News by Topic: Women

  • October 23, 2020

    Image from film clip of women holding protest banner

    ‘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

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    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

    Sophia Maggelakis, dean of the College of Science, speaking at a podium

    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

    Mona Harrington, executive directos, U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

    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

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    #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

    students and staff members at a table outdoors learning about voting registration.

    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.

  • August 28, 2020

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    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.

  • July 22, 2020

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    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.