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  • May 8, 2020

    student standing in front of huge jet engine.

    Record number of RIT students to graduate

    Friday’s celebration of the Class of 2020 certainly cannot replace the atmosphere of a traditional commencement, which RIT plans to host on campus when it’s deemed safe. But many of graduates say they won’t let the pandemic, or the circumstances surrounding the virtual celebration, define them or their feelings about their time at RIT. (Pictured: Bradley Speck, who will finish his classes online this summer, has a job waiting for him at GE Aviation in Cincinnati, where he completed four co-ops.)

  • May 6, 2020

    student Peter Yeung.

    RIT graduate Peter Yeung found perfect fit within university’s deaf community

    Eight years ago, as a high school junior, Peter Yeung participated in NTID's Explore Your Future, a program that introduces deaf and hard-of-hearing high schoolers to career opportunities. Today, Yeung is an RIT/NTID graduate who has completed three degrees and has started his career as a user experience architect with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in Springfield, Va.

  • May 4, 2020

    two students working in room with orange-tinted windows.

    RIT Class of 2020 Master Plan gives grads a solid next step

    RIT has announced a tuition scholarship program for this year’s RIT graduates seeking to further advance their career opportunities while the job market recalibrates and the country responds to the coronavirus pandemic. The RIT Class of 2020 Master Plan includes a special scholarship covering 55% of graduate tuition. RIT students who graduate in May or August this year may be eligible for this scholarship.

  • April 28, 2020

    Associate professor Austin Gehret.

    RIT/NTID associate professor awarded Ronald D. Dodge Memorial Faculty Grant

    Austin Gehret, an associate professor in NTID's Department of Science and Mathematics, was honored for his research project exploring the development of an e-learning model for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Gehret’s research is especially vital during the COVID-19 pandemic as remote learning for all students has become the “new normal.”

  • April 16, 2020

    student performing a dance inbetween his closet, desk and wall.

    Teaching dance from a distance stretches limits of creativity

    The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a group of RIT students with a unique opportunity to express themselves. Missing the expanse of his dance studio at RIT, Thomas Warfield challenged his 43 dance students to stretch their bodies—and minds—using small spaces in their homes. The resulting submissions included routines performed inside closets, on treadmills, and in bathtubs.

  • April 7, 2020

    two students standing side-by-side.

    RIT/NTID announces winners of Next Big Idea entrepreneurship competition

    Six teams of deaf and hard-of-hearing students from NTID adapted to a virtual presentation format for the annual Next Big Idea business competition. Student presenters from as far away as Dubai shared their ideas for new businesses that positively impact deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.

  • March 31, 2020

    Reuben Zielinski.

    Alumni Update: Get your cell phone wet? Redux has a solution

    Entrepreneur Reuben Zielinski ’85 (electrical engineering) ’96 (EMBA) believes that generating a great idea is actually the easiest part of the product development process. The hardest part? Convincing other people that what you have is a great idea and getting them to buy what you have developed.