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.
October 27, 2021
Joshua Rashaad McFadden photo exhibition slated to open at George Eastman Museum
Joshua Rashaad McFadden, an award-winning, internationally recognized assistant professor of photography at RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, opens a major solo exhibition in the main galleries at The George Eastman Museum on Nov. 5.
October 25, 2021
Faculty member develops co-op experiences specific to supporting nonprofit companies
A new option for co-op experiences at nonprofits is part of a pilot program being developed by a College of Art and Design faculty member. Professor Susan Lakin said the aim of the program is to both fill a need at nonprofits for digitally fluent staff and to provide an important experience for students interested in working closely with community organizations.
October 25, 2021
Constellation Brands creates scholarship to increase diverse representation in computing
The endowment set up for the Constellation Brands Endowed Scholarship was made possible by a $50,000 donation from the company, which will provide a scholarship of about $2,500 to one computing student every year. Constellation Brands gave an additional gift to ensure the scholarship could be awarded this fall, with one computing student receiving $2,500 this school year.
October 19, 2021
College of Liberal Arts student recognized nationally for tennis skills
Sophia Wozniak, a first-year psychology student with a concentration in neuroscience, was recently awarded a scholarship for her tennis skills through HearStrong and the NFL Players Association’s Professional Athletes Foundation.
October 18, 2021
Thousands enjoy Brick City Weekend events
This year’s RIT Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend saw a return of in-person events including entertainment, men’s and women’s hockey, a comedian and speakers, escape rooms, axe throwing, tours, a 5K run and walk, open houses, and more. Catch up on the action with a video recap and photo gallery.
October 18, 2021
RIT receives gift from IDI Billing Solutions to support diversity initiatives
A gift from IDI Billing Solutions, a global provider of cloud-based billing, automation and workflow solutions for Communications Service Providers, will help RIT fund a series of important diversity initiatives. The company recently donated $162,000 to help RIT provide new scholarships, emergency support funds, and programmatic opportunities for RIT and K-12 students.
October 14, 2021
Munson says campus is lively, growing
In his latest “Ask Munson” series on WITR-FM (89.7), RIT President David Munson said the campus now is as lively as he’s ever seen it, with students enjoying activities, this weekend’s Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend, and construction projects at full speed.
October 13, 2021
RIT recognized in 2021 STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine’s ‘Top 20 Universities’ list
RIT received national recognition for its work to help diversify the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce. STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine ranked RIT among its top 20 universities for 2021.
October 11, 2021
RIT surpasses $76 million in research funding in 2020-21 pandemic year
RIT's sponsored research awards surpassed $76 million for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, another significant milestone in spite of the challenges posed to research efforts brought about by the pandemic. In addition, the university also achieved a new record in terms of the number and the cumulative value of proposals submitted.
October 8, 2021
Faculty compensation is focus of NSF-sponsored research
To build understanding of faculty compensation systems and improve conversations around salary, several RIT faculty members are sharing their experiences with a National Science Foundation-funded multidisciplinary research team. The team’s goal is to significantly expand knowledge of best practices for faculty compensation to a broader community in higher education and provide insights to guide compensation practices.
October 7, 2021
RIT's new Athletic Director: 'I think it's just an opportunity to show what I'm made of'
WHEC-TV features Jacqueline Nicholson, executive director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
October 4, 2021
RIT researchers part of $15 million NSF grant aimed at reducing food waste
A $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation will be used to establish the first national academic research network on wasted food in the United States. Under the grant, researchers from American University will lead 13 other institutions, including RIT, in a five-year project.