News by Topic: Women
Rochester has a proud history of breaking barriers and fighting for social change. Susan B. Anthony and Anna Murray Douglass were Rochesterians and our community continues to celebrate their social contributions. RIT upholds a tradition of social equity by supporting female students with a host of clubs and organizations, as well as community resources, that provide platforms for meaningful discussion centering on feminine social justice.
April 21, 2021
Black hole Nobel Prize winner Andrea Ghez is RIT’s 2021 commencement speaker
Andrea Ghez, a 2020 Nobel Prize winner in physics for her research in discovering one of the most exotic phenomena in the universe—the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy—will be the 2021 Rochester Institute of Technology commencement speaker on May 14 and 15.
April 20, 2021
Bright Spot: A helpful lesson
WHAM-TV features Assistant Professor Emi Moriuchi’s MBA students, who assembled personal hygiene kits to the Willow Domestic Violence Shelter.
April 19, 2021
Civil engineering technology students and faculty thrive in hybrid classroom environment
Transitioning demanding engineering classes to the online environment throughout the pandemic was a challenge, but Associate Professor Amanda Bao adjusted by supplementing lectures with a series of interactive and accessible materials that enhanced student learning.
April 19, 2021
James Webb Space Telescope program aims to map the earliest structures of the universe
When the James Webb Space Telescope—the long-awaited successor to the Hubble Space Telescope—becomes operational in 2022, one of its first orders of business will be mapping the earliest structures of the universe. A team of nearly 50 researchers led by principal investigator Jeyhan Kartaltepe and other scientists at RIT and University of Texas at Austin will attempt to do so.
April 15, 2021
RIT advertising photography students win gold at Rochester ADDY awards
Three fourth-year advertising photography majors—Jordan Hundelt from Seattle, Julia Abbonizio from Downingtown, Pa., and Bianca Ranciato from Wallingford, Conn.—won gold at the the 2021 Rochester ADDY awards, which honor the best in local advertising and cultivate the highest creative standards in the industry.
April 15, 2021
Renovation to RIT’s College of Art and Design is coming into focus
Renovation work inside RIT’s College of Art and Design—including key areas within the internationally recognized School of Photographic Arts and Sciences—is part of a five-year masterplan that has already begun to renovate, rejuvenate, and transform spaces to meet the growing demands for a college that serves as the university’s intersection of technology, art, and design.
April 14, 2021
Amanda Bao: Building bridges as an engineer and a teacher
Associate Professor Amanda Bao brings extensive experience in building bridges and strong connections to students to her classroom, and she is being honored with a 2021 Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.
April 14, 2021
Eisenhart award winner Ammina Kothari applies research methods to improve her teaching
Ammina Kothari, an associate professor and program director in RIT’s School of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts, is receiving an Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching this year, RIT’s highest honor for tenured faculty.
April 9, 2021
The James Webb Space Telescope’s First Year of Extraordinary Science Has Been Revealed
Scientific American talks to Jeyhan Kartaltepe, assistant professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, about the program she is leading to use the James Webb Space Telescope to study thousands of the earliest galaxies in the universe.
April 7, 2021
Engineering leaders honored as 2021 IISE Fellows
The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers has named Nabil Nasr, associate provost and founding director of RIT’s Golisano Institute of Sustainability, and Iris Rivero, head of RIT’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, as Fellows, an honor that recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial and systems engineering.
April 1, 2021
Student Government Women’s Senator to speak at Moving Forward symposium
Anika Griffiths, a fourth-year sociology and anthropology major and Student Government Women’s Senator, has been selected to give a spoken-word performance at RIT’s Moving Forward: Suffrage Past, Present and Future symposium on April 8.
March 25, 2021
Ph.D. student wins Provost’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
Bridget Torsey, a Ph.D. student in RIT’s mathematical modeling program from Buffalo, N.Y., has received the Provost’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. Along with taking rigorous courses, Torsey has been teaching at RIT for eight semesters and working part-time as an engineer at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in Rochester.