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.
Astrophysicist Jason Nordhaus is breaking cultural and disciplinary boundaries by helping to grow the number of deaf, hard-of-hearing, and Hispanic researchers. And, in doing so, he is enabling these future scientists to drive discoveries in one of his areas of expertise—neutron star astrophysics.
A partnership agreement between Golisano Institute for Sustainability and SUNY College at Geneseo will enable students from the state college to enroll in RIT’s sustainable systems MS degree program beginning next fall.
A fruitful partnership between NTID and University of Rochester has earned a funding boost to help meet the long-term goals of the Bridges to the Doctorate for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students program. A grant from the National Institutes of Health will help increase the number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students entering Ph.D. programs in biomedical science fields and the number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students who successfully earn Ph.D.’s in biomedical sciences.
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.
RIT researcher Bolaji Thomas is leading a $650,000 study to compare the genetic response in cattle in sub-Saharan Africa to the parasitic disease Trypanosomiasis, or “sleeping sickness,” that attacks their blood and brain. As parasites adapt to a warming world, the biting fly that transmits Trypanosomiasis could someday migrate to northern climates.
The Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC)-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference (WRC) will gather business leaders, innovators, policymakers, and other decision-makers Nov. 7-9 in Springfield, Mo., for the opportunity to discover how remanufacturing can support cleaner, more sustainable production.
The low-cost multispectral imaging system MISHA, or the Multispectral Imaging System for Historical Artifacts, was developed by RIT experts to uncover object details that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
Groundbreaking new research published this month—co-authored by research faculty at RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability—shows that carbon-removal solution biochar can play a significant role in emissions reductions at the global and national levels.
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.