News by Topic: Interdisciplinary Studies
At RIT, combining aspects from different fields of study is the best way to make world-changing discoveries and find creative ways to solve problems. RIT encouraged collaboration across academic programs and departments to encourage creative thinking and innovation.
July 30, 2021
RIT’s Saunders College creating online life sciences MBA
Rochester Business Journal announces that RIT’s Saunders College of Business will use a grant of up to $500,000 from Empire State Development to establish a new online life sciences executive MBA entrepreneurship program.
July 29, 2021
RIT’s Saunders College awarded $500,000 to establish life science Executive MBA entrepreneurship program
Saunders College of Business has been awarded a grant of up to $500,000 to establish an online life sciences Executive MBA entrepreneurship program. The new degree will be formed in partnership with RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, College of Science, and Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
July 27, 2021
Student researcher focuses on bacteria in Lake Ontario
Marissa Schroeter’s summer undergraduate research explores a global health issue with a local twist. Her work prospects for new antibiotic compounds produced by two bacterial strains collected from Lake Ontario. She will present her findings at the RIT Undergraduate Research Symposium.
July 27, 2021
RIT study explores whether goldfish can identify a 3D object viewed from different orientations
Kaitlin Gunther, a fourth-year psychology and computer science double major from Webster, N.Y., is trying to better understand how fish view the world. Gunther will present her research, Visual Discrimination of Rotated 3D Unicolor Objects in Goldfish, at RIT’s virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium.
July 26, 2021
Two RIT games win awards at 2021 Game Developers Conference
Two video games affiliated with RIT won awards at the 2021 Game Developers Conference virtual event in July.
July 22, 2021
RIT’s new Graduate School looks toward future
Graduate education at RIT has evolved over the last 60 years, and now, the university has officially created the RIT Graduate School, replacing the RIT Office of Graduate Education.
July 22, 2021
RIT Press publishes ‘Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster’
Forty years ago, a mysterious illness linked to promiscuous sex and intravenous drug use became a global epidemic and the focus of a massive public health campaign and activist community. Now, a new publication by RIT Press documents the power and impact of nearly 200 examples of AIDS posters from around the world.
July 14, 2021
The SHED takes shape at the center of campus
Construction on RIT’s maker space and performing arts complex at the center of campus enters a new phase this summer, with finished architectural drawings, projects out to bid, and work beginning on the steel frame.
July 14, 2021
College of Art and Design’s renovation kicks into high gear
The project is part of a five-year masterplan that has already begun to renovate, rejuvenate, and transform spaces to meet the growing demands for a college that serves as the RIT’s creative hub at the intersection of technology, art, and design.
June 27, 2021
Gaming And Esports Flourish In The University Sandbox Of Creativity
Forbes talks to Richard DeMartino, the Albert J. Simone Endowed Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and director of the Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Ben Garvey, a fourth-year applied arts and sciences major and co-owner of Great Lake Gaming.
June 24, 2021
RIT behavioral health training program receives McGowan Foundation grant
A grant from the McGowan Foundation will support a postdoctoral fellowship in RIT’s Priority Behavioral Health and Clinical Psychology Training Program in the College of Health Sciences and Technology.
June 17, 2021
K-12 students build skills at RIT summer camps—from cybersecurity to college-readiness boot camp
RIT’s summer day camp programs offer young learners a foray into astrophysics, cybersecurity, energy and the environment, and college readiness. While RIT’s regular in-person Camp Tiger is on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, RIT’s K-12 University Center is providing select programs via a secure virtual platform through RIT’s Innovative Learning Institute.