News by Topic: Partnerships
July 31, 2020
Douglas Merrill retires from RIT after 40 years, establishes student fund
Douglas Merrill, who inspired countless students during his 40-year tenure in the College of Science and the College of Health Sciences and Technology, has retired. He developed the Premedical Advisory Program and created the Center for Bioscience Education and Technology. And he retires with numerous honors recognizing his outstanding teaching and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
July 29, 2020
RIT and Syracuse University College of Law enter into 3+3 admissions agreement
RIT has partnered with Syracuse University College of Law to establish a “3+3” program for students interested in earning a law degree. A memorandum of understanding between the two universities was recently signed to allow students to complete three years of liberal arts and other studies at RIT, then transfer to the College of Law for three years to complete their doctorate in law.
July 22, 2020
RIT’s MAGIC Center and Vicarious Visions sign agreement to expand collaborations
RIT’s MAGIC Center and Vicarious Visions (VV), a game studio well-known for some of the industry’s most iconic franchises, have signed a partnership agreement that will include new collaborations and scholarship opportunities for students in RIT's Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences and College of Art and Design.
June 23, 2020
RIT’s Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory now offering services to the public
Through the Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing (DIRS) Enterprise Center, customers can now hire faculty and staff from RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science to provide training, consulting, data collection, equipment calibration and more in relation to drones, imaging and remote sensing technology.
June 11, 2020
RIT Rallies: Finding a financial heartbeat during COVID-19
As businesses look to reopen and jumpstart the COVID-19 stalled economy, RIT alumnus Jim Swift finds himself a much sought-after adviser. Swift ’88 is president and chief executive officer of Cortera, a national business intelligence company that is providing analytics on an estimated $1.5 trillion annual business-to-business transactions — data that businesses need to determine their future.
June 5, 2020
RIT Venture Creations company New 3D Technologies lands U.S. Air Force contract
Rochester-based company New 3D Technologies (N3T) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force to build the next generation of glasses-free 3D displays. The technology company, formerly DTI, specializes in autostereoscopic displays, which do not require any special eyewear to see the 3D effect, and is part of RIT’s Venture Creations business incubator.
June 4, 2020
New website to 'Interrupt Racism' launched
WHEC-TV reports on a partnership between the Urban League of Rochester and RIT.
June 2, 2020
Telehealth connects homeless with therapists training at RIT
Residents of a homeless shelter in Rochester are continuing to receive therapy during the coronavirus pandemic from a team of therapists in a clinical internship program at RIT. The doctoral training program began as an exercise in using telepsychology to deliver care to a marginalized and underserved population. When New York shut down in March to stem the spreading virus, the therapists were already prepared to apply the telehealth protocols in the crisis.
May 12, 2020
RIT joins Public Interest Technology University Network
RIT is among 15 colleges and universities that have joined the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN), a program of the think-tank New America. The network unites colleges and universities committed to building the field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists.
May 4, 2020
RIT’s Nabil Nasr named to Board of Trustees at Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Nabil Nasr, RIT’s associate provost and founding director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, has been appointed a Trustee by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, formed in 2010 to inspire a generation to rethink, redesign and build a positive future through the vision of a circular economy.
April 29, 2020
Program helps high school teachers develop lessons on clean energy and fuel cells
The Clean Energy/Fuel Cells for Electricity Generation program offered by RIT’s School of Chemistry and Materials Science provides high school science teachers with experiments, assignment descriptions, papers and other materials to incorporate into their curriculum.
April 26, 2020
RIT Rallies: Making the products for frontline workers
Jeff Benck ’88 (mechanical engineering) is the president and CEO of Benchmark, a global provider of engineering, design and manufacturing services. Benchmark is working with about 10 clients who are making products that will help treat patients infected with COVID-19.