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  • May 13, 2022

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    72 paths to a well-rounded student

    While many colleges and universities require general education courses, RIT’s immersion requirement takes it a step further. Beyond the typical writing, math, science, social science, global studies, art, and ethics requirements, students are asked to fulfill an additional nine credits in a topic of interest. The intended result is to produce well-rounded students who have gained broader, more diverse perspectives.

  • May 13, 2022

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    About Students: Hair

    Hair, the iconic 1968 Broadway musical, exploded as a symbol of generational defiance. Among today’s generation, hair is a vehicle for self-expression and independence. Spotted across campus are vivid colors, selectively bleached strands, oversized afros, complicated braids, and carefully sculpted mohawks, mullets, and etched designs.

  • May 11, 2022

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    RIT students, faculty, and alumni ready to descend on Manhattan for Design Week

    After a three-year pause because of the pandemic, students, faculty, staff, and alumni from the College of Art and Design will descend on Manhattan this week for NYCxDesign—New York City’s annual celebration of design that attracts hundreds of thousands from around the globe—which is marking its 10th year.

  • May 11, 2022

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    Powering the future

    Supply chain disruptions and a strong demand for consumer electronics during the pandemic led to a global chip shortage. The shortage has highlighted the need to strengthen the domestic semiconductor industry and has put a new emphasis on microelectronic engineering education.

  • May 9, 2022

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    Protectors of a diverse history

    The field of museum studies is changing. Not only are the people working in nationwide cultural institutions becoming more diverse, but the narratives told within those institutions are more inclusive and equity-focused. RIT’s museum studies program, led by Program Director Juilee Decker, aims to accelerate this momentum.

  • May 9, 2022

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    Alumna takes passion for sustainable architecture to Vermont

    Catherine C. Lange ’16 M.Arch (architecture) developed a passion for sustainable architecture when she learned the impact the world’s built environment has on climate change, and that buildings designed to limit humanity’s impact on the planet’s resources offer a real and pressing opportunity to combat the climate crisis.

  • May 9, 2022

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    Embracing the future

    Fellow RIT Tigers: Our university has so much to celebrate! This truly is an extraordinary time for RIT with our amazing community of creators and innovators. Yet our work to build a great student-centered research university perpetually continues.

  • May 9, 2022

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    Alumna facilitates crucial conversations as medical interpreter

    Debbie Lesser '19 is a catalyst, facilitating crucial conversations taking place in often highly sensitive situations. As a certified medical interpreter, she assists deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing patients and health care providers in communicating with one another regarding everything from mental health crises to detailed complex medical procedures.

  • May 9, 2022

    two people holding cups of bubble tea standing outside of the Taichi Bubble Tea store.

    Tea business bubbling for alumni entrepreneurs

    Chinese tea culture, with its rich history existing since before the third century, has always been a lifelong passion for Tian Tian and Zining Chen. The graduates of RIT’s advertising and public relations program (2017) and master’s in entrepreneurship program (2019), yearned to share their culture in a new and exciting way—by founding Taichi Bubble Tea.