News by Topic: Community Outreach

RIT is a proud member of the Rochester community and is dedicated to giving back, whether it’s through donating to charitable causes, organizing events to raise awareness of certain issues, or empowering local education.

  • September 28, 2022

    person doing Tai Chi with a small humanoid robot.

    Faculty researchers develop humanoid robotic system to teach Tai Chi

    Zhi Zheng’s robot is skilled at Tai Chi, and her research team hopes it will soon lead a class of older adults at a local community center. Zheng, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in Kate Gleason College of Engineering, developed the humanoid robot as part of her assistive technology research.

  • September 23, 2022

    graphic reads what's happening.

    RIT Job Fair taking place on Oct. 1 in downtown Rochester

    RIT will host an in-person job fair in downtown Rochester for people interested in career opportunities at the university. The RIT Job Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the RIT Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, located at 40 Franklin St.

  • September 23, 2022

    a Toyota Landcruiser retrofitted to serve as an ambulance.

    Neonatal ambulance hits ground in Honduras

    After five years of collaboration and production, the neonatal transport ambulance designed by RIT’s Hope for Honduras team has hit the ground in Honduras. The ambulance will help save countless young lives by greatly enhancing medical access to neonatal care for those living in rural areas of the country.

  • September 14, 2022

    graphic with portrait of Susan Holliday, 2022 recipient of the Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award.

    Saunders College will honor Susan R. Holliday with 2022 Vanden Brul Award

    Susan R. Holliday ’85 (MBA), who led the turnaround and growth of the Rochester Business Journal during nearly three decades as president, publisher, and owner, has been named the 2022 recipient of the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, presented by Saunders College of Business.

  • September 7, 2022

    a person wearing military fatigues standing in a grassy area plants with hundreds of small American flags.

    9/11 Remembrance Vigil planned at RIT

    RIT will hold a remembrance vigil Monday morning for those who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. The event begins at 8:10 a.m. outside RIT’s Student Alumni Union, next to The Sentinel sculpture, where 2,977 flags will be planted on the grass, honoring each life lost in the attacks.

  • September 6, 2022

    a science museum exhibit featuring projections of the surface of the Earth on a large sphere.

    RIT establishes formal partnership with RMSC

    RIT’s College of Liberal Arts and College of Science have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the RMSC to formalize a partnership between the institutions. Through the formalized partnership, RIT and RMSC will build upon and expand its existing collaborations to benefit both the RIT and greater Rochester communities.

  • September 6, 2022

    poster for Roc Game Fest at Magic Spell Studios, 12 to 5 on September 10.

    Rochester Game Festival at RIT MAGIC Center Sept. 10

    The annual Rochester Game Festival will return on Saturday, Sept. 10, to RIT’s MAGIC Center. More than 30 developers, students, and faculty from Rochester and the western New York region will present their video games and board games for visitors to play.