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Ann Quiroz Gates to speak at RIT's Signature Lecture on critical thinking April 11
Ann Quiroz Gates, department chair and professor of computer science at the University of Texas at El Paso, will be the guest speaker at the sixth annual Eugene H. Fram Chair in Applied Critical Thinking Signature Lecture at Rochester Institute of Technology. Quiroz Gates will discuss "Beyond Computational Thinking: Preparing for success... READ MORE »
RIT's Ja'Nai Gray receives prestigious award
Ja'Nai Gray, who received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and sociology from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2016, was selected as one of 10 recipients of an Independent Sector Student Service Award and a $500 H.D. Paley Scholarship. The award, given March 6 in Albany at a meeting of the Commission... READ MORE »
Career development conference for Rochester's young professionals March 16
Registration is open for the third annual Young Professionals in Higher Education Conference, March 16 at Rochester Institute of Technology. The day-long conference aims to provide local young professionals with an opportunity to build skills, network and plan for the next step in their careers. The professional development conference will be held... READ MORE »
Local companies with RIT connections get $1 million boost from New York state
Four early-stage companies launched at Rochester Institute of Technology have received more than $1 million through New York state's Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise Investment Fund. The companies have also received more than $1.9 million in private matching funds and are expected to create additional jobs in 2018. The announcement from... READ MORE »
University hosts Step Afrika! as part of Black History Month celebrations
Ranked as one of the top African American dance companies in the country, Step Afrika! will perform at Rochester Institute of Technology at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, in the university's Ingle Auditorium. The event is free and open to campus and the general public. Participants can meet the performers... READ MORE »
Global Payments executive headlines women's leadership event at RIT
Jane Elliott knows from personal experience that many women receive little or no mentoring in their careers. Growing up in the small town of Friendship, N.Y., she was one of them. "I was blue collar raised, the youngest of four girls, and in 1984 it was like the Dark Ages with... READ MORE »
RIT's Phyllis Wade to perform at Smithsonian as part of Black History Month
Phyllis Wade, a student support specialist at Rochester Institute of Technology, will help commemorate Black History Month by performing "Signal Songs of the Underground Railroad" to students visiting the Discovery Theater at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center in Washington, D.C. Her performances, on Feb. 14 and 15, will involve storytelling and... READ MORE »
Helping to end gender bias with Advocates & Allies
Gender equity is not just a women's issue, said Marcos Esterman, and he is part of a campus group that believes it is attainable if men and women work together. Esterman is a member of Advocates & Allies, a new campus program in which male colleagues help improve campus culture overall and... READ MORE »
RIT's Diversity website wins Summit Emerging Media Award
Two Rochester Institute of Technology departments received a Summit Emerging Media Leader Award recently for the creative re-design of the university's Division for Diversity and Inclusion's website. RIT's University Web Services and Office for Diversity and Inclusion team members were given the national award in recognition of the new site's ease... READ MORE »
RIT names international education chairs for Saunders College of Business
Rochester Institute of Technology has named three faculty members from Saunders College of Business as the Paul and Francena Miller Chairs in International Education for the 2017-2018 academic year. Professor Robert Barbato, Associate Professor Michael Palanski and Associate Professor Zhi Tang teach in the Saunders College Department of Management, International Business... READ MORE »