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  • May 4, 2020

    Nabil Nasr.

    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. 

  • May 4, 2020

    two students working in room with orange-tinted windows.

    RIT Class of 2020 Master Plan gives grads a solid next step

    RIT has announced a tuition scholarship program for this year’s RIT graduates seeking to further advance their career opportunities while the job market recalibrates and the country responds to the coronavirus pandemic. The RIT Class of 2020 Master Plan includes a special scholarship covering 55% of graduate tuition. RIT students who graduate in May or August this year may be eligible for this scholarship.

  • May 4, 2020

    student and fiancee standing in front of exterior of E. Philip Saunders College of Business.

    Saunders graduate will use supply chain expertise in new position with Amazon

    RIT student John Fox credits his time in the U.S. Marine Corps for teaching him about accountability, focus, and dedication—all while developing his passion for logistics and supply chains. Fox, who is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, will begin his career in July as an area manager in Amazon’s Fulfillment Center in Rochester.

  • May 4, 2020

    four female engineering Ph.D. students.

    RIT doctoral students set to contribute to health care, imaging and space fields

    Alyssa Owens is contributing new ways to diagnose breast cancer and Poornima Kalyanram has discovered how fluorescent molecules might help to identify diseased cells. Karen Soule and Fatemeh Shah-Mohammadi are part of breakthrough work in developing carbon nanotubes and cognitive radio networks—advances in technology that will power tomorrow’s electronic devices. All four are on track to graduate with a Ph.D. in engineering.

  • May 4, 2020

    assistant professor Josh Thorson.

    Josh Thorson culminates rewarding, challenging year with Eisenhart Award

    It’s been an eventful year for Josh Thorson. The assistant professor of photography created the live video projections for the Broadway production of Oklahoma!, which won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. He also was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Projection Design. And he is now the 2019-20 recipient of the Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

  • May 3, 2020

    graphic reads: Eyes on Fall: A Time for Creativity.

    Eyes on Fall: A Time for Creativity

    RIT President David Munson outlines the vision for moving forward and reimagining RIT in a new normal as we approach the end of the spring semester.

  • May 1, 2020

    student wearing sunglasses highlights paper under colorful light.

    First-year students develop imaging system to study historical artifacts

    A multidisciplinary team of first-year students has been working to develop an imaging system that can reveal information hidden in historical documents for their Innovative Freshmen Experience project-based course. But with the shift to remote classes, the students left campus with the device nearly complete. Although disappointed, they shifted focus to the opportunities the new situation would create.