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Princeton Review Names RIT Among Best Colleges

7 Aug

Rochester Institute of Technology is again being recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best universities for undergraduate education. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2015 edition of its annual book The Best 379 Colleges. More.

RIT’s Photo School Ranked Among Top in Nation

25 Jul

Resource Magazine, a leading photo trade magazine, ranks the RIT School of Photographic Arts and Sciences No. 2 in its ranking of "15 Great College and University Photography Programs in the United States." The ranking by Resource marks the latest recognition for SPAS in recent weeks. Fiske Guide to Colleges said RIT’s “photography and imaging are the among the tops in the nation” in its newly published 2015 edition. More.


RIT Recognized by ‘Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015′

18 Jul

The Fiske Guide to Colleges recognized RIT for its computing, art and design and engineering programs as well as the cooperative work experience program. The Fiske Guide is a selective look at about 300 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. More.

RIT/NTID Team Wins NAD College Bowl

8 Jul

For the second consecutive time, a team from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf won the National Association of the Deaf College Bowl Championship for deaf and hard-of-hearing college students. More

Health Care Career Website Unveiled

9 May

A new website dedicated to providing centralized information for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals interested in health care careers is now online to help them explore the possibilities of a health care career, advocacy and the law, job outlooks and access technology available to help them succeed.

Health Care Careers for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community” was developed in collaboration with the National Technical Institute for the Deaf/Rochester Institute of Technology, Gallaudet University, University of Rochester/National Center on Deaf Health Research, and Rochester General Health System.

The website came as a result of the Task Force on Health Care Careers for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community, formed in 2012. The group met regularly to help identify barriers which may prevent deaf and hard-of-hearing students from considering careers in the health care field. Proportionately fewer deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals are employed in the health care professions than hearing workers, and when they are employed, they are in positions that require less education.

The health care industry is expected to increase 22 percent and generate 3.2 million new jobs through 2018, more than any other employment sector, said James DeCaro, who helped establish the task force when he was interim president of NTID. He remains actively involved as co-chair of the NTID Health Care Implementation Commission.

“One of the major gaps identified by the task force was that there was little centralized information that could be used by parents, educators and other professionals working with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, educational institutions, health care employers as well as students themselves, about the possibilities that exist for them in health care,” said task force co-chair Rose Marie Toscano. “There was also a need to highlight what deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals are doing within the health care field and how successful they have been.”

The website includes profiles of successful deaf and hard-of-hearing doctors, nurses, professors, lab technicians, and researchers to help inform others about deaf and hard-of-hearing people who have already paved the road in health care.

It also includes information about the range of career options available in the health care field and how interested deaf and hard-of-hearing students might be able to prepare for these potential careers. Information about access technology is provided to help people understand how deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals are able to use various technologies such as a graphic auscultation stethoscope to be able to succeed at their health care jobs.

Examples of various degree programs being offered by institutions that are dedicated to educating deaf and hard-of-hearing students are included to help interested students identify potential degrees that they might be interested in pursuing. And information about anti-discriminatory policies remind everyone that qualified deaf and hard-of-hearing people are entitled to reasonable accommodations that would allow them to find and keep jobs in the health care field. 

“The website collects all this valuable information in one easily accessible location to make it easier for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to begin and continue on their paths to successful careers in the health care field,” said Dr. Scott Smith, an NTID Health Care Commission member, developmental pediatrician and assistant professor at the University of Rochester.