News & Events Daily Archive

December 9, 2019

RIT News and Events Daily
In this issue: Today’s Top Stories  |  Upcoming Events  |  Newsmakers  |  Media Coverage  |  Photo Spotlight  |  Scoreboard  
RIT receives funding for Engineering Technology Scholars

RIT receives funding for Engineering Technology Scholars

The National Science Foundation awarded RIT’s College of Engineering Technology nearly $1 million to fund 36 scholarships for economically disadvantaged, academically talented students and to develop faculty programming to improve engineering technology education. read more 


Nabil Nasr, associate provost, founding director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability and CEO of the Reducing EMbodied-Energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute, delivered the keynote presentation, “Innovation in Materials Manufacturing through Circular Economy,” at the ASM Global Materials Summit in Marco Island, Fla., on Dec. 5.

Sean Grass, professor of English, was featured in a video made by The Dickens Society in which he talks about his recent book and published article about the commercialization of autobiographies in the mid-19th century.

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media coverage

Congressman, NTID, Center for Disability Rights push for airport accessibility for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
WHEC-TV reports on concerns raised by U.S. Congressman Joe Morelle and Gerry Buckley, NTID president and RIT vice president and dean, about accessibility in airports.

Animation Magazine
Chiodo Brothers and Netflix to Deliver ‘Alien Xmas’ Holiday Special in 2020
Animation Magazine reports on a new Netflix holiday special, to premiere in the fourth quarter of 2020, by The Chiodo Brothers, including Stephen Chiodo ’76 (professional photographic illustration).

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upcoming events
Fall Classes End: Dec. 9 (details)

Ellipse Magazine Launch Party: 2-3:30 p.m. Dec. 9 (details)

DeStress Fest: Coffee Break: 5-8 p.m. Dec. 9 (details)
Innovation Through Collaboration : 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 10 (details)

Faculty Appreciation Coffee Break: 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 10 (details)

DeStress Fest: Therapy Dogs: 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 10 (details)

COLA Off-Stage (An Informal Play Reading): 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 10 (details)
meRIT webinar: New Year, New Career: Jump start your job search: noon-1 p.m. Dec. 11 (details)

4D Design Final Screenings: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 11 (details)

DeStress Fest: Stress Ball Making: 2-3 p.m. Dec. 11 (details)

Tea at Three: 3-4 p.m. Dec. 11 (details)

Club McKenzie: Holiday Wine & Cheese Pairings: 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 11 (details)

Career Services Webinar: How Women Rise: 8-9 p.m. Dec. 11 (details)
DeStress Fest: Tea and Scones: 9-11 a.m. Dec. 12 (details)
DeStress Fest: Holiday Card Making: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 13 (details)

Diversity Theater Workshop: Transformative Experiences: 1-3 p.m. Dec. 13 (details)
4D Design Final Screenings: 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 16 (details)

Inclusive Excellence COS Staff Workshop - Unconscious Bias: noon-1 p.m. Dec. 16 (details)
meRIT webinar: Mindful eating and gratitude during the holidays: noon-1 p.m. Dec. 18 (details)

Career Services Webinar: Trust Factor, The Science of Creating Companies: 8-9 p.m. Dec. 18 (details)
2019-2020 SG Winter Break Bus: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 19 (details)
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photo spotlight
Photo by Mike Guinto

Academy Award-winning actress, author and advocate Marlee Matlin visited RIT/NTID to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of RIT’s Substance and Addiction Intervention Services for the Deaf (SAISD). Photo by Mike Guinto


Wrestling: RIT Invitational, first place (Dec. 7)

Men’s swimming/diving: Don Richards Invitational, first place (Dec. 6-7)

Women’s swimming/diving: Don Richards Invitational, first place (Dec. 6-7)

Women’s basketball: RIT 71, Skidmore College 59 (Dec. 7)

Women’s hockey: Penn State University 6, RIT 2 (Dec. 7)

Men’s basketball: Skidmore College 72, RIT 47 (Dec. 7)

Men’s hockey: RIT 3, Mercyhurst University 2 (Dec. 7)

Men’s track/field: Nazareth College Alumni Opener (Dec. 6)

Women’s track/field: Nazareth College Alumni Opener (Dec. 6)

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