June 16, 2021
RIT names Anna Westerstahl Stenport new dean of College of Liberal Arts
Stenport is currently a professor of global studies and chair of the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. She was selected as the RIT dean following a nationwide search and will begin her new leadership role Sept. 1.
June 11, 2021
RIT wins award to develop game design training platform as part of NASA’s Moon-to-Mars Mission
RIT faculty-researchers will develop a game-design training system that could help astronauts maintain balance, motor skills, and other cognitive functions while in space. NASA, in partnership with the National Space Grant Foundation, has selected six university teams, including RIT, to develop innovative design ideas that will help NASA advance and execute its Moon to Mars exploration objectives.
June 9, 2021
Facial Verification Won’t Fight Fraud
Essay written by Evan Selinger, professor of philosophy, published by Wired.
June 8, 2021
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, NTID Performing Arts announce 2021-2022 theatrical season
A venue for Deaf playwrights; an interpretation of a Tony Award-winning musical; performance by talented student dancers; and New Yorkers struggling with relationships and identity during the AIDS crisis are all part of a new collaborative season by NTID’s Performing Arts Department and the College of Liberal Arts.
June 3, 2021
Professor Patrick Scanlon, co-founder and former director of RIT’s School of Communication, retires
Professor Patrick Scanlon, co-founder and former director of RIT’s School of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts, has retired after 38 years. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Scanlon taught more than 4,500 students, was the first-ever recipient of the Provost Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring, and substantially shaped the trajectory of RIT’s communication program.
June 2, 2021
Commentary: Arrests and care deserts: N.Y. maternity policies are a mess
Essay by Lauren Hall, associate professor of political science, published in the Albany Times Union.
May 27, 2021
Q&A: The social costs of AI
Essay written by Evan Selinger, professor of philosophy, published by The Boston Globe.
May 26, 2021
Podcast: Race, Gender and Voting Rights
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 49: New restrictive voting laws in states across the country present obstacles to the polls via voter ID laws, voter role purges, and poll closures. The collective impact on American citizens’ right to vote follows the centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage. Nickesia Gordon, School of Communication, and Trinity McFadden '21 (criminal justice), talk with historian Carol Anderson, Emory University.
May 21, 2021
COVID-19 Safety Updates: Alert level back to GREEN
RIT’s COVID-19 Alert Level has returned to Green, meaning the prevalence of the virus in our community and on campus is low. We should all be proud of this accomplishment as we finished the academic year strong. As we begin our transition to summer, it is imperative that we adhere to safety protocols and remain vigilant.
May 19, 2021
Matthias Hausman honored with Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship
After graduating this year, Matthias Hausman, a mechanical engineering and international and global studies double major from Abington Township, Pa., will travel to Saxony, Germany, to teach English this September. As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, he will be placed in a German classroom to provide assistance to a local English teacher.
May 19, 2021
Staffing shortages lead some Rochester restaurants to limit hours, close on certain days
WROC-TV talks to Amit Batabyal, the Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics, about the effect of unemployment payments on the job market.
May 19, 2021
Two RIT faculty members receive Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards to conduct research abroad
Emi Moriuchi from Saunders College of Business and Jessica Hardin from the College of Liberal Arts have received Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards to travel abroad and conduct research at partner universities.