Tag Archives: Rochester Institute of Technology

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

The new MAGIC Spell Studios at RIT. Photo provided by RIT

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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Energy saving projects at RIT and UR include doctoral student’s bright idea (access required)

Lourdes Gutierrez Aliaga, a doctoral student at RIT, conceived the energy saving project that won a $1 million grant from the state. (Photo by Sue Weisler/RIT)

Two green projects at local universities that won $1 million state grants this week didn’t come out of the blue. Rochester Institute of Technology’s plan to automate ventilation in its Golisano Institute for Sustainability depending on classroom occupancy, for example, ...

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Stendardi’s behind-the-scenes work fosters RIT growth (access required)

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You won’t find Deborah Stendardi’s name on the buildings at Rochester Institute of Technology. She’s not listed on the mastheads of various centers and institutes at the university. But her imprint is just about everywhere in Brick City, playing a ...

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RIT professor returns to alma mater to become Alfred’s dean of engineering (access required)

Gabrielle Gaustad will become dean of engineering at Alfred University

A professor in Rochester Institute of Technology’s sustainability institute is leaving to become dean of Alfred University’s engineering school. Gabrielle Gaustad, an Alfred alumna who has taught at RIT for the last 10 years, will become dean of Alfred’s Inamori ...

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Douglass property deed shows abolitionist’s interest in economic development (access required)

The Frederick Douglass sculpture in Highland Park.

A deed discovered by a team from Rochester Institute of Technology in December shows that Frederick Douglass made efforts to invest in Rochester, and not just live and work here. The famed abolitionist, who was born into slavery 200 years ...

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John “Dutch” Summers wins Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award (access required)

John “Dutch” Summers, center, presented with the 2018 Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award. From left, the late Vanden Brul's son, Bill Vanden Brul; Sandy Parker, Summers’ wife; Summers; Saunders College Dean Jacqueline Mozrall; RIT President David Munson; and Vanden Brul's daughter, Pattie Vanden Brul Nunnari.

Serial entrepreneur John “Dutch” Summers was recently awarded the 2018 Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award by the Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Summers is CEO of Graywood Companies, a Rochester-based holding company managing commercial ...

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

The Theme Park Engineering exhibit will be at Imagine RIT once again.

  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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Discrimination suit against RIT dimissed (access required)

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A federal judge has dismissed a 2010 racial-discrimination and gender-discrimination suit that a former employee of Rochester Institute of Technology’s business incubator filed against the university. Sharon Edwards was hired in 2003 and terminated from RIT’s Venture Creations incubator in ...

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