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January 29, 2021

RIT News and Events Daily
In this issue: Today’s Top Stories  |  Upcoming Events  |  Newsmakers  |  Media Coverage  |  Photo Spotlight  
RIT’s Tiger Spirit hits campus with branded face coverings

RIT’s Tiger Spirit hits campus with branded face coverings

RIT’s Tiger Spirit will soon be felt—and seen—on campus with the addition of a branded version of the year’s most essential accessory. About 25,000, three-ply cloth face coverings, emblazoned with the RIT logo and a roaring tiger image, will be delivered to all members of the RIT community starting the week of Feb. 1. read more 

Transforming RIT: The Campaign for Greatness surpasses $750 million

Transforming RIT: The Campaign for Greatness surpasses $750 million

Outdoor ice skating, Performing Arts Challenge, escape rooms planned for FreezeFest ’21

Outdoor ice skating, Performing Arts Challenge, escape rooms planned for FreezeFest ’21


newsmakers

André Hudson, professor and head of the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, has been named to the list of 1,000 inspiring black scientists by Cell Mentor. This online resource helps biology students and researchers navigate their careers and get inspired by working scientists in the Cell network who are thought-leaders in their field.

Christopher Schreck, department chair of criminal justice in the College of Liberal Arts, received the Bruce Smith Sr. Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. It is ACJS’s foremost accolade for scholarly excellence.


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media coverage

WHEC-TV
RIT holds virtual 'Expressions of King's Legacy' ahead of Black History Month
WHEC-TV reports on RIT's Expressions of King's Legacy event.

WXXI.org
Connections: Discussing the state of accessible housing for people with disabilities
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Catherine Lewis, director of the Disability Services Office.

CBS News
Coronavirus pandemic highlights challenges facing deaf and hard-of-hearing patients in health care system
CBS News piece produced by RIT/NTID alumnus Michael Roppolo ’14 (journalism) features RIT/NTID alumnus Corey Axelrod ’08 (business), ’10 MBA and former student Shane Delaney.

The New York Times
Black, Deaf and Extremely Online
The New York Times interviews Joseph Hill, associate professor in NTID’s Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education, about Black American Sign Language.

more media coverage

upcoming events
Fri
29
Food Trucks: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 29 (details)
Mon
1
BLACK: noon-4 p.m. Feb. 1 (details)

Virtual Drop-in Connections: Being an Out-of-State, Remote, or Quarantined Student in the COVID Era: 4-5 p.m. Feb. 1 (details)

Audition for the RIT Brass Quintet: 5-9 p.m. Feb. 1 (details)
Tue
2
Virtual Drop-in Connections: Being an International Student in the COVID Era: noon-1 p.m. Feb. 2 (details)

Welcome Back From Co-op: 4-5 p.m. Feb. 2 (details)

Virtual Drop-in Connections: Greek Life in the COVID Era: 4-5 p.m. Feb. 2 (details)
Wed
3
What's Your Diversity?: 9-10 a.m. Feb. 3 (details)

Life Sciences Seminar: Microplastic pollution in the Lake Ontario basin: 1:25-2:15 p.m. Feb. 3 (details)
Thu
4
Graduate Resume Creation: noon-1 p.m. Feb. 4 (details)
Fri
5
Gray Matter: noon-1 p.m. Feb. 5 (details)

Virtual Drop-in Connections: Being a Student-Athlete in the COVID Era: noon-1 p.m. Feb. 5 (details)

Central New York Humanities Corridor--VICO'S POETIC WISDOM: LESSONS FOR THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: 3-4:30 p.m. Feb. 5 (details)

Dr. Munson's Performing Arts Challenge: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 5 (details)
Tue
9
CLA Women's and Gender Studies Speaker Series -- VÉNUS NOIRE: BLACK WOMEN AND COLONIAL FANTASIES IN 19TH-CENTURY FRANCE -- Dr. Robin Mitchell: 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 (details)
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photo spotlight
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

The 39th annual Expressions of King's Legacy on Jan. 28 featured keynote speaker Bakari Sellers. Photo by A. Sue Weisler

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