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  • December 3, 2021

    man in a corn field looking at a stalk.

    Growing faculty diversity

    RIT has modernized its approach to recruiting faculty members to improve representation. Assistant Professor Eli Borrego, pictured above, is an expert in the genetics and biochemistry of plant-microbe and plant-insect communication and ecology, and he was introduced to RIT through the Future Faculty Career Exploration Program.

  • December 3, 2021

    portraits of Katrina Overby and Donathan Brown.

    Podcast: Building A Diverse Faculty at RIT 

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 53: RIT is diversifying its faculty in many ways, and the Future Faculty Career Exploration Program is one of the most important avenues for doing so. Katrina Overby, assistant professor in RIT’s School of Communication and a past participant in the program, talks with Donathan Brown, assistant provost and assistant vice president for faculty diversity and recruitment, about why the program is seen as a model nationally in launching the careers of underrepresented scholars.

  • December 3, 2021

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    President Munson: Omicron variant monitored daily

    The new COVID-19 omicron variant, Imagine RIT, RIT Dubai, housing renovations, and athletics were among the topics President Munson discussed during his latest “Ask Munson” question-and-answer interview Thursday on WITR (89.7) radio.

  • December 2, 2021

    group of men walking on the campus of RIT Dubai.

    RIT Dubai hosts Sheikh Hamdan for the grand opening of new campus

    RIT Dubai held a grand opening ceremony to dedicate its state-of-the-art new campus in the Dubai Silicon Oasis on Nov. 28. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, toured the facilities and inaugurated RIT Dubai’s new home designed for interactive learning along with RIT President David Munson, RIT Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration James Watters, and RIT Dubai President Yousef al Assaf.

  • December 2, 2021

    three people working on setting up an outdoor ice rink.

    Outdoor ice rink will help RIT embrace winter

    Now that the first snowflakes have graced the region, colder temperatures will enable the RIT community to enjoy outdoor ice skating as weather permits at the start of the spring semester in January.

  • November 30, 2021

    meeting in a large room with a rounded wall of windows facing a city landscape.

    Saunders College of Business adds sports and entertainment management minor

    Saunders College of Business will launch a new sports and entertainment management minor this spring. The minor will focus on the business and management of sports and entertainment organizations and provide students with applied skills in business strategy, analytics, customer service, negotiations, and event and venue management.

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  • December 3, 2021

    Photo by A. Sue Weisler

    New York Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin, right, visited campus Dec. 1 where he met with RIT President David Munson, left, and Head of Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences Andre Hudson, center, and others.

Fall 2021 University Magazine

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Meet students who are thriving by combining their creative passions with their academic ambitions. Also inside: Growing faculty diversity; educating tomorrow's experts in virtual production.

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