RIT women in the news

  • September 14, 2021

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    RIT wins $1.5 million to increase behavioral health workforce in Monroe County

    The $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has expanded RIT’s accredited Priority Behavioral Health and Clinical Psychology Internship program to focus on delivering integrated care for young clients who struggle with substance use, mental health issues, and trauma from exposure to high rates of violence within the community.

  • September 13, 2021

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    Variety of RIT artists chosen for Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition at Memorial Art Gallery

    W. Michelle Harris, an associate professor in RIT’s School of Interactive Games and Media, has had her piece In Their Wake, an interactive digital memorial to the forgotten Black people who developed Rochester, selected for the 67th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, the region’s longest-running juried exhibition. Harris is one of 28 members of the RIT community who had pieces selected for the exhibition.

  • August 25, 2021

    Graphic of man in gray suit with words: Connections with Evan Dawson.

    Connections: The cotton tote dilemma  

    WXXI’s “Connections” program features Enid Cardinal, senior advisor to the president for strategic planning and sustainability, and Kimie Romeo, adjunct professor of environmental management.

  • August 25, 2021

    portrait of LaVerne McQuiller Williams, associate provost for Faculty Affairs.

    RIT names LaVerne McQuiller Williams associate provost for Faculty Affairs

    LaVerne McQuiller Williams, professor and current interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts, has been named associate provost for Faculty Affairs at the university, effective Sept. 1. In this role, McQuiller Williams will oversee the Office of Faculty Affairs, within the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

  • August 11, 2021

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    Two RIT professors named 2021 KEEN Engineering Unleashed Fellows

    Sarah Brownell, senior lecturer in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, and Clark Hochgraf, associate professor in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology, have been named 2021 KEEN Engineering Unleashed Fellows by the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN).

  • July 27, 2021

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    Student researcher focuses on bacteria in Lake Ontario

    Marissa Schroeter’s summer undergraduate research explores a global health issue with a local twist. Her work prospects for new antibiotic compounds produced by two bacterial strains collected from Lake Ontario. She will present her findings at the RIT Undergraduate Research Symposium.