The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) has announced 13 winners of its 2022-2023 Community Grants Program as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to continue improving the health and environmental quality of New York state.
For villagers in poet Ilya Kaminsky’s book Deaf Republic, deafness becomes an act of revolt against a totalitarian government. Deaf Republic is the subject of the NEA Big Read project during National Deaf History Month in April 2023, hosted by NTID.
The Democrat and Chronicle talks to John Aasp, gallery director, and Juilee Decker, professor in the Department of History, about the “Clarissa Uprooted: Unearthing Stories of Our Village (1940s-early 1970s),” exhibit at City Art Space.
Starting on June 3, the exhibit “Clarissa Uprooted: Unearthing Stories of Our Village (1940s-early 1970s)” will open in the RIT City Art Space. This show, created through a partnership between the Center for Teen Empowerment in Rochester and the Clarissa Street Reunion Committee, has involved a number of collaborators including RIT faculty and students from the College of Art and Design and the College of Liberal Arts.
Brenda Abu, assistant professor in RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, seeks to understand the effect pica, iron deficiency anemia, and food insecurity have on maternal health during pregnancy. Pica refers to excessive craving and/or eating of non-food items, such as, clay, soil, paper, ice, and paint chips.
The field of museum studies is changing. Not only are the people working in nationwide cultural institutions becoming more diverse, but the narratives told within those institutions are more inclusive and equity-focused. RIT’s museum studies program, led by Program Director Juilee Decker, aims to accelerate this momentum.
Rain Bosworth, an assistant professor and experimental psychologist at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, has created a new research lab that will help scientists learn more about cognition, language, and perception in infants and young children.
The Rochester Beacon talks to Irshad Altheimer, director of the Center for Public Safety Initiatives, and Janelle Duda-Banwar, senior research associate in the Department of Criminal Justice, about their partnership with Jordan Health.