News by Topic: Sustainability
November 12, 2019
New book by RIT’s Nabil Nasr assembles world’s thought leaders on remanufacturing
A new book by Nabil Nasr, associate provost and director of RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), brings together many of the world’s thought leaders on the fundamentals of remanufacturing and its vital link to resource efficiency and the circular economy—including two additional authors from RIT.
November 1, 2019
RIT named among top ‘green’ colleges by Princeton Review for ninth straight year
For the ninth consecutive year, RIT has been named one of the greenest universities by The Princeton Review—achieving a “Green Rating” score of 97 out of a possible 99—the university’s highest rating ever.
October 29, 2019
Bee-Friendly Companies Are Getting the Science of the Crisis Completely Wrong
OneZero talks to Kaitlin Stack Whitney, assistant professor in the science, technology and society department and the environmental sciences program, about the effect of corporations' efforts to protect honeybee populations.
October 23, 2019
World Remanufacturing Conference brings industry thought leaders to Rochester
More than 140 thought leaders and executives from around the world gathered in Rochester for the third-annual RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference, which featured the latest information on emerging trends and issues of critical importance to the remanufacturing industry.
October 15, 2019
2U's latest program shows potential challenges of hands-on learning online
Education Dive talks to Dennis Andrejko, chair of the Department of Architecture, about RIT's plans for an online Master of Architecture degree.
October 11, 2019
Report: Rochester area’s greenhouse gas emissions decrease
WXXI talks to Martin Schooping, senior program manager, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, about a report that shows Rochester's carbon dioxide emissions from cars have decreased since 1990.
October 8, 2019
Packing for a trip? Big Flats native saves space with her powdered hair products
The Elmira Star-Gazette features Kailey Bradt ’15 (chemical engineering), ’18 MS (product development), founder of OWA (Out of this World Amazing) Haircare.
October 7, 2019
RIT partners with 2U to offer online master’s degree in architecture
RIT is partnering with 2U, a global leader in education technology, to deliver an online Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) degree. The program, which is 2U’s first architecture offering, takes RIT’s highly regarded campus-based degree online.
September 25, 2019
Some tea bags may shed billions of microplastics per cup
CBC News talks to Matthew Hoffman, associate professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, and Christy Tyler, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, about microplastics.
September 23, 2019
Thinking outside the box: RIT hydroponic farm changes the dining experience
Made from an upcycled freight container, the new RIT Hydroponic Farm will provide fresh produce for the chefs who serve nearly 14,000 meals on campus every day. So far, the farm has produced roughly 40 pounds of greens since farm manager Dave Brault started harvesting in early August.
September 11, 2019
City Council considering plan for composting food waste
WHAM-TV talks to Tom Trabold, head of the Department of Sustainability in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, about food waste.
September 4, 2019
22 million pounds of plastics enter the Great Lakes each year. Most of the pollution pours into Lake Michigan.
The Chicago Tribune talks to Matthew Hoffman, associate professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, about his research on plastic pollution in the Great Lakes.