News by Topic: Women
May 18, 2020
RIT will no longer require SAT or ACT scores from applicants beginning in fall 2021
RIT will make submitting ACT and SAT scores optional for prospective students applying for admission for fall 2021 and beyond. RIT joins a growing number of colleges and universities who are no longer requiring applicants to submit their test scores.
May 14, 2020
Alumna Chloe Coleman becomes 10th RIT graduate to win Pulitzer Prize
RIT photojournalism alumna Chloe Coleman ’13 was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team announced last week. Coleman, a photo editor with The Washington Post since 2014, helped the newspaper staff win the top prize in Explanatory Reporting.
May 8, 2020
RIT Honors Distinguished Faculty Awardees for 2020
RIT honored its 2020 class of Distinguished Faculty—Manuela Campanelli, Satish Kandlikar and James Perkins. The Distinguished Professor designation is given to tenured faculty who have shown continued excellence over their careers in teaching, scholarly contributions, lasting contributions in creative and professional work and service to both the university and community.
May 5, 2020
Jessica Salamone wins Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Jessica Salamone ’99 (biotechnology), an adjunct professor in the College of Health Sciences and Technology and director of Genetic Counseling and Cancer Risk Assessment at Elizabeth Wende Breast Care in Rochester, is the recipient of this year's Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty.
May 4, 2020
RIT doctoral students set to contribute to health care, imaging and space fields
Alyssa Owens is contributing new ways to diagnose breast cancer and Poornima Kalyanram has discovered how fluorescent molecules might help to identify diseased cells. Karen Soule and Fatemeh Shah-Mohammadi are part of breakthrough work in developing carbon nanotubes and cognitive radio networks—advances in technology that will power tomorrow’s electronic devices. All four are on track to graduate with a Ph.D. in engineering.
April 26, 2020
Outstanding Graduate Woman Award recognizes engineering student’s contributions
Morgan Mistysyn, who will graduate this May with a Master of Engineering in engineering management and a bachelor’s in industrial engineering, is the recipient of this year's Outstanding Graduate Woman Award for her leadership role in the RIT chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World.
April 20, 2020
RIT Rallies: Alumnae contributed to antibody test recently launched by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Maria Romero-Creel ’17 (biomedical engineering) and Wendy Salamone ’10 (biotechnology) are just two of the people responsible for the analyzer database update launched by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics on April 14. The team is responsible for ensuring that calibrations, precision fluid information and analyzer settings for new assays like COVID-19 are properly entered and working for analyzers in the field.
April 15, 2020
Robin Cass named American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for 2020-21
The American Council on Education has named Robin Cass of RIT’s College of Art and Design an ACE Fellow for academic year 2020-21. Following her nomination by RIT President David Munson and a rigorous application process, Cass was among 38 Fellows selected this year.
March 4, 2020
RIT to host workshop exploring the intersection of photonics and quantum technology
RIT will bring international pioneers in the advancement of photonics for quantum devices to campus this summer for a special workshop. The Photonics for Quantum Workshop 2 takes place June 23-25 at the RIT campus.
March 4, 2020
Michigan Players presents workshops about supporting students facing mental health issues
AdvanceRIT will host the Michigan Players for a workshop and interactive program about addressing the role faculty can play in influencing how mental health issues can be recognized and addressed.
March 2, 2020
RIT holds 7th annual WiCHacks
WROC-TV talks with student organizers at RIT's annual all-female WiCHacks hackathon event.
February 18, 2020
RIT art gallery hosting traveling craft exhibit borne out of political activism
A traveling exhibit that calls upon craft as a creative force in voicing dissent and expressing hope in an era of political disruption is making its first-ever stop at RIT over the next month.