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COLA Connections Newsletter

From the Desk of the Dean


It's October and fall is in the air. The temperature is dropping, the leaves are turning, the salmon are running (couldn't resist), and we're already halfway through the final fall quarter at RIT.

This month's newsletter highlights some upcoming events that will have a significant impact on RIT and the Rochester community. First and foremost, you will read about COLA's involvement in the upcoming exhibit entitled RACE: Are We So Different? This exhibit, which opens at the Rochester Museum and Science Center this January, will explore the concept of race and its complicated history in America. COLA's students and faculty – under the leadership of Professor Robert Ulin – will be actively involved in this exhibit, and will be integrating elements of the exhibit into their coursework.

This newsletter also highlights the work of Dr. Sara Armengot from our Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. In this issue, we profile Dr. Armengot's research in Caribbean film and culture, as well as translating humor.

Finally, we are fortunate to have one of the finest student senators on campus in Alexander Van Hook, a sophomore majoring in Liberal Arts Exploration. In this newsletter Alex introduces himself and outlines his plans for the upcoming academic year.

We hope you enjoy the read and enjoy the final weeks of the last fall quarter at RIT!

Student and Faculty Spotlights

Faculty Spotlight   Faculty Spotlight: Sara Armengot
From an outside perspective, RIT might not seem like the best place to study or teach Liberal Arts classes. Sara Armengot, an Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures, happens to think the opposite....
Student Spotlight   Faculty Spotlight: Robert Ulin
Race is one of the hardest topics for anyone to talk about. A new exhibit on its way to Rochester hopes to tackle this difficult subject matter and reach out to the greater community as a result...


Student Government   SG COLA Senator Update
With the new academic year beginning, Alexander Van Hook is reaching out to the COLA community.