Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education News

  • September 27, 2022

    Izzy Moyer, Alana Bourgeois, and Etta Arnold

    Museum Studies students present at 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium

    Students in the museum studies program shared their research on cultural heritage imaging, preservation, and research by participating in the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Etta Arnold, Alana Bourgeois, and Izzy Moyer presented their papers which were completed under the supervision of Dr. Juilee Decker (Director of Museum Studies) and Dr. David Messinger (Imaging Science Program).

  • September 27, 2022

    Presentation at conference

    CHIPR Conference Held at RIT

    The CHIPR conference, standing for cultural heritage imaging, preservation, and research, was held on the RIT campus on August 15, 2022. It was a free learning opportunity open to anyone in the region based at museums, libraries, archives, and historical societies interested in preservation, access, and research.

  • September 26, 2022

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    Distinguished alumni named for 2022-2023

    Eleven RIT alumni have been awarded Distinguished Alumni Awards for the 2022-2023 year. It is the highest award an RIT college can bestow upon its alumni and recognizes alumni who have performed at the highest levels of their profession or who have contributed to the advancement and leadership of civic, philanthropic, or service organizations. The 2022-2023 recipients will be honored during presentations throughout the academic year.

  • September 14, 2022

    graphic with portrait of Susan Holliday, 2022 recipient of the Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award.

    Saunders College will honor Susan R. Holliday with 2022 Vanden Brul Award

    Susan R. Holliday ’85 (MBA), who led the turnaround and growth of the Rochester Business Journal during nearly three decades as president, publisher, and owner, has been named the 2022 recipient of the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, presented by Saunders College of Business.

  • September 12, 2022

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    Student studies science and French

    Tori Russell, a second-year biotechnology and molecular bioscience student from Warsaw, N.Y., recently added the College of Liberal Arts’ applied modern language and culture program as a second major. Russell is enrolled in the newest French option for this program.

  • August 24, 2022

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    New name, same curriculum: Humanities, computing, and design program

    RIT’s digital humanities and social sciences program has opted for a new name: humanities, computing, and design (HCD). The new name more accurately reflects the skillset graduates leave with, and it is more recognizable among prospective students, their families, and employers.

  • August 22, 2022

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    New bachelor’s degrees added to RIT portfolio this fall

    In the case of two new degrees in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, and one new degree in RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, students will be competitive employees and leaders and be readily able to navigate their evolving fields.