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  • October 22, 2021

    environmental portrait of research scientist Meredith Noyes.

    RIT’s Image Permanence Institute receives $375,543 federal grant from IMLS

    The Image Permanence Institute at RIT has received a National Leadership Grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that will identify critical preservation challenges associated with 3D printed materials and technologies found in museums and develop resources that will support 3D printed object preservation.

  • October 21, 2021

    group of masked people learning a dance.

    RIT/NTID partners with Garth Fagan Dance

    RIT students are already benefitting from a new partnership with Garth Fagan Dance, with RIT Performing Arts Scholarship students taking master classes downtown and students working on a semester-long arts management capstone project to deliver suggestions for the internationally known dance company to potentially implement.

  • October 19, 2021

    Filipino deaf students interact with storybooks using a specially designed learning platform.

    RIT/NTID project hopes to reduce global deaf literacy gap

    Early childhood development professionals often face challenges when teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing youth to read. A new project spearheaded by NTID is hoping to effectively bring literacy education to deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji.

  • October 19, 2021

    Ryan Brooks, owner of Brooks' House of Bar-B-Q.

    Hospitality alumnus barbecues a delicious business and community success story

    Ryan Brooks ’96 (food management) is the third-generation owner of the business that began as a poultry farm, providing fresh eggs and packaged meats to nearby stores. His grandparents dreamed of opening a restaurant, and in 1961, they adapted their catering business into what would become a recognized family-owned business—Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q.

  • October 18, 2021

    four men standing outside a glass building.

    Alumnus Austin McChord creates endowed awards for creative RIT students and professors

    RIT alumnus and founder of Datto Austin McChord is creating four endowment awards to support RIT students and professors. In naming the awards, McChord is honoring his grade school teachers from his hometown school district in Newtown, Conn. The endowments are made possible as part of a $50 million donation that McChord made to RIT in 2017.

  • October 18, 2021

    group of students wearing suits.

    RIT receives gift from IDI Billing Solutions to support diversity initiatives

    A gift from IDI Billing Solutions, a global provider of cloud-based billing, automation and workflow solutions for Communications Service Providers, will help RIT fund a series of important diversity initiatives. The company recently donated $162,000 to help RIT provide new scholarships, emergency support funds, and programmatic opportunities for RIT and K-12 students.

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  • October 22, 2021

    Photo by A. Sue Weisler

    The Jan Strine Memorial Labyrinth in the RIT/NTID Frisina Quad is surrounded by gardens and benches for reflection. Walking a labyrinth serves as a way to meditate and relax.

Spring 2021 University Magazine

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Move over, Silicon Valley. Rochester can be the next great American technology hub. Also inside: Tour the new cybersecurity complex.

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