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  • March 31, 2020

    Richard Newman and Lisa Hermsen.

    Podcast: Experiencing History Where it Happened  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 34: Studying history is more than poring over textbooks and old documents. History Professor Richard Newman and humanities Professor Lisa Hermsen talk about place-based learning, which gets students into the community to experience where the history happened.

  • March 31, 2020

    Richard Newman sitting in an office chair.

    Faculty Profile: Richard Newman

    When Richard Newman graduated from high school, he never imagined he’d wind up being a college history professor. Newman, a professor of history in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, came to RIT in 1998. He specializes in early American, African-American, and environmental history.

  • March 5, 2020

    dean and professor standing in library.

    Podcast: Living History at the Genesee Country Village & Museum  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 33: Community partnerships are one way RIT provides its students with experiential learning opportunities. James Winebrake, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and Juilee Decker, associate professor of museum studies, talk about a unique partnership between the college and one of the Finger Lakes Region’s cultural gems, the Genesee Country Village & Museum.

  • February 20, 2020

    Patricia Wright.

    Global lemur expert to speak at RIT about technology in conservation

    Patricia Wright, a world-renowned conservationist, will give a talk, “Building Forests and Saving Lemurs with Technology in Madagascar,” on Feb. 27 at RIT. Wright has long been a pioneer in using new technologies to solve conservation problems, and partnerships with RIT, the Seneca Park Zoo Society and others will advance these efforts further.

  • February 14, 2020

    student posing with museum exhibit of women's dresses.

    Museum partnerships enhance education

    RIT's endowed partnership with Genesee Country Village & Museum—which was established in September by a gift from RIT alumnus Philip Wehrheim ’66 (business) and his wife, Anne—is one of the ways students connect with the Rochester community.

  • February 14, 2020

    students rehearsing fight scene for a play.

    RIT/NTID’s ‘Dial M for Murder’ runs Feb. 28-March 1

    The Alfred Hitchcock classic Dial M for Murder has a new twist as NTID Performing Arts translates the play into American Sign Language, making it accessible to deaf audiences. Deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members can also experience cutting-edge closed-captioning technology using smartglasses developed by Vuzix Corp.

  • February 7, 2020

    Dean James Winebrake.

    RIT’s liberal arts dean recognized by National Academies for exceptional service

    James Winebrake, dean of RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, has been recognized as a national associate of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The prestigious designation is offered to fewer than 50 people per year by the National Academies and recognizes people who have made exceptional contributions to the work of the academies.