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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 13, 2021

    professor standing in front of an interactive digital memorial.

    Variety of RIT artists chosen for Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition at Memorial Art Gallery

    W. Michelle Harris, an associate professor in RIT’s School of Interactive Games and Media, has had her piece In Their Wake, an interactive digital memorial to the forgotten Black people who developed Rochester, selected for the 67th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, the region’s longest-running juried exhibition. Harris is one of 28 members of the RIT community who had pieces selected for the exhibition.

  • September 10, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of Deborah L. Medwig and Philip M. Rosenzweig.

    Remembering two alumni who died in Sept. 11 attacks

    Deborah L. Medwig ’78 was a passenger on United Airlines flight 175, the second hijacked plane to strike the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, and Philip M. Rosenzweig ’77 was among the passengers who died when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the north tower.

  • September 9, 2021

    ROTC cadet receiving insignia for the Professional Officer Course.

    Air Force ROTC cadet leads 9/11 Remembrance Vigil flag project

    Cadet Haleigh Freiner-Mess is a squadron commander in RIT’s Arnold Air Society, which is an Air Force ROTC cadet service organization. The third-year psychology student from Canaseraga, N.Y., recently became a member of the Professional Officer Course and is responsible for training and teaching the newer cadets in RIT’s Air Force ROTC program.

  • September 9, 2021

    graphic with Lt. Col. Jacob Jendry, commander, Army ROTC.

    New Army ROTC commander begins service at RIT this fall

    After having served for more than 20 years at home and abroad as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, Lt. Col. Jacob Jendrey was named the new commander of RIT’s Army ROTC program. He began with the campus group this summer and brings experience as a former cadet and a career officer who has seen history unfold in America and across the globe.

Photo Spotlight

  • September 9, 2021

    Photo by A. Sue Weisler

    Cadets in RIT's ROTC program have been marking the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks since 2012. In addition to planting American flags in the lawn near the Sentinel, Taps is played at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m., and 10:03 a.m. as a tribute to those who lost their lives during the four terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and in Pennsylvania. This photo is from the first memorial ceremony at RIT in 2012. Click through to see more images from the past 10 years.

Spring 2021 University Magazine

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Move over, Silicon Valley. Rochester can be the next great American technology hub. Also inside: Tour the new cybersecurity complex.

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