News by Topic: Women

  • July 22, 2020

    student looking at two side-by-side computer screens.

    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.

  • June 4, 2020

    graphic reads: Calls for Justice. The RIT community is invited to come together to reflect on the struggles that we are all facing during these painful times. 7 p.m. Friday, June 5

    RIT will host ‘Calls for Justice’ vigil on Zoom this Friday

    RIT is hosting an online interfaith vigil titled “Calls for Justice at RIT” at 7 p.m. June 5 in response to the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent demonstrations against the systemic racism and police brutality that continue to affect black and brown people across the U.S.

  • May 8, 2020

    Manuela Campanelli, Satish Kandlikar, and James Perkins

    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, adjunct professor, College of Health Sciences and Technology.

    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

    four female engineering Ph.D. students.

    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 20, 2020

    illustration of coronavirus.

    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.