Twelve RIT alumni have been honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards for the 2023-2024 year. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually by each of RIT’s nine colleges, the School of Individualized Study, and the RIT Graduate School to alumni who have performed at the highest levels of their profession or who have contributed to the advancement and leadership of civic, philanthropic, or service organizations.
Students and alumni from RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences received a total of seven awards in this year’s international College Photographer of the Year competition. Among the awards, Vincent Alban ’23 earned the title of College Photographer of the Year for the second year in a row.
The partnership will deepen the connection between RIT and Dolby, provide more training for faculty on the latest software and technology, and form a bridge for mentorship between RIT students and industry professionals working at Dolby.
The College of Art and Design welcomed 226 young artists to campus for its National Portfolio Day event, where prospective students met one-on-one with faculty about their artwork and different programs.
The owl is wise, the lion is brave, and an elephant never forgets—but where do these notions come from? RIT graduate student Chelsea DeMott Wildey and her team have developed the pilot episode of ScienceLore, an educational series about the history and perception of animals as they relate to mythology and lore.
Students in RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science participated in Industrial Associates at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Oct. 19. The event was a chance for students to connect with industry professionals and to hear about trends in the optics industry.
RIT photojournalism alumni have a strong legacy of journalistic excellence, as recognized by the growing number of graduates receiving Pulitzer Prize honors. Their accomplishments are showcased on a new website, rit.edu/pulitzers.
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.