News by Topic: Global Engagement
February 28, 2020
Student Spotlight: International student studies at three RIT campuses through global scholars program
In the past four years, fourth-year international business student Ioana Ifrim has studied at three different RIT campuses around the world. She has been a student at RIT Dubai, RIT Croatia in Zagreb and the RIT campus in Rochester.
February 20, 2020
Global lemur expert to speak at RIT about technology in conservation
Patricia Wright, a world-renowned conservationist, will give a talk, “Building Forests and Saving Lemurs with Technology in Madagascar,” on Feb. 27 at RIT. Wright has long been a pioneer in using new technologies to solve conservation problems, and partnerships with RIT, the Seneca Park Zoo Society and others will advance these efforts further.
February 14, 2020
Researching food waste
Tourism has surged in Croatia in recent years, bringing with it direct economic benefits but also challenging the preservation of the natural systems that make the Adriatic Coast region so attractive to visitors. Callie Babbitt, an associate professor in RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, is using a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to study sustainable solutions addressing the growing challenge of food waste management along Croatia’s Adriatic Coast.
February 13, 2020
RIT’s Global Opportunities grant offers $500 to liberal arts majors to study abroad
The Global Opportunities (GO) grant, a partnership between RIT’s College of Liberal Arts and RIT Global, is the latest incentive program to encourage students to experience learning in other countries.
February 6, 2020
Podcast: Hope for Honduras
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 31: A multidisciplinary contingent from RIT is creating design solutions to improve the quality of medical care and education in Central America. Mary Golden, interior design program chair and director of RIT Hope for Honduras, speaks with Christian Perry, a healthcare designer and co-founder of Little Angels of Honduras, about important initiatives to help reduce infant mortality in that region.
February 5, 2020
RIT photography professor documents Greenland’s changing landscape
Contemporary Greenland is the subject of a new collection of photographs and essays by RIT photography professor Denis Defibaugh, who spent more than a year on the island. North by Nuuk: Greenland after Rockwell Kent, published by RIT Press, documents scenes from daily life and from nature, such as an Inuit hunter and his sled dogs, stark landscapes and portraits of the people who live in remote communities.
December 12, 2019
RIT and IAR observe pulsars for the first time from South America
A team from RIT and the Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía (IAR) upgraded two radio telescopes in Argentina that lay dormant for 15 years in order to study pulsars, rapidly rotating neutron stars with intense magnetic fields that emit notably in radio wavelengths. The project is outlined in a new paper published in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
December 2, 2019
RIT students gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, new friends and traditions
As millions of American families gathered for the Thanksgiving holiday, a group of students – many of them international students at RIT – came together at a university administrator’s home to eat, socialize, make new friends and give thanks as well.
November 22, 2019
RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf signs MOU with Beijing Union University
The Memorandum of Understanding will establish student and faculty exchange programs and short- and long-term teaching, learning, research, innovation, discovery and global outreach missions.
November 21, 2019
Student Spotlight: RIT Dubai team competes in cybersecurity competition finals
Meet Aseel Babhair, a fourth-year computing security major from RIT Dubai who is competing in the International Final for the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) this weekend, Nov. 22-24.
November 18, 2019
New hub will bring magic of Imagine RIT to campus every day
An ambitious initiative along the Quarter Mile will transform RIT into a maker’s heaven, where the arts and technology converge and ideas percolate freely.
November 4, 2019
Kosovo’s 1990s Generation Take Reconciliation Personally
The Balkan Insight features RIT Kosovo students Andjela Mirkovic and Diellza Geci.