News by Topic: Women
October 23, 2020
‘Iron Jawed Angels’ film discussion Oct. 30
An HBO film about Alice Paul and the suffrage movement, Iron Jawed Angels, will be the focus of a campus discussion and part of RIT's centennial celebration of the 19th amendment and women’s voting rights, Moving Forward: Suffrage Past, Present and Future on Oct. 30.
October 23, 2020
Research team wins Catalyst Award in first year of international challenge
David Borkholder, Linwei Wang, Caroline Easton, and Adam Smith, part of RIT's Personalized Healthcare Technology signature research initiative, recently won a Catalyst Award from the National Academy of Medicine for their project, “Improving Health for the Aging through Daily Vital Signs Monitoring.”
October 21, 2020
College of Science receives RIT’s 2020 Changing Hearts and Minds Award
RIT’s College of Science is being recognized for its success diversifying the university’s faculty ranks and helping to advance RIT’s overall commitment to diversity. The college earned RIT’s 2020 Changing Hearts and Minds Award, sponsored annually by RIT’s Office of the Provost and the Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment. It marks the third time the college has received the award.
October 14, 2020
RIT alumna leads U.S. Election Assistance Commission during unique election
Mona Harrington ’08 MS (professional studies) was appointed executive director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in June 2020. As leader of the EAC, Harrington has revamped the agency and spearheaded a series of initiatives to ensure COVID-19 and cybersecurity challenges don’t harm the election process.
October 7, 2020
RIT exhibit highlights ‘Epidemics, Economics, and Elections’ in editorial cartoons
Political cartoons from Rochester, N.Y., newspapers from the early 20th century are the focus of a virtual exhibit hosted by RIT Libraries’ Archives Collections and explores three timely topics—voting rights to epidemics and economic uncertainty. The virtual exhibit opening takes place Oct. 7.
October 7, 2020
#IamRITfaculty campaign showcases some of RIT’s diverse outstanding scholars
RIT’s Office of Faculty Recruitment is launching a series of videos to highlight diverse outstanding faculty from across the university. The series, titled #IamRITfaculty, kicked off Monday with an interview featuring Thomastine Sarchet, research faculty in the NTID Center for International Outreach.
September 14, 2020
RIT ROAR the Vote seeks to engage students
RIT’s ROAR the Vote campaign is making it simple for RIT students to become engaged, educated voters this fall through registration drives and presidential election debate viewing parties.
September 11, 2020
RIT celebrates 100 years of women’s right to vote with yearlong program
RIT celebrates the 19th Amendment, equal rights, and the power of voting with “Moving Forward: Suffrage Past, Present, and Future.” The special programming includes talks, voter registration and pre-election events and exhibits.
August 28, 2020
RIT faculty-researcher Iris Rivero awarded ELATES Fellowship for 2020-21
RIT engineering professor Iris Rivero will be part of the newest class of the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science, also known as ELATES. The national program based at Drexel University is intended to prepare senior women faculty into leadership roles within their respective institutions.
August 15, 2020
Former homeless woman hands out bags to homeless
WHAM-TV features Julianna Truesdale '11 (graphic design).
July 29, 2020
The Biberaj Foundation Inc. announces a $1.1 million scholarship for 40 RIT Kosovo students
The Biberaj Foundation Inc. announced a new academic scholarship, in the amount of $1,160,000, for 40 students to study to obtain a bachelor’s degree at RIT Kosovo/American University in Kosovo Foundation. Preference will be given to students interested in science, technology, engineering, math, and journalism concentrations.
July 22, 2020
RIT’s MAGIC Center and Vicarious Visions sign agreement to expand collaborations
RIT’s MAGIC Center and Vicarious Visions (VV), a game studio well-known for some of the industry’s most iconic franchises, have signed a partnership agreement that will include new collaborations and scholarship opportunities for students in RIT's Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences and College of Art and Design.