Essential emergency services play a key role in saving lives when snowstorms blanket the Northeast or a wildfire erupts out West. However, many communities are still being left out and face communication barriers during emergencies. At NTID, a team of researchers is studying how to identify and bridge gaps in emergency management resources and services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community.
An early sunset didn’t deter the large crowd gathered at the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House and the surrounding neighborhood for the RIT Big Shot on Sunday. The community came together to shine a light on voting rights and equal rights as part of the annual photography project hosted by RIT.
RIT will launch a new yearly tradition this week when students, faculty, and staff gather Friday for the first Together RIT: A Day of Understanding, Solidarity, and Racial Reconciliation. Registration closes Oct. 19 and is required to ensure a seat for desired sessions.
The RIT men’s hockey team will face off against AHA rivals Holy Cross for a special ASL Hockey Night event at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in the Gene Polisseni Center. The first 2,000 people through the doors will receive a commemorative towel.
The 2022 Deaf Play Creators Festival, which celebrates the performances of Deaf playwrights’ films, will be held Friday, Oct. 14, and Friday, Oct. 21, in the Wegmans Theater at RIT MAGIC Spell Studios.
More than 30 employers returned to the RIT/NTID campus since the start of the pandemic to recruit a new cohort of talented deaf and hard-of-hearing students and alumni for open co-op or full-time positions.
Deaf and hard-of-hearing RIT/NTID students will continue to benefit from enhanced educational and career opportunities in the environmental sciences, thanks to the extension of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the college and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Eleven RIT alumni have been awarded Distinguished Alumni Awards for the 2022-2023 year. It is the highest award an RIT college can bestow upon its alumni and recognizes alumni who have performed at the highest levels of their profession or who have contributed to the advancement and leadership of civic, philanthropic, or service organizations. The 2022-2023 recipients will be honored during presentations throughout the academic year.
In a move to further enhance an already robust innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, RIT is partnering with the NSF’s I-Corps Hub: Interior Northeast Region. RIT will join a consortium of 10 renowned regional colleges and universities that will utilize $15 million in NSF funding over the next five years to implement and execute a cohesive innovation ecosystem that delivers inclusive models of education and workforce training.