• February 20, 2020

    silver cuff-style bracelet.

    Student Spotlight: Student creates artwork to sell at Shop One

    Maddy Schoenfeld says that the beauty isn’t in the creation of the piece, but in the experience of the wearer. The fourth-year metals and jewelry design student tries to incorporate this idea into every piece of artwork that she sells at Shop One, the contemporary design shop on campus.

  • February 14, 2020

    student posing with museum exhibit of women's dresses.

    Museum partnerships enhance education

    RIT's endowed partnership with Genesee Country Village & Museum—which was established in September by a gift from RIT alumnus Philip Wehrheim ’66 (business) and his wife, Anne—is one of the ways students connect with the Rochester community.

  • February 14, 2020

    student posing with art work in the background.

    Scholarship makes grad school possible

    The Mark and Maureen Davitt Graduate Education Endowed Scholarship was established with a $500,000 gift to RIT by Mark and Maureen Davitt to help graduates from the Rochester City School District pursue advanced degrees.

  • February 14, 2020

    students rehearsing fight scene for a play.

    RIT/NTID’s ‘Dial M for Murder’ runs Feb. 28-March 1

    The Alfred Hitchcock classic Dial M for Murder has a new twist as NTID Performing Arts translates the play into American Sign Language, making it accessible to deaf audiences. Deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members can also experience cutting-edge closed-captioning technology using smartglasses developed by Vuzix Corp.

  • February 11, 2020

    two people standing outside the planetarium.

    RIT international students waiting for a friendship volunteer

    Faculty and staff members at RIT are encouraged to volunteer with Rochester Global Connections, which pairs community members with international students to help them feel more welcome. There are 30 RIT international students currently in the program, but another seven are waiting for a pairing.

  • February 10, 2020

    reseachers looking into microscopes with results showing on TV screen.

    In Focus: Biomedical engineering students help advance digital microscope technology

    Biomedical engineering students Brandon Buscaglia and Marcus D’Aguiar are helping physicians see the invisible. The undergraduates developed a motorized stage and tracking prototype that works in conjunction with digital microscopes. The students’ ideas are being incorporated into a company’s tech offerings today, providing the potential to make an impact in health care applications tomorrow.

  • February 6, 2020

    two students high-fiving.

    RIT ranked a ‘Best Value College for 2020’

    RIT has been named among “Best Value Colleges for 2020” by The Princeton Review. The project analyzes 40 data points for more than 650 of the nation’s 4,000 colleges and universities. Only 200 made the final list.

  • February 5, 2020

    team of students on beach of Lake Ontario in winter.

    Student Spotlight: Greek life student plunges to help Special Olympics

    Freezin’ for a Reason. That’s the motto of Rochester’s Polar Plunge and now the adopted saying for third-year game design and development student Harry McCardell. He’s ready to represent his fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa, as president and run into frozen Lake Ontario.

  • February 4, 2020

    four people sitting on small stage for a panel interview.

    Student startups from the inside  

    The Rochester Beacon features Brandon Hudson, a fourth-year applied arts and sciences student, and Richard DeMartino, the Albert J. Simone Endowed Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and director of the Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.