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Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People, poet Reenah Golden to perform at RIT's Expressions of King's Legacy Jan. 25
Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People, a critically acclaimed soul band from Rochester, will be the featured performers at the 2018 Expressions of King's Legacy event at Rochester Institute of Technology. BET News host and CNN political contributor Marc Lamont Hill will deliver the keynote address and local poet Reenah Golden... READ MORE »
RIT named one of the Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans by 'Winds of Change' magazine
Winds of Change magazine recognized Rochester Institute of Technology as one of the Top 200 Colleges for Native American Students. This marks the eighth time RIT made the annual list, published by American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). The magazine ranked top universities in the U.S. "where American Indians are... READ MORE »
Saunders College cited in Poets&Quants 2017 rankings of top business programs
Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology has been named one of the Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2017 by Poets&Quants for Undergrads. Poets&Quants is the leading resource for complete coverage of business education. Saunders College was listed at No. 61, with an employment ranking of No. 16. "We are very excited... READ MORE »
First Women's Caucus launched as part of RIT Academic Senate
Carol Marchetti, professor of statistics and coordinator of the RIT Women's Caucus, formally launched the caucus, a new campus advocacy organization, at the Nov. 16 Academic Senate meeting. She shared her vision for the caucus as one of advocacy and involvement. It will establish and promote Senate priorities, develop an agenda... READ MORE »
IdeaLab teams brainstorm access technology solutions
Seven teams of students and faculty coaches representing a variety of disciplines spent a weekend in November brainstorming solutions to problems impacting individuals with differing abilities during the RIT Access Technology IdeaLab. The interactive two-day workshop held in Student Innovation Hall featured hands-on teamwork brainstorming meetings, Q&A sessions and presentations to clients... READ MORE »
RIT family members share their international journeys
When she was 7, Abi Ramos McFiggins came to the United States from Mexico with her mother and six siblings on a tourist visa. They stayed in San Diego and became illegal aliens when they didn't return to Mexico. "Our mother wanted her children to go to college, so we stayed," she... READ MORE »
RIT community members to share immigration experiences at RIT Libraries Nov. 10
RIT Libraries is launching My Untold Story, a new series of events that will invite members of the Rochester Institute of Technology community to share their personal experiences in an effort to challenge stereotypes and build understanding through dialogue. The first event will focus on immigration, and organizers hope to explore... READ MORE »
Host international students for Thanksgiving
Staff and faculty are invited to welcome an international student to Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 23. This effort is sponsored by Rochester Global Connections and RIT's International Student Services. If you are interested in hosting, please complete the Thanksgiving Host application or go to http://www.rochesterglobalconnections.org/. The mission of Rochester Global Connections is to... READ MORE »
RIT helps foster faculty growth through mini grants
To help faculty develop professionally, hone their teaching skills and stay current in their fields, Rochester Institute of Technology's Faculty Career Development (FCD) and the Office of the Provost are now accepting applications for four annual grant programs. These offerings emphasize the crucial skill of mentoring and the specific activities of... READ MORE »
Keith Jenkins named vice president and associate provost for Diversity and Inclusion at RIT
Keith Jenkins has been appointed vice president and associate provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Rochester Institute of Technology. Jenkins has been serving as interim vice president and associate provost since June 2016 and assumes the new position Nov. 1. "Keith is committed to working with university leaders and RIT Trustees to... READ MORE »