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Dyer Arts Center showcases deaf and hard-of-hearing artists

30 Aug

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The Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf showcases artwork created by students, alumni and artists who are nationally and internationally renowned. All of these artists are deaf, hard-of-hearing and/or allies of the deaf community.

RIT College of Science launches university’s 8th Ph.D. program

28 Aug

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This semester, RIT is launching a Ph.D. degree program in mathematical modeling, elevating the emerging area of applied mathematics into its own program of study. The new program is the university’s eighth doctoral degree and the fourth in RIT’s College of Science. More.

New residence hall welcomes RIT students

23 Aug

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A new four-story building featuring keyless entry, four-person suites and spacious studio apartments will be home to 144 returning RIT students this year. The building, officially called Global Village 405, is similar to neighboring residential buildings in the Global Village complex.

The ground floor features spacious studio apartments for individuals, a vending area and laundry room. The second, third and fourth floors have four-person suites, each with individual bedrooms, two bathrooms and shared kitchens and living rooms. All of the units are fully furnished and feature climate control and USB charging capabilities, as requested by students. More.

RIT welcomes its most diverse freshman class ever

22 Aug

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The 2,800 first-year students entering Rochester Institute of Technology this year are a talented group and the most diverse class in the university’s 188-year history. The entering class was selected from a record number of applications–more than 20,500. And while enrollment figures will not be confirmed until mid-September, early counts indicate that 29 percent of the first-year class self-identifies as people of color, up from 26.9 percent the previous year, with 17.5 percent from traditionally underrepresented minority populations, up from 15 percent a year ago. Deaf and hard-of-students are 8.5 percent of the class. More.

RIT named a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research

21 Aug

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The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have recognized Rochester Institute of Technology for its work in cybersecurity research and designated the university as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research. With the new certification, RIT students and faculty will have more opportunities to participate in research projects with government agencies, including the NSA and DHS. More.