News by Topic: Gifts

  • November 18, 2019

    'Alumnus and President David Munson talk at table with others.'

    Fellowship allows students to be entrepreneurs and stay in school

    The Gap Year Entrepreneurial Fellowship allows SOIS students to take time off of school to focus on personal business ventures while still working toward their degrees. Students in the fellowship also receive a $15,000 award to create the time and space needed to build their businesses.

  • November 13, 2019

    'group of six students standing together wearing gray T-shirts that say I heart RIT donors.'

    Day of Thanks highlights donor appreciation

    The month of November is traditionally a time to think about what you’re thankful for. On Nov. 15, the National Day of Philanthropy, RIT will spend the day celebrating its generous donors during the Day of Thanks.

  • November 11, 2019

    'Four mobile ultrasound machines.'

    Carestream makes donation to RIT’s ultrasound program

    The donation includes four premier and mid-tier ultrasound systems, transducers, simulators and related devices. The addition to the RIT sonography scanning suite enables students to practice on different models before beginning their clinical internships.

  • October 29, 2019

    'Man speaks at podium with interpreter next to him and three people seated against a wall.'

    E. Philip Saunders gifts $7.5 million to RIT

    At an Oct. 29 celebration at RIT, E. Philip Saunders announced a $7.5 million gift to the business college that bears his name. This transformational gift will be used to help fund a major renovation and expansion of the facilities in Max Lowenthal Hall, home of Saunders College of Business.

  • October 21, 2019

    'Three women discuss app on tablet.'

    Parenting app for mothers being developed at RIT

    Research is underway at RIT to create an app that will serve as a resource to help young mothers answer questions about raising a child, connect them with programs and resources, as well as foster a virtual parenting community.

  • September 30, 2019

    'Student writes on dry-erase board during ROAR Day.'

    Tigers flex their philanthropic muscles on ROAR Day

    Continuing the university’s tradition of philanthropy, RIT is celebrating ROAR Day from midnight to midnight on Thursday, Oct. 3. ROAR Day is an annual day of giving that provides a unique opportunity for people to help support a specific area of the university that enriched their RIT experience.

  • September 13, 2019

    'Gloved hands work on semiconductor wafer.'

    RIT Sponsored Research garners $74 million in funding

    RIT had its second best year ever in sponsored research funding and a record year for research expenditures in fiscal year 2019. RIT received 366 new awards totaling $74 million in funding, and expenditures grew to $61 million.

  • September 12, 2019

    'Quanta Image Sensor (QIS) semiconductor chip.'

    Scientists developing single photon detector to help search for habitable exoplanets

    NASA is awarding a team of researchers from RIT and Dartmouth College a grant to develop a detector capable of sensing and counting single photons that could be crucial to future NASA astrophysics missions. The extremely sensitive detector would allow scientists to see the faintest observable objects in space, such as Earth-like planets around other stars.