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.
March 1, 2024
Langley Celebrates Black History Month: Clayton Turner
NASA features Clayton Turner '90 (electrical engineering) in a talk about his career.
February 29, 2024
The women of RIT celebrated at events honoring Women’s History Month
To celebrate Women's History Month, the President's Commission on Women is coordinating and showcasing a collection of events to support and prioritize the recruitment and retention of women faculty, staff, and students at RIT.
February 21, 2024
RIT undergraduate student team qualifies for First Nations High Power Rocket Launch
For the first time, RIT will be represented at the First Nations High Power Rocket Launch design competition. Six Native American scholars have committed to building a high-powered rocket for the challenge.
February 16, 2024
Juan Noguera receives 2024 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Design
Designing with a mindset of equity, empathy, and inclusion has earned Assistant Professor Juan Carlos Noguera the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Design. Noguera is one of four designers from across the country to receive the 2024 Vilcek Foundation Prizes in Design.
February 14, 2024
RIT receives diversity and inclusion award from National Institutes of Health
RIT has been announced as one of 10 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Prize Competition award winners.
February 9, 2024
Doctoral degrees continue to expand
RIT’s Ph.D. programs continue to grow. Today, RIT enrolls more than 450 doctoral students, including a record 112 new Ph.D. students who started last fall.
February 8, 2024
Reframing history: RIT student links alumnus Bernie Boston's work with family archive
WHAM-TV features RIT student Athena Lemon, a fourth-year School of Individualized Study student, who curated a new exhibit in RIT’s University Gallery featuring the photography of RIT alumnus Bernie Boston.
February 6, 2024
Revolutionizing Design for a More Inclusive World
Core77 features Juan Carlos Noguera, assistant professor in the School of Design, about receiving the 2024 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Design for his equitable approach to product design.
February 5, 2024
Electrical engineering technology student Kenzie Moore works with Engineering Up at the Rochester City School District
Kenzie Moore, a fifth-year electrical engineering technology major from Los Gatos, Calif., volunteered with the Engineering Up afterschool program, partnered with the Rochester City School District (RCSD), which engages K-12 students in STEM-related fields.
January 26, 2024
Esports teams help students embrace their passions
RIT has one of the largest and best collegiate esports programs in the nation. With around 250 players and more than 2,300 community members, RIT Esports is bigger than many college athletics programs.
January 17, 2024
Let Freedom Ring held Jan. 15
RIT alumna Krystle Ellis ’09, ’15 MS gives the keynote address during the annual Let Freedom Ring event held Jan. 15 on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Ingle Auditorium.
January 2, 2024
RIT’s Moumita Das elected as American Physical Society fellow
The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who have made advances in physics through original research and publication, innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology, or teaching or service in the activities of the organization. No more than one half of 1 percent of the APS membership, excluding students, is recognized with fellowship.