• September 14, 2023

    several selections of images from the James Webb Space Telescope, showing different stars and galaxies and their placement in space.

    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

    graphic featuring Gabriel Diaz, associate professor, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science.

    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

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    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.

  • August 28, 2023

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    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

    row of college students throwing paper airplanes.

    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

    college student and father stand in front of a small airplane holding bags and boxes of bath tissue and diapers.

    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

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    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

    a father, mother and sister help a college student unload totes from a pickup truck.

    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.

  • August 21, 2023

    two people looking at a computer monitor displaying a scan of a brain.

    RIT introduces new neuroscience BS program

    RIT is offering a new bachelor’s degree in neuroscience beginning this fall. The Bachelor of Science degree will focus on how the brain works and how to apply that knowledge to develop systems for new frontiers, such as advancing artificial intelligence, combating neurodegenerative diseases, and assisting those with learning disabilities.