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RIT & AT&T Mobile Tech Lab brings hands-on STEM education to Rochester high schools
In hopes of inspiring more area K-12 students to pursue careers in technology, RIT's Women in Computing group is bringing technology workshops to Rochester city schools as part of the new RIT & AT&T Mobile Tech Lab. The traveling hands-on lab will visit three Rochester schools this winter and spring to teach... READ MORE »
RIT's Expressions of King's Legacy rescheduled for March 7
Rochester Institute of Technology's 37th annual Expressions of King's Legacy event has been rescheduled for noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. CNN political commentator Tara Setmayer headlines the program that will also feature performances by viral female tap dance band Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies and... READ MORE »
Women in Business officers to travel to Google headquarters
Sandy Wu is the president of the Women in Business (WIB) club and, through her leadership role, she hopes to make more companies aware of the quality business students who graduate from RIT. Wu and the other officers in WIB plan to travel to the Silicon Valley and San Francisco area... READ MORE »
The GRE fails to identify students that will graduate and hurts diversity, new study finds
Researchers are urging universities across the United States to find a new way to identify the next generation of scientists. A new study discovered that traditional admissions metrics for physics Ph.D. programs such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) do not predict completion and hurt the growth of diversity in physics,... READ MORE »
'Leaves of the Poetry Tree,' based on children's poetry and prose, brings interpretive dance to life for deaf and hearing audiences
A collection of interpretive dances based on children's prose and poetry is featured in a new production by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf's Performing Arts department at Rochester Institute of Technology. Leaves of the Poetry Tree combines music, American Sign Language and poetry with dance, and features a variety of... READ MORE »
'Rise Up: Silent Margins' exhibit documents artist's life as a deaf person
A collection of paintings on display at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf explores deafness in a unique and powerful way. "Rise Up: Silent Margins," a collection of 17 paintings by RIT/NTID alumna Ashley Hannan, runs through Feb. 23 in NTID's Dyer Arts Center Glass Room. Hannan's paintings... READ MORE »
RIT Professor Carlos Lousto recognized as outstanding physicist diversifying the field
The American Physical Society (APS) is recognizing Rochester Institute of Technology's Carlos Lousto for significant contributions to physics research and the advancement of underrepresented minority scientists. Lousto, a professor in Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Mathematical Sciences and co-director of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG), will receive... READ MORE »
Student gets involved and helps promote diversity on campus
Lawrence Lee is an electrical engineering dual-degree student from Yonkers, N.Y., who is passionate about promoting diversity and helping his fellow AALANA students succeed. Now in his fifth year, Lee has been involved groups that promote diversity since his first year at RIT. Lee joined the Society for Asian Scientists and Engineers... READ MORE »
RIT to host Let Freedom Ring event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The Rochester Institute of Technology community will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with its second annual Let Freedom Ring event, featuring music, dance and excerpts from some of King's most notable speeches. Performers include Thomas Warfield and the RIT/NTID Dance Company, the RIT String Quartet and keynote speaker Greg Pollock... READ MORE »
POSTPONED: Viral tap dance band and opera singer added to RIT's Expressions of King's Legacy program
UPDATE: noon Feb. 19 RIT's Expressions of King's Legacy rescheduled for March 7: UPDATE: 4:30 a.m., Jan. 31 This event has been postponed due to weather conditions and will be rescheduled at a later date. The program for Rochester Institute of Technology's 37th annual Expressions of King's Legacy event is now set and the... READ MORE »