• April 18, 2022

    graphic that reads: ROAR Day, Thursday, April 21.

    Don’t forget to ROAR on April 21

    ROAR (Raise Our Annual Responses) Day is an annual day of giving that provides alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends the opportunity to come together to support the area of the university they care about most. This year marks the 16th ROAR Day at RIT.

  • April 12, 2022

    artists rendering of a large classroom space with several smaller round tables and chairs.

    Simulated SHED classroom previews new learning space

    Walking into the extra-large classrooms in the Student Hall for Exploration and Development (the SHED) will be a new experience for students and faculty alike when the multi-use complex opens its doors in fall 2023. Faculty can preview the new learning environment during the 2022-2023 academic year by teaching in a large-capacity learning space designed to simulate the new active learning spaces in the SHED.

  • April 11, 2022

    student holding up his hand as if taking an oath in a mock trial.

    Science and law class culminates in mock trial

    The course Honors Science and the Law: Biological, Ethical and Legal Perspectives emphasizes how science permeates the profession of law and concludes with a mock trial, giving students the opportunity to use scientific evidence like cell phone triangulation, medical assessments, and crash reconstruction in the context of a real case.

  • April 1, 2022

    group of people standing in a semi-circle holding glass awards.

    RIT celebrates outstanding staff with university’s Presidential Awards

    RIT honored the service and dedication of its employees with the Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff ceremony March 31. The annual awards are presented to staff members who exemplify outstanding service and dedication to the university and who exhibit a high degree of personal ethics and integrity while consistently demonstrating a strong commitment to student success.

  • March 28, 2022

    graphic reads: feature presentation, Don Figer, director of Center for Detectors, College of Science at RIT, Infra-red detectors and the JWST.

    Astronomy Section Rochester Academy of Science Meeting 

    ASRAS's March 4, 2022, monthly meeting featuring Don Figer, director of Center for Detectors in the College of Science. During March's meeting, Figer discussed The James Webb Space Telescope and the role of technology in astrophysics.

  • March 28, 2022

    professor and students watching another student use a pipette.

    RIT scientist receives NIH grant to study viruses with potential to treat prostate cancer

    The National Institutes of Health are funding RIT scientists to explore vesicular stomatitis virus’s (VSV) potential for treating prostate cancer. Associate Professor Maureen Ferran from the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences secured a three-year, $451,718 Research Enhancement Award (R15) grant from the NIH to investigate prostate cancer cells’ susceptibility to the virus.