News

  • July 24, 2020

    screenshot of Daily Health Screen website welcome screen.

    RIT launches daily health screen for monitoring COVID-19 symptoms

    RIT is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to monitor their health for COVID-19 symptoms. The new policy will help protect the health and safety of the community at RIT and in the Greater Rochester area during the ongoing pandemic. Starting July 27, the university will launch the RIT Daily Health Screen website and call-in option.

  • July 20, 2020

    professor wearing a mask stands in the front of a classroom behind a plexiglas barrier as three students sit six feet apart.

    RIT course schedules near completion

    As the RIT community prepares to return to campus this fall, an environment of physical distancing and reduced classroom occupancies has added a new component to the course scheduling process. Throughout the summer, every college has worked to rebuild the fall schedule to accommodate the unique requirements of the fall semester.

  • July 16, 2020

    enlarged view of microplastic pellets.

    Searching for microplastics within the human body  

    The Globe and Mail features work by Christy Tyler, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, and Nathan Eddingsaas, associate professor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science.

  • July 14, 2020

    reseacher testing air ionization systems.

    RIT strategically upgrades campus to prevent the spread of coronavirus

    In a biology lab in Gosnell Hall, Professor André Hudson has been spending hours this summer testing products to see whether they are effective at killing and filtering microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi. The effort is part of RIT’s Infrastructure and Health Technologies task force, which is putting changes in place to make RIT’s campus as safe and clean as possible in the fall.

  • July 2, 2020

    graphic that reads: workplace safety plan: guidelines for RIT employees.

    Workplace Safety Plan in response to COVID-19 available

    RIT's “Workplace Safety Plan in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic” focuses on the health and safety of our faculty, staff, student employees, visitors, and other invited guests, and is aligned with applicable local, state, and federal laws.

  • June 30, 2020

    planetary nebula NGC 7027.

    Astronomy Picture of the Day  

    NASA features an image of planetary nebula NGC 7027, captured by RIT professor Joel Kastner and his team, as its Astronomy Picture of the Day.