News by Topic: Community Outreach
RIT is a proud member of the Rochester community and is dedicated to giving back, whether it’s through donating to charitable causes, organizing events to raise awareness of certain issues, or empowering local education.
June 17, 2021
K-12 students build skills at RIT summer camps—from cybersecurity to college-readiness boot camp
RIT’s summer day camp programs offer young learners a foray into astrophysics, cybersecurity, energy and the environment, and college readiness. While RIT’s regular in-person Camp Tiger is on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, RIT’s K-12 University Center is providing select programs via a secure virtual platform through RIT’s Innovative Learning Institute.
May 28, 2021
Researchers show deaf community needs greater guidance on COVID-19 management, care
A team of researchers, led by NTID, has discovered that improved guidance on COVID-19 management and healthcare navigation accessible to the deaf community is needed. The conclusion is based on studies that show a higher portion of deaf respondents reported challenges with accessing, understanding, and trusting COVID-19 information compared to their hearing peers.
May 25, 2021
RIT professor seeks support to create bronze Frederick Douglass statue for airport
Efforts are in motion to commission a permanent bronze statue of Frederick Douglass sculpted by Olivia Kim, an adjunct professor in RIT’s College of Art and Design, for the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport.
May 24, 2021
RIT Cybersecurity Bootcamp cohort trains deaf, hard of hearing students for tech jobs
The Democrat and Chronicle interviews Justin Pelletier, director of the Cyber Range and Training Center, and Mark Jeremy, NTID lecturer, about the RIT Cybersecurity Bootcamp.
May 10, 2021
RIT’s first two Davitt Scholars set to graduate with clear visions for how to impact the world
Unique Fair-Smith and Tymoni Correa-Buntley are the first two recipients of the Mark and Maureen Davitt Graduate Education Endowed Scholarship and are both set to graduate with their master’s degrees this weekend.
April 28, 2021
Rochester Rising: RIT is helping make Rochester a next-generation technology hub
Move over, Silicon Valley. Rochester, N.Y., can be the next great American technology hub.
April 23, 2021
RIT/NTID researchers to conduct first national survey on reproductive health experiences of deaf women
For the first time on a national scale, groundbreaking research at NTID will help determine the level of reproductive health knowledge in women who are deaf or hard of hearing. The research also addresses concerns that deaf and hard-of-hearing women encounter significant barriers to receiving appropriate reproductive healthcare services and health information.
April 22, 2021
Seniors learn, embrace technology to keep in touch during pandemic
Rochester Business Journal features a partnership between Saunders College of Business and Jewish Senior Life.
April 20, 2021
Bright Spot: A helpful lesson
WHAM-TV features Assistant Professor Emi Moriuchi’s MBA students, who assembled personal hygiene kits to the Willow Domestic Violence Shelter.
April 9, 2021
Double celebration will honor 2020 and 2021 Davis Award recipients
This year’s recognition of RIT’s Alfred L. Davis Distinguished Public Service Award winners will be a double celebration, as faculty and student recipients from 2020 and 2021 are honored April 13. Luane Davis Haggerty will receive the 2021 Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award, and Bhuvish Mehta will receive the 2021 Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Public Service Award. Thomas Warfield was awarded the 2020 Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award, and Çlirim Sheremeti was awarded the 2020 Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Public Service Award.
April 9, 2021
NYSP2I creates new tools to help New York municipalities reduce wasted food
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I)—led by RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability—has developed a free, interactive toolkit that municipalities can use to design, implement, and manage food waste programs at the local level.
March 25, 2021
Ph.D. student wins Provost’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
Bridget Torsey, a Ph.D. student in RIT’s mathematical modeling program from Buffalo, N.Y., has received the Provost’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. Along with taking rigorous courses, Torsey has been teaching at RIT for eight semesters and working part-time as an engineer at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in Rochester.