News by Topic: Global Engagement
With international campuses located in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo, along with numerous study abroad, international research opportunities, and faculty-led excursions, RIT maintains a strong global network, giving students and faculty the chance expand their horizons across the world.
April 9, 2021
Double celebration will honor 2020 and 2021 Davis Award recipients
This year’s recognition of RIT’s Alfred L. Davis Distinguished Public Service Award winners will be a double celebration, as faculty and student recipients from 2020 and 2021 are honored April 13. Luane Davis Haggerty will receive the 2021 Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award, and Bhuvish Mehta will receive the 2021 Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Public Service Award. Thomas Warfield was awarded the 2020 Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award, and Çlirim Sheremeti was awarded the 2020 Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Public Service Award.
March 19, 2021
Meet RIT’s global librarian Susan Mee
Global librarian Susan “Sue” Mee plays an essential role supporting students on RIT’s international campuses in Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo, and China. Her position as library liaison for distance/online education took on a global focus 15 years ago when the university expanded its RIT Global presence.
March 12, 2021
RIT student and alumnus follow passion for neurotechnology
School of Individualized Study student Harrison Canning and his business partner, Colin Fausnaught, a 2019 software engineering graduate from RIT, formed the BCI Guys, which stands for brain-computer interface technology. They recently launched an online educational series to lower the barrier of entry and inspire others to join the field.
March 12, 2021
Double master’s degree graduate sets sights on entrepreneurship
JayShaud Potter has taken advantage of studying at two university campuses, earning multiple degrees. His next adventure is the world of entrepreneurship, where he is developing a smart pillow to help the deaf community.
February 26, 2021
RIT/NTID’s ‘World Around You’ platform chosen for Inclusive Education award
World Around You, a multilingual platform created by a team at NTID, was selected as the winner of the Inclusive Education award by the mEducation Alliance. The goal of World Around You, or WAY, is to increase global literacy for deaf children by providing greater access to sign languages, early-grade reading materials, vocabulary, reading instruction, and digital games.
February 21, 2021
Dubai student's game-changing innovation for the deaf
The Khaleej Times features JayShaud Potter '19 (applied arts and sciences), a professional studies and MBA student, and his Smart Pillow invention.
February 19, 2021
Pandemic, immigration policies result in lower international student enrollment
Paul Keller, director of international enrollment, talks with Rochester Business Journal about how the pandemic and immigration policies have impacted international student enrollment in the U.S.
February 5, 2021
RIT’s Nabil Nasr part of board advising federal leaders on top climate initiatives
Nabil Nasr, associate provost and founding director of RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, is part of an advisory board, The CLEEN Project, which recently launched the nation’s first co-operative idea database designed specifically for federal leaders in the new administration and focused on providing actionable ideas to combat climate change and advance climate justice.
February 4, 2021
International RIT student gets unexpected escort from Chicago
Not every new student traveling to RIT for the first time gets a personal escort on the flight to New York, but that’s what happened as a result of a pleasant coincidence for Ria Lulla.
February 4, 2021
Imagine RIT to be held virtually on May 1
After careful consideration, it has been decided that this year’s Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival will be fully virtual for safety and planning purposes. The date remains set for May 1, 2021.
January 19, 2021
Beacon Education announces partnership with RIT
Beacon Education, the world’s largest provider of online graduate degrees to China, is excited to announce its newest partnership with RIT, beginning with Saunders College of Business and the online MS in business analytics program.
January 15, 2021
RIT around the world
A look at RIT's global campuses.