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  • April 23, 2021

    College of Art and Design 2020-2021 Distinguished Alumnus Dave Gallagher.

    College of Art and Design 2020-2021 Distinguished Alumnus: Dave Gallagher

    The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually by each of RIT’s nine colleges and the School of Individualized Study to alumni who have performed at the highest levels of their profession or who have contributed to the advancement and leadership of civic, philanthropic, or service organizations.

  • April 23, 2021

    portraits of the 10 distinguished alumni winners.

    2020-2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards

    The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually by each of RIT’s nine colleges and the School of Individualized Study to alumni who have performed at the highest levels of their profession or who have contributed to the advancement and leadership of civic, philanthropic, or service organizations. It is the highest award an RIT college can bestow upon its alumni. Registration for the April 29 virtual event is now open.

  • April 22, 2021

    Ferris wheel made of K'Nex.

    Podcast: Along for the Ride with Theme Park Enthusiasts  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 47: RIT’s Theme Park Enthusiasts started as a casual group of roller coaster fanatics. Today, they have won national design competitions and have found co-ops and jobs in the field of theme park entertainment. Travis Faircloth, current club leader, talks to alumnus and former member Robert Cybulski, CAE Analyst at Roush Industries, and Michael Deneau, vice president of Entertainment Engineering at Roush Industries. They share insights about the growth of the club and what it takes to succeed in a very competitive and rewarding industry.

  • April 21, 2021

    environmental portrait of Joshua Rashaad McFadden.

    Faculty Profile: Joshua Rashaad McFadden

    Joshua Rashaad McFadden is an award-winning, inter­nationally recognized assistant professor of photography at RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. A transformative artist, social justice advocate, and change agent, he possesses a unique vision of the Black American experience.

  • April 21, 2021

    students walking and riding bikes outside near a fountain.

    RIT named a best value college by The Princeton Review

    RIT has again been ranked one of the nation’s top colleges for students seeking a superb education with career preparation and at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review. The education-services company featured RIT in the most recent Best Value Colleges for 2021 ranking.

  • April 21, 2021

    several matchbooks with varying designs and fonts.

    RIT to bestow 2021 Goudy Award on renowned graphic designer Louise Fili

    Louise Fili, an American graphic designer recognized for her elegant use of typography and timeless quality in her design, is the 2021 recipient of the Frederic W. Goudy Award for Excellence in Typography, given to an outstanding practitioner in type design and related fields.

  • April 21, 2021

    environmental portrait of scientist Andrea Ghez.

    Black hole Nobel Prize winner Andrea Ghez is RIT’s 2021 commencement speaker

    Andrea Ghez, a 2020 Nobel Prize winner in physics for her research in discovering one of the most exotic phenomena in the universe—the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy—will be a 2021 RIT commencement speaker on May 14 and 15. Ghez joins Eric Avar ’90 (industrial design), Nike’s vice president and creative guide of innovation design who was honored with the College of Art and Design Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016, as the university’s first-ever dual commencement speakers.