Faculty Spotlight


  • Students in Tamar Carroll’s History of the Family in the U.S. course collaborated with the Library Company of Philadelphia to develop content for a web exhibit about the rare Friendship Albums in their collection.

  • From 2014-2016, RIT student Ben Eshleman conducted archival research and oral history interviews to document the history of the transgender community in Rochester, New York. With his faculty advisor, Dr.

  • The Project, Buffalo State insane Asylum: A Purposeful Recovery, was a year-long effort to render what is now called the Richardson Olmsted Complex in 3D design animation. Six students collaborated with Professors Lisa Hermsen and Shaun Foster to recover the original architecture of H.H.

  • The Steampunk Rochester is an interdisciplinary project that brings students together to work on a large-scale narrative that is rooted in local history and spans the disciplines of Creative Writing, Visual Culture, and Game Design and Development.

  • DHSS majors participate in a wide range of interdisciplinary research in their project-based courses and in their senior capstones.

  • During Fall 2015, students enrolled in Professor Juilee Decker’s Cultural Informatics (MUSE 359) worked with RIT’s Archivist, Becky Simmons, and Associate Archivist, Jody Sidlauskas, to curate an exhibition focusing on personal histories of RIT.

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  • May 15
    Come by the University Gallery tomorrow at 11 to see our graduating seniors present their research at the COLA Poster Session!
  • May 8
    See you at the DHSS Faculty Research Showcase today at 3 pm in COLA's McKenzie Commons!
  • May 4
    Come see us this Saturday @Imagine_RIT! We'll be in Booth 1480 with lots of great projects to show!
  • Apr 24
    Celebrate a great year and learn about new DHSS faculty research May 8 3 pm McKenzie Commons! https://t.co/Qn3VRm6wBK
  • Apr 20
    Founder of Girls Who Code speaking this Friday at 4 at Ingle Auditorium! https://t.co/7tvUK2H38k
  • Mar 21
    Join us for our spring faculty/student mixer tomorrow, 3/22, at 3:30 in the Stan McKenzie Commons (06-1251)!
  • Mar 9
    Tomorrow at noon: Distinguished Computational Linguistics Lecture: https://t.co/9HtPbMsPxl
  • Jan 25
    Join in the Wikipedia edit-a-thon! Training starts this Friday from 11-1 in the Wallace Center. Stop by & get free… https://t.co/VnAa5ZkyyJ
  • Jan 25
    Welcome back DHSS Majors! See you at the co-op and job application workshop Wed. Feb. 1 at 3:30 in the McKenzie Commons @RIT_COLA
  • Nov 15
    Today! Join DHSS affiliate Sandy Baldwin and his students as they read and perform CODE. SAU Reading Room, 5 pm… https://t.co/z8uJTFzqLh

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