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  • December 17, 2021

    scenic view of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

    RIT launches European Post-High School Semester program to ease college transition

    High school graduates who seek a self-reflection opportunity before fully deciding on and entering into college have a new alternative through RIT. The RIT European Post-High School Semester program allows recent high school graduates to use Dubrovnik, Croatia, as their home base while they take classes, conduct research, embark on excursions across Europe, and build friendships and mentorships along the way.

  • December 7, 2021

    professor standing next to a multfacted speaker.

    Team completes international aural heritage research and sound capture

    Three researchers developed a set of tools using advanced augmented and virtual reality technology to preserve and replicate acoustics of historical venues. Their work was part of an international project bringing attention to the overlooked work in preserving aural heritage.

  • December 2, 2021

    group of men walking on the campus of RIT Dubai.

    RIT Dubai hosts Sheikh Hamdan for the grand opening of new campus

    RIT Dubai held a grand opening ceremony to dedicate its state-of-the-art new campus in the Dubai Silicon Oasis on Nov. 28. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, toured the facilities and inaugurated RIT Dubai’s new home designed for interactive learning along with RIT President David Munson, RIT Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration James Watters, and RIT Dubai President Yousef al Assaf.

  • November 11, 2021

    Guest speaker in front of international town

    RIT’s International Education Week activities set to kick off

    RIT will celebrate international education in all its forms during a wide-ranging series of events featuring invited speakers, informational sessions, cooking and dance workshops, gaming tournaments, and more. The university celebrates International Education Week from Nov. 12 to 19.

  • October 19, 2021

    Filipino deaf students interact with storybooks using a specially designed learning platform.

    RIT/NTID project hopes to reduce global deaf literacy gap

    Early childhood development professionals often face challenges when teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing youth to read. A new project spearheaded by NTID is hoping to effectively bring literacy education to deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji.

  • September 24, 2021

    historic photo of women in a cooking lab.

    Registration open for worldwide Mechanics Institute virtual conference

    Registration is open for Mechanics’ Institutes Worldwide 2021, a free virtual conference on Oct. 15 honoring the 200th anniversary of the founding of the first Mechanics Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland. RIT's Corinna Schlombs and Liz Call will virtually join experts from around the world as they share knowledge on the start of the Mechanics’ Institute movement in the 19th century and what the movement represents today.