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  • October 30, 2020

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    RIT/NTID Randleman Program announces new protégés

    Addressing the need for diverse representation in the sign language interpreting profession is the goal of a highly successful program at NTID. The Randleman Program aims to equip interpreters of color who are newer to the field for the demands of interpreting in a postsecondary environment, while simultaneously increasing diversity representation.

  • October 30, 2020

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    RIT/NTID announces personnel changes to support antiracism programs

    NTID has announced personnel changes in support of the college’s Antiracism and Social Justice Plan, which is scheduled for release this fall. Alesia Allen has been named assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion; Joseph Hill will serve as assistant dean for ALANA faculty recruitment and retention; Thomastine “Tommie” Sarchet-Maher is assistant dean of ALANA Outreach, Access, and Success; and Peter Hauser has been named assistant dean of research mentoring.

  • October 29, 2020

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    LIGO and Virgo announce 39 new gravitational wave discoveries during first half of third observing run

    The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration released a catalog of results from the first half of its third observing run (O3a), and scientists have detected more than three times as many gravitational waves than the first two runs combined. Several researchers from RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation were heavily involved in analyzing the gravitational waves and understanding their significance.

  • October 29, 2020

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    Podcast: Voting Rights: Past, Present, and Future  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 38: In 1920, women in the U.S. won the right to vote. But the 19th Amendment did not flip the switch for women equally, and the struggle against voter suppression continues. RIT Associate Professor Tamar Carroll and fourth-year student Anika Griffiths speak with Johns Hopkins University professor Martha S. Jones about the past, present, and future of voting rights and social justice in America.

  • October 28, 2020

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    RIT undergraduates create digital exhibit of historical suffrage posters

    Women in the United States and in the United Kingdom fought for voting rights on either side of the Atlantic Ocean in the early 20th century, protesting for suffrage by picketing, going on hunger strikes, and using a savvy poster campaign. RIT students this semester dug into the suffrage movement’s use of graphic arts to design and create a digital exhibit of historical posters from Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library.

  • October 28, 2020

    poster for Race and Gender in Scholarship event, 1-2:30 p.m. October 30, with Laverne McQuiller-Williams, Jocelyn Dawson, Rebecca Sumner and Seretha Williams.

    RIT Libraries hosts conference on race, gender in scholarship

    Disparities of race, gender, and ethnicity in scholarly publishing will be the focus of a conference hosted by RIT Libraries this Friday. “Scholarship in the 21st century: Race and Gender in Scholarship” will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Registration is required.

  • October 28, 2020

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    Odessa Despot appointed to South Asian American Digital Archive board of directors

    Odessa Despot, staff psychologist with RIT’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS), has been appointed to the board of directors for the South Asian American Digital Archive. The nonprofit organization aims to create a more inclusive society by giving voice to South Asian Americans through documenting, preserving, and sharing stories that represent their unique and diverse experiences.

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  • October 28, 2020

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    Students draw live birds brought by the organization Wild Wings. Professor Alan Singer’s zoological and botanical illustration class allows students to accurately depict animals and plants for use in various media.

Spring 2020 University Magazine

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Students combine technology and design to help others. Also inside: Longest-serving faculty member leaves legacy of design.

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