News by Topic: Community Outreach
September 14, 2020
RIT ROAR the Vote seeks to engage students
RIT’s ROAR the Vote campaign is making it simple for RIT students to become engaged, educated voters this fall through registration drives and presidential election debate viewing parties.
September 11, 2020
RIT celebrates 100 years of women’s right to vote with yearlong program
RIT celebrates the 19th Amendment, equal rights, and the power of voting with “Moving Forward: Suffrage Past, Present, and Future.” The special programming includes talks, voter registration and pre-election events and exhibits.
September 11, 2020
RIT talents shine in this year’s Fringe fest @ home
Nearly 20 artists and groups from Rochester Institute of Technology are participating in this year’s KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival @ Home, a 12-day virtual event beginning Tuesday and continuing through Sept. 26.
September 9, 2020
Connections: Addressing hate violence with civil rights expert Eric Ward
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Taj Smith, director of diversity education.
September 2, 2020
A new prescription for health care includes mind-body well-being
A health care approach centered on integrating mind-body well-being in all aspects of traditional medicine is the focus of a new book by Dr. Laurence Sugarman, research professor in RIT’s biomedical sciences program.
August 26, 2020
RIT names alumnus Orlando Ortiz the 2020-2021 Minett Professor
RIT’s newest Frederick H. Minett Professor is an engaged alumnus, successful professional in the manufacturing industry, and highly active community volunteer. Orlando Ortiz ’04 (manufacturing engineering technology), ’08 (MBA) is the 29th person appointed to the prestigious position, established in 1991.
August 17, 2020
With safety in mind, variety of activities planned for RIT students
Outdoor movies, fireworks, outdoor fitness pods, community engagement, and volunteer opportunities are just a few of the experiences awaiting RIT students on campus this semester.
August 15, 2020
Former homeless woman hands out bags to homeless
WHAM-TV features Julianna Truesdale '11 (graphic design).
August 14, 2020
Osher at RIT offers online fall classes for the 50-plus learner
Thinkers ages 50 and beyond can join an online class and learn something new this fall at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT. The 12-week fall term runs Sept. 14 through Dec. 11. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Osher classes will be offered online using the Zoom video/audio conferencing system.
August 13, 2020
Rochester launches resource website for business owners
WHEC-TV reports on a new resource for small businesses that was created in partnership with RIT's Center for Urban Entrepreneurship.
August 10, 2020
Susan B. Anthony, bicycles and women's rights
WXXI talks to Jessica Lieberman, associate professor in the Department of Performing Arts, about a mural of Susan B. Anthony that she and her daughter created.
August 7, 2020
RIT Upward Bound program provides high school students a taste of the college experience
RIT’s Upward Bound summer program is providing area high school students a preview of life as a college student. This year, 24 students from the Leadership Academy for Young Men and Greece Olympia High School participated in the six-week enrichment program, held virtually for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.