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RIT awarded $1.3 million Department of Education grant for upstate area's first Veterans Upward Bound program
Area veterans will have the opportunity to attain college degrees and enter some of the area's fastest growing employment sectors through Veterans Upward Bound, a national outreach program that will be based at Rochester Institute of Technology. The university and an extensive group of community partners, including the Veterans Outreach Center,... READ MORE »
GCCIS Director of Operations Kim Shearer wins RIT's Changing Hearts and Minds Award
Kim Shearer, director of operations and college liaison for Rochester Institute of Technology's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS), received the 2017 Changing Hearts and Minds Award. The annual award recognizes efforts to enhance diversity among the faculty ranks and further RIT's overall commitment to diversity. Dean Anne... READ MORE »
Computing for All: Changing the way computer science is taught
Before getting behind the wheel of a car, it's important to know a little bit about how an automobile works. "The same can be said for your computer," said Paul Tymann, director of the Center for Computing Outreach, Research and Education at RIT. "I don't think you can be successful in today's... READ MORE »
Keynote named for 2018 Expressions of King's Legacy event
Marc Lamont Hill, host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN, will be the keynote speaker at RIT's annual Expressions of King's Legacy celebration. "We are elated to welcome Marc Lamont Hill as the keynote speaker for Expressions of King's Legacy," said Keith Jenkins, RIT's interim vice president and associate... READ MORE »
Women in Engineering at RIT hosts open house for teens, parents and teachers/guidance counselors
The Women in Engineering program at Rochester Institute of Technology is holding its annual open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering. "This is a 'by-women-for-girls' event, best described as a 'buffet of engineering activities to explore,'" said Kathy Ehrlich-Scheffer, Women... READ MORE »
NFL's Dawn Hudson headlines Saunders College Gasser lecture series Oct. 13
For the National Football League, Dawn Hudson plays both offensive and defensive positions. During her three-year career as the league's executive vice president and chief marketing officer, she has been responsible for building the NFL fan base, growing its brand and overseeing sporting events including the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl. On the... READ MORE »
Social activist Janaya Khan to speak at RIT Oct. 11
A leading voice in the international Black Lives Matter movement is coming to speak at Rochester Institute of Technology. Janaya Khan, social activist and co-founder of Black Lives Matter: Canada, will deliver a talk titled "Black Lives Matter: More Than a Hashtag," at Ingle Auditorium from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11.... READ MORE »
Three RIT staff members receive Diversity Awards to attend The NYSERNet Conference
Three staff members from Rochester Institute of Technology are among the first recipients of New York State Education and Research Network's (NYSERNet) Diversity Awards, a program intended to encourage underrepresented women and men to advance in the information technology field by attending The NYSERNet Conference 2017. The three recipients from RIT's Information... READ MORE »
President of the Latin American Student Association helps maintain positive environment for Hispanic students
Daniel Ruano is a third-year student from Long Island, N.Y., in the network and systems administration program. Ruano is the president of the Latin American Student Association (LASA). LASA is a student organization open to all RIT students to come together to share and learn about the Latin culture. Ruano has... READ MORE »
Diverse candidates to visit RIT for Future Faculty Career Exploration Program
When colleges and universities seek to recruit new faculty, search committees sometimes struggle to include diverse applicants in the candidate pool. Rochester Institute of Technology's Future Faculty and Career Exploration Program (FFCEP) aims to address this issue. The program will welcome 17 diverse prospective faculty to campus Oct. 2-4 to explore teaching... READ MORE »