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  • September 14, 2021

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    RIT wins $1.5 million to increase behavioral health workforce in Monroe County

    The $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has expanded RIT’s accredited Priority Behavioral Health and Clinical Psychology Internship program to focus on delivering integrated care for young clients who struggle with substance use, mental health issues, and trauma from exposure to high rates of violence within the community.

  • September 1, 2021

    crowds of students visiting tables representing RIT's clubs.

    Clubs promise to be as active and diverse as ever

    The thousands of students who belong to the more than 300 clubs and organizations at RIT face fewer restrictions this semester when gathering to play a sport, sing, dance, do community service work, or discuss common topics of interest. On Saturday, representatives from more than 230 of RIT’s student clubs and organizations attended the Tiger Activities Fair.

  • September 1, 2021

    Perry Ground, educator and storyteller from the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation.

    RIT appoints Onondaga Nation storyteller Perry Ground 2021-2022 Minett Professor

    RIT has appointed Perry Ground, an educator and storyteller from the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation, as the newest Frederick H. Minett Professor. The Minett Professorship brings distinguished multicultural professionals to RIT to share their professional knowledge and experience with RIT’s students, faculty, and staff for one academic year.

  • August 31, 2021

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    RIT Press turns 20

    RIT Press turns 20 this year, and the future is bright for the scholarly book publisher at RIT. Expanded partnerships and community-related projects give RIT Press new momentum as it enters its third decade.

  • August 23, 2021

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    RIT receives Peace Corps Prep designation

    RIT has received the “Peace Corps Prep” designation, enabling its students to take certain classes to better prepare them for service in the Peace Corps upon graduation. RIT is the first university in Western New York to receive the designation, and the fifth in the state.

  • August 20, 2021

    RIT President David Munson speaking at a podium next to an American Sign Language interpreter.

    Progress on track despite pandemic, Munson says

    Students, faculty, and staff are starting a new year during a continuing global pandemic. But that’s not stopping the momentum of student success, research, fundraising, and building projects designed to make RIT even better. That was just part of the message RIT President David Munson told the university community this morning at his annual President’s Address.