News by Topic: Gifts
June 18, 2020
Tigers Helping Tigers fundraising event features performing artists
RIT is hosting a virtual event to raise money for the COVID-19 Emergency Fund, Division of Diversity and Inclusion General Support Fund, and other funds that directly impact students. "Tigers Helping Tigers: An Event to Move Students Forward" will include pre-recorded performances from RIT students and student groups and will be streamed online.
June 11, 2020
Curating Ismar David Collection at RIT is ‘dream job’ for Israeli researcher
A graphic designer and scholar from Tel Aviv has joined RIT to curate archived material that belonged to the designer who created the first Hebrew typeface family. Shani Avni is the Ismar David Visiting Assistant Curator at RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection.
April 13, 2020
Assistant Professor Michael Murdoch earns NSF CAREER award
Michael Murdoch, an assistant professor of color science, received a prestigious National Science Foundation award to research how the human visual system perceives a mix of augmented reality and real-world content.
March 10, 2020
Getting in Gear: Research at RIT improves gear design, materials and manufacturing operations
Gears make the industrial world go ’round. And RIT engineering faculty and doctoral students are working to keep them moving efficiently.
February 28, 2020
New surface mount technology equipment added to RIT’s Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly
RIT recently received new electronics assembly equipment for its Center for Electronics and Manufacturing Assembly (CEMA). The university installed a DEK NeoHorizen printing machine, used by electronics manufacturers to precisely place transistors onto electronic circuit boards.
February 27, 2020
Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly receives automated optical inspection equipment
RIT recently installed a MIRTEC MV3 OMNI automated, optical inspection machine in its Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly (CEMA). The equipment enables researchers and manufacturers to better inspect transistors that must be methodically aligned on printed circuit boards used in electronic devices such as smart phones, game consoles and computer systems.
February 14, 2020
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
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
Carestream Health donates $1.2 million in ultrasound equipment to RIT
Carestream Health Inc. continues to support the education of sonographers at RIT through a new donation of ultrasound equipment valued at more than $1.2 million. This is the second donation Carestream has made during this academic year to RIT’s diagnostic medical sonography program, with a combined total exceeding $1.4 million.
January 10, 2020
American Packaging Corp. renews support for packaging science program with gift
Funding from the long-time corporate partner will support two innovative packaging centers at RIT: the American Packaging Corp. Center for Packaging Innovation, a comprehensive teaching, research and testing laboratory; and the Center for Sustainable Packaging. Both centers are located in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology.
January 8, 2020
Phil Castleberry named vice president for Development and Alumni Relations
RIT has selected Phillip D. Castleberry, a 20-year veteran of higher education advancement and fundraising, as its new vice president for Development and Alumni Relations. Castleberry, who is currently serving as vice president for institutional advancement at St. John Fisher College, was chosen after a national search. He begins his RIT duties on Feb. 1.
December 12, 2019
‘Momentum’ program expands, offering more RIT students leadership skills
A program called “momentum” designed for students at RIT to develop their leadership skills while actively working to address community challenges has gained momentum, in part, due to a $250,000 donation to expand the program next semester.