A new method for evaluating hearing has received a second patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Work leading to the patent, “Method for Determining Hearing Thresholds in the Absence of Pure-Tone Testing,” was conducted at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
RIT classes for spring semester will begin Jan. 25. The semester will also include three “recharge” days and one reading day prior to final exams. The last day of classes for spring semester will be Wednesday, May 5, with final exams running May 7-13. Commencement is scheduled for May 14-15.
Virtual reunions, interactive programs, talks, a 5K, e-Sports, and even Tiger Trivia are just some of the dozens of events slated for Tiger Alumni Week, beginning Monday for RIT alumni, students, families, faculty, and staff.
Over the past several days, RIT has been tracking some connected cases of COVID-19 stemming from a student who traveled out of the Finger Lakes region. This has resulted in a slight uptick in positive cases on campus, and the campus alert level has moved to Yellow.
RIT’s Office of Faculty Recruitment is launching a series of videos to highlight diverse outstanding faculty from across the university. The series, titled #IamRITfaculty, kicked off Monday with an interview featuring Thomastine Sarchet, research faculty in the NTID Center for International Outreach.
RIT had its best year ever for sponsored research funding. For fiscal year 2020, which ended June 30, RIT received 382 new awards totaling $82 million. The record funding follows $58 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2019, also a record.
Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students at RIT are still finding ways to participate in hundreds of clubs and organizations this semester, including dancing, designing games, and even skydiving.