News by Topic: Diversity
January 16, 2020
RIT adds poet and one-woman play to Expressions of King’s Legacy program
Slam and spoken word poetry and a unique one-woman play have been added to the program for RIT’s 38th annual Expressions of King’s Legacy. Poet Javon Johnson and actress Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye will perform before keynote speaker and MSNBC political analyst Joy-Ann Reid.
January 14, 2020
Connections: Exploring the role of chief diversity officers on college and university campuses
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Keith Jenkins, vice president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion.
January 13, 2020
RIT to host third annual Let Freedom Ring event celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day
RIT will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with speakers reflecting on King’s words as well as food, trivia challenges and a video presentation.
January 7, 2020
Dafco’s Art Gallery, White Plains
The Examiner features Joe Cobbinah '82 (business administration), president of Dafco’s Art Gallery.
December 6, 2019
RIT receives funding for Engineering Technology Scholars
The National Science Foundation awarded RIT’s College of Engineering Technology nearly $1 million to fund 36 scholarships for economically disadvantaged, academically talented students and to develop faculty programming to improve engineering technology education.
December 6, 2019
RIT 365 teaches first-year students more about RIT, and themselves
A college student’s first year on campus can be adventurous, exhilarating, challenging, academic, rewarding and even a bit scary. To help make that transition into higher education a bit easier, RIT has started an innovative program to help students discover how they can be active on campus and engage with new people and places.
December 2, 2019
RIT students gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, new friends and traditions
As millions of American families gathered for the Thanksgiving holiday, a group of students – many of them international students at RIT – came together at a university administrator’s home to eat, socialize, make new friends and give thanks as well.
November 24, 2019
RIT honors black scholars
WROC-TV reports on RIT's recognition of students in the Black Scholars Program, run by the Urban League of Rochester.
November 18, 2019
Former Urban League of Rochester President and CEO William Clark named RIT Minett Professor
The Minett Professorship brings distinguished Rochester-area multicultural professionals to the RIT campus to share their professional knowledge and experience with RIT’s students, faculty and staff for one academic year.
November 7, 2019
Student Spotlight: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
For Jessika Quijada, a second-year business management student, Native American Heritage Month is a time to not only remember her history, but to also spread awareness about Native cultures as they exist today.
November 4, 2019
Kosovo’s 1990s Generation Take Reconciliation Personally
The Balkan Insight features RIT Kosovo students Andjela Mirkovic and Diellza Geci.
November 1, 2019
MSNBC political analyst Joy-Ann Reid to keynote RIT’s Expressions of King’s Legacy
An acclaimed political analyst, TV host and author will headline RIT’s annual celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. Joy-Ann Reid will deliver the keynote address, titled “We are the Change We Seek,” at the 38th Expressions of King’s Legacy on Jan. 30.