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Holocaust Remembrance Day; a day to remember the lives and names of Jewish victims and activists of the Holocaust.General Practices: Ceremonies or events to remember Holocaust victims who died during World War II; activities may include lighting memorial candles and reciting the Kaddish, which is a prayer for the departed.Date details: Begins at sundown. If the date falls on a Friday, Israel observes Yom Hashoah on the preceding Thursday. When the date falls on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday.Recommended Accommodations: This is not a work holiday¬óacademics and work are permitted. Provide food accommodation as requested. (kosher restrictions apply(Sunday, April 27th, All Day-) Event Details »
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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
Rochester Institute of Technology is beginning its first series of campus-wide projects to increase career opportunities and overcome barriers to advancement for its female faculty. RIT's ADVANCE project team will host a program launch event introducing these projects at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 in the University Gallery, in James E.... Full Story »
Tianna Manon, a student in RIT's College of Liberal Arts, will be among the community panelists on the upcoming "State of Race in Rochester: 50 years after the '64 Riots." Manon, a third-year student with a dual major in journalism and political science, is part of the "Future Leaders" panel, one of... Full Story »
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Michelle Morales is a senior Advanced Placement design student at NorthRose-Wolcott High School who enjoys working with Adobe Photoshop with her digital photos, but also has done some impressive 35mm developing work. Morales is one of the talented middle- and high school student artists participating in the Rochester-Finger Lakes Middle and High... Full Story »
Chenae Laldee is a fourth-year multidisciplinary studies major focusing on organizational change and leadership with a concentration in human resources and political science. She was recently crowned Miss Black Deaf America, a position she will hold until August 2015. Laldee competed in the pageant, which consists of platform, talent, style and... Full Story »
Tavis Smiley, national talk show host, author and community advocate, will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 Expressions of King's Legacy Celebration at Rochester Institute of Technology. The event takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in RIT's Gordon Field House and Activities Center. Doors will open... Full Story »
On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act prohibiting discrimination and enforcing desegregation. But, within a month of signing that groundbreaking legislation, riots would erupt in 
communities across the nation, including Rochester.
 Fifty years have passed since the National Guard was called to quell rioting in Rochester's Joseph... Full Story »
Two students from Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf are participating in a youth summit today at the White House with senior administration officials to talk about the Affordable Care Act and other issues affecting young Americans. The students, Hugo Perez, a civil engineering technology major from Los... Full Story »
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News about the RIT Tiger Tank winner and Tiger's Next Top Model contest was among the most-read stories in November. Check out all of the most popular stories and videos: Top News Stories 1. Nosebleed remedy tops RIT Tiger Tank competition 2. RIT students test their modeling skills 3. Turning autism upside down: When symptoms... Full Story »
Pete Otero, executive dean at Monroe Community College's Damon City Campus, was appointed the 2013 Minett Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. He joined the university on Sept. 16 and is the first administrator from a peer institution in higher education to take on the one-year appointment. The Minett Professorship is designed... Full Story »
Five individuals representing Rochester Institute of Technology were recognized as part of the Rochester Business Journal's 2013 40 Under 40 at its annual luncheon on Nov. 21. The prestigious designation is given to the region's top 40 men and women, under the age of 40, who have achieved professional success and... Full Story »
Loss of sleep isn't worrisome to student entrepreneurs at Rochester Institute of Technology who will create a business plan, produce a prototype and launch a Web or mobile startup in just 48 hours flat. RIT48 returns to campus this weekend Nov. 22-24-and there will be plenty of coffee available to keep the... Full Story »
FBLE benefits the community through the development of our next generation of business leaders who will be starting and running companies that drive our economy and create jobs. -Delmonize Smith, director of RIT's Center for Urban Entrepreneurship M&T Bank is making a two-year commitment and donating $50,000 to the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship's... Full Story »
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