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.
February 26, 2021
RIT/NTID and Garth Fagan Dance announce working partnership
RIT and NTID have announced a partnership with Garth Fagan Dance for a “cooperative-creative-connection” to begin Aug. 1.
February 23, 2021
RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center launches virtual exhibit of Modernism by Deaf artists
A virtual opening reception for the Dyer Arts Center’s newest exhibit will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, via Zoom. The exhibition “This is Not Normal: Deaf Modernist Sensibilities,” will showcase Surrealism and other works within the broader genre of Modernism by Deaf artists.
February 21, 2021
Dubai student's game-changing innovation for the deaf
The Khaleej Times features JayShaud Potter '19 (applied arts and sciences), a professional studies and MBA student, and his Smart Pillow invention.
February 19, 2021
Meet College of Health Sciences and Technology Dean Yong ‘Tai’ Wang
RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology began the year under new leadership with Dean Yong “Tai” Wang. Wang joined RIT in January from the University of Texas at Tyler. His research focuses on rehabilitative biomechanics related to wheelchair locomotion and Tai Chi exercise.
February 12, 2021
TransDigm Group funds new scholarships to help underrepresented students at RIT
The Doug Peacock Scholarship will provide 75 awards in total for three cohort groups of five first-year students selected from the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, College of Engineering Technology, and Saunders College of Business.
February 5, 2021
Popular tool for measuring child feeding practices scientifically validated by RIT researcher
The best-practice approach, known as the Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding, has now been rigorously tested and peer reviewed. The questionnaire will become a standard parent survey for professionals and researchers working in the early childhood development field, predicts lead researcher Barbara Lohse, director of RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition.
February 2, 2021
RIT adds two members to its Board of Trustees
RIT appointed two members—both with connections to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community—to its Board of Trustees.
January 27, 2021
Connections: Discussing the state of accessible housing for people with disabilities
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Catherine Lewis, director of the Disability Services Office.
January 25, 2021
Pamela Lloyd-Ogoke named chair of NTID’s National Advisory Group
Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf has announced the appointment of Pamela Lloyd-Ogoke of Garner, N.C., as chairperson of the college’s National Advisory Group.
January 25, 2021
Coronavirus pandemic highlights challenges facing deaf and hard-of-hearing patients in health care system
CBS News piece produced by RIT/NTID alumnus Michael Roppolo ’14 (journalism) features RIT/NTID alumnus Corey Axelrod ’08 (business), ’10 MBA and former student Shane Delaney.
January 23, 2021
Black, Deaf and Extremely Online
The New York Times interviews Joseph Hill, associate professor in NTID’s Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education, about Black American Sign Language.
January 15, 2021
Podcast: Documenting the Black Experience through Photography
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 42: Joshua Rashaad McFadden, an award-winning and internationally recognized assistant professor of photography, talks with Todd Jokl, dean of RIT’s College of Art and Design, about how his artwork transcends the genres of fine art, street photography, and photojournalism to bring forward powerful stories about the realities of the injustices Black people in America are still facing today.