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.
November 18, 2020
RIT to establish public interest technologies group to collaborate with tribal communities
Paul Shipman, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, is the principal investigator and will use the $45,000 grant to build a career placement/pipeline model and build a working group at RIT of students and faculty who desire to work in PIT within tribal communities.
November 13, 2020
Anna Murray Douglass art installation to be unveiled Friday
An art installation depicting Anna Murray Douglass, the first wife of famed social reformer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, will be unveiled today at the site of where the couple lived at 297 Alexander St. in Rochester from 1848 to 1851. The piece was funded by RIT.
November 11, 2020
RIT Salutes and Supports Veterans
A letter from RIT President David Munson.
November 6, 2020
RIT Students Lend a Hand to Help Build Homes in Rochester
Spectrum News reports on RIT and Flower City Habitat for Humanity's Framing Frenzy event.
November 6, 2020
Rochester Museum & Science Center exhibit includes content developed by RIT alumni
RIT alumni contributed to a major exhibition at the Rochester Museum & Science Center highlighting Rochester and Haudenosaunee women who pushed for social change. “The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World” opens Nov. 20.
October 28, 2020
STEAM Connection founder Danielle Boyer to keynote RIT Native American Heritage Month
A teenage activist focused on creating diverse, accessible, and affordable science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) educational materials for kids will deliver the keynote address during RIT’s Native American Heritage Month celebrations.
October 27, 2020
Election Day Hackathon encourages people to use open technology for civic engagement
As the 2020 election results come in Nov. 3, civic hackers at RIT want to remind people about the power of technology and how it can be used for good. At RIT’s Election Day Hackathon, students, faculty, staff, and community members will analyze civic problems in the local community, state, and country and propose projects to address them.
October 23, 2020
‘Iron Jawed Angels’ film discussion Oct. 30
An HBO film about Alice Paul and the suffrage movement, Iron Jawed Angels, will be the focus of a campus discussion and part of RIT's centennial celebration of the 19th amendment and women’s voting rights, Moving Forward: Suffrage Past, Present and Future on Oct. 30.
October 23, 2020
RIT/NTID inventors receive patent for hearing test
A new method for evaluating hearing has received a second patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Work leading to the patent, “Method for Determining Hearing Thresholds in the Absence of Pure-Tone Testing,” was conducted at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
October 22, 2020
First-time voters in greater Rochester share hopes, views
The Democrat and Chronicle partners with Associate Professor Hinda Mandell's News Editing class on a project to talk to first-time voters.
October 16, 2020
RIT behavioral health researchers expand opioid addiction treatment to rural N.Y., N.H.
RIT’s Behavioral Health program is expanding in new directions with a clinic on campus and federal funding to deliver addiction treatment in rural communities in upstate New York and rural New Hampshire.
October 14, 2020
NSF grant awarded to help RIT research diabetes in Samoa
Jessica Hardin, an assistant professor of anthropology, will be traveling to the South Pacific independent nation of Samoa to study how Samoan people make decisions about how to treat diabetes.