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RIT/NTID to expand education and training through DeafTEC Resource Center

RIT/NTID to expand education and training through DeafTEC Resource Center

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.65 million to DeafTEC: Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students, which will be used to transition the program into a resource center. The goal of the DeafTEC Resource Center is to increase the number of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in highly skilled technician jobs in which there continues to be underrepresentation and underutilization of such individuals in the workplace. read more 

‘U.S. News’ ranks RIT among best graduate schools

‘U.S. News’ ranks RIT among best graduate schools

RIT heads to Game Developers Conference 2019

RIT heads to Game Developers Conference 2019


The American Institute of Physics has designated RIT’s Society of Physics Students as a 2017-2018 Outstanding Chapter. This is the highest level of distinction and was awarded this year to only 77 of the 813 chapters.

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Media Coverage

FOX Rochester
Closer look at colon cancer screening options
FOX Rochester talks to Bill Brewer, director of the exercise science program and a colon cancer survivor.

IBM interns find 19 vulnerabilities in corporate check-in systems
CyberScoop features Scott Brink, a fourth-year computing security student, for his work at IBM finding undisclosed vulnerabilities in the automated systems that companies use to check visitors into their facilities.
Native American communities are fighting to preserve endangered languages
WXXI talks to Robbie Jimerson, a computer science doctoral student about the effort to document the Seneca language with the aid of artificial intelligence.

RIT & NTID focusing on STEM careers for the deaf and hard of hearing
WXXI talks to NTID President Gerry Buckley about NTID’s $1.65 million grant from the National Science Foundation

more media coverage

upcoming events
Poster session and networking event: Hosted by Doctoral Student Association, 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 19, Joseph M. Lobozzo Alumni House (email Alyssa Recinella for details)

Discussion: “Religious Discrimination at RIT,” 7 p.m. March 19, SAU Fireside Lounge (RSVP)
Stan McKenzie Salon Series: “Democracy and Its Discontents,” 4 p.m. March 20, McKenzie Commons, Liberal Arts Hall
Studio Arts Walkthrough: See artists in action in the College of Art and Design at the annual Studio Arts Walkthrough, 2–5 p.m. March 21, Booth Hall (details)

RIT Women Read: Participants present their own creative works and/or works they admire from other women, 5 p.m. March 21, Campus Center Reading Room
Power Your Potential: Women’s leadership conference, 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. March 22, University Gallery (details and registration)

Gray Matter Discussion Series: “News, Friends, and Yourself: Is it Naïve to Trust?” noon March 22, SAU Mosaic Center

Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Improve the representation of women on Wikipedia by editing or writing new Wikipedia entries about notable women or topics related to women, 2–8 p.m. March 22, Wallace Library, first floor

Faculty promotion series: “Presenting a Strong Promotion Case,” workshop for full-time, tenured and non-tenure track faculty, 2:30 p.m. March 22, Lowenthal Hall, room 1135 (details and registration)

Presentation: “Deaf Dramas at NTID,” Fred Beam and Patti Durr, 3 p.m. March 22, Wallace Library, RADSCC, room 1540
more events

Women’s lacrosse: RIT 16, St. Lawrence University 5 (March 16)

Men’s lacrosse: Amherst College 17, RIT 16 (March 16)

Softball: Crown College 12, RIT 3 (March 15)

Baseball: Rhode Island College 4, RIT 2 (March 15)

Softball: RIT 8, New Jersey City University 0 (March 15)

Men’s lacrosse: RIT 10, York College of Pennsylvania 6 (March 15)

Men’s hockey: RIT 3, Sacred Heart 1 (March 15)

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