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RIT's Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition offers global research experience in Ghana
As a graduate student in Ghana, Brenda Abu witnessed the toll of anemia, a condition that afflicts as many as 70 percent of the children and 45 percent of the women in that West African nation. Her experiences convinced Abu to pursue a career researching nutrition, specifically looking for ways to reduce... READ MORE »
RIT honored as one of the Top 200 Colleges for Indigenous Students for the ninth time
Rochester Institute of Technology is among the Top 200 Colleges for Indigenous Students, according to Winds of Change magazine. This marks the ninth time RIT has appeared on the list. The annual list published by American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) identified the top colleges and universities in the U.S. "where... READ MORE »
Frederick Douglass historian David Blight comes to Rochester
David Blight, a renowned historian whose new book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, has been published to glowing reviews, will be in Rochester Dec. 3 and 4 for two engagements co-sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology. Blight will be the featured speaker at "Prophet of Freedom: Frederick Douglass in Word and Song,"... READ MORE »
RIT helps veterans take their next step
After serving in the U.S. Army for six years, including a yearlong deployment to Iraq, Mireya Salinas decided to pursue a career in photography. She had already earned a bachelor's degree from Excelsior College while in the Army, completed a two-year program in photography at Austin Community College following her service, and... READ MORE »
RIT student teams work with local women's group in Haiti to develop economic projects
Haiti became a classroom for more than a dozen RIT students when they worked with 19 women leaders from a nonprofit group in Haiti on projects that could become future businesses. The students were part of the class Social Impact Field Experience in Haiti. The pilot course was designed to match students... READ MORE »
Hip hop artist and poet to keynote RIT's Native American Heritage Month celebrations
Award-winning Native American artists Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder will headline Rochester Institute of Technology's annual Native American Heritage Month celebrations. Their keynote event takes place 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, in Ingle Auditorium and is one of several RIT events throughout November highlighting Native American culture and history. Waln is... READ MORE »
Why study exercise science?
TJ Bartholomew is a third-year exercise science student from New York City. Sports and exercise are very important to Bartholomew, which is why exercise science was such a great fit for him. Outside of classes, he enjoys playing basketball and is involved with the Deaf Basketball Association of Rochester, an intramural... READ MORE »
Global Health Association @ RIT presents documentary on 'gendercide' Oct. 18
The Global Health Association @ RIT is hosting a screening of The Three Deadliest Words in the World...It's a Girl. The 2012 documentary focuses on the murder, abandonment and abuse of millions of girls in India, China and in other countries. The screening and panel discussion will be begin at 6 p.m.... READ MORE »
RIT researchers use deep learning to build automatic speech recognition system to help preserve the Seneca language
A new research project at Rochester Institute of Technology will help ensure the endangered language of the Seneca Indian Nation will be preserved. Using deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, RIT researchers are building an automatic speech recognition application to document and transcribe the traditional language of the Seneca people.... READ MORE »
RIT engineering dean recognized as Outstanding Educator by American Ceramics Society
Doreen Edwards, dean of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, will be presented the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Ceramics Society at its annual conference and honors banquet on Oct. 15. The long-time ceramics and material science researcher will be recognized for outstanding work and... READ MORE »