News by Topic: Diversity
RIT is open to all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, nationality, ability, and culture, and actively supports the inclusion of all communities. Through accessible technologies and academic programs, research on social issues, and celebrations of individuals from all backgrounds, RIT hopes to be the model for a brighter future for all people.
September 22, 2023
Researchers explore how embracing AI can create new opportunities for traditional artisans
Many creators are hesitant to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) as part of the artistic process. Opting to dive in head first, industrial designers Juan Noguera and Paolo Cardini are interested in the new technology’s potential to provide more autonomy for traditional artisans across the globe.
September 22, 2023
Distinguished Professor Sherry Perry Tshibangu named next Minett Professor at RIT
Sherry Perry Tshibangu, Distinguished Professor and experienced small-business owner, has been announced as the next Frederick H. Minett Professor at RIT for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Minett Professorship brings distinguished Rochester-area multicultural professionals to the RIT campus to share professional knowledge and experience.
September 19, 2023
RIT’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program celebrates 20th cohort
RIT’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program celebrates its 20th cohort of diverse academics Sept. 27-30. The program, hosted by the Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment, is a rigorous four-day event designed for historically underrepresented scholars and artists of color to experience a behind-the-scenes glimpse into life as a faculty member at RIT.
September 18, 2023
Comics go to college—RIT opens Kubert Comics Lounge and Gallery
Comics fans have a super friend in RIT and a new place to pay homage to legendary DC Comics artist and educator Joe Kubert. The Kubert Lounge and Gallery opens to the public this fall at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection in RIT’s university library. Marvel Comics artist and RIT alumnus Adam Kubert ’81 donated his father’s archive to inspire young artists.
September 15, 2023
Students are studying gardening, pirates, and art ‘younger than the internet’ in the classroom this fall
Gardening, piracy, and contemporary art are just three of the varied topics students will delve into over this semester as part of RIT’s General Education curriculum.
August 29, 2023
RIT welcomes 14th cohort of Destler/Johnson Rochester City Scholars
The 14th cohort of the Destler/Johnson Rochester City Scholars were welcomed at a ceremony on Aug. 28 held at Liberty Hill. The scholars program provides scholarships and academic support to graduates from the Rochester City School District and approved charter schools.
August 28, 2023
RIT welcomes incoming class of Destler/Johnson Rochester City Scholars
WHAM-TV features the newest class of Destler/Johnson Rochester City Scholars.
August 28, 2023
Fredericka Douglass Sprague Perry Hall commemoration planned
A commemoration to rename an RIT residence hall after a granddaughter of abolitionist Frederick Douglass will be held Thursday evening in conjunction with RIT’s annual Lighting the Way ceremony to welcome women and non-binary students to campus.
August 11, 2023
Dyer Arts Center to host Anthropology of Motherhood: Culture of Care traveling exhibition starting Aug. 28
The 2023 edition of the Anthropology of Motherhood exhibit will be presented in collaboration with Dyer Arts Center at NTID. The exhibition runs Aug. 28 to Dec. 8.
August 8, 2023
RIT's "Roc the Pitch" event this month
Fox Rochester previews the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship's "ROC the Pitch" competition.
July 26, 2023
RIT residence hall renamed to honor Frederick Douglass’s granddaughter
RIT is renaming Nathaniel Rochester Hall after Fredericka Douglass Sprague Perry, granddaughter of Frederick Douglass and a former student of the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute, which later became RIT.
July 17, 2023
Why and How We Must Diversify Cybersecurity
Essay by Justin Pelletier, director of the GCI Cyber Range and Training Center, published by PIT Cases.