Winner announced in Imagine RIT poster contest
5,000 copies to be printed and distributed at the May 7 festival
The winning design in this year’s Imagine RIT poster contest was created by Kelly Hurlburt, a third-year student majoring in new media design at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Her design, an intricate and colorful machine formulated inside the numerals “2016,” was chosen from among 75 entries in the contest.
For her winning entry, Hurlburt—a resident of Webster, N.Y.—will receive $500 in Tiger Bucks. The poster will be used to promote the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7 on the Henrietta campus.
There were nearly 10,000 votes cast in this year’s poster contest.
For more information this year’s festival, go to http://www.rit.edu/imagine/.
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 11, 2019
Glass graduate part of new Netflix series
A new Netflix glassblowing reality series features an RIT alumna as an expert glassmaker. Blown Away, which begins airing July 12 on the streaming platform, follows a group of 10 highly skilled glassmakers who compete in challenges in 10 episodes. Catherine Ayers ’06 (glass) is one of six Corning Museum of Glass experts who assists the two finalists in the last challenge.
July 9, 2019
Gender diversity guide aimed at helping faculty learn more about gender
Assistant Professor Alan Smerbeck is working with Q Center director Chris Hinesley on an updated edition of Gender Diversity: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty, which is set to come out in spring 2020. Originally published in 2016, the guide is meant to serve as a base-level reference book for learning about gender diversity, labels and pronouns, and the do’s and don’ts of talking about gender identities.
July 2, 2019
Meet the 18-year-old who helped wipe out $6.7 million in medical debt
CNBC features Talia Zames, an incoming biomedical sciences student who raised $20,000 to pay off $6.7 million in medical debt around the Syracuse area.