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Cultural diversity enriches interpretation program
RIT isn't the only school that offers degrees in American Sign Language/English interpretation, but it does have one feature that isn't common at other schools. "Students can interact with 1,200 deaf or hard-of-hearing students on campus and more than 100 faculty members who are well known in the interpreting field," said Lynn... READ MORE »
Grand Experiment -- Grand Success: 50 years later
Fifty years ago, 19-year-old Bill Ingraham was about to enter uncharted territory. After graduating from Brockport High School in upstate New York as its only deaf student, Ingraham had earned a hard-won associate degree in applied science/ business administration from Alfred State. "I knew that I wanted to earn... READ MORE »
Veterans Upward Bound program to host information session Feb. 16
The Veterans Upward Bound program at RIT will host an information session this week to help local military veterans prepare for college or trade certification programs and advance their careers. The information session takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the MOSAIC Center on the second floor... READ MORE »
Engineers Week at RIT features Family Day at the Kate Gleason College of Engineering
National Engineers Week takes place Feb. 18-24, and Rochester Institute of Technology will participate in the annual recognition of engineering contributions hosting Family Day at the Kate Gleason College of Engineering from noon to 4 p.m. on Feb. 21. Open to middle school students and their parents, participants will tour the mechanical... READ MORE »
Brenda Lee named RIT's 2018 Minett Professor
Brenda Lee, a medical educator and medical school administrator, was appointed the 2018 Frederick H. Minett Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. Lee has previously served appointments at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. In 1987, she was appointed as an assistant professor in the Division of... READ MORE »
RIT offers multicultural graduate study information session Feb. 7
Rochester Institute of Technology will host an information session about graduate study options from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. The event takes place in the MOSAIC Center on the second floor of RIT's Student Alumni Union and will be hosted by RIT's Office of Graduate and Part-time Enrollment Services... READ MORE »
A conversation with Stacy DeRooy
Stacy DeRooy, RIT's Title IX coordinator since 2015, wants to raise awareness of her office's role on campus. Why does RIT have a Title IX coordinator? DeRooy: Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments requires all colleges and universities receiving federal funding to have a Title IX coordinator. The coordinator's role is to... READ MORE »
Rochester Prep seniors get an RIT experience
An important goal of RIT's partnership with Uncommon Schools' Rochester Prep High School is to help the students there envision their college future and build toward success. Targeting that goal is a new program that engages several of the high school's first class of seniors to work on research projects with RIT... READ MORE »
RIT writing awards named for Mary Sullivan, former COLA dean
Two awards for Rochester Institute of Technology students writing about issues relating to women and gender will be named after Mary C. Sullivan, a teacher and administrator at RIT for more than 33 years. The awards, sponsored by the women's and gender studies program in RIT's College of Liberal Arts, will be... READ MORE »
Chills, thrills and surprises: 'The Wonderful World of Oz' comes to RIT/NTID
The performing arts department at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf presents The Wonderful World of Oz, April 19-22, with encore performances June 28-July 1 in celebration of NTID's 50th anniversary reunion celebration. The production will be held in the Robert F. Panara Theatre, Lyndon Baines Johnson... READ MORE »