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RIT/NTID recevies 3-year, $1.65m grant to expand education and training through DeafTEC Resource Center
Sunday, March 17, 2019

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.65 million to DeafTEC: Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students, which will be used to transition the program into a resource center.

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RIT faculty-researcher creates 3D-printed platforms to produce bone and tissue replacements
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

New 3D printing techniques are providing a way for an RIT researcher to create platforms to help regenerate human tissue that allows the body heal itself more effectively. This work could reduce the need for human organ donations in the future.

Iris Rivero, an engineering professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, has found that compatible combinations of polymers and biomaterials can be successfully used to fabricate “scaffolds,” 3D-printed structures that signal the body to begin its own tissue regrowth. This research moves a step closer to the possibility of “smart,” 3D-printed bone, skin and cartilage tissue replacement.

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RIT and Autodesk sign agreement that expands collaboration across university
Monday, March 4, 2019

Rochester Institute of Technology and Autodesk, the international software company whose name is synonymous with computer-aided design (CAD) software, have signed a partnership agreement that will expand RIT’s multidisciplinary educational initiatives with Autodesk across the university.

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RIT appoints new associate provost for Faculty Affairs
Sunday, February 24, 2019

Carmala N. Garzione has been appointed to the new position of associate provost for Faculty Affairs at RIT.

Garzione has an extensive career in higher education, most recently serving as a professor at the University of Rochester and director of its Center for Energy and the Environment.

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RIT's Expressions of King's Legacy rescheduled for March 7
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Rochester Institute of Technology’s 37th annual Expressions of King’s Legacy event has been rescheduled for noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. CNN political commentator Tara Setmayer headlines the program that will also feature performances by viral female tap dance band Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies and vocalist Kearstin Piper Brown. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged.

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RIT instructor's book translation nominated for a PEN America Literacy Award
Friday, February 15, 2019

Translation technology may help if you need directions in a foreign country, but converting literature from one language to another is often a process that needs a human touch.

“Human translation is indispensable,” said Sevinç Türkkan, an adjunct professor for Rochester Institute of Technology’s University Writing Program. “Google doesn’t translate metaphors, similes or symbols. I translate literature, and literary language is weird in that it can mean many things. The translator’s job is to find the meaning.”

Türkkan is a finalist for a 2019 PEN America Literacy Award with her translation of The Stone Building and Other Places, by Asli Erdogan, a journalist and human rights activist from Turkey.

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RIT/NTID named one of three finalists for global literacy competition
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf is one of three finalists in a global competition to source technology solutions that increase access to local sign languages and advance language and literacy outcomes for deaf children in developing countries.

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RIT moves up in Carnegie Classification to an elite 'R2' research university
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

 Rochester Institute of Technology is now listed as a “high research activity institution” or “R2” under the updated Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning.

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RIT Professor Carlos Lousto recognized by American Physical Society as outstanding physicist diversifying the field
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The American Physical Society (APS) is recognizing Rochester Institute of Technology’s Carlos Lousto for significant contributions to physics research and the advancement of underrepresented minority scientists. Lousto, a professor in Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Mathematical Sciences and co-director of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG), will receive the 2019 Edward A. Bouchet Award.

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Preparations for new Global Cybersecurity Institute on RIT campus underway
Friday, January 18, 2019

Site preparation is underway for RIT’s Global Cybersecurity Institute, a new wing of the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences that will help the university become a nexus of cybersecurity education and research.

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