News by Topic: Racial Inclusiveness

  • May 6, 2024

    Nastaran Nagshineh is shown with other faculty in a small room where she defended her thesis.

    RIT graduate pursues Ph.D. across time zones

    Nastaran Nagshineh, a Ph.D. candidate at RIT, successfully bridged the Rochester and Dubai campuses, paving the way for future international students. Nagshineh is one of 67 Ph.D. students who defended their thesis this academic year and who will earn their doctorate.

  • May 6, 2024

    raduates make their way in to the fifth annual Black graduation ceremony

    Students celebrate 5th annual Black graduation

    Hosted by the Black Awareness Coordinating Committee (BACC), the event featured Minett Professor Sherry Tshibangu addressing the graduates during the ceremony, sharing that the graduates’ journeys were taken with exceptional courage, and that their legacy is one to be continued.
  • May 2, 2024

    Orlando Ortiz sits for a headshot against a gray background wearing a gray plaid suit.

    Ortiz named Alumni Association president

    Orlando Ortiz took over as the RIT Alumni Association president in January, an association with which he has been a member of for 10 years. He is also active with RIT’s Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity Inc. and is a mentor with RIT’s Men of Color, Honor, and Ambition (MOCHA) program.

  • April 30, 2024

    Shakierah Smith is shown standing in front of a gray wall wearing a hot pink dress with her hands crossed across her torso.

    Attorney finds her home in real estate law

    As a child, Shakierah Smith loved watching Law & Order. Now a real estate associate, Smith says that her success was thanks to her support system and positive experiences at RIT.

  • April 30, 2024

    Joi Conti sits in a wicker chair that is facing backwards. She is wearing a sleeveless black top, a black hat, and is holding a camera near her head.

    Celebrating Filipino artists in Austin

    To help draw attention to the thriving Filipino community in Austin, Texas, Joi Conti created a new magazine guide called TAYO NA: Austin Filipino Artists & Makers Guide in October 2023.
  • April 30, 2024

    the words Latinx Graduation appear on a black background that has orange and yellow arrows pointing from the top right to bottom left.

    RIT to hold inaugural Latinx graduation

    RIT will host its first Latinx graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 5, at 1 p.m. in the SHED. The event is a chance to honor and celebrate graduating Latinx students and is organized by RIT’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).

  • April 29, 2024

    a student is standing at a lab table testing micron glass beads to improve visualization under fluorescent microscopes.

    Students discover research opportunities on the path to graduation

    Independent research projects can help cultivate critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills. Whether it’s late nights spent in a RIT lab or a field study in the mountains, research experiences can be a cutting-edge way for students to prepare for the future.

  • April 9, 2024

    headshots of Denishea Ortiz and Thomas Faga are shown next to each other.

    Denishea Ortiz and Thomas Faga to receive 2024 Alfred Davis Awards

    An executive director who leads a marketing team that supports RIT Housing and RIT Dining and a Marine Corps veteran who is receiving his mechanical engineering technology degree next month have been chosen to receive prestigious public service awards from Rochester Institute of Technology.

  • December 13, 2023

    crowd of protestors walking down a street with signs that read, defund the police, and skin color is not reasonable suspicion.

    Resistance Mapping project provides a digital home for antiracist educational resources for K-12 educators

    Resistance Mapping is a local, collaborative digital humanities project focused on how Monroe County, N.Y., has been shaped by histories of institutional racism and collective community resistance. Scholars and students affiliated with RIT’s humanities, computing, and design program and the University of Rochester’s Digital Scholarship at River Campus Libraries helped create a website to host the educational content.