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RIT takes out dormitory bonds for new construction, lower interest on its debt (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology has taken out $346.2 million in bonds through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York in anticipation of major building and renovation projects on campus. Nearly half the funds will go toward new construction ...

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At MAGIC Center, David Long balances student opportunities with professional work (access required)

A year ago this month, David L. Long was standing at a podium showing off Rochester Institute of Technology’s newest toy – MAGIC Spell Studios, a state-of-the-art studio for creating video games, movies and all kinds of media. It would ...

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Technology jobs need the humanities, panelists say (access required)

Though employers, educators and even parents have fixated on STEM disciplines to prepare young people for jobs in an increasingly technological society, a recently convened expert panel said it’s important to remember the humanities. And above all, they said, young ...

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RIT commencement speaker an ‘inspiring thought leader’ (access required)

Scientist John Seely Brown, who has explored the intersection of disciplines and helps others do the same, will be RIT’s 2019 keynote commencement speaker May 10. Brown was chief scientist at Xerox Corp. and director of the Xerox Palo Alto ...

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RIT wins $1.5 million in state funding round (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology has won $1.5 million in the latest round of competitive funding from the Empire State Development Council. The grant will upgrade the university’s Genomics Research Lab Cluster, helping it expand research, technology transfer and talent development ...

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RIT unwraps MAGIC Spell Studios, called a future hub for game design and film (access required)

You might call it Hollywood East. Or the Big Apple North. But the dozens of people who turned out for the grand opening Tuesday call the new building at Rochester Institute of Technology the MAGIC Spell Studios. The 52,000-square-foot, $31 ...

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RIT launches billion-dollar fundraising campaign (access required)

The president of Rochester Institute of Technology had been promising a historic announcement for weeks. Amid musical and theatrical performances at the ice rink-turned-nightclub Thursday, July 12, David C. Munson was scheduled to make the announcement before 2,000 guests: RIT has launched ...

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RIT wins grant to continue pollution prevention institute (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology has won a $19.5 million state grant to continue operating the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) for another five years. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the grant today, ...

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Imagine RIT has record number of exhibitors, new performing arts contest (access required)

  Old favorites and new creations are set to entertain visitors to this year’s Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, taking place on Saturday, April 28 on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology. The automated s’more maker has been supplanted by ...

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RIT alum makes historic contribution of $50 million

  The founder and CEO of a Connecticut data-protection company is giving Rochester Institute of Technology $50 million, the largest donation in the university’s history and one of the largest ever in the Rochester region. Austin McChord, 32, a 2009 ...

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