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  • October 28, 2020

    two posters from the 1920s supporting the suffrage movement.

    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

    woman speaking at a podium.

    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.

  • October 27, 2020

    several patriotic "I Voted" stickers.

    Election Day Hackathon encourages people to use open technology for civic engagement

    As the 2020 election results come in Nov. 3, civic hackers at RIT want to remind people about the power of technology and how it can be used for good. At RIT’s Election Day Hackathon, students, faculty, staff, and community members will analyze civic problems in the local community, state, and country and propose projects to address them.

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  • October 28, 2020

    Photo by A. Sue Weisler

    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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