Camela Douglass headlines fitness event
Determined Individuals Victoriously Achieving Success hosts dance event
Fitness guru Camela Douglass and Prince Diaby, founder and choreographer of Generation X Dance Group, headline Dancing with DIVAS Thursday at Rochester Institute of Technology.
The event, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Gordon Field House, is hosted by Determined Individuals Victoriously Achieving Success and is intended for people ages 12 and up in all levels of fitness.
Douglass will take the stage from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., and Prince will be on from 7 to 8 p.m. Disc jockey Jo-El will provide the music.
DIVAS began as an RIT group in 2011. They provide a variety of social, educational and service activities to foster a support network for incoming multicultural women at RIT to help increase the retention of students through mentorship, personal development and successful academic programs.
July 17, 2019
RIT professors organize yarn installation in Rochester Aug. 21
Grab your needles, yarn or thread, and get crafting for democracy in a community-wide tribute to Rochester’s legacy of social activism with a contemporary twist. Fiber artists are needed to contribute to a yarn installation celebrating the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Sewing Society at a historic site on Corinthian Street.
July 16, 2019
RIT Tigers make game used as a therapeutic tool for children and families
A therapeutic game called Space Adventure designed by an RIT class officially launched this month on the Rochester Society for the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC) website. The SPCC specializes in supporting families whose lives have been impacted by trauma.
July 15, 2019
Craft activism in the Trump Era on exhibit in ‘Crafting Democracy’
Handcrafted pussyhats, subversive embroidery (“resist”), protest banners and quilts are among the politically charged textiles inspired by the rise of President Donald Trump, and they are the focus of a new exhibit and catalog curated by two RIT professors.
July 12, 2019
Professor honored with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
RIT computing professor Linwei Wang, whose research is advancing non-invasive personalized healthcare for heart diseases, is receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.