News

  • May 19, 2022

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    Professor Alan Nye zooms to retirement after 45 years at RIT

    If it had wheels and raced, Alan Nye had a part in it. The professor of mechanical engineering, who will retire this summer, has successfully navigated 45 years of teaching and advising engineering students and RIT’s championship Formula racing team.

  • May 18, 2022

    A glass design with the Rochester skyline.

    Student-crafted beer glass design to hit store shelves

    Emily Castrichini, winner of the graphic design program's beer glass design competition in partnership with Belgian beer brand Duvel, will see her Rochester-inspired goblet sold as a special-edition glass at Wegmans locations.

  • May 13, 2022

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    72 paths to a well-rounded student

    While many colleges and universities require general education courses, RIT’s immersion requirement takes it a step further. Beyond the typical writing, math, science, social science, global studies, art, and ethics requirements, students are asked to fulfill an additional nine credits in a topic of interest. The intended result is to produce well-rounded students who have gained broader, more diverse perspectives.

  • May 13, 2022

    student with blond, red, and blue hair.

    About Students: Hair

    Hair, the iconic 1968 Broadway musical, exploded as a symbol of generational defiance. Among today’s generation, hair is a vehicle for self-expression and independence. Spotted across campus are vivid colors, selectively bleached strands, oversized afros, complicated braids, and carefully sculpted mohawks, mullets, and etched designs.

  • May 11, 2022

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    RIT students, faculty, and alumni ready to descend on Manhattan for Design Week

    After a three-year pause because of the pandemic, students, faculty, staff, and alumni from the College of Art and Design will descend on Manhattan this week for NYCxDesign—New York City’s annual celebration of design that attracts hundreds of thousands from around the globe—which is marking its 10th year.