News by Topic: Diversity
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.
October 31, 2019
To Close the STEM Gender Gap, We Have to Address the Hard Issues
Women 2.0 talks to Jeanne Christman, associate professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology, and Margaret Bailey, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
October 29, 2019
College of Liberal Arts earns 2019 Changing Hearts and Minds Award
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts received recognition for its success diversifying the university’s faculty ranks and helping to advance RIT’s overall commitment to diversity. The college earned RIT’s 2019 Changing Hearts and Minds Award, sponsored annually by RIT’s Office of the Provost and the Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment.
October 23, 2019
RIT to celebrate ‘service after service’ at annual Veterans Day Breakfast
RIT is celebrating Veterans Day with an event to honor veterans, service members and their families. The Rochester community is invited to attend the ninth annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Monday, Nov. 11, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center.
October 15, 2019
RIT/NTID Career Fair to bring record number of employers to campus to recruit deaf/hard-of-hearing students
Representatives from more than 50 local and national corporations, federal agencies and nonprofit organizations looking to diversify their workforce will meet with hundreds of deaf and hard-of-hearing students—who also are prospective employees—at the 19th annual Career Fair on Oct. 17.
October 15, 2019
RIT GEAR UP celebrates Rochester Class of 2020
A special partnership between RIT and the Rochester City School District and charter schools has primed the Class of 2020 for success through a college and career readiness program that began six years ago, when the cohort was in middle school, and has now reached its culminating year.
October 11, 2019
Student Spotlight: Exploring engineering through Hot Wheelz team
RIT Hot Wheelz is a student-run Formula SAE Hybrid racing team that offers hands-on experience for female-identifying students interested in learning more about racing vehicles. Hannah Sones, a second-year industrial engineering major from Medina, N.Y., joined the team during her first semester at RIT.
October 9, 2019
Field trip to Nigeria gives RIT students a new perspective on global health
Three students from the biomedical sciences program traveled with RIT Professor Bolaji Thomas to his native Nigeria to understand the impact tropical diseases such as malaria have on the population and the medical protocols used in treatment.
October 9, 2019
RIT to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall Uprising throughout October
RIT is hosting events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which served as a catalyst for the LGBTQ rights movement in the United States. The RIT Q Center has partnered with student organizations across the campus to host speakers, films and interactive events to reflect on the cultural significance of Stonewall.