December 3, 2021
Growing faculty diversity
RIT has modernized its approach to recruiting faculty members to improve representation. Assistant Professor Eli Borrego, pictured above, is an expert in the genetics and biochemistry of plant-microbe and plant-insect communication and ecology, and he was introduced to RIT through the Future Faculty Career Exploration Program.
December 3, 2021
Podcast: Building A Diverse Faculty at RIT
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 53: RIT is diversifying its faculty in many ways, and the Future Faculty Career Exploration Program is one of the most important avenues for doing so. Katrina Overby, assistant professor in RIT’s School of Communication and a past participant in the program, talks with Donathan Brown, assistant provost and assistant vice president for faculty diversity and recruitment, about why the program is seen as a model nationally in launching the careers of underrepresented scholars.
September 23, 2021
‘Digital Dares’: TikTok challengers risk danger, destruction for a chance to be included, noticed
WROC-TV talks to Katrina Overby, assistant professor in the School of Communication, about the uptick in "digital dares."
May 10, 2021
RIT’s first two Davitt Scholars set to graduate with clear visions for how to impact the world
Unique Fair-Smith and Tymoni Correa-Buntley are the first two recipients of the Mark and Maureen Davitt Graduate Education Endowed Scholarship and are both set to graduate with their master’s degrees this weekend.
October 2, 2020
'It is heavy. It is exhausting'. Black journalists feel 'the weight' during a tumultuous time
The Democrat and Chronicle reports on an online panel of Black journalists hosted by the Division of Diversity and Inclusion and journalism program in the School of Communication.
September 23, 2020
RIT to host Reporting While Black panel discussion on Oct. 1
RIT will host a virtual panel discussion focused on the unique challenges and opportunities facing Black journalists and why representation in the media matters. The event, titled Reporting While Black, will feature six Rochester-based Black journalists from TV, radio, and print media at both the local and national level.