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The newest class of Rochester City Scholars will be welcomed to Rochester Institute of Technology at a ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Liberty Hill, President Bill Destler's residence, 2201 Lehigh Station Road. This year, 15 students from the Rochester City School District will be part of the fifth class... Full Story »
Forty high school students from the Rochester City School District-East High, Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Wilson Commencement and School of the Arts, among others-will graduate Saturday after completing an unconventional summer school program at Rochester Institute of Technology's Saunders College of Business. The apprentices have been attending the Future Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs... Full Story »
What are people willing to do individually, or with others, to improve race relations? Three community organizations are helping to answer that question with the launch of Person2Person, a structured experience that pairs Rochesterians from different racial and ethnic backgrounds to build relationships, and hopefully to set aside biases and increase interpersonal... Full Story »
There may not be any roads in John Smart's village of Napakiak, Alaska, but they have electricity there. And Smart, 15, a Yupi'k Eskimo, plans to use some of it for his new computer he built at the recent TechBoyz summer camp at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the... Full Story »
A University of Alabama director and African-American culture scholar will join Rochester Institute of Technology as the executive director of the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies. James C. Hall, who was director of New College at Alabama and executive director of the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning, starts at RIT on Aug.... Full Story »
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JJ DiGeronimo, president of Advancing Women in STEM, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Women in Engineering WE Explore summer program at Rochester Institute of Technology. She will address the 60 students and parents participating in the program during a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. July 18 in the Multidisciplinary... Full Story »
A $1 million endowment gift to the Rochester City Scholars program means Rochester Institute of Technology will be able to help fund the education of deserving city public school students for years to come. The gift was made by the program's founders-RIT President Bill Destler and his spouse, Rebecca Johnson. Rochester City... Full Story »
Forty students from the Rochester City School District can be the next Future Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs (FBLE)-based on attending an unconventional summer school program on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. The 10 Saturday sessions run though Aug. 16. Now in its sixth year, the FBLE program is hosted by Saunders... Full Story »
Rochester Institute of Technology will hold a weeklong camp for eighth-grade girls this summer that yanks math out of textbooks and mashes it up with the real world in a fun way. Summer Math Applications in Science with Hands-on Experience for Girls, or SMASH, is co-hosted by RIT's College of Science, Women... Full Story »
Members of the Multicultural Center for Academic Success at RIT recognized student, faculty and staff leaders on May 6 at the center's annual "Celebration of STARS." The awards program and dinner was highlighted by an evening of music, awards and inspiration from special guest Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. The STAR Awards are... Full Story »
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"Talking can transform minds, which can transform behaviors, which can transform institutions." - Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer, Facebook Nearly 20 female faculty from across campus and at varied stages of their careers "leaned in" this past week for a panel discussion, "Daring Appreciation: Strategies for Increasing Recognition of Your Work." The... Full Story »
Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Future Faculty Career Exploration Program at Rochester Institute of Technology. The program for recruiting diverse faculty candidates, now in its 11th year, has been recognized nationally for its strategies to showcase doctoral candidates' research and to provide them the opportunity to explore career options... Full Story »
RIT will take part in the annual Stand Against Racism rally and discussions on Friday, April 25. The university will be among many individuals and organizations across the country joining forces with the YWCA for this national initiative to stamp out racism in communities. More than 100 RIT students, faculty and staff... Full Story »
Kaneesha Dukes, Tim Reed and Karbara Maxey, students from the first graduating class of Rochester City Scholars, will join Evan Dawson, host of WXXI-AM 1370 Connections radio news program, at noon on Monday, April 14. RIT President Bill Destler and his wife, Rebecca Johnson, both founders and initial scholarship funders, will... Full Story »
Twyla J. Cummings, senior associate dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, is the 2014 Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Faculty Pluralism Award winner. The award is given to an RIT faculty member or staff member who has made a significant contribution to diversity efforts... Full Story »
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Rochester Institute of Technology honored its star students who demonstrate leadership, service and positive spirit during the 2014 Leadership Awards April 2. Students received scholarships from the RIT Leadership Institute Program, through the Center for Campus Life, for their involvement with student organizations on campus and other leadership positions. The Alfred L. &... Full Story »
RIT's Division of Student Affairs has recognized faculty and staff for their exceptional contributions to foster RIT spirit. The Student Affairs Recognition Awards ceremony, held Feb. 26, acknowledged those who embody the mission and goals of the division, including collaboration, inclusiveness, student development, student success and communication. Outstanding Service Award winners include: Belinda... Full Story »
When RIT announced a program offering full scholarships for Rochester City School District students in 2009, the goal was to launch the most capable students into careers they had always dreamed about. Twenty-seven students from the district qualified for the scholarships for the 2010 academic year. Four years later, 21 are on... Full Story »
What does it take to manage 50 energetic, teenage girls for an overnight? Sarah Duman found out. She and members of RIT's section of the Society of Women Engineers hosted the girls for the group's annual SWE Overnight program Feb. 6 and 7 in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering. Over two days,... Full Story »
Sharon Morgan is a descendant of slaves; Thomas DeWolf, a descendant of slaveholders. The two wrote Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade, the true story of Morgan and DeWolf's three-year, 27-state journey to confront America's "race problem" together.... Full Story »
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