Faculty Spotlight


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Twitter Feed @RITDHSS

  • 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
  • Nov 14
    DHSS major Everett Kline led a great discussion about "A Matter of Refuge" his senior capstone project and FallOut… https://t.co/P7rIaLgwnl
  • Nov 10
    Join us for the DHSS Fall Mixer tomorrow 11/11 3 pm in the Campus Center Reading Room featuring a senior capstone presentation! #RIT_COLA
  • Oct 24
    Hope to see you at our fall mixer! Nov. 11 at 3 in the Campus Center Reading Room, featuring "A Matter of Refuge"… https://t.co/pXKUf1747u

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