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Archive of posts from May, 2011

Physician assistant program to offer master’s degree

30 May

RIT will expand its bachelor’s degree program in Physician Assistant Studies to include a master’s degree, beginning with a first class in 2011. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks physician assistants as the seventh-fastest growing occupation in the country. Read more.

Nearly 400 students become RIT/NTID alums

25 May

More than 3,500 RIT students donned caps and gowns for graduation this May. Of those, 394 graduated from NTID, or had NTID support while attending other colleges on the RIT campus.

“I am happy to preside at this ceremony, which recognizes in formal spirit the educational accomplishment and personal growth of students who have finished their programs at RIT,” said NTID President Gerry Buckley.

Of the NTID-supported graduates, 173 received an associate degree; 21 interpreter graduates received a bachelor’s degree; 34 graduated from NTID’s Master of Science program in Secondary Education; and 166 graduated from the other colleges of RIT. Read more.

Innovation and creativity converge on the RIT campus

9 May

On May 7, 2011 an estimated 32,000 people attended RIT’s annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, showcasing more than 350 interactive exhibits and displays featuring new product and service ideas, creative arts and crafts and research and design projects by RIT students, faculty and staff. Visitors experienced, first-hand, a unique university that blends scientists, engineers and business leaders with artists and designers, and discovered the cool things that happen when creativity and innovation converges.

RIT sets dodgeball world record

5 May

Exactly 2,136 members of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s community hit their target on May 1, 2011, when they took aim at setting the Guinness world record for the largest game of dodgeball in history.

The event was organized by members of RIT’s dodgeball club and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and took place at RIT’s Gordon Field House and Activities Center.

The game, which featured two teams wearing RIT’s colors of orange and brown, took nearly two hours. At the end, about 30 players were still standing for the victorious orange team.

The school beat the previous record of 2,012 players held by the University of Alberta in Canada.