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.

  • May 24, 2022

    'photo illustration of people walking along a street in a parade, and people sitting on top of a convertible.'

    ‘Clarissa Uprooted’ exhibit coming to City Art Space

    Starting on June 3, the exhibit “Clarissa Uprooted: Unearthing Stories of Our Village (1940s-early 1970s)” will open in the RIT City Art Space. This show, created through a partnership between the Center for Teen Empowerment in Rochester and the Clarissa Street Reunion Committee, has involved a number of collaborators including RIT faculty and students from the College of Art and Design and the College of Liberal Arts.

  • May 24, 2022

    'portrait of researcher Brenda Abu.'

    RIT researcher studies pica practices and iron nutrition among pregnant women

    Brenda Abu, assistant professor in RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, seeks to understand the effect pica, iron deficiency anemia, and food insecurity have on maternal health during pregnancy. Pica refers to excessive craving and/or eating of non-food items, such as, clay, soil, paper, ice, and paint chips.

  • May 9, 2022

    portrait of Sherry Dadgar.

    Dadgar works to make medicine personal

    Sherry Dadgar ’08 MS (bioinformatics) wants the future of medicine to empower patients. Dadgar, a clinical assistant professor of medicine at George Washington University, launched her company, Personalized Medicine Care Diagnostics (PMCDx), in 2020 with a goal of delivering advanced clinical genomic diagnostic testing to patients and their physicians.

  • May 9, 2022

    man leads a tour of a photonics lab.

    RIT and SPIE to host Photonics for Quantum event June 6-9

    Worldwide experts will soon gather at RIT to discuss the central role photonics plays in advancing quantum technologies. RIT and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, are partnering to host the Photonics for Quantum 2022 event June 6-9 at the RIT campus.

  • April 29, 2022

    three people making the American Sign Language sign for cheese.

    Pioneering RIT and NTID collaboration garners the Coca-Cola Refreshing Films Grand Prize

    Say Cheese, a pioneering, heartfelt film directed and produced by two RIT students, took home the top prize in the Coca-Cola Refreshing Films program announced during the final night of CinemaCon in Las Vegas late Thursday. The project featured the combined creative efforts of students, faculty, and staff in RIT’s School of Film and Animation and NTID.

  • April 26, 2022

    student standing in front of a SpaceX rocket.

    RIT graduates turn multiple job offers into their No. 1 choices

    As the nation’s reshuffled economy rebounds from the pandemic, RIT students graduating from a university renowned for its academic rigor combined with successful internships and co-op experiences are leveraging multiple job offers into their top choices.

  • April 23, 2022

    two students talking next to three stacked TV screens showing a person's head, torso, and legs.

    Three student teams push the boundaries to improve society in new competition

    Three student teams showed what technology, the arts, and design means at RIT. They designed technology to help astronauts keep physically fit in space, incorporated virtual reality to enhance signing and captioning support for the Deaf, and built a modern sculpture of the human body made of computers.