Tag Archives: Rochester Institute of Technology

In pandemic pause, local colleges adjust and still woo new students

Students on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College. The pandemic is playing havoc with the admissions timeline for many local colleges. (File photo supplied by Roberts Wesleyan)

Normally, April would be the month when high school seniors are making last-minute visits to Rochester-area colleges, trying to decide which school that accepted them they will attend in the fall. Juniors might use their April break to start their ...

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RIT shares food with health care workers and campus community

RIT's Catering started delivering regular meals to healthcare workers. (RIT photo by Autumn Greer)

With a full larder and few people on campus to serve, Rochester Institute of Technology started using up its food supplies this week by delivering regular meals to health care workers at Rochester Regional Health.  The university plans to deliver ...

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Cuomo orders restaurants, bars, casinos to close

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With the state closing of restaurants and bars Monday, as well as casinos, theaters and gyms, COVID-19-related restrictions grew more onerous for New Yorkers.  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced a pact with adjoining states Connecticut and New Jersey ...

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SUNY, University of Rochester students urged to go home as precaution for coronavirus

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State University of New York colleges and the University of Rochester will close down most in-person classes and teach the rest of the semester online in an effort to reduce the possibility of spreading the COVID-19 virus, it was announced ...

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Two Rochester-area astronomers honored (access required)

RIT's Joel Kastner

Two Rochester-area astronomers – one retired, one still active in the field – have been named to the first class of fellows of the American Astronomical Society, a new honor recognizing extraordinary achievement in the field. Joel Kastner, astronomy professor  ...

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Students get boost in job, internship searches at RIT job fairs (access required)

RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability, an SWBR design project, earned a LEED platinum rating in 2014 (provided photo).

If there’s any doubt that Rochester Institute of Technology is still career-oriented, that doubt would evaporate quickly at one of the university’s job fairs. The second of two career fairs for all majors this year was held last week, drawing ...

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As plastic bag ban approaches, some stores ahead of the curve, others merely react (access required)

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A nickel can be a powerful thing. Last summer Wegmans conducted a pilot study at two stores to see how customers would react if single-use plastic grocery bags were removed even before a statewide ban goes into effect March 1 ...

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Women as leaders in business featured at conference at RIT (access required)

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Businesswomen in leadership positions will offer their experience and expertise at Rochester Institute of Technology’s annual Power Your Potential Women’s Conference Feb. 28. RIT’s Saunder’s College of Business hosts the conference each year, and Karen Magnuson, the former executive editor ...

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Online education is growing, reaching new audiences (access required)

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Two things are certain about online education in 2020: the phenomenon will continue to grow in higher education settings, and institutions will continue to deliver it in their own unique ways. If you’ve been on social media in the last ...

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Peace Corps director will deliver RIT’s commencement speech (access required)

Official Portrait of Dr. Josephine (Jody) Olsen the 20th Director of Peace Corps

Peace Corps Director Josephine “Jody” Olsen will be the keynote speaker at Rochester Institute of Technology’s commencement weekend. Olsen will speak at the university’s academic convocation, 10 a.m. on May 8 in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. After ...

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

More construction at RIT will take place with bonding it just sought.

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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RIT agreement helps scientists north and south share space observations (access required)

Renovating these radio telescopes in Argentina was part of a joint project between RIT and Argentinian scientists. Photo supplied by Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía

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There are some things in space you just can’t see from here. That’s why Rochester Institute of Technology worked over the last three years with Argentinian officials to renovate an observatory near La Plata, Argentina, that had been unused since ...

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Marlee Matlin comes to RIT Dec. 5 for talk on substance abuse and recovery (access required)

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Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin will speak at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf Dec. 5 on the subject of addiction and recovery. Matlin, the deaf actress who won an Academy Award in 1987 for “Children of ...

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