December 4, 2023
Students create publication that transforms a deadly weapon into a tool for social advocacy
Students enrolled in an Opinion Media course flexed their creative muscles and persuasive writing skills by producing a new publication about gun violence printed with ink made from an assault rifle.
December 4, 2023
RIT students explore RIT Archives for ‘Hands on History’ class
A history class dug into the RIT Archives to sample the cutting-edge domestic science curriculum taught in 1893 at the Mechanics Institute, a forerunner to RIT.
August 19, 2022
Crafting is my pedagogical love language — and it works wonders in the college classroom
Essay written by Hinda Mandell, professor in the School of Communication, published by The Boston Globe.
July 19, 2022
Meet the summer fellows who are helping our newsroom change how we cover Rochester
The Democrat and Chronicle features its 2022 Revising the Rochester Narrative summer fellows: Genae Shields '22 (photojournalism); Madeline Lathrop, fourth-year journalism student; and Justice Marbury '22 (photojournalism).
February 14, 2022
Creating a free speech campus culture
After the contested 2020 presidential election, the tumult of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, and the national protests following the killing of George Floyd, RIT looked inward to see how to address the political climate with the student body. The result is an increased effort to create a campus culture of free speech and to give students the skills to participate in civil discourse respectfully and productively long after they graduate.
January 17, 2022
School of Communication announces administrative changes, new director
RIT’s School of Communication has appointed Tracy Worrell, professor of communication, as its new director. The previous director, Kelly Norris Martin, is now associate dean of faculty and staff affairs in the College of Liberal Arts.
June 3, 2021
Professor Patrick Scanlon, co-founder and former director of RIT’s School of Communication, retires
Professor Patrick Scanlon, co-founder and former director of RIT’s School of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts, has retired after 38 years. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Scanlon taught more than 4,500 students, was the first-ever recipient of the Provost Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring, and substantially shaped the trajectory of RIT’s communication program.
May 10, 2021
RIT’s first two Davitt Scholars set to graduate with clear visions for how to impact the world
Unique Fair-Smith and Tymoni Correa-Buntley are the first two recipients of the Mark and Maureen Davitt Graduate Education Endowed Scholarship and are both set to graduate with their master’s degrees this weekend.
April 15, 2021
RIT’s updated communication master’s degree offers students flexibility to graduate in one year
Major changes have been implemented to ensure the Master of Science in communication degree is more accessible, affordable, and competitive with benchmark schools.
April 14, 2021
RIT Students Use Data Visualizations to Pose Questions About Crime, Policing, Parks, and More
Reclaiming the Narrative features Hinda Mandell, associate professor in the School of Communication, and her data journalism class.
April 14, 2021
Eisenhart award winner Ammina Kothari applies research methods to improve her teaching
Ammina Kothari, an associate professor and program director in RIT’s School of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts, is receiving an Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching this year, RIT’s highest honor for tenured faculty.
January 25, 2021
Coronavirus pandemic highlights challenges facing deaf and hard-of-hearing patients in health care system
CBS News piece produced by RIT/NTID alumnus Michael Roppolo ’14 (journalism) features RIT/NTID alumnus Corey Axelrod ’08 (business), ’10 MBA and former student Shane Delaney.