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  • April 9, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of Luane Davis Haggerty, Bhuvish Mehta, Thomas Warfield, and Clirim Sheremeti

    Double celebration will honor 2020 and 2021 Davis Award recipients

    This year’s recognition of RIT’s Alfred L. Davis Distinguished Public Service Award winners will be a double celebration, as faculty and student recipients from 2020 and 2021 are honored April 13. Luane Davis Haggerty will receive the 2021 Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award, and Bhuvish Mehta will receive the 2021 Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Public Service Award. Thomas Warfield was awarded the 2020 Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award, and Çlirim Sheremeti was awarded the 2020 Bruce R. James ’64 Distinguished Public Service Award.

  • April 9, 2021

    several students filming a student in front of a green screen.

    ‘She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms’ premieres April 16-18

    RIT/NTID presents “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms,” for four performances, next Friday through April 18. While the audience will watch virtually, the actors will be performing live in several “actor stations” in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall and its Robert F. Panara Theatre.

  • March 31, 2021

    black and white photo of man using sign language.

    D. Robert Frisina, founding director of NTID, dies at age 96

    The founding director of RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, D. Robert Frisina, died in Florida on Monday, March 29. He was 96. An international author and lecturer, Frisina was a visionary and a pioneer in the field of deaf education.

  • March 10, 2021

    flier for Broadway Comes to RIT.

    Broadway veterans host workshops for RIT students

    RIT students have the opportunity this spring to learn from professional artists in a series of free virtual workshops with Broadway performers and dancers. The “Broadway Comes to RIT” series will be held on Sundays, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom.

  • March 5, 2021

    portrait of Johnnie “JB” Brown.

    Funding for RIT/NTID Black History Month celebration is complete

    An endowment dedicated to a beloved Black History Month tradition at NTID has been fully funded. Thanks to the generosity of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, the Johnnie “JB” Brown Black History Month Celebration Endowment Fund will ensure the popular Black History Month Potluck Luncheon will continue.

  • March 3, 2021

    person wearing a hearing aid using a laptop computer.

    Registration open for cybersecurity bootcamp for deaf and hard-of-hearing adults

    An initiative to retrain deaf and hard-of-hearing adults for employment in cybersecurity jobs is being launched by NTID as the demand for information security analysts is on the rise, and many employers are looking for applicants with skills in cybersecurity. In partnership with RIT’s Global Cybersecurity Institute, the fully remote bootcamp is specifically designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.