Advanced Video Processing Could Help Law Enforcement

Apr 19, 2013

Investigators in Boston this week quickly began sifting through more than two thousand video and still images of the marathon route looking for potential suspects in bombing, with crowd sourcing becoming the newest tool in the arsenal of law enforcement agencies.

But researchers in Rochester are working on new technology that could make it easier to analyze the enormous volumes of visual content available from devices like smartphones and surveillance cameras.


For the third consecutive year the Rochester Institute of Technology has been named one of North America’s Greenest Universities. 

Princeton's Guide to 322 Green Colleges evaluates colleges and universities on environmentally related policies, practices and academic offerings. 

A Conversation with Dr. Maya Angelou

Mar 22, 2013

In April,  Dr. Maya Angelou will be in town speaking before a sold-out crowd at the Rochester Institute of Technology in celebration of Women's History Month.

A local school is doing its part to help reduce the number of water bottles that end up in landfills each year -- a number estimated in the billions.
Rochester Institute of Technology has a new policy which prohibits departments and campus groups from using university funds to buy bottled water.
Enid Cardinal, Senior Sustainability Advisor for RIT, says the school views ending the sale of bottled water on campus as both a fiscal and environmental responsibility.

The Newly-Elected Libyan Prime Minister Has Local Ties

Sep 14, 2012

A former RIT professor is the new Prime Minister of Libya.

The country’s parliament elected Abushagur Wednesday in a close election with Libya’s interim prime minister. Harvey Palmer, who worked closely with Abushagur, is the dean of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at RIT. He says Abushagur demonstrated strong leadership skills during his time at the college.

Rochester Institute of Technology wants to add another team to Division I athletics.

The women's hockey program has applied to join College Hockey America, and with the NCAA's blessing, they'll move to Division I next year. They would join the RIT men's hockey team as the only Division I program in Rochester.

The women's team just won the Division III championship, and Coach Scott McDonald says his players are looking forward to the next challenge.