Department of Sociology and Anthropology
May 17, 2023
Graduate Sophia Williams wins Fulbright award to pursue graduate education in the UK
The earliest written record of hearing loss is believed to date from 1550 BC in ancient Egypt, and written evidence for early sign language and changing attitudes toward deaf individuals comes from Plato in 350 BC—but, according to Sophia Williams ’23, there isn’t much that reflects the significance of these findings in archaeological scholarship. Williams received a Fulbright U.S. Student Award to fund her graduate education at University of York so she can help fill this gap of knowledge.
May 3, 2023
First students transition to law school as part of 3+3 program
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts partners with Syracuse University’s College of Law to offer an accelerated 3+3 law program. Students complete both a bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor degree in six years as opposed to the traditional seven-year timeline.
April 5, 2023
Easter bunnies, cacao beans and pollinating bugs: A basket of 6 essential reads about chocolate
The Conversation highlights an essay by Robert Ulin, professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, about exploitative labor practices in the chocolate industry.
March 23, 2023
RIT studying impacts of pandemic on local healthcare workers
WHEC-TV talks to Anthony Jimenez, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, about his research on the effect of COVID on healthcare workers.
March 14, 2023
RIT professor conducts study on the pandemic’s impact on healthcare workers
WROC-TV features a research project by Anthony Jimenez, assistant professor in RIT’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic faced by regional healthcare practitioners.
March 8, 2023
Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has extended through nearly all facets of society and everyday life since March 2020. In the summer of 2022, Anthony Jimenez, assistant professor in RIT’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology and trained medical sociologist, began to explore the specific impacts faced by regional healthcare practitioners.
February 1, 2023
Finding a future profession
Fourth-year student Anna Pasquantonio has always loved National Geographic and has fond memories of collecting animal trading cards from the National Geographic Kids magazine. Pasquantonio’s summer 2022 internship experience at the organization’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., helped turn a life-long interest into a possible career.
January 9, 2023
Preserving Black ASL
For years, Joseph Hill, assistant dean of NTID Faculty Recruitment and Retention and an associate professor in the Department of ASL and Interpreting Education, has studied how the segregation of southern Black Deaf Americans, along with their history and culture, has impacted the linguistics of today’s Black Deaf youth. Hill hopes his research will continue to uncover and preserve Black American Sign Language.
December 14, 2022
Sociology students use art to communicate important social issues
Students shared artwork that communicated social issues that are important to them during the Sociological Imagination Art Fair, part of Assistant Professor Wenjie Liao’s Foundations of Sociology courses.
September 9, 2022
College of Liberal Arts introduces Liberal Arts Multidisciplinary Scholars program
The Liberal Arts Multidisciplinary Scholars program, which is being introduced this fall, gives financial support to students in STEM majors who are interested in adding a second major from RIT's College of Liberal Arts.
May 13, 2022
72 paths to a well-rounded student
While many colleges and universities require general education courses, RIT’s immersion requirement takes it a step further. Beyond the typical writing, math, science, social science, global studies, art, and ethics requirements, students are asked to fulfill an additional nine credits in a topic of interest. The intended result is to produce well-rounded students who have gained broader, more diverse perspectives.
April 26, 2022
Community service informs career paths for graduating students
From pandemic response to rebuilding after natural disasters, RIT students will draw upon their foundation of community service in their careers after graduation.