needs of the Air Force.
August 21, 2023
RIT welcomes more than 3,300 new undergraduates this week
The new undergraduate students come from 48 states (all but Iowa and Wyoming); Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; Guam; U.S. Virgin Islands; and 47 countries, with the largest contingent coming from India, Canada, and China. In addition, there are 927 new graduate students.