June 19, 2023
Fascism lurks behind the dangerous conflation of the terms ‘partisan’ and ‘political’
Essay by Lawrence Torcello, associate professor of philosophy, published by The Conversation.
June 14, 2023
Where are the bugs? Some may say there's been less "buzzing" around town lately
WROC-TV talks to Kaitlin Stack Whitney, assistant professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, about how a mild winter and recent dry weather has impacted insects.
June 13, 2023
Juneteenth event at Genesee Country Village & Museum free for RIT community
The RIT community is invited to honor Juneteenth at the Genesee Country Village & Museum with free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 17.
June 12, 2023
Early LGBTQ group Lambda Network looks back on gains at Kodak
The Democrat and Chronicle highlights a project led by Tamar Carroll, chair of the Department of History, to archive the activities of the Lambda Network, an LGBT+ support organization. (This content requires a subscription to view.)
June 12, 2023
Exploring the complexities of using ladybugs as pest control
In an attempt to limit the use of chemical pesticides and promote native species on their land, some gardeners have begun purchasing ladybugs as a form of “natural” pest control. However, Assistant Professor Kaitlin Stack Whitney says that buying ladybugs online, as opposed to attracting them naturally, can cause more harm than good.
June 9, 2023
Professor Rudy Pugliese retires and will become professor emeritus
Professor Rudy Pugliese will adopt the title of professor emeritus on July 1 when he officially retires. Pugliese taught in the College of Liberal Arts’ School of Communication for 37 years. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he also spent 24 years advising students working for Reporter Magazine.
June 7, 2023
Why we should care about the cost of insulin
Essay by David Martins, associate professor of rhetoric, published by the Rochester Beacon.
June 6, 2023
RIT/NTID and School of Performing Arts present 2023-2024 theatrical season
The 2023-2024 theatrical season featuring a partnership between RIT’s School of Performing Arts and NTID's Department of Performing Arts will include a celebration of Deaf rap and hip hop, an adaptation of Hamlet, a multimedia dance production, and several immersive theatrical performances, among others.
May 31, 2023
Amid fears of Chinese influence, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has grown more powerful
Essay by Amit Batabyal, the Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics and interim head of the Department of Sustainability, published by The Conversation.
May 25, 2023
Talking point: Japan's isolationist history
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's program "Talking Point" features Michael Laver, professor in the Department of History.
May 23, 2023
Students use low-cost multispectral imaging system to uncover hidden texts
Izzy Moyer, a third-year museum studies student, earned an internship working with other RIT students on MISHA, the Multispectral Imaging System for Historical Artifacts. The system includes 16 LEDs to illuminate objects using different wavelengths of light to see the object in new ways.
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.